Russell Westbrook RUMORS & NEWS

  • Russell Westbrook a Realistic Possibility for Knicks

    Yahoo! Sports "As a young NBA coach, the fastest path to losing a locker room comes this way: Behave like a player. To fly to California and visit a girlfriend in the middle of the New York Knicks' training camp – engaging Matt Barnes in a Tom-and-Jerry tussle-and-chase – cost Derek Fisher dearly. Fisher lost..." February 09

  • Russell Westbrook wins point guard matchup with John Wall as Thunder tops Wizards

    The Oklahoman "John Wall is taller than Russell Westbrook and the rare point guard who can present a challenge for the Thunder’s lightning quick lead man in a footrace. So without his typical height and speed advantage on Monday night, Westbrook went to the power game. On three of the Thunder’s first four..." February 02

  • Lakers believe Russell Westbrook coming in 2017

    Pro Basketball Talk "Go to your local grocery store and buy a box of Kosher salt (the good stuff) for this one. You’re going to need it. Lakers management does believe that in the next couple summers they are going to land a major free agent that is going to quickly change the 9-40 team’s fortunes. Someone who can..." February 01

  • Mitchell: Westbrook struggled at the point at first, too

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The man who now coaches Zach LaVine remembers a time not that long ago when Oklahoma City All-Star Russell Westbrook wasn’t the point guard he is now. “I remember three, four, five years ago when people said nobody could play with Westbrook,” Wolves interim head coach Sam Mitchell..." January 16

  • As a duo, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook playing at historic levels

    ESPN "Kevin Durant is an unapologetic stathead. He knows exactly what he's averaging. Knows exactly what he's shooting in a game. Knows how many turnovers he's committed. He'll even sometimes stop and chat up the Thunder's home scorekeepers during a break in play to make sure he's got it all..." January 08

  • Jalen Rose says John Wall spending $47000 at strip club is charitable

    Complex "Earlier this week, we showed you a video of John Wall making it rain at a strip club in Dallas. He reportedly spent almost $50,000 at the club and had dollar bills flying everywhere during his time there. On an episode of the Jalen & Jacoby podcast that was recorded right after the video hit..." December 18

  • Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook take shots at Reggie Jackson

    Larry Brown Sports "After spending the first three full seasons of his NBA career with the Thunder, Reggie Jackson was traded to the Pistons in February. Detroit apparently saw enough from Jackson after the trade that they were confident enough in his abilities to offer him a five-year contract worth $80..." November 29

  • Durant denies Westbrook rift: 'We're like family'

    Fox Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on Thursday night, and had Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook present the award to him. The gesture signifies the strength of their friendship, in spite of the annual rumors that the two stars don't get..." November 22

  • The evolution of Russell Westbrook is complete

    ESPN "Russell Westbrook doesn't like talking about himself. Well, he doesn't really like talking about anything with the media (except clothes), but especially himself. Ask the Thunder point guard about how he's playing or ridiculous things he's doing and he'll likely start the answer with, "My job..." November 19

  • From the Bottom to the Top: The Russell Westbrook Story

    Bleacher Report "Newcastle High School sits 25 minutes south of Oklahoma City, jutting out from the flat land and abruptly buttressing itself, like an invasion of modernity on the edge of sleepy Route 62. Inside the gym is an inferno of a man with glowing eyes. He is not skinny. Cut from marble, in fact. He is..." November 13

  • Kevin Durant: Westbrook And I Put Each Other On Best Player Pedestal

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Durant said this week he believes Russell Westbrook is the best player on the Oklahoma City Thunder and was asked to explain the next day. Durant labeled himself the world's best player in the past. "That's how I feel. And he feels the same about me,” Durant said of Westbrook. “We hold..." November 06

  • Kevin Durant calls Russell Westbrook Thunder’s best player

    Pro Basketball Talk "A few months ago, Kevin Durant was calling himself the world’s best player. Now – after averaging 29.2 points on 49.5% shooting with 6.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game, mind you – he says he’s not even the Thunder’s best player. He gives that title to Russell Westbrook. Durant, via..." November 05

  • Bet with friend motivated Russell Westbrook to win 2015 All-Star MVP

    CBS Sports "At the 2015 All-Star game, Russell Westbrook put on a show by scoring 41 points and taking home the game's MVP award. Westbrook's All-Star performance was simply masterful, especially since he was fell just short of either tying or passing Wilt Chamberlain's all-time scoring record of 42..." September 14

  • Russell Westbrook is Reportedly Getting Hitched This Weekend

    Complex "In two days Russell Westbrook is finally getting a ring. It's not exactly a championship one but, still, it's a decent consolation. Roughly a year ago the OKC star proposed to his longtime girlfriend Nina Earl (whose Instagram you can scroll through here). He did so with an engagement ring that..." August 28

  • NBA Exec Expects Harden and Westbrook to Team Up With Lakers

    Black Sports Online "Westbrook becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2017, Harden the following year. While doing a story on if the mystique of the Lakers is still big enough to attract free agent, ESPN got this interesting nugget from an NBA executive. “They don’t have the same pull, but they do have the city,..." June 30

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    Russell Westbrook @russwest44

    Blessed to be on the cover of #NBALIVE16! The Brodie is onnnnnnnnn!!! Let’s get it @EASPORTSNBA #RiseTogether #whynot

  • 2014-2015 All NBA Teams named "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

    CBS Sports "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 and (the two I typically use for these posts, as well as at PinnacleSports).But 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 "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 "​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

    CBS Sports "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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