Russell Westbrook rumors aren't exactly positive for fantasy basketball owners. Weighing in on Westbrook and his rehab from a torn lateral meniscus was Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti. According to a report from late Wednesday (Sept. 25), there is still no definite timetable for when the All-Star point guard will return to the court. There is even talk that he could end up missing more than just the season opener while he tries to get his knee up to speed.
Presti talked about his return, stating that, "He's on pace, to this point, in the recovery process, but we're not going to put a specific timetable on his return, simply because it's just too big of a decision." In other words, he either doesn't have specific information to pass on, or he simply doesn't want to let the press know the full scope of the situation just yet. It leaves many question marks about how the team will start the season and who will be seeing heavy minutes at the point guard position.
It looks like these Russell Westbrook rumors should definitely be taken seriously by fantasy basketball owners either looking to hold on to him in keeper leagues or spend a first round pick on him. There just isn't enough information out there to consider him a safe pick, so fans will simply have to pay close attention to the Oklahoma City Thunder as training camp opens up. Coming off a season where he averages 23.2 points, 7.4 assists, and 5.2 rebounds per game, it is clear that he could still be an extremely valuable player to have in any format. Provided he is healthy that is.
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