Shocking news in the NBA. Russell Westbrook is returning to action tonight when the Thunder host the Phoenix Suns in Oklahoma City at 7pm, according to Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry.
R. Westbrook has passed all medical/physical benchmarks in rehab. Russ, his reps, physicians & medical team agree. He will play tonight.
— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) November 3, 2013
Westbrook was originally supposed to miss the first 4-6 weeks of the regular season. Then earlier this week, it was reported that Westbrook would be back in about 2 weeks. Well, it’s been less than one week since the season started, and he’s already back.
This is huge for the Thunder who can finally have back another legitimate scoring option not named Kevin Durant. Through 2 games, Oklahoma City is 1-1.
Last season, Westbrook averaged 23.2 points, 7.4 assists, and 5.2 rebounds leading the Thunder to the playoffs.