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Chase Hughes: Russell Westbrook will play in Game 3 despite being a gametime decision, the Wizards announce. Not a surprise at all, given his history of fighting through injuries.
Neil Dalal: Russell Westbrook (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Wizards for Game 3 vs. 76ers. He tweaked it twice and the second one knocked him out of the game before the popcorn incident.
Paul Garcia: Coach Brooks says Russell Westbrook will play tonight. Robin Lopez is out. Rui is available as well.
Ava Wallace: Russell Westbrook will return from his quad injury tonight. He won't play regular minutes, but "We didn't put him out there if he didn't feel great," Scott Brooks said.
Ohm Youngmisuk: Scott Brooks says Russell Westbrook "feels much better... it is day-to-day." He says Westbrook will be re-evaluated early next week to see when he will be back on court, whenever the Wizards are allowed back on court.
Russell Westbrook, who was acquired from the Houston Rockets in exchange for John Wall (21.2 points, 5.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 34.6 minutes) is dealing with a new right quad injury that is likely to hold him out of action for at least a week (Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons), my sources tell me. Also, he still hasn’t quite found his footing in a “familiar” Scott Brooks scheme, alongside Beal.
Fred Katz: Scott Brooks says he hasn’t heard any news on Russell Westbrook’s hand. Westbrook exited the game with 26 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Russell Westbrook will be limited to 25 to 28 minutes. "He looked good. He looked normal. I'm sure he'll be a little rusty, but he'll bring a lot of energy and speed we need."
Tim MacMahon: Mike D’Antoni on Russell Westbrook: “He’ll go through practice today, and if things are normal, we expect him to be ready to go.” D’Antoni anticipates that Westbrook will have a minutes restriction, but specifics have yet to be discussed.
Kelly Iko: Russell Westbrook will play in Game 5 on Saturday, according to multiple sources. Westbrook was ready and would have played in the originally scheduled game on Wednesday, prior to the walkout.
Tim MacMahon: Story filed to ESPN: The Houston Rockets held an instrasquad scrimmage Thursday to get All-Star guard Russell Westbrook his first full-speed 5-on-5 action since he was diagnosed with a strained right quadriceps, sources told @wojespn and I. Source: "Looked as explosive as ever."
Kelly Iko: MDA on Westbrook: “Today, he’s doing great and he’s really working hard. Feels like he’s getting closer. He’s living in the training room and putting movement into where he can be 100 percent.”
Adam Wexler: #Rockets D'Antoni on Westbrook's next steps: "Keep strengthening it. It'll go a little bit how he feels. I'm sure the next step is he'll get on the court. Time will tell how long it takes. Once he gets on the court, (he/we'll) be able to hone in on how many days (til he's back)."
Salman Ali: Mike D'Antoni said he doesn't know yet the timetable on Russell Westbrook. He'll be re-evaluated every other day until he's healthy.
Salman Ali: Russell Westbrook with strained quadriceps muscle in his right leg. Will be out for Friday’s game against Philadelphia and re-evaluated before the playoffs
Salman Ali: Russell Westbrook is out tonight (right quad contusion). Ben McLemore will start tonight.
“Russ looked good, he hasn’t been able to play basketball this summer,” Harden said. “Just getting to his rhythm and his basketball shape. We got two really good days of practice ahead of us, and get ready for Thursday.” Westbrook also has the issue of his dislocated fingers to deal with, but it’s not expected to keep him out of the opener. “If you’re going to have an injury, your finger is the best one to have,” a team executive said.
Russell Westbrook -- who has been dealing with some dislocated fingers on his right hand -- left the team's game against the Miami Heat in the fourth quarter in obvious discomfort. The star point guard lost the ball, immediately grabbed at his right hand, then ran off the court and directly into the tunnel leading to the Rockets' locker room without stopping. He finished with 16 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists on 6-of-13 shooting in 26 minutes. Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Westbrook aggravated the finger issue, and will be fine.
Tim MacMahon: Mike D'Antoni said Russell Westbrook has a couple of dislocated fingers. Russ, who had his right pinky wrapped: "It’s all right. I learned a long time ago when I first got in the league, point guard fingers are always going to be f---ed up. That’s just what it is."
Alykhan Bijani: The #Rockets will play the #Raptors Tuesday (5 AM Houston time). Russell Westbrook is listed as PROBABLE. The game will be on NBA TV. You can also listen to the game on radio as well (790 AM).
Per multiple sources who have watched the Rockets’ night scrimmages and practices, Westbrook is looking very quick and his knees haven’t been an issue, despite his not playing 5-on-5 basketball for the last three months because of his knee operation in May.
Mark Berman: Mike D’Antoni says Russell Westbrook won’t play tonight, maybe not until the third or fourth preseason game, but also says that could change: “He’s had two good practices and he’s not quite ready today..When he feels ready to go, he’ll go.” #Rockets
Tim MacMahon: Source: Russell Westbrook will not play in the Rockets' preseason opener tonight against the Shanghai Sharks. The Rockets are exercising caution with Westbrook, who had arthroscopic knee surgery in the spring and was recently cleared for live 5-on-5 action.
Salman Ali: Russell Westbrook says he's doing fine despite the knee procedure: "I'll be ready to go for training camp."
Along with George -- who will also soon have a procedure done to correct a small tear in the labrum of his left shoulder -- All-Star guard Russell Westbrookhad a procedure done to repair a torn ligament in a finger on his left hand, league sources said.
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Goran Dragic talked to the Slovenian press before Saturday’s prep game against Montenegro and explained his motivation about his return to the Slovenian national team. “I predict the semi-finals, but then anything is possible”, said a smiling Dragic, who is ready to defend the title he won together with a young Luka Doncic back in 2017. However, after five years things are different and Dragic understands it: “In my opinion, I will play a little less minutes, it will not be at that level. I don’t know how much I played, 36 minutes per game? Everything will depend on how I feel. The role will definitely be different. I was Batman, but now I’ll be Robin. The most important thing will be to make sure we have good chemistry and be a leader on the court and lift guys up when it’s most difficult. My role remains the same, Luka’s may have changed a bit more, but I believe that everyone has their own role in the national team and that there will be no problems. We all understand each other, we are one big team, and that’s why we can make a good result. That chemistry is what other teams don’t have.”
Dragic had also to convince the Chicago Bulls to let him play, something that was not ideal for them: “When I had a medical exam with Chicago and sat down with them, they said I’d rather not play. I said I’d rather and in the end it’s the player who decides. I had to go to Chicago, undergo a medical examination and everything else. When you go to a medical examination, you always wait for the results, because you never know what can happen”.