Russell Westbrook set for season debut
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 22, 2018 06:55 AM
FILE - NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 16: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes to the basket against the New York Knicks on December 16, 2017 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
By Cliff Brunt, Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook will make his season debut Sunday against the Sacramento Kings.
The Oklahoma City Thunder star missed the preseason after having a procedure to deal with inflammation in his right knee. He missed the regular-season opener Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time) at Golden State and the next game Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) at the Los Angeles Clippers, both losses.
Westbrook will start and will play without a restriction on playing time. Dennis Schroder will move to a reserve role.
Westbrook was the NBA MVP in 2016-17. He averaged a triple-double last season for a second straight season, posting 25.4 points, a league-leading 10.3 assists and 10.1 rebounds per game.