Russell Westbrook May Return In Two Weeks
Following his arthroscopic knee surgery, the timetable for Thunder PG Russell Westbrook’s return was scheduled to be 4-6 weeks. However, reports have surfaced that say he might be back in as soon as two weeks. The rehab has obviously been going better than expected, which certainly is great news for the Thunder. Given the state of the Western Conference, and how there are so many teams expected to be all close to each other in the standings, getting Russell Westbrook back 2-3 weeks earlier than expected is no small deal for the Thunder. This could end up bumping them up a seed or two since 3-4 extra wins could make such a difference.
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