HoopsHype Russell Westbrook rumors

February 20, 2014 Updates

Ken Berger: Thunder announce Russell Westbrook will return tonight against Miami. Best trade deadline acquisition, and it's not even close. Twitter @KBergCBS

Westbrook participated in his first full practice Wednesday afternoon, according to Thunder coach Scott Brooks, and is now believed to be a game-time decision for Thursday's clash with Miami. “We'll see how he feels (Thursday),” Brooks said. “He did look good … He's increased his activity. He's done some things the last couple of shootarounds … But he looked good. His timing was pretty good.” Oklahoman

Durant and the Thunder are confident that the All-Star duo won't skip a beat. They've appeared in more than 400 games together and shared the court for another 45 postseason contests. “We've been playing together for so long,” Durant said. “You guys must forget. We played six years together, and it's (30) games that he's missed. I mean, out of six years that's not a lot. So we shouldn't have to talk about anything. “You just got to let him go out there and be him. He has great intentions. He's a team-first guy so it's going to work. I'm excited to have him back. I know he's excited to play again.” Oklahoman

February 19, 2014 Updates
February 17, 2014 Updates

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant said teammate Russell Westbrook will return to the Thunder lineup when the team takes on the Miami Heat on Thursday night. "Next game right after the All-Star break, against Miami," Durant said of Westbrook's timetable in an interview with Grantland's Bill Simmons. ESPN.com

February 16, 2014 Updates

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 be out until after the NBA All-Star break without a specific return game. The source said Westbrook will be re-evaluated on Tuesday in Oklahoma City, which could open the door for a return against the visiting Heat. Yahoo! Sports

Westbrook was expected to be out until after the All-Star break, and it's possible he makes his return in the team's first game, a Thursday tilt with Miami. “I think he's just trying to get healthy,” Love said. “That's what Russ is trying to do. It's unfortunate that he's had the surgeries. I can empathize. I've gone through my series of injuries. But you just hope for the best, and he's keeping a level head about it all. “As far as knowing when to expect him back, I don't know. I don't really ask him about that. I know where his head's at just as far as keeping it level and just being positive.” Oklahoman

February 12, 2014 Updates

Russell Westbrook is the latest athlete to join Subway as a “Famous Fan.” He stopped by to make sandwiches for customers in LA on Wednesday with Jared the Subway Guy. beyondthebuzzer.com

February 1, 2014 Updates

There's a post-All-Star break target date set for Westbrook, sources told Yahoo Sports – as soon as Feb. 20, hosting the Miami Heat – and a part of this process makes an old Los Angeles Lakers championship guard press rewind and return 13 years. Yahoo! Sports

January 29, 2014 Updates
January 26, 2014 Updates

Throughout the game, Russell Westbrook and Hasheem Thabeet had some friendly trash-talk going with some fans near the Thunder bench. Westbrook basically stared them down after any decent (or better than decent) Thunder play, while the group of fans chirped back. And it led to these incredible GIFs (h/t @JDonSports), the first one coming after a gorgeous Kevin Durant eurostep. Oklahoman

January 23, 2014 Updates

Sources told ESPN.com that the formal announcement Thursday morning from USAB chairman Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski will be headlined by well-known stars such as James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony -- none of whom are expected to compete at the 2014 World Cup of Basketball in Spain -- but will also include a number of the game's rising talents while also keeping injured Team USA vets Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook in the fold. ESPN.com

January 22, 2014 Updates

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