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Russell Westbrook | Guard | #0

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (4) / OKC
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Russell Westbrook will be eligible to sign an extension with the Thunder this summer worth roughly $220 million over five years.
Should Westbrook accept that deal, he'll become the highest paid player in the NBA with a $40 million annual salary, but he also could just play out his current contract in order to become an unrestricted free agent during the 2018 offseason. It'll be interesting to see how this situation plays out, but Westbrook is guaranteed to spend at least one more season in OKC, so he'll make for a fine top-5 pick in next year's drafts. Apr 26 - 10:15 AM
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Russell Westbrook scored 47 points in a 105-99 Game 5 loss to the Rockets on Tuesday as the Thunder were officially eliminated from the playoffs.

Westbrook played 42 minutes and was a +12 during his time on the court, but once again the Thunder melted down when he went to the bench. He finished 15-of-34 from the field with 11 rebounds, nine assists and seven turnovers. Westy was absolutely gassed by the end of the game and finished just 2-of-12 in the fourth quarter, and he also forced too many perimeter shots -- he hit 5-of-18 shots from beyond the arc. The MVP candidate had an epic season and broke Oscar Robertson's record with 43 triple-doubles, posting averages of 31.9 points, 10.8 rebounds, 10.4 assists, 1.7 steals, 2.5 triples and 4.2 turnovers on 42.2 percent shooting.
Apr 25 - 11:12 PM

Russell Westbrook notched his third straight triple-double during Sunday's Game 4 loss to Houston, racking up 35 points, 14 boards, 14 dimes, three triples, three steals, one block and five turnovers in 39 minutes.

Westbrook already had his triple-double by halftime, and he became the first player in NBA history to record three straight 30-plus-point triple-doubles during the postseason. He scored 18 of his 35 points during the fourth quarter while posting an unfathomable 61.5 usage rate, but he also forced up a ton of shots and finished the game with just 10 makes on his 28 attempts. He'll assuredly again be posting an insane stat line in Tuesday's Game 5, but it's looking like that might be the last game of this MVP-series.
Apr 23 - 7:25 PM

Russell Westbrook scored 32 points during a 115-113 win over the Rockets in Game 3 on Friday, adding 13 rebounds, 11 assists, three steals and five turnovers in 39 minutes.

After his abysmal fourth quarter in Game 2, Westbrook was a little better from the field with his 3-of-7 for nine points. However, he did make just 3-of-6 from the line in the fourth to give the Rockets several chances late in this game. In his post-game interview, Westbrook was also upset about missing those. Westbrook becomes the first player since Jason Kidd in 2002 to have a triple-double in back-to-back games in a series. In the regular season, Westbrook played 34.6 minutes per game with an NBA-record 40.8 usage rate, but in his three playoff games he's played 38.0 minutes per outing with a 47.7 usage rate. He's one of a kind.
Apr 22 - 12:52 AM

Thunder coach Billy Donovan defended Russell Westbrook on Thursday.

Westbrook has taken some heat in the media after attempting 18 shots in the final quarter of Game 2's defeat. Donovan, as expected, stood up for his superstar. "I have an enormous amount of trust and confidence after being with Russell this season for 82 games and seeing the ways he's closed out games," Donovan said. "I trust him when he's got the ball in terms of making decisions." Don't expect Westbrook to be bashful merely because some reporters questioned his approach. Russ will come out firing in Game 3, stuffing the stat sheet in the process, playing the only way he knows hows to.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 21 - 1:04 PM

Russell Westbrook said he couldn't care less about his historic 51-point triple-double during Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Rockets because the end result was a loss.

"I don't give a f--- about the line," Westbrook said. "We lost. "We can't give away leads like that on the road, man. It's too difficult." Westbrook scored the most points ever in a playoff triple-double during the Game 2 loss, but he didn't get much help from his teammates, as OKC's second-leading scorer was Andre Roberson with 12 points and Victor Oladipo needed 14 shots to score his 11 points. For OKC to have any chance in this series, they'll need their role players to step it up.
Source: ESPN
Apr 20 - 11:14 AM

Russell Westbrook was phenomenal for most of Wednesday's tough Game 2 defeat, scoring a career playoff-high 51 points (17-of-43 FGs, 15-of-18 FTs) with 13 assists, 10 rebounds, four steals and one block.

Westbrook had his usual handful of uniquely dominant plays, including a block that he converted into a nifty layup at the other end (see the link below). He nearly triple-doubled in the first half alone, but fatigue might have been a factor during his rough fourth quarter, which included an 0-of-7 stretch from the field. He's an absolute force of nature, and needless to say his DFS owners were thrilled with the end result tonight.
Apr 19 - 10:56 PM

Russell Westbrook struggled during his team's Game 1 loss on Sunday, scoring 22 points on 6-of-23 shooting with 11 rebounds, seven assists, two steals, three 3-pointers and nine turnovers.

Westbrook is obviously a stat-magnet but most of his turnovers were unforced momentum killers. He'll need to rein it in for OKC to compete with the Rockets' firepower in a seven-game series -- he'll also need more help from his teammates, who combined for 65 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Tonight's loss and the matchup vs. Pat Beverley should give Westbrook some added fuel for Game 2, not that the MVP candidate needs an excuse to play full-throttle on every possession.
Apr 17 - 12:17 AM

Russell Westbrook returned from a rest day to post five points, eight assists and five rebounds in 18 minutes, but OKC opted to rest him after halftime.

Westbrook finishes the regular season with a surreal triple-double average, and Oscar Robertson was in attendance tonight to congratulate him on setting a new single-season record for most triple-doubles. The MVP race is extremely tight between Westbrook and James Harden, who will square off in the first round of the playoffs. Buckle up.
Apr 12 - 9:34 PM

Russell Westbrook will play on Wednesday against the Nuggets.

He's almost certainly going to have some limitations after getting the night off on Monday night. Westbrook destroyed the Nuggets on Sunday with his 50-point triple-double, including a game-winning three at the buzzer. It's also worth a mention Oscar Robertson will be in attendance, so maybe Westbrook tried for a 43rd. He'll be very risky to use in DFS.
Apr 12 - 5:27 PM

Russell Westbrook (rest) has been ruled out Tuesday's game vs. Timberwolves.

The Thunder have already locked up the sixth seed in the West, so their final two regular season games are essentially meaningless. We don't yet have official word on his status for Wednesday, but now that Westbrook won't play in all 82, he may be more likely to sit out OKC's season finale as well. With Russ on the sidelines, Victor Oladipo will see an uptick in minutes and a huge increase in usage rate. Semaj Christon will likely draw the start at point guard and log plenty of additional minutes as well.
Apr 11 - 12:59 PM

Russell Westbrook could be hit with a rest day Tuesday vs. the Timberwolves or Wednesday vs. the Nuggets, according to Thunder beat reporter Erik Horne.

Westbrook has set the triple-double record, and OKC is locked in as the No. 6 seed regardless of what happens over the next two games, so it certainly wouldn't be surprising to see Westbrook take a maintenance day during the back-to-back set. Owners would be wise to confirm Westbrook's status prior to both games.
Apr 10 - 4:38 PM

Russell Westbrook set a new NBA record on Sunday with 42 triple-doubles in a single season, surpassing Oscar Robertson, and he sealed the achievement with an incredible game-winning 3-pointer.

Westbrook completed his historic triple-double on a fourth-quarter assist to Semaj Christon, which sent the crowd in Denver into an appreciative frenzy with a standing ovation. He finished with 50 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists and five 3-pointers, and tonight's ridiculous buzzer-beater can only help his odds of winning MVP. He's on a collision course with James Harden and the Rockets in the first round of the playoffs, which should be a treat for everyone who loves the NBA.
Apr 9 - 7:52 PM

Russell Westbrook scored 23 points with 12 rebounds, eight assists, one block, eight turnovers and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes during a 120-99 loss to the Suns on Friday.

He was only 6-of-25 from the field in one of his worst games of the season. The Suns were actually focusing on keeping Westbrook under 10 assists, so it made for a hilarious fourth quarter. The Suns were allowing Westbrook to get in the lane a lot while covering teammates. Plus, they were also quick on the fouls for Steven Adams. On the bright side, Westbrook clinched that he will average a triple-double for the season. He'll try to go for his 42nd triple-double on the season against the Nuggets on Sunday.
Apr 8 - 1:38 AM

Russell Westbrook had 45 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds, eight 3-pointers and five steals vs. Memphis on Wednesday, helping the Thunder earn a 103-100 win in Memphis.

With under two minutes left in the fourth quarter of a close game, Westbrook drained two critical 3-pointers, found Doug McDermott for another triple, and iced the game with a pair of made free throws. He fell one rebound shy of setting a new NBA record for triple-doubles in a single season, and is just six assists away from securing a triple-double average. He faces the Suns' defense on Friday.
Apr 5 - 11:08 PM