|July 8 8:47 AM PT9:47 AM MT10:47 AM CT11:47 AM ET15:47 GMT23:47 8:47 AM MST10:47 AM EST19:47 UAE17:4711:47 ET10:47 AM CT14:47 - USA Basketball says Westbrook will not participate this summer so he can rest some previous knee injuries. Chairman Jerry Colangelo says Tuesday that USA Basketball had been communicating with Westbrook since the end of the season and knew his withdrawal was a possibility.
Analysis: Westbrook was a member of the Americans' gold medal-winning teams at the 2010 World Championship and 2012 Olympics. He has had multiple knee operations since, though was able to help the Thunder reach the Western Conference finals. Colangelo says in a statement that the U.S. would love to have Westbrook but that "this is the right decision."
|Apr. 14 3:26 PM PT4:26 PM MT5:26 PM CT6:26 PM ET22:26 GMT6:26 3:26 PM MST5:26 PM EST2:26 UAE (+1)00:2618:26 ET5:26 PM CT21:26 - Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks says he's sitting Westbrook out of Monday night's game against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Analysis: Brooks says the decision is meant to provide his star point guard with extra rest after the playoff-bound Thunder played in Indianapolis on Sunday. Reggie Jackson is slated to start in Westbrook's place.
|Apr. 13 12:17 PM PT1:17 PM MT2:17 PM CT3:17 PM ET19:17 GMT3:17 12:17 PM MST2:17 PM EST23:17 UAE21:1715:17 ET2:17 PM CT18:17 - Westbrook nearly had a triple-double on Sunday versus Indiana as Oklahoma City failed to lock up the second seed in the West.
Analysis: Westbrook scored 21 points, grabbed nine rebounds and handed out seven assists. He made 7 of 23 shots and had four turnovers.
|Apr. 10 9:43 PM PT10:43 PM MT11:43 PM CT12:43 AM ET4:43 GMT12:43 9:43 PM MST11:43 PM EST8:43 UAE06:430:43 ET11:43 PM CT3:43 - Westbrook scored 30 points in his return to the lineup and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Los Angeles Clippers 107-101 Wednesday night in a possible playoff preview.
Analysis: Westbrook had sat out two of the previous three games and has missed 34 games this season with a variety of injuries.
|Apr. 8 5:14 PM PT6:14 PM MT7:14 PM CT8:14 PM ET0:14 GMT8:14 5:14 PM MST7:14 PM EST4:14 UAE (+1)02:1420:14 ET7:14 PM CT23:14 - Westbrook is sitting out against the Sacramento Kings to rest his surgically repaired right knee.
Analysis: Thunder coach Scott Brooks said before Tuesday's night game that Westbrook would not play. The guard is expected to start Wednesday night at the Los Angeles Clippers. Since returning on Feb. 20 following knee surgery, Westbrook has rested for one game during back-to-back sets.
|Mar. 25 4:53 PM PT5:53 PM MT6:53 PM CT7:53 PM ET23:53 GMT7:53 4:53 PM MST6:53 PM EST3:53 UAE (+1)00:5319:53 ET5:53 PM CT22:53 - Westbrook scored 23 points and added eight assists and seven rebounds in a 128-119 loss at Dallas on Tuesday night. He also hurt fantasy owners with eight turnovers.
Analysis: Westbrook was is in the starting lineup after he sprained his oft-injured right knee Friday in Toronto and had an MRI on Saturday. He missed the Thunder's home game on Monday against Denver. But since returning to the lineup on Feb. 20 following knee surgery, Westbrook has rested for one game during back-to-back games.
|Mar. 22 5:12 PM PT6:12 PM MT7:12 PM CT8:12 PM ET0:12 GMT8:12 5:12 PM MST7:12 PM EST4:12 UAE (+1)01:1220:12 ET6:12 PM CT23:12 - Westbrook is fine after leaving Friday's game against Toronto in the third quarter with what appeared to be an injury to his surgically repaired right knee. A Thunder spokesman said the three-time All-Star had an MRI and a clinical exam Saturday, and team doctors said there were no issues.
Analysis: Westbrook has been playing restricted minutes since his return in February from his most recent surgery.
|Mar. 21 6:07 PM PT7:07 PM MT8:07 PM CT9:07 PM ET1:07 GMT9:07 6:07 PM MST8:07 PM EST5:07 UAE (+1)02:0721:07 ET7:07 PM CT0:07 - Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook left Friday's game against Toronto in the third quarter after appearing to injure his right knee. Westbrook, who sat out Thursday's win at Cleveland to rest the knee that was surgically repaired earlier this season, was injured when Toronto's Kyle Lowry collided with him on a pump-fake near the sideline with 7:37 left in the third quarter.
Analysis: After being struck on the knee by Lowry's leg, Westbrook immediately turned and called timeout, bending over in pain. He hobbled along the sideline for a few steps and was tended to briefly by the trainer before walking off the court with help from center Hasheem Thabeet. Westbrook scored 15 points against Toronto before leaving. A three-time All-Star, he came in averaging 21.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 36 games this season. He has been on a minutes restriction since his return from surgery in February.
|Mar. 20 2:14 PM PT3:14 PM MT4:14 PM CT5:14 PM ET21:14 GMT5:14 2:14 PM MST4:14 PM EST1:14 UAE (+1)22:1417:14 ET3:14 PM CT20:14 - Westbrook will sit out tonight's game against the Cavaliers to rest his right knee.
Analysis: Westbrook had surgery earlier this season, and the team is being careful with one of its star players. Oklahoma City plays Friday night in Toronto, and coach Scott Brooks said part of Westbrook's post-surgery protocol is to occasionally sit out when the team has back-to-back games.
|Mar. 16 3:16 PM PT4:16 PM MT5:16 PM CT6:16 PM ET22:16 GMT6:16 3:16 PM MST5:16 PM EST2:16 UAE (+1)23:1618:16 ET4:16 PM CT21:16 - Westbrook won't play for the Oklahoma City Thunder against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday as he rests his surgically repaired knee.
Analysis: Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said before the game that resting Westbrook occasionally was part of the Thunder's plans after the point guard's return from his most recent knee surgery, his third procedure since injuring the knee last April during the NBA playoffs.
|Mar. 14 10:31 PM PT11:31 PM MT12:31 AM CT1:31 AM ET5:31 GMT13:31 10:31 PM MST12:31 AM EST9:31 UAE06:311:31 ET11:31 PM CT4:31 - Westbrook scored 29 and was 4 of 7 from deep in Thursday's win over the Lakers.
Analysis: Outside of a 2-for-10 3-point performance in Sunday's loss to Los Angeles, Westbrook is 20 of 42 from 3-point range since returning from knee surgery. He's shooting a career-best 34.6 percent from deep on the season.
|Mar. 12 10:47 PM PT11:47 PM MT12:47 AM CT1:47 AM ET5:47 GMT13:47 10:47 PM MST12:47 AM EST9:47 UAE06:471:47 ET11:47 PM CT4:47 - Westbrook scored 24 in Tuesday's win over Houston.
Analysis: Westbrook, who also had four steals, is averaging 21.2 points and 2.6 steals over nine games since returning from injury.
|Mar. 7 11:02 PM PT12:02 AM MT1:02 AM CT2:02 AM ET7:02 GMT15:02 12:02 AM MST2:02 AM EST11:02 UAE08:022:02 ET1:02 AM CT6:02 - Westbrook tallied a season-high 36 in Thursday's loss to Phoenix.
Analysis: Westbrook is averaging 24.0 points on 58.3 percent shooting over his last five contests. He totaled 27 points and was 6 of 24 from the field over his first two games back from injury.
|Mar. 3 9:58 PM PT10:58 PM MT11:58 PM CT12:58 AM ET5:58 GMT13:58 10:58 PM MST12:58 AM EST9:58 UAE06:580:58 ET11:58 PM CT4:58 - Westbrook made 10 of 12 shots and scored 26 points in a 116-99 win over Charlotte on Sunday night.
Analysis: The Oklahoma City point guard was playing in his fifth game since returning from right knee surgery. He's averaged 23.7 points on 61.0 percent shooting in the past three games. He missed 18 of 24 shots and scored a combined 27 points in his first two games back.
|Mar. 1 9:48 PM PT10:48 PM MT11:48 PM CT12:48 AM ET5:48 GMT13:48 10:48 PM MST12:48 AM EST9:48 UAE06:480:48 ET11:48 PM CT4:48 - Westbrook tallied an efficient 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting with three steals Friday.
Analysis: Westbrook is averaging 18.0 points in four games since returning from injury, though he's shooting just 39.6 percent.
|Feb. 21 9:08 PM PT10:08 PM MT11:08 PM CT12:08 AM ET5:08 GMT13:08 10:08 PM MST12:08 AM EST9:08 UAE06:080:08 ET11:08 PM CT4:08 - Westbrook tallied 16 points on just 4-of-12 shooting in Thursday's loss to Miami, playing for the first time since Christmas.
Analysis: It wasn't a particularly impressive performance, but Miami is a tough matchup for one's first game in nearly two months.
|Feb. 20 12:47 PM PT1:47 PM MT2:47 PM CT3:47 PM ET20:47 GMT4:47 1:47 PM MST3:47 PM EST0:47 UAE (+1)21:4715:47 ET2:47 PM CT19:47 - Westbrook will play Thursday against the Miami Heat. The team announced the decision a few hours before tipoff.
Analysis: Westbrook has missed 27 games since having a procedure on Dec. 27 to deal with swelling in his injured right knee - the third operation on the knee in nine months. Westbrook made it through a full practice Wednesday for the first time since his most recent surgery, and coach Scott Brooks said he looked good.
|Feb. 17 6:17 PM PT7:17 PM MT8:17 PM CT9:17 PM ET2:17 GMT10:17 7:17 PM MST9:17 PM EST6:17 UAE (+1)03:1721:17 ET8:17 PM CT1:17 - Westbrook will return Thursday against the Miami Heat, his teammate, Kevin Durant said in a recent interview with Grantland's Bill Simmons.
Analysis: Westbrook has missed 27 games since having surgery on Dec. 27 to deal with swelling in his injured right knee - the third procedure in nine months. The three-time NBA All-Star tore the lateral meniscus in his right knee during the second game of the playoffs last April. Westbrook underwent an operation after that injury and had another procedure on Oct. 1 to remove a loose stitch. Oklahoma City went 20-7 this season without him.
|Dec. 27 3:20 PM PT4:20 PM MT5:20 PM CT6:20 PM ET23:20 GMT7:20 4:20 PM MST6:20 PM EST3:20 UAE (+1)00:2018:20 ET5:20 PM CT21:20 - Westbrook had arthroscopic knee surgery Friday and will be sidelined until after the All-Star break. That means Westbrook will miss a minimum of 27 games. The five-year NBA player is averaging 21.3 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Thunder, who are 23-5 and a half-game behind first-place Portland in the Northwest Division. Reggie Jackson, who is averaging 12.5 points, is expected to replace Westbrook in the starting lineup.
Analysis: General manager Sam Presti said in a news release that Westbrook has been playing pain-free, but "recently had experienced increased swelling" in his right knee. Westbrook's knee problems began in April when he tore his meniscus in the second game of the Western Conference playoffs, sidelining him for the remainder of the postseason and all but ending Oklahoma City's chance to get to the NBA finals. He had a second arthroscopic surgery before training camp.
|Dec. 25 7:14 PM PT8:14 PM MT9:14 PM CT10:14 PM ET3:14 GMT11:14 8:14 PM MST10:14 PM EST7:14 UAE (+1)04:1422:14 ET9:14 PM CT1:14 - Westbrook recorded a triple-double as Oklahoma City easily won 123-94 at New York on Christmas Day.
Analysis: Westbrook posted 14 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. The Thunder are 14-1 when Westbrook dishes out at least six assists.
|Dec. 23 9:04 PM PT10:04 PM MT11:04 PM CT12:04 AM ET5:04 GMT13:04 10:04 PM MST12:04 AM EST9:04 UAE06:040:04 ET11:04 PM CT3:04 - Westbrook scored 24 and added nine rebounds and five assists in Sunday's 104-98 loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Westbrook turned in another display of his all-around fantasy greatness while teammate Kevin Durant struggled to make 5 of 16 shots.
|Dec. 22 11:45 PM PT12:45 AM MT1:45 AM CT2:45 AM ET7:45 GMT15:45 12:45 AM MST2:45 AM EST11:45 UAE08:452:45 ET1:45 AM CT5:45 - Westbrook had 31 points and eight assists and Oklahoma City used a strong second quarter to beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-100 for its ninth straight victory.
Analysis: It was the best scoring performance for the Thunder point guard since he had a season-high 34 in a win over Golden State on Nov. 29.
|Dec. 15 7:43 PM PT8:43 PM MT9:43 PM CT10:43 PM ET3:43 GMT11:43 8:43 PM MST10:43 PM EST7:43 UAE (+1)04:4322:43 ET9:43 PM CT1:43 - Westbrook had 20 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in Sunday's 101-98 win over Orlando.
Analysis: Fantasy owners may want to see more passes from Westbrook to get that triple-double but it's hard to quibble with this stellar performance that proves that the NBA is fantastic.
|Dec. 11 9:36 PM PT10:36 PM MT11:36 PM CT12:36 AM ET5:36 GMT13:36 10:36 PM MST12:36 AM EST9:36 UAE06:360:36 ET11:36 PM CT3:36 - Westbrook had 14 points and 11 assists for his second-consecutive double-double in Tuesday's win over Atlanta, but he was just 6 of 21 from the field.
Analysis: As we've seen in the past, Westbrook is often good news-bad news type player, particularly in terms of fantasy value. Double-digit assists are nice but owners are surely going to cringe at the 28.6 field-goal percentage from Tuesday. Westbrook has shot 36.8 percent or worse in seven of his 17 contests this season.
|Dec. 11 7:57 PM PT8:57 PM MT9:57 PM CT10:57 PM ET3:57 GMT11:57 8:57 PM MST10:57 PM EST7:57 UAE (+1)04:5722:57 ET9:57 PM CT1:57 - Westbrook had 27 points and nine assists in Wednesday's 116-100 win at Memphis.
Analysis: Westbrook, shooting just 76.6 percent from the foul line, made all 11 attempts against the Grizzlies. He has scored at least 20 in 11 of 18 games thus far.
|Dec. 9 10:47 PM PT11:47 PM MT12:47 AM CT1:47 AM ET6:47 GMT14:47 11:47 PM MST1:47 AM EST10:47 UAE07:471:47 ET12:47 AM CT4:47 - Westbrook tallied 26 points and a season-high 13 assists for his second double-double of the season in Sunday's win over Indiana.
Analysis: Westbrook is 19 for 33 over his last two games after going 33 for 92 (35.9 percent) in the previous five.
|Dec. 7 9:53 PM PT10:53 PM MT11:53 PM CT12:53 AM ET5:53 GMT13:53 10:53 PM MST12:53 AM EST9:53 UAE06:530:53 ET11:53 PM CT3:53 - Westbrook had 25 points and recorded four steals in Friday's win at New Orleans.
Analysis: Westbrook was 8 of 16 from the field, marking his first game with at least 50.0 percent shooting since Nov. 16. His 40.0 field-goal percentage is his lowest since his rookie season of 2008-09.
|Nov. 30 9:38 PM PT10:38 PM MT11:38 PM CT12:38 AM ET5:38 GMT13:38 10:38 PM MST12:38 AM EST9:38 UAE06:380:38 ET11:38 PM CT3:38 - Westbrook was the hero in Friday's thrilling 113-112 OT win over Golden State.
Analysis: Westbrook's corner 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left in overtime. Westbrook scored a season-high 34 points on 10-of-25 shooting and added seven assists and five steals to help fantasy owners. But his heroic 3 was the story of the game especially since the play was drawn up for Kevin Durant. "When he tells people about this one, he doesn't have to exaggerate it because there's no bigger fish story than what he did tonight," coach Scott Brooks said.
|Nov. 19 9:54 AM PT10:54 AM MT11:54 AM CT12:54 PM ET17:54 GMT1:54 10:54 AM MST12:54 PM EST21:54 UAE18:5412:54 ET11:54 AM CT15:54 - Westbrook scored 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in Monday's win over Denver.
Analysis: He continues to be inconsistent with his shot as he went 10 of 25 from the floor.
|Oct. 1 9:31 AM PT10:31 AM MT11:31 AM CT12:31 PM ET16:31 GMT0:31 9:31 AM MST11:31 AM EST20:31 UAE18:3112:31 ET11:31 AM CT15:31 - Westbrook is returning to the Oklahoma City Thunder sooner than expected, and will be available to play Sunday night against Phoenix.
Analysis: Westbrook hasn't played since tearing knee cartilage during the second game of last season's playoffs. General Manager Sam Presti said Sunday that Westbrook has met the requirements for his return. Westbrook first underwent surgery April 27 and again on Oct. 1 to remove a loose stitch from the first operation.