Russell Westbrook is set to miss at least 4-6 weeks of the regular season because of arthroscopic knee surgery to alleviate swelling in his repaired right knee. This is not great news to get with the season exactly one month away.
It puts a Westbrook return right around Nov. 27 at the earliest, and Dec. 10 at the latest. Potentially, the Thunder could play 18 games without Westbrook, or about 22 percent of their season. And that’s just not having Westbrook in name. Because when he returns, it’ll be without a training camp and without having played since April 24. It was already going to take him some time to round back into form anyway, but with this setback, it might be February before he starts looking like Russell Westbrook again.
Last season, the Thunder were dealing with the uncertainty of trading James Harden. This season, it’s starting it without Westbrook. How about just a normal October for once?
But with this news, five big questions came to mind for me: Keep Reading…