HoopsHype Russell Westbrook rumors

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Darnell Mayberry: Russell Westbrook will not play tonight at New Orleans. Just getting the night off. He'll play Friday against Toronto in Wichita. Twitter @DarnellMayberry

October 15, 2014 Updates

"It's not about me. It's about our team. I can't win games by myself. I can't do anything by myself," Westbrook said Monday. "I kind of want to take the attention off me and put it more on the team. Everybody keeps asking what I'm going to do and how I'm going to change. I think it's more about our team and what we can do." ESPN.com

"We're not asking Russell to be a 35-point scorer," Brooks said. "Obviously, he's going to be a scorer because he can, and he does that at a high level. There will be games he might have 20, there will be games he'll have 30, but there will also be some games where he has 15. He just has to continue to lead like he has been and that's good enough. Everybody has to step up. It's not one guy. You're not going to replace Kevin with one guy. It's the team getting better as a group is what I'm looking to replace him with." ESPN.com

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Westbrook won't be a free agent until the summer of 2017, meaning Durant won't be able to share this free agency stage with his longtime running mate. "Our relationship has grown a lot, and it's one of those things where it would definitely be difficult to not be running up and down the court with him, so I try not to even think about that," Durant says. "But at the same time, I just want to enjoy the moment and not worry about the future, even though it's tough to. I go home, and everybody asks me. Man, it's crazy. Like little kids, 4 years old, 'You coming to the Wizards?' Man, (expletive), how do you know about this? At 4 years old, I didn't even know what basketball players were. How do you know about free agency?" USA Today Sports

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Magic Johnson, Russell Westbrook, and Derrick Rose were among a group of NBA superstars set to travel to Israel to support a basketball team co-owned by Amare Stoudemire -- but TMZ Sports has learned the trip's been 86'd due to the Gaza conflict. Our sources in the Holy Land tell us the legion of NBA talent -- which also included Robin and Brook Lopez and Hall of Famer Chris Mullin -- was going to attend the opening of a new arena in Jerusalem on September 4. TMZ.com

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Brian Mahoney: USA Basketball announces withdrawal of Westbrook, who was always far from a lock to play this summer anyway to rest knees. Twitter @briancmahoney

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