HoopsHype Russell Westbrook Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 24, 2014 | 06:42 PM

Anthony Slater

Russell Westbrook is judging a "Why Not?" public fashion show in North OKC tomorrow. Open to all. Details -> bit.ly/1rtpyje

Royce Young

Pretty soon Westbrook is only going to have himself to pass to. Luckily, he's already good at it: youtu.be/6AMatbvRgos

Anthony Slater

Starting lineup I'd expect on opening night: Westbrook, Roberson, PJ3, Ibaka, Adams. Bench: Jackson, Lamb, Collison, Perkins.

Royce Young

Really interesting stuff from @ESPNStatsInfo on Westbrook playing without Durant: es.pn/1uQEhH1

David Thorpe

OKC:Westbrook tops all scorers in NBA until KD returns? Adams asserts himself as prime C? Can a young wing/Lamb earn big minutes in 2014?

Antonio Vazquez

Encuesta GM's NBA: Mejor base Chris Paul 71,4% Russell Westbrook 10,7% Tony Parker 7,1%

KC Johnson

Here is whole survey: on.nba.com/ZNK5sy. Wall and Westbrook faster than Rose with ball? Hmmm.

KC Johnson

GMs rank Paul, Westbrook, Parker as top-3 PGs. Tab Noah as league's best defensive player.

Anthony Slater

Thunder notebook: Russell Westbrook thinks the preseason should be shorter -> bit.ly/1ykxIQD

Tony Jones

Russell Westbrook had 14 points, 11 assists and five rebounds....6-16 from the field

Tony Jones

I'm betting Westbrook is finished for the night. Has played 27 min, Brooks wanted to play him 25

Tony Jones

Derrick Favors has 11 points and 11 rebounds. Trey Burke, 11 points and three assists...Westbrook has 10 points and 8 assists for OKC

Tony Jones

Westbrook has 10 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds in 13 minutes....great player

Tony Jones

Dante Exum in the game. First possession defensively, Westbrook posts him up for two. First possession offensively, cookies. Westbrook dunk

Tony Jones

According to thunder coach Scott brooks, expect ibaka to play 30 minutes tonight and Westbrook to play up to 25 minutes tonight

Tony Jones

Westbrook, Andre Roberson, Anthony Morrow, serge ibaka and Steven Adams to start for the thunder against the jazz tonight

David Locke

Why the greats are great. Westbrook working 3 hours before tip. @ Chesapeake Energy Arena instagram.com/p/ubd-sMBrrA/

Anthony Slater

Russell Westbrook is no longer the only Thunder player endorsing underwear -> bit.ly/1wmHzUR

Royce Young

#EOBPod is up! @outsidethenba is discussing reckless predictions, Derrick Rose’s play, Westbrook’s new role and more: cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-bas…

Tony Jones

Defending Westbrook, and Jazz shootaround notes - sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsja…

Tony Jones

Tonight is arguably the biggest test of the preseason for Trey Burke: Russell Westbrook

Darnell Mayberry

Westbrook "Since I've been hurt I know what it feels like to not play So now I just want to play every game. At this point, I like 82 games"

Jimmy Spencer

YES RT @Darnell Mayberry: Westbrook: "I like playing basketball. Actually, I love playing basketball. So I have no problem playing 82 games."

Darnell Mayberry

Westbrook: "I like playing basketball. Actually, I love playing basketball. So I have no problem with playing 82 games."

Darnell Mayberry

Westbrook: "The preseason needs to be shortened, for sure. I just think that it's too long. Seven games. It should be 3 or 4 games."

Darnell Mayberry

Westbrook also said he doesn't think the NBA needs to shorten the length of games or the season. But he would like fewer preseason games.

Anthony Slater

Russell Westbrook said he prefers the game stay 48 minutes and the regular season stay 82 games: "Shorter preseason...two or three games."

Anthony Slater

Russell Westbrook said he will not sit one night of back-to-backs this year: "No restrictions buddy"

Darnell Mayberry

Russell Westbrook when asked if he'll play both games of back-to-backs this season: "I don't have no restrictions, buddy."

Iñako Diaz-Guerra

Kevin Durant: "No voy a forzar, lo tengo claro". Y habla sobre Westbrook: "No me preocupa, lo hará genial". baloncesto.as.com/baloncesto/nba…

Payal Doshi

“Russell is leading by example. I am excited about the opportunity he has right now,” - KD on Westbrook.

Royce Young

Durant on Westbrook: "He's going to do a great job. I'm not worried about Russ ... I'm excited for the opportunity he has right now."

Royce Young

Durant on what he's told Westbrook: "Just stay who you are. You don't have to change what you do."

Darnell Mayberry

Durant said he's told Russell Westbrook to "stay who you are. You don't have to change what you do."

Anthony Slater

Scott Brooks on Russell Westbrook's 3 preseason techs: "He's gotta control his emotions better. You're not going to get every foul call."

Anthony Slater

Official word from Thunder is Russell Westbrook is healthy enough to return, but Scott Brooks (smartly) giving him rest of night off.

Jerry Zgoda

Russell Westbrook likely won't play rest of the night. Wolves lead 82-68 after 3 quarters

Anthony Slater

Russell Westbrook comes out of the game, wrist checked out by a trainer. But he's staying on the bench. Doesn't seem to be serious.

Anthony Slater

Hard tumble for Russell Westbrook on a drive, now holding his left wrist.

Anthony Slater

The streak continues!! Russell Westbrook with a technical foul in his third straight preseason game.

Anthony Slater

Kevin Martin to Russell Westbrook, as Westbrook peers over the new-look Wolves pregame: "We'd win a dunk contest"

Anthony Slater

Thunder starting lineup the same as Friday: Westbrook, Roberson, Morrow, Ibaka, Adams.

Darnell Mayberry

Jeremy Lamb (left heel contusion) will not play tonight. Starters: Westbrook, Morrow, Roberson, Adams and Ibaka or Jones if Ibaka can't go.

Jose Luis Malo

Russell Westbrook su gran oportunidad sin KD de demostrar que es el 3er mejor jugador NBA

Anthony Slater

*Missed dunk RT @gifdsports Russell Westbrook steal and reverse dunk vine.co/v/ObzW9HMeuvH

Mike Ganter

The same rim that rejected Amir just did the same to Westbrook, although the Thunder miss was a little more, um, embarrassing.

Mike Ganter

Somehow Russ @Russell Westbrook got a technical foul at the end of the half ... in a preseason game. Raps shooting freebies to start second half.

Anthony Slater

Russell Westbrook with his second preseason technical. Gotta lead the league, right?

Anthony Slater

Russell Westbrook has 19 assists in his last 31 preseason minutes. Playing a nice floor game tonight: 12 pts, 7 asts, 2 stls, 3/7 FG.

Paul Jones

#Raptors have to do a better job of stopping the ball in transition. Esp when its Westbrook on the handle #rtz