According to his timetable after having his knee scoped, Russell Westbrook is still at least about six weeks out from being back.
But he’s taking positive steps forward.
Via Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman, Westbrook was a partial participant at practice on Monday.
“There were bits and pieces where Russell participated in practice, so that was good,” Scott Brooks said, via The Oklahoman. “It was good to get everybody out there, working together.”
And what Westbrook did, apparently left Reggie Jackson impressed.
“Oh, man. Russell today…” Jackson said when asked how Westbrook looked, cracking a sly smile. “It’s actually funny. My brother and his brother talk a little before games. His brother told mine that Russell’s probably bouncing better than ever. I had to see it to believe it. One of the dunks (today), he went up and looked like the old Russell, plus some, head at the rim. We’ll be happy when he gets back fully healthy, but it’s good to see him with a smile on his face, being about the team, bouncing back and happy to be back on the court.”
One thing that was overlooked after Westbrook’s arthroscopic surgery is that it revealed his meniscus was fully repaired, which is huge. And evidently, it’s helping him recoup a little of that previous bounce he had. Yay.