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Russell Westbrook | Guard | #0

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (4) / OKC
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Thunder GM Sam Presti said the team won't rush Russell Westbrook back from knee surgery.
He added that the Thunder have never pushed a player to hit a specific date in recovering from injury, and that he won’t start now by rushing Westbrook to be ready for game one. The Thunder announced that Westbrook would be re-evaluated in four weeks on Sept. 12, so it's not a surprise that he'll likely miss some time to start the season. Paul George's fantasy arrow is pointing up and it makes sense for Westbrook's owners to handcuff him with Dennis Schroder. Sep 20 - 12:25 PM

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Russell Westbrook underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Wednesday after feeling some stiffness in the last week.

He will be re-evaluated in four weeks, which means he could miss some of the preseason. He's had numerous issues with his right knee, including a meniscus tear and this is now his fourth surgery on his right knee -- had a left-knee PRP treatment last year, too. The Thunder called it a "proactive procedure" in a statement about the former MVP, but getting the surgery so close to the season is a concern. Considering his history, Westbrook's potential fantasy owners may want to bump him down a handful of spots. Dennis Schroder gains slightly more value while Paul George is locked in as a top-15 pick.
Sep 12 - 2:42 PM

Russell Westbrook made 18-of-43 from the field for 46 points during a 96-91 season-ending loss to the Jazz on Friday, adding 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals and seven 3-pointers.

Yep, Westbrook outscored his teammates 46-45 and he really had no help while Donovan Mitchell was going off. Westbrook and Mitchell both scored 20-plus points in the third quarter to become the first opposing players to each score 20 in a quarter over the last 20 postseasons. Westbrook also has scored 45-plus in three straight elimination games to become the first player ever to do so. It's clearly his team, but now OKC will have to face questions on whether other players will want to suit up with him.
Source: ESPN
Apr 28 - 1:24 AM

Russell Westbrook led the Thunder to the third-largest comeback in playoff history on Wednesday, finishing an incredible Game 5 performance with 45 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and five 3-pointers.

Westbrook scored 20 points in the third quarter, as the Thunder used a 22-3 burst to erase a 25-point deficit in just eight minutes of action. It hasn't always been a pretty series for Westbrook, with Utah's defense limiting him to 29-of-79 shooting (36.7%) through four games, but he was unstoppable after halftime tonight. He buried 3-pointers and a sequence of mid-range jumpers, rather than challenging Rudy Gobert on penetration, and we'll be closely watching that dynamic in Utah on Friday. Either way, we're expecting some fireworks.
Apr 26 - 12:30 AM

Russell Westbrook was fined $10,000 for his altercation with Rudy Gobert in Game 4.

He was also assessed a post-game technical, but the big takeaway is that he's no longer in danger of a suspension. Westbrook will be ready to roll for a must-win Game 5 in OKC.
Apr 24 - 7:59 PM

The NBA is reportedly reviewing Russell Westbrook's Game 4 incident, and deliberating whether or not a suspension is warrented for Game 5.

Westbrook was waiting to check in the game at the scorer's table during the fourth quarter of the Game 4 loss, but got himself involved in an altercation between Raymond Felton and Rudy Gobert after a foul, stepping onto the court and slapping away Gobert's hand. Overall, this was a very minor incident, and while Westbrook did technically leave the bench area, it would be absolutely shocking to see commissioner Adam Silver dish out a suspension for a crucial Game 5 in OKC. Stay tuned.
Apr 24 - 5:57 PM

Russell Westbrook hit just 7-of-18 shots and missed all three of his 3-pointers for 23 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and five turnovers in Monday's 113-96 Game 4 loss to the Jazz, putting the Thunder in a 3-1 hole in the series.

Westbrook was basically looking for a fight the entire game and got into serious foul trouble early, picking up his fourth foul before halftime. He managed to make it through the entire game without being ejected or fouling out, but he was trying to pick a fight with anyone in a Jazz uniform who crossed his path. Westbrook was all about close-guarding Ricky Rubio in the first half, but it really only messed up the Thunder's defensive rotations and got Westy into foul trouble. The Thunder should be able to regroup and put up a better fight in Game 5 in OKC, but the Jazz are clearly in control of this series with their defensive presence, along with their physicality.
Apr 24 - 1:50 AM

Russell Westbrook had a brutal showing against the Jazz on Saturday during a 115-102 loss in Game 3, making 5-of-17 from the field for 14 points with 11 rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and eight turnovers.

Rudy Gobert's rim protection neutralized Westbrook's driving in a big way, and Westbrook was not at his best against Ricky Rubio or on defensive rotations -- the whole team, basically. Westbrook has struggled down the stretch for two games straight, which is a problem for a guy that sucks up so much usage. OKC is in trouble.
Apr 22 - 12:44 AM

Russell Westbrook posted 19 points, 13 assists, nine rebounds, and four steals in 37 minutes during OKC's Game 2 loss on Wednesday.

Westbrook has averaged a triple-double for two consecutive seasons, so we're numb to his gaudy stat lines -- even in a postseason game vs. an elite defense. He shot 7-of-19 from the field tonight but was 3-of-4 at the line with a pair of 3-pointers, and did enough to hit value in most DFS leagues despite his sky-high price.
Apr 18 - 10:54 PM

The Thunder will start Russell Westbrook, Corey Brewer (knee), Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, and Steven Adams in Sunday's Game 1 vs. the Jazz.

No surprises here. This projects to be one of the most entertaining first-round series the NBA playoffs has to offer, so sit back and enjoy it thoroughly. We're especially excited for the showdown between Adams and Rudy Gobert.
Apr 15 - 5:34 PM

Russell Westbrook secured a triple-double average for the second straight season on Wednesday, grabbing a career-high 20 rebounds with 19 assists, two steals, and six points on 2-of-9 shooting.

This is the first time in NBA history a player has averaged a triple-double in consecutive campaigns, and we continue to witness greatness on a nightly basis. Asked before the game about criticism that he pads his stats, Westbrook replied, "The people that’s talking ... they should try to do it and see how hard it is." He's right, of course, and there's a reason it's never been done before. Turnovers and percentages continue to take a toll in 8-cat and 9-cat, but Westbrook is still a beast and he's truly elite in points-based formats.
Apr 12 - 12:02 AM

Russell Westbrook hit 8-of-21 shots and two 3-pointers for 23 points, a season-high 18 rebounds, 13 assists, a steal and six turnovers in Monday's huge 115-93 win over the Heat, securing a playoff spot for the Thunder.

It wasn't an easy road to the playoffs and this game was close until the Thunder went on a late tear in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Heat 39-12. Westbrook's monster line gets him back in the hunt to average a triple-double on the season, and he'll be going all in on Wednesday against the Grizzlies, which is their season finale. This was his 25th triple-double of the season and if our calculations are right, Westbrook is now averaging 25.6 points, 9.92 rebounds and 10.1 assists with one game remaining. And that means it would take 16 rebounds on Wednesday to finish with the triple-double average. His teammates were blocking out for him to board tonight and he's had at least 15 rebounds in three of his last four games. Something tells us he's going to get at least 16 boards on Wednesday.
Apr 9 - 10:26 PM

Russell Westbrook went for 24 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds, four steals and a blocked shot over 38 minutes in Saturday's 108-102 win at Houston.

Westbrook needs to post 34 rebounds and 12 assists over his final two regular-season games to average a triple-double for the 2017-18 campaign. He'll be working in Miami on Monday night against a team allowing just 102.7 points per game, fifth-best scoring defense in the NBA, and against the tanking Grizzlies at home on Wednesday in the finale.
Apr 7 - 11:32 PM

Russell Westbrook tried to put his team on his back and carry the Thunder to a win over the Warriors, but his 44 points, 16 rebounds, six assists, two steals and three 3-pointers weren't enough in the 111-107 loss.

He was highly efficient tonight, hitting 15-of-26 shots and 11-of-12 free throws, but the Thunder just didn't make enough plays when it mattered to get by the Dubs. Westbrook's monster line might have helped win you a fantasy championship tonight, though. The loss hurt the Thunder, as they now sit at No. 6 in the West, tied with the No. 5 Jazz, a 1/2 game up on the No. 7 Wolves, and 1.0 games up on the No. 8 Pelicans. And they have a tough one on Saturday at Houston.
Apr 3 - 11:19 PM

Russell Westbrook finished with 26 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists in Sunday's 109-104 victory against the Pelicans.

It was Westbrook's 24th triple-double of the season. He had a nice game to close out the month of March, but he was just 12-of-32 from the field to finish the month at 49.8 percent from the floor. Westbrook still has never had a full month in the NBA shooting north of 50 percent.
Apr 1 - 9:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Dennis Schroder
3Raymond Felton
SG1Andre Roberson
2Terrance Ferguson
3Alex Abrines
4Hamidou Diallo
5Abdel Nader
SF1Paul George
2Timothe Luwawu
PF1Jerami Grant
2Patrick Patterson
C1Steven Adams
2Nerlens Noel