HoopsHype Russell Westbrook Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 19, 2014 | 09:45 PM

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

Josh Lewenberg

Ibaka making his pre-season debut, Westbrook plays after sitting out last night. OKC going all out to beat the mighty Raptors?

Jerry Zgoda

5 games in 8 days and no B. Knight, no Wolters at PG for Bucks played into Flip's decision. Would rather Ricky face Westbrook on Sunday

Anthony Slater

Some great cross-matchups to start this Thunder-Raptors game: -Westbrook v Lowry -Ibaka v Amir Johnson -Adams v Valanciunas

Mike Ganter

Thunder will start Morrow, Ibaka, Adams, Roberson and Westbrook.

Anthony Slater

That gives the Thunder an intriguing (possibly opening night) starting lineup tonight: Westbrook, Roberson, Morrow, Ibaka, Adams.

Gary Lee

NOT SURE IF RONNIE PRICE OR RUSSELL WESTBROOK.

Jimmy Smith

#Thunder G Russell @Russell Westbrook sits out tonight for OKC. And @Kevin Durant is out after foot surgery.

John Reid

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook not playing tonight against Pelicans. He's resting up because Thunder play Friday against Toronto.

Royce Young

Now with Durant's timeline official, a shameless re-plug of how it's Russell Westbrook's turn to run the show: es.pn/1tTrL9c

Michael Lee

Kevin Durant opted for foot surgery & is out at least 6 weeks. A look into how this should affect Russell Westbrook: wapo.st/1qVozIt

Chris Sheridan

Compensating for @Kevin Durant's absence wont fall all upon @Russell Westbrook - except that it will, because he's a star #NBA sheridanhoops.com/2014/09/22/lev…

Royce Young

Very much enjoyed this week's Side Part from @_tkparker on Durant's injury and Westbrook's forthcoming takeover: dailythunder.com/2014/10/the-si…

Darnell Mayberry

Russell Westbrook will not play tonight at New Orleans. Just getting the night off. He'll play Friday against Toronto in Wichita.

Chris Sheridan

Russell Westbrook will need to step up in Kevin Durant's absence: sheridanhoops.com/2014/10/15/spr…

Jeff Caplan

Another OKC note: Westbrook last night vs Memphis, 1st game w/o KD, had 14 P & 12 A on 6-10 FG in 26 min. OKC scored 117.

Tom Ziller

This chart shows how little Westbrook has played without KD sbnation.com/lookit/2014/10… http://t.co/Zez5yaIRPL

Iñako Diaz-Guerra

Los Thunder aprenden a ganar sin Durant y con Westbrook dando 12 asistencias: "Es un reto", dice Brooks. baloncesto.as.com/baloncesto/201…

Royce Young

Westbrook on his growing confidence in Steven Adams: "He can catch."

Royce Young

Thunder beat the Grizzlies 117-107. Lamb with 23 and 4 assists, Adams 22 on 9-11 shooting, Morrow 19 on 5-6, Westbrook 14 and 12 assists.

Royce Young

On Westbrook's seven turnovers, I'd say at least four of them were teammate induced. Talib Zanna often the guilty party.

Chip Crain

Westbrook's best stat 7 turnovers..... That's translates to not good for the big picture.

Royce Young

Westbrook checks out, probably done for tonight: 14 points on 6-10, 12 assists, seven turnovers, 26 minutes.

Chip Crain

Love how OKC press is praising Westbrook and Adams so far, No Gasol, No TA, yea don't get used to it.

Anthony Slater

Russell Westbrook's first non-KD game: 14 points, 12 assists, 6/10 FG in 26 minutes. Likely done for the night.

Chip Crain

25 minutes for Westbrook, a little surprised by that many so far.

Royce Young

The Westbrook-Adams pick-and-roll has been ridiculously good tonight. Westbrook up to 12 assists, six of them setting up Adams.

Anthony Slater

-Russell Westbrook's second quarter: 7 assists in 8 minutes -Steven Adams' second quarter: 14 pts (5/6 FG) in 7 minutes

Royce Young

Russell Westbrook's first half: 18 minutes, 10 points on 4-7 shooting, seven assists, five turnovers.

Anthony Slater

Russell Westbrook to Jeremy Lamb on the break vine.co/v/OqJud1BHhgK

Chip Crain

5:29 left, no ejections for phantom punching and Westbrook is not wearing capris, successful game so far for the Grizz

Chip Crain

Pre-season is fun because it doesn't matter, but it does for chemistry. I bet Westbrook sports this after the game http://t.co/Sf4GYmKEoI

Chip Crain

Westbrook with 8, we know he can't hang with Calathes

Royce Young

And one technical foul now for Westbrook.