Russell Westbrook RUMORS & NEWS

  • 2014-2015 All NBA Teams named

    NBA.com "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the NBA in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution..." May 21

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    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    The MVP vote finished: 1. Curry 2. Harden 3. LeBron 4. Westbrook, 5. Davis. I voted: 1. Curry 2. Harden 3. Westbrook 4. LeBron 5. Davis.

  • Is Kobe trying to recruit Westbrook to Lakers ... and is it working?

    Fox Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook took some criticism nationally after taking 43 shots against Indiana on Sunday. He scored 54 points, but the Thunder lost to the Pacers, leading some to say that Westbrook should have gotten his teammates more involved. Coming to his defense was none..." April 16

  • Russell Westbrook drops 37 in finale, wins NBA scoring title

    The Score "The final day of the regular season was a perfect storm for Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook: Must-win game, lame-duck opponent secretly hoping to lose, scoring title up for grabs. Westbrook has had more than his share of jaw-dropping individual performances this season, his..." April 16

  • Russell Westbrook scores 36 as Thunder beats Portland

    The Oklahoman "Russell Westbrook bristled at the question, probably because by now he expects everyone to know his feelings on the matter. And so when he was asked before Monday night’s game against Portland whether he cherished playing even more after being granted leniency by the league office, Westbrook..." April 14

  • Kobe Bryant takes to Twitter to defend Russell Westbrook

    Pro Basketball Talk "While Russell Westbrook has been putting up ridiculous lines and racking up triple-doubles seemingly nightly, his efficiency and the volume of his shooting has come into question. With some reason. Back on April 1 he was 10-of-32 shooting. April 3 it was 5-of-20. April 5 it was 12-of-29. You..." April 14

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Russell Westbrook's 16th technical foul from Sunday at Indiana has been rescinded, the NBA has announced.

  • Russell Westbrook picks up 16th technical foul, will be suspended Monday if not rescinded

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Westbrook scored a career-high 54 points on Sunday trying desperately keep the Oklahoma City Thunder’s playoff chances alive — still OKC lost to Indiana 116-104. That leaves them tied with New Orleans for the final playoff spot in the West with two games to go (New Orleans has the tie..." April 13

  • NBA rescinds Westbrook's 16th technical; no suspension

    The Score "The Oklahoma City Thunder won't have to continue their playoff chase without Russell Westbrook, after all. The NBA announced Monday that Westbrook's technical foul in Sunday's loss to the Indiana Pacers - his 16th tech of the season - has been rescinded. Westbrook would have been facing a..." April 13

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Russell Westbrook's technical foul against the Suns has been rescinded. He now has 14 on the season.

  • NBA MVP odds: Stephen Curry the heavy favorite, LeBron's out

    CBSSports.com "On Tuesday, I wrote about how the MVP race is down to a two-man race. One of the Sportsbook agrees. The odds are off the books at Sportsbook.com and TheGreek.com (the two I typically use for these posts, as well as at PinnacleSports).But Bovada.lv released their odds Wednesday, and it's pretty..." April 01

  • Why Russell Westbrook deserves to be NBA MVP this season

    Fox Sports Southwest "Russell Westbrook missed 14 games with a broken hand and another with a broken face. But when he's been on the court, you can't take your eyes off him. If Stephen Curry is smooth and James Harden is dependable, Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook is in-your-face and aggressive, speed metal..." March 31

  • Russell Westbrook not interested in winning MVP

    Larry Brown Sports "Russell Westbrook is playing the best basketball of his career, and the Oklahoma City Thunder guard could very well end up winning the NBA MVP Award when the season is finished. Just don’t ask him about it. With Kevin Durant out nursing an injury, Westbrook has regularly recorded triple-doubles..." March 18

  • Russell Westbrook’s best triple-double yet extends streak to longest since Michael Jordan

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Westbrook has probably already missed too many games – 15 – to win MVP this season. But darn it if he isn’t going to try, anyway. The Thunder guard had 49 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists in a win over the 76ers tonight, his fourth straight triple-double. 49 points? Career..." March 05

  • Report: Westbrook likely to return Wednesday from facial fracture

    Fox Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder appear to be getting one of their injured All-Stars back very soon. Russell Westbrook is likely to return Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers and will wear a protective mask, Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday. Westbrook,..." March 03

  • Westbrook has facial surgery, will sit Sunday

    ESPN.com "Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook underwent a successful procedure to address a fracture in the zygomatic arch bone of his right cheek Saturday, the team announced. He has been ruled out for Sunday's game at the Los Angeles Lakers and will be re-evaluated next week to determine when..." March 01

  • Russell Westbrook's first signature shoe with Jordan Brand coming soon

    SI.com "​June. That’s when Russell Westbrook says we’ll see his Jordan Brand signature sneaker. As guards Stephen Curry (Under Armour), Damian Lillard (Adidas) and Kyrie Irving (Nike) all added to the roster of NBA athletes with signature shoes this season, a fan at NBA All-Star Weekend in New York..." February 17

  • Snoop Dogg Is Already Trying to Convince Russell Westbrook to Sign With the Lakers in 2017

    Complex "Russell Westbrook is really enjoying a moment right now, isn't he? On Sunday, he stole the show at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, scoring 41 points in just 25 minutes and taking home the MVP award. On Monday, Kobe Bryant revealed that he sees a lot of himself in Westbrook during NBA TV's Kobe: The..." February 17

  • Westbrook scores 41 to lead West past East in All-Star Game

    Yahoo! Sports "Russell Westbrook scored a game-high 41 points in just 25 1/2 minutes of playing time to lead the Western Conference to a 163-158 victory of the East in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. The Oklahoma City Thunder star made 16 of his 28 field-goal attempts, including..." February 16

  • Russell Westbrook has great reason for not doing Slam Dunk Contest

    Larry Brown Sports "Russell Westbrook is one of the most athletic players in the NBA, and the Oklahoma City Thunder guard can throw it down with as much authority as anyone in the league. Despite that, he has never had any interest in participating in the annual Slam Dunk Contest. Why is that? According to..." February 15

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook has been selected to the Western Conference All-Star reserves, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Happy Thanksgiving, Thunder: Russell Westbrook is back

    CBSSports.com "The Oklahoma City Thunder have something to be thankful for: point guard Russell Westbrook is back in the lineup. Thunder head coach Scott Brooks told reporters this at Friday's shootaround that Westbrook will start against the New York Knicks and Reggie Jackson will come off the..." November 29

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Russell Westbrook will play tonight, per Scott Brooks.

  • Westbrook and Durant progressing in rehab, Westbrook could play Friday

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook participated in ‘most’ of Thunder practice on Monday afternoon, including contact drills for the first time since their injuries. “They did participate and looked good,” Scott Brooks said. The superstar duo continues an accelerated path toward recovery,..." November 25

  • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook practice, participate in non-contact drills on Saturday

    The Oklahoman "As expected, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant participated in practice Saturday, joining their Thunder teammates in select portions of non-contact drills. Both are said to be progressing from their respective injuries on schedule. “They looked good,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks...." November 24

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Brooks said Durant and Westbrook will go through portions of non-contact practice tomorrow.

  • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook workout with eye toward return

    Sporting News "The Oklahoma City Thunder now sit at 3-8 on the season and are still without stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Based on those early struggles, assumptions have been made about what the Thunder can do going forward. But a positive sign came for OKC on Tuesday, when Durant and Westbrook..." November 18

  • Russell Westbrook could miss four to six weeks after breaking his hand

    The Oklahoman "The early indication is that Russell Westbrook could miss four to six weeks after fracturing the second metacarpal in his right hand Thursday against the Los Angeles Clippers. It could keep the Thunder's electric point guard sidelined through mid-December and add him to an already ridiculously..." November 01

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Official word on Westbrook is a right hand injury. His return is questionable.

  • OKC Thunder's Russell Westbrook: 'No one's feeling sorry for us'

    The Oklahoman "The Thunder opens the season tonight at Portland and must overcome the absence of six injured players. Everyone knows that's a tall task. But here is what the team had to say about the challenge and a few additional developments at Wednesday morning's shootaround. SCOTT BROOKS Q: You..." October 29

  • Russell Westbrook provides a peek at life without Kevin Durant

    The Oklahoman "Moments before retaking the floor following a timeout, Russell Westbrook turned back toward the scorer’s table and delivered a sharp directive to Steven Adams. “Every time,” Westbrook said. The point guard had found a play that worked against Memphis, and Westbrook needed to make sure his..." October 15

  • Russell Westbrook announces engagement on Instagram

    Tulsa World "Russell Westbrook and longtime girlfriend Nina Earl made an announcement on Instagram on Wednesday. The pair are engaged. Westbrook posted a picture of Nina wearing a ring." September 04

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    Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

    Still stunned by this stat: Russell Westbrook had more points, assists, steals and FT attempts than the entire Spurs starting five in Gm 4.

  • How it was Westbrook to the 'Russ-cue' in Game 5 for Oklahoma City

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant grabbed Russell Westbrook around the waist, lifted him off the floor and paraded him around the hardwood. It was a hug and then some. And Westbrook deserved every bit of it. If not for the Thunder point guard, Oklahoma City would’ve lost Tuesday night at The Peake. If not for..." May 14

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Westbrook on his brother's tweet: "I took care of that. We don't conduct business like that. Me and Scotty have a great relationship."

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Russell Westbrook will play today at Indiana and sit Monday at New Orleans.

  • Thunder's Russell Westbrook will play Tuesday night against Mavs

    CBSSports.com "After a scare against the Toronto Raptors in which Russell Westbrook left the game with an injury to his surgically repaired knee, the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard sat out Monday night's win over the Denver Nuggets. It was supposed to be in accordance to the Thunder's plan of limiting..." March 25

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Scott Brooks said he isn't sure if Westbrook's minute restriction will be lifted in the postseason. Said it's something they have to discuss

  • Oklahoma City Thunder star’s knee is ‘fine’

    The Oklahoman "The Thunder has finally dodged an injury bullet. After what initially looked to be a potentially serious knee injury on Friday night in Toronto, Russell Westbrook walked out of the arena fine, without a brace and telling The Oklahoman that he didn’t expect to miss any time. And on Saturday,..." March 23

  • Westbrook hurts same knee

    Bleacher Report "If Russell Westbrook didn't have bad luck, he would have no luck at all. Yet again, the Oklahoma City Thunder star was the victim of a freak accident, this time against the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. Westbrook banged knees with Kyle Lowry after the Raptors guard went to close out on the..." March 22

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Russell Westbrook won't return tonight, per the Thunder broadcast. Team is calling it a sprained right knee.

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Scott Brooks just called Russell Westbrook a game-time decision tonight at Cleveland.

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Russell Westbrook (rest) will not play tonight at Cleveland. He'll be back in the lineup Friday at Toronto.

  • Russell Westbrook sparks Thunder win over Bobcats

    The Oklahoman "Russell Westbrook jumped the passing lane, gathered the steal, bolted down the sideline and hammered home a tomahawk slam over a retreating Kemba Walker. All in a blur. It was the type of athletic sequence that has come to define the early part of Westbrook’s career. But it was the kind of..." March 03

  • Russell Westbrook to play against the Heat

    CBSSports.com "The Thunder just made the best acquisiton on trade deadline day. The team announced Russell Westbrook will play against the Heat on Thursday, his first game since Dec. 25. Westbrook has been out since Christmas after having an arthroscopic procedure on his surgerically repaired right knee...." February 20

  • Westbrook's playing status Thursday will be a game-time decision

    The Oklahoman "Russell Westbrook shot free throws, completed a set of playful push-ups as teammate Serge Ibaka balanced a Gatorade bottle on his back and then got out of dodge, darting off the practice court and ducking behind the safe and secluded walls inside the Thunder's training center. When he emerges,..." February 20

  • Source: Thunder optimistic Westbrook will return against Heat

    Yahoo! Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder are hopeful that injured guard Russell Westbrook will return for Thursday's game against the Miami Heat, a source to Yahoo Sports. The Thunder announced on Dec. 27 that Westbrook had surgery on his right knee for the second time since late October. He was projected to..." February 16

  • Russell Westbrook increasing activity

    The Oklahoman "Over the past week, Russell Westbrook has started cranking up his workout activity. At shootaround in Orlando on Friday, Westbrook was seen taking some full-speed pull-up shots and doing some on-court cutting, working up a sweat. And before the Thunder's Sunday win over the Knicks, he was doing..." February 11

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    John Rohde @RohdeOK

    By far, the hardest @russwest44 has worked in pregame since Dec. But not expected to play vs. #Knicks. @FranchiseOK pic.twitter.com/k9EtsZcxID

  • Russell Westbrook could return as soon as February 20th

    CBSSports.com "Yahoo Sports reports that Russell Westbrook has a target date "as soon as February 20th" after the All-Star Break for his return from arthroscopic surgery. It was Westbrook's third surgery since tearing his meniscus in a playoff series against the Rockets last spring. The Thunder always..." February 02