Russell Westbrook RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 "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 "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

  • Russell Westbrook could return as soon as February 20th "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

  • Durant's incredible run could have the biggest impact on Westbrook

    Yahoo! Sports "As Kevin Durant obliterates the NBA on a run of genuine genius, chasing down LeBron James for the MVP and championship, an inevitable moment of truth lingers for these Oklahoma City Thunder: the return of Russell Westbrook. All these peerless performances out of Durant, 10 consecutive..." February 01

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Russell Westbrook has rejoined the team in Miami after traveling to Los Angeles earlier this week for a planned checkup on his knee.

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Russell Westbrook is in the Thunder's locker room pregame. He's already down to one crutch (had two on Sunday). Moving and looking good.

  • Russell Westbrook has knee surgery, out at least 7 weeks

    The Oklahoman "Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday and will be out through the All-Star break. It is the third surgery that Westbrook has undergone since tearing his lateral meniscus in April. The latest setback comes as a surprise, but the cause is much like..." December 28

  • Russell Westbrook joins Team Anti-Long 2s

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Westbrook is shooting 3-pointers more than ever. Per game, per minute or as a percentage of all his shots – Westbrook is taking 3s at a career-high clip by a fairly wide margin. But he’s barely attempting more jumpers than usual. Westbrook is taking 47 percent of his shots from at..." December 16

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Russell Westbrook will not play tonight. The team is giving him the night off to rest.

  • Kevin Durant scores 38, Russell Westbrook 30 as Thunder escape Nuggets

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant snared a kick-out pass from Serge Ibaka at the top of the 3-point line, rocked back and fired, letting off another long-ranged bomb that looked identical to his previous four. The only difference was this one splashed through the net, and when it did, Durant unveiled a..." November 19

  • Russell Westbrook is now an underwear model

    Yahoo! Sports "I really hope you didn't already buy Russell Westbrook a three-pack of new Jeff Van Grundies for his 25th birthday. Dude's apparently all set on that score. Via TMZ's "well-placed underwear sources," duh: Our well-placed underwear sources tell us ... Russell inked a huge deal with Kings and..." November 12

  • Westbrook has no comment on shove of Nene, subsequent ejection

    SB Nation "Asked about his ejection during the Thunder's overtime win against the Wizards, Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook just didn't want to talk about it. Russell Westbrook earned technicals on separate occasions in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 106-105 overtime win against the Washington Wizards..." November 11

  • Westbrook sets tone in OKC's 107-93 win over Mavericks

    The Oklahoman "Russell Westbrook rebounded an air-balled 3-pointer and darted the other way, sprinting full speed ahead with Kevin Durant filling the lane on his left and Derek Fisher floating to the corner on the right. But when no defender for Dallas stopped the ball, Westbrook, after only five dribbles,..." November 07

  • Westbrook is back, and the Thunder needed every bit of him

    The Oklahoman "First, the good news. Russell Westbrook is back. Do you read me? RUSSELL WESTBROOK is back! Russell the Lionheart returned to the lineup of merry old OKC. He missed all of 11 games that mattered. Seemed like 11 hundred. Now the bad news. The Thunder needed virtually all of Westbrook's 32..." November 04

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Westbrook says the thing he missed most was pregame: "Coming in and eating my peanut butter and jelly sandwich, stuff like that."

  • Russell Westbrook expected to return tonight against Phoenix

    The Oklahoman "Russell Westbrook is expected to make his long-awaited return to the Oklahoma City Thunder lineup Sunday night in the team’s home opener against Phoenix, The Oklahoman has learned. Westbrook has not played since tearing the lateral meniscus in his right knee on April 24 in the Thunder’s..." November 03

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  • Russell Westbrook could return to Thunder lineup within two weeks

    Yahoo! Sports "Oklahoma Thunder star Russell Westbrook has made significant progress in his recovery from a second surgical procedure on his knee and could return to the Thunder's lineup within two weeks, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Thunder issued an original timetable of six to eight weeks from..." October 30

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  • Rose to Westbrook: Don't rush "Chicago Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose has some advice for Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook as he makes his way back from knee surgery: Take your time. Rose who is just returning to action after missing close to a year and a half after ACL surgery thinks that Westbrook..." October 24

  • Russell Westbrook participates in parts of the Thunder's Monday practice

    The Oklahoman "For the first time since training camp started the Thunder had its full complement of players for at least a portion of Monday’s practice. Kendrick Perkins returning from a dislocated left ring finger was back and is expected to play Tuesday against Phoenix. But the headliner was All-Star point..." October 21

  • Report: Westbrook shooting free throws at Thunder practice

    Fox Sports Southwest "Hey here's some good news Thunder fans: Russell Westbrook was back on the court Thursday. Well kind of. The all-star guard who missed all but two games of the playoffs last season was shooting free throws during a portion of the Thunder practice in Oklahoma City according to The Oklahoman." October 11

  • Westbrook undergoes knee surgery, out 4-6 weeks "The Oklahoma City Thunder announced on Tuesday that point guard Russel Westbrook still recovering from surgery last spring to repair a torn meniscus underwent arthroscopic knee surgery to reduce swelling and will miss 4-6 weeks for recovery. From the Thunder press release: Oklahoma City Thunder..." October 01

  • Westbrook not sure about season opener "An effervescent Russell Westbrook said he’s ready for Saturday’s first team practice — albeit in a limited capacity — but he made no promises for the Oklahoma City Thunder’s opener on Oct. 30 at Utah. The Thunder’s invaluable three-time All-Star point guard’s continuous rehab from surgery to..." September 27

  • Russell Westbrook said he will come back a better player

    The Oklahoman "Russell Westbrook isn't making any promises about when he'll be back on the basketball court. But the All-Star point guard does offer something of a guarantee for whenever that day might be. “I'm going to come back and be better” Westbrook said matter-of-factly Monday with the same..." September 24

  • Will Westbrook be 100% When Season Starts?

    The Oklahoman "Basketball is almost back. Believe it or not training camp opens for the Thunder in less than two weeks. That means no more waiting and wondering. All of our questions about this revamped squad will soon be answered. The biggest unknown during these dog days undoubtedly has been whether the..." September 16

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    RT @hoopshype: At a Nike & Foot Locker event in Barcelona Kevin Durant said he expects Russell Westbrook to be ready for start of season

  • Westbrook helps a fan propose to his girlfriend through Twitter

    The Oklahoman "Charlie Bright knew it was a longshot, but given the circumstances, figured it was worth a try. So the recent OU grad and big Thunder fan shot Russell Westbrook a Facebook message earlier this week, with an eye-catching opening, hoping it would make its way to OKC’s star point guard. “I put in..." June 22

  • Russell Westbrook is off crutches and says he's back

    The Oklahoman "Unable to play basketball this offseason, Russell Westbrook has taken up Vine as a mini-hobby. Last week, he made some six-second clips on the social media video service, covering a pair of Taylor Swift songs. And now, via Vine, he has announced a fairly large stepping stone in his rehab process..." June 18

  • In his absence, Russell Westbrook's value becomes obvious

    The Oklahoman "For three straight seasons, Western Conference coaches have chosen Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook as an All-Star reserve. Also for three straight seasons, NBA media have voted Westbrook to the All-NBA second team. This season, Westbrook became one of only six players since 1992 to average..." May 25

  • Did the 'real' Russell Westbrook just stand up?

    The Oklahoman "He looked like Russell Westbrook. He sounded like Russell Westbrook. But I'm not convinced. Too much smiling. Too much introspection. Too much charm. Westbrook sat down Thursday morning for a 17-minute interview with the Thunder press corps, his first public comments since the knee injury..." May 10

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    Royce Young @dailythunder

    Westbrook said he's supposed to be on crutches for another four or five weeks. Then he'll get a firmer timetable.

  • OKC is seeing how valuable Russell Westbrook really was to this Thunder team

    The Oklahoman "The Thunder-Rocket series is proving two things, at least on the Oklahoma City side. How good Kevin Durant is. And how good Russell Westbrook is. The Rockets clubbed the Thunder 107-100 — it wasn't that close — in Game 5 Wednesday night, and everyone in Thunder blue is thinking the same..." May 02

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