Report: Westbrook set to make his return
NBA.com Global on Oct 20, 2018 03:25 PM
FILE - HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 7: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes to the basket against the Houston Rockets on April 7, 2018 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Ruled out for tonight's game with the Clippers, Thunder All-Star Russell Westbrook could return to action Sunday (Monday, PHL time) against the Kings, ESPN reported on Friday (Saturday, PHL time).
Westbrook is close to returning and has been cleared for full contact drills and practice, but after an energetic workout after shootaround determined to sit Friday's game. It's looking likely Westbrook could be available against the Kings on a Sunday.— Royce Young (@royceyoung) October 19, 2018
Westbrook has been sidelined since Sept. 12 after an arthroscopic procedure to treat stiffness and inflammation in his right knee.
Westbrook averaged 25.4 points, 10.3 assists and 10.1 rebounds last season, his second straight with double-figures in all three categories. He's been extremely durable during his career, playing at least 80 games in seven of his nine NBA seasons, and all 66 in the shortened 2011-12 campaign.