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Rockets guard James Harden missed a third-consecutive game with a sore right foot, the longest stretch of games he has missed since a hamstring injury in 2009-10, his rookie season with the Thunder. But he and the Rockets were encouraged enough by the progress he has made to not worry that it would become a [...]
BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, email@example.comThunder point guard Russell Westbrook phoned Chicago guard and friend Derrick Rose over the weekend after seeing Rose suffer a torn medial meniscus Friday at Portland. The Bulls announced Monday that after undergoing surgery Rose will miss the remainder of the season. “It's tough, man,” said Westbrook, who sustained a torn lateral meniscus on April 24.Read more on NewsOK.com
Brandon Knight remains out with a sore right hamstring, Bucks coach Larry Drew said before Saturday night's game against Oklahoma City.
BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.orgRUSSELL WESTBROOK SEEING REDUCED MINUTES When he returned earlier than expected from offseason knee surgery, Russell Westbrook was said to be free from any restrictions on his playing time.Read more on NewsOK.com
Erik Horne[img]2258219[/img] All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook made a surprise return from his knee injury Sunday night in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s home debut, a 103-95 win over the Phoenix Suns.Read more on NewsOK.com
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds, Russell Westbrook scored 21 points in his return from a knee injury and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a ragged performance to beat the Suns 103-96 on Sunday night.
By MURRAY EVANS, Associated PressKevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds, Russell Westbrook had 21 points and seven assists in his return from a knee injury and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a ragged performance to beat the Phoenix Suns 103-96 on Sunday night. Serge Ibaka added nine points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma City (2-1), which won its fifth straight home opener and defeated Phoenix (2-1) for the 11th straight time.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Thunder announced Sunday that Russell Westbrook will return to the court following knee surgery when the Thunder host the Suns Sunday night. “Russell Westbrook has gone through a methodical rehab process jointly created by our medical and performance teams and treating physicians,” Thunder GM Sam Presti said in a statement. “The process has been […]
John Stockton discusses the difficulties that athletes such as Thunder PG Russell Westbrook have in returning from knee injuries and playing at an elite level.
Russell Westbrook may return from his second knee surgery of 2013 much quicker than initially expected. Yahoo! Sports reports that Oklahoma City’s All-Star guard could be back on the court “within two weeks,” placing his possible return date in mid-November. The Thunder initially announced that Westbrook would miss the first four-to-six weeks of the 2013-14 […]
1. Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant still plays for the Thunder, so there is no reason to panic about whether they’ll be good. They will be good. Russell Westbrook is out for now, recovering from knee surgery, but he won’t be gone long. The Thunder’s bench has to improve if they want to go all [...]
BY JACOB UNRUHUtah point guard John Lucas III is looking to seize another opportunity. The former Oklahoma State standout has started just two games in his NBA career, but will get his third start in Wednesday's season opener against the Thunder with rookie Trey Burke inactive because of a finger injury. It's been a different path through the NBA for Lucas than his Cowboys days, where he led OSU to the 2004 Final Four.Read more on NewsOK.com
Darnell Mayberry[img]2249205[/img] Thunder coach Scott Brooks likes to think his team is full of point guards. “Everybody has to make decisions,” Brooks said. That’s one of the reasons Brooks said he feels comfortable entering the season with only two healthy point guards, a possibility that became a reality Friday when the Thunder released Diante Garrett. With Garrett gone, Reggie Jackson and Derek Fisher will be the only point guards on the active roster while Russell Westbrook makes his way back from knee surgery.Read more on NewsOK.com
BY DARNELL MAYBERRYThunder coach Scott Brooks likes to think his team is full of point guards. “Everybody has to make decisions,” Brooks said. That's one of the reasons Brooks said he feels comfortable entering the season with only two healthy point guards, a possibility that became a reality Friday when the Thunder released Diante Garrett. With Garrett gone, Reggie Jackson and Derek Fisher will be the only point guards on the active roster while Russell Westbrook makes his way back from knee surgery.Read more on NewsOK.com
Chicago Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose has some advice for Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook as he makes his way back from knee surgery -- take your time. With Westbrook absent, Rose scored 26 points in a 104-95 preseason win against the Thunder Wednesday night. Read more on NewsOK.com
WICHITA, Kan. — Derrick Rose has been drawing rave reviews during the preseason, and that continued Wednesday. “There are just players that have that ‘it,’ ’’ Thunder forward Kevin Durant said. “He’s one of them. He’s never going to be denied by injury, bad game, whatever. He’s just going to always bring it. He’s one of those guys. I knew he’d be back.’’ The three-time scoring champion was asked if he thought Rose was back to being the...
Russell Westbrook will miss the start of the regular season. (Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via ) All-Star guard Russell Westbrook on Monday participated in “bits and pieces” of the Thunder’s practice for the first time since having knee surgery last month, according to coach Scott Brooks. Reggie Jackson, who is filling in as Oklahoma City’s […]
BY ANTHONY SLATER, Staff Writer, email@example.comWith the biggest injury concern among the contenders in a loaded Western Conference, some analysts have soured on the Thunder's chances in recent weeks. But there are at least two respected NBA minds who remain believers in OKC. Steve Kerr and Reggie Miller, speaking recently on NBA TV's Real Training Camp, both, in some form, said they believed the Thunder would win the West. “I think Oklahoma City, as good as they were last year, they're going to get (Russell) Westbrook back healthy and, assuming that they do, I think they end up with...
Brandan Wright (34) of the Dallas Mavericks shoots the ball over Kevin Durant (35) of the Oklahoma City Thunder at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Sunday, March 17, [...]
How will the Thunder offense fare without Russell Westbrook to lean on? (Layne Murdoch/NBAE via ) • In discussing Russell Westbrook’s extended absence, Grantland’s Zach Lowe pinpointed the greater, perpetuating flaw of the Thunder in general: their fundamental lack of a cogent, underlying offense. Westbrook’s injuries exposed Oklahoma City’s offense for what it has always […]
BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.orgIt's almost impossible to tell how Scott Brooks truly feels about what transpired with his team in the aftermath of Russell Westbrook's knee injury during last year's postseason. One minute the Thunder coach acknowledges how the second-round exit wasn't the team's definition of success but credits his team for hanging tough and fighting hard under difficult circumstances. The next, Brooks seems to rationalize why Oklahoma City came up short. “We didn't have the success that we wanted against Memphis but, really, the games that we lost...
Berry Tramel[img]2228341[/img] I chatted with Sam Presti last night, a few hours after the Thunder had announced another knee surgery for Russell Westbrook, which the team says will sideline the superstar point guard for 4-6 weeks of the regular season. The Thunder general manager had read my column about the new reality for Oklahoma City’s NBA team, which is that nothing will come easy for the Thunder, and those halcyon days of a couple of years ago have given way to the realization that it’s always going to be an uphill climb to a championship.Read more on NewsOK.com
BY ANTHONY SLATERIn the aftermath of Russell Westbrook's latest injury setback — arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday that will force him to miss the first 4-6 weeks of the season — Thunder general manager Sam Presti actually seemed encouraged. The recent swelling, which forced the surgery, was the result of a loose stitch, according to Presti, and not complications from the original meniscus repair. That's great news, agreed Dr.Read more on NewsOK.com
Reggie Jackson will be asked to direct the Thunder offense with Russell Westbrook out after knee surgery. (Layne Murdoch/NBAE via ) The script has flipped quickly for the Thunder, who opened training camp needing to address their looming sixth man hole. Instead of trying to divvy up the minutes created by the free-agency departure […]
BY DARNELL MAYBERRYA look at each game Russell Westbrook could miss if he is sidelined the first six weeks of the regular season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery Tuesday and how his absence could affect the Thunder. DATE; OPPONENT; 2012-13 RECORD; 2012-13 SERIES Oct.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Thunder announced Tuesday that All-Star guard Russell Westbrook has undergone a second surgery on his right knee that will cause him to miss training camp, the preseason and the first 4-to-6 weeks of the regular season. “Russell has been incredible in his work and rehabilitation. He has been pain-free and has performed at a […]
Dr. Michael Kaplan breaks down the implications of Thunder G Russell Westbrook's arthroscopic knee surgery.
Marc Stein reacts to the news that Thunder G Russell Westbrook will miss four to six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday.