General Manager Sam Presti in his annual state of the franchise conference stated that there will not be a timetable set for star point guard Russel Westbrook’s return, which usually means he won’t be returning anytime soon. This will be good for his backup, Reggie Jackson, who will get some more starter experience. Hopefully Reggie plays well so they don’t try to rush back Westbrook, otherwise it might be just like Iman Shumpert’s season for the Knicks. If they can actually bring back a healthy Westbrook, the Thunder will definitely be in competition to win the West, but we’ll have to see how everything plays out.
- Thunder GM mum on timeline for Westbrook (espn.go.com)
- Westbrook Not Cleared (kfor.com)
- Russell Westbrook’s status in return uncertain (sportsillustrated.cnn.com)