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Russell Westbrook | Guard

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: UCLA
Contract: view contract details

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Russell Westbrook scored 14 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and handed out 13 assists in only 22 minutes vs. the Wolves on Wednesday.
Only Westbrook could flirt with a preseason triple-double in 22 minutes of action. His usage rate last season was vastly inflated by Kevin Durant's absence, but even with Durant healthy WB is a lock for top-10 value in 8-cat leagues. Oct 7 - 11:14 PM

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Russell Westbrook said he's noticed more space in coach Billy Donovan's offense.

"The space is especially good for myself and for guys that shoot the basketball, roll to the basket, whatever it is," Westbrook said. The changes to the offense should help Westbrook's efficiency at every level. If you're looking for more info on why, check out our Mike Gallagher's in-depth look at Westy's offensive fit with Donovan right here.
Oct 2 - 7:00 PM

Russell Westbrook insinuated that the Thunder will make the NBA Finals during a session with reports.

While saying he's not a fan of media duties, Westbrook joked with reporters and said the next time he speaks with them will be during Finals weeks. "When do the [NBA] Finals start?,"Westbrook asked. "I'll talk to you all then." Westbrook said he's happy with where the Thunder are at now that Kevin Durant is getting healthy and neither player should make it out of the first round of fantasy drafts.
Source: USA Today
Aug 13 - 9:48 AM

Russell Westbrook admitted that he had to learn how to become a better leader last season.

"That was something I had to learn. I wouldn’t say it was forced. It was something I had to learn," Westbrook said. The point guard singled out his leadership when asked what he learned about himself this season, and he's determined to carry it over to next season and beyond.
Source: Oklahoman
May 25 - 9:06 AM

Russell Westbrook is upset that that Thunder did not consult with him about the hiring of new head coach Billy Donovan, according to Justin Termine of SiriusXM.

According to Termine's sources, the Thunder consulted with Kevin Durant, but did not include Westbrook in that consultation. Westbrook had previously spoken out in support of ousted head coach Scott Brooks, so there could be some hurt feelings in regards to that as well. Westbrook has two seasons left on his contract with the Thunder, so there may not be much recourse for him here, but we'll keep an eye out for updates on Termine's report.
May 5 - 11:44 AM

Russell Westbrook showed his support for Thunder head coach in his exit interview on Thursday.

"As a coach and as a friend, I think he does a great job," Westbrook said of Brooks. With rumors of Brown's potential firing, teammate Kevin Durant joined Westbrook is voicing his support of Brooks on Thursday and the head coach now has public backing of his two biggest stars. We'll find out what happens to Brooks over the next days and weeks, but it sounds like Westbrook doesn't want him going anywhere.
Apr 16 - 1:23 PM

Russell Westbrook said winning the scoring title doesn't mean nearly as much to him as making the playoffs.

While Westbrook surprisingly won the scoring title and will undoubtedly get some MVP consideration, he wasn't too concerned with individual accolades after missing the playoffs. "I never really thought I’d be winning anything close to a scoring title," Westbrook said. "But I’d rather be in the playoffs than to win the scoring title, to tell you the truth." Playoffs or not, Westbrook had a season for the ages as he was a nightly threat to mess around and get a triple-double and cemented himself as one of the game's best fantasy players.
Source: Oklahoman
Apr 16 - 9:54 AM

The Thunder crushed the Timberwolves 138-113 and Russell Westbrook won the scoring title over James Harden, but OKC will be watching the playoffs from home after the Pelicans beat the Spurs on Wednesday.

Westbrook hit 11-of-20 shots, two 3-pointers and 13-of-17 free throws for 37 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals, but didn't even play in the fourth quarter once it became clear the game was meaningless. When asked what winning the scoring title means to him, Westbrook gave a one-word answer that starts with the letter 's' and ends with the letter 't.' We're guessing he's proud of his scoring title (28.1 ppt), but is just upset about missing the playoffs. The Thunder gave it their best shot without Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka and Westbrook for much of the season, but will be hitting the country club and yachts instead of facing the Warriors in Round 1 this weekend. James Harden only scored 16 points, but had a triple-double, so Westbrook ended up winning the scoring race quite easily.
Apr 15 - 11:16 PM

Russell Westbrook scored 36 points on 13-of-27 shooting (2-of-5 3PTs, 8-of-8 FTs) with 11 rebounds, seven assists and two steals in the Thunder's 101-90 win over the Blazers on Monday.

Westbrook owners are seeing his field goal percentage bounce back a bit the past few games and the Thunder have gone down to the wire. Despite playing just 66 games this season, Westbrook has been the No. 5 play in 8-cat leagues and the No. 10 play in 9-cat leagues so far. Enes Kanter added 27 and 13 in the win.
Apr 14 - 4:01 AM

The NBA has rescinded Russell Westbrook's 16th technical foul, meaning he'll be eligible to play on Monday against the Blazers.

This was almost universally expected, but one can never be sure with technicals in today's NBA. Westbrook will be eligible to play on Monday, keeping the Thunder's playoff hopes alive in the process. Any owners still playing and relying on Westbrook are thrilled with the news, and D.J. Augustin will now be in his usual reserve role on Monday against Portland. It's a huge break for OKC with two games left.
Apr 13 - 11:42 AM

Russell Westbrook scored a career-high 54 points on 21-of-43 shooting with nine boards, eight assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in a loss to the Pacers on Sunday, but he also picked up his 16th technical foul of the season which will result in a one-game suspension.

Westbrook will miss Monday's game vs. the Blazers unless the NBA front office decides to rescind the technical foul. It's a momentous decision as the Thunder are currently a tie-breaker behind the No. 8 seed Pelicans with only two games remaining for both teams. The league should weigh in by Monday afternoon, so fantasy owners can only cross their fingers and await an update. If Westbrook is forced to sit out vs. the Blazers, D.J. Augustin will likely take over as the starting point guard while Dion Waiters would have more responsibility as well.
Apr 12 - 9:53 PM

Russell Westbrook picked up his 16th technical foul of the season on Sunday, which could result in a mandatory one-game suspension vs. the Trail Blazers on Monday.

This is a staggering blow to OKC's playoff hopes, though there's always a chance the NBA will overturn the technical and give Westbrook a reprieve. If he sits out as expected, D.J. Augustin should take over the starting PG job with ball-handling help from Dion Waiters.
Apr 12 - 8:16 PM

Russell Westbrook scored 27 points on 11-of-19 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and 10 assists in the Thunder's 116-103 win over the Kings on Friday.

Westbrook has destroyed owners' field goal percentages lately and tonight's line was a welcome sight even if he didn't have any defensive stats. Barring a surprise, he should be looking at big workloads for the Thunder's last three games.
Apr 11 - 3:14 AM

The Thunder were blown out by 25 points at home on Tuesday, as Russell Westbrook scored a team-high 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting with two rebounds, two assists and six steals.

None of the Spurs' opponents are having much luck these days, and OKC lost their hold on the No. 8 seed due to a Pelicans' win vs. the Warriors tonight. Westbrook continues to be a one-man wrecking crew and fantasy owners have no complaints, but OKC's porous defense is forcing him to fight an uphill battle to keep the Thunder competitive. Expect some fireworks from Westy in a much easier matchup vs. the Kings on Friday.
Apr 7 - 11:21 PM

Russell Westbrook will no longer wear a protective face mask.

While everyone knew who he was before he put on the mask, Westbrook has coincidentally taken his game to a new level since donning the protective mask. The uptick in his production has more to do with the absence of Kevin Durant (foot), but Westbrook said he's taking too many shots to the face since wearing the mask. He'll continue to be a must-start fantasy play even without the mask and should be a fixture in all fantasy lineups.
Apr 7 - 12:01 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Russell Westbrook
2D.J. Augustin
3Cameron Payne
SG1Dion Waiters
2Anthony Morrow
3Andre Roberson
SF1Kevin Durant
2Kyle Singler
3Steve Novak
4Josh Huestis
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Nick Collison
3Mitch McGary
4Talib Zanna
C1Enes Kanter
2Steven Adams
3Dakari Johnson