Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (PG)

Oklahoma City Thunder

Russell Westbrook hit 6-of-14 shots and 11-of-12 free throws for 23 points, 13 rebounds, 15 assists, one steal and two blocks in 37 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook returned to form on Wednesday night, filling up the stat sheet in almost every possible way. With the Thunder jostling for position in a crowded Western Conference playoff picture, Westbrook will continue to shoulder a heavy workload for the remainder of the season.

 

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Russell Westbrook will return to the starting lineup on Tuesday versus the Cavaliers after missing two games with an ankle injury. Raymond Felton will move back to the bench. (Source: Fred McLeod on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Westbrook back, Felton moves out of DFS consideration while also taking value from Terrence Ferguson, Alex Abrines, and Josh Huestis. Get Westbrook back in all lineups with confidence.

 

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Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony are both listed as game-time calls as both players missed the past two games with ankle injuries. It's 50-50 at best that either will suit up and if not Raymond Felton and Patrick Patterson will start again. (Source: Fred Katz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Felton is a solid cheap value play in DFS if Westbrook sits out again while Paul George would remain in the top-tier of DFS options for Tuesday against the Cavaliers. Check back before tip-off to see if either player can play.

 

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Russell Westbrook will not play on Sunday and miss his second game in a row with an ankle injury. Raymond Felton will start in his place with Terrence Ferguson, Alex Abrines, and Josh Huestis picking up minutes. (Source: Royce Young on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony out, Paul George will be a must-start in all leagues and formats. Raymond Felton will start for Westbrook and be a solid DFS option. Steven Adams and Jerami Grant will also benefit.

 

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Russell Westbrook will not play on Thursday night versus the Lakers due to an ankle injury. The same goes for Carmelo Anthony whose dealing with an ankle injury also. Raymond Felton is the next man up. (Source: Royce Young on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Westbrook and Anthony both out, Paul George will be asked to lead the way for the Thunder and should be started in all lineups in a plus matchup. Steven Adams and Raymond Felton also get a boost and are solid plays in all leagues.

 

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Russell Westbrook guided OKC to a 125-105 win over the rivaled Golden State Warriors with 34 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook had just another King Russ type of night in a marquee matchup. Carmelo Anthony went down early in this one with a sprained ankle. This gave most of the scoring responsibility to Westbrook and Paul George. If Melo were to miss any time, Westbrook will have even more daily fantasy appeal.

 

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Russell Westbrook propelled an OKC offensive explosion with 20 points and 21 assists while adding nine rebounds, two steals, and a block on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: The Thunder racked up a high scoring total aided by Westbrook’s ball movement, but OKC still lost 127-124 to the Nuggets. Even with a declining PPG average compared to last season, Westbrook remains a nightly star thanks to his involvement in all facets of the game. In addition, OKC seems to have finally hit its stride last month. Westbrook’s arrow is pointing up.

 

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Russell Westbrook struggled with his shot during Tuesday's 102-96 loss to the Wizards. He made just 5-of-18 shots from the field including 1-of-4 from beyond the arc. In 36 minutes, Westbrook finished with 13 points, 10 assists and six rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook's scoring average has suffered a significant drop this season down to 25.5 points per game compared to 31.6 last season as a result of offensive additions Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. Despite the dip in scoring, Westbrook is still averaging close to a triple-double per game and has increased his field goal percentage up to 44.4. He remains an elite fantasy option in both season-long and DFS.

 

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Russell Westbrook led OKC to a Thursday prime time 121-112 win with 46 points, six rebounds, six assists, and two steals.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook was efficient Thursday night, shooting 65.5% from the field and guiding OKC to their sixth straight win. Westbrook continues to provide first-round production and there’s no sign of that stopping.

 

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Russell Westbrook was in control Saturday, amassing 23 points, nine rebounds, 20 assists, and two steals during OKC’s 148-124 win.

Fantasy Impact: OKC stepped up during their marquee matchup against the Cavs and Westbrook was firmly at the helm. What a day for Russ and his team. This may be the first time we have really seen the capabilities of a Thunder lineup stacked with three top-notch scorers. Hopefully, more games like this are on the horizon.

 

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Russell Westbrook finished Monday’s game with 19 points, 16 boards, nine assists, one steal and 10 turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: There were certainly pros and cons to Westbrook’s game Monday. The 10 turnovers were a season-high and shouldn’t be a trend in the future. It was a grind it out win for OKC and Westbrook will be called on for increased offensive production in coming games. His 14 field goal attempts are bound to increase.

 

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Russell Westbrook went for 22 points, nine rebounds, 12 assists, three steals and two blocks in OKC’s Tuesday night loss.

Fantasy Impact: He had six turnovers in the game as well, a stat that he has fortunately reduced some this season. Compared to last year’s MVP effort, Westbrook is very slightly down in most statistical categories. Since those results were practically unsustainable, especially with the off-season signings, Westbrook remains an incredible fantasy asset.

 

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Russell Westbrook finished Thursday’s win with 29 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists, and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook propelled OKC to its second straight impressive win in as many nights. He looked as efficient and explosive as ever controlling the OKC offense. Westbrook has been and will continue to be an every night stud.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 38, grabbed 15 rebounds, had 11 assists, and one steal during OKC’s New Year’s Eve loss.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook has been a consistent force to reckon with, as always. Sunday’s game marked Westbrook’s 12th triple-double of the season. OKC lost two straight tight games after a six-game winning streak. Hopefully Westbrook can guide them back to some wins.

 

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Russell Westbrook helped propel OKC to a Wednesday night win with 30 points, eight rebounds, 13 assists, and two steals.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook did have seven turnovers in this one, but beggars can’t be choosers. He’s been great of late, and has led OKC to six straight wins. Westbrook has pushed his season averages to near triple-double status, with 24.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 10.0 assists per game.

 

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Russell Westbrook finished Saturday’s OKC win with 27 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and one block.

Fantasy Impact: It was a very Westbrook-like game, besides limiting his turnover count of just two. The star point guard has been a machine over the last week, shooting at least 50% from the field in 4-of-5 games and only committing 13 turnovers in that span. It’s nice to see Westbrook improve on the few statistical categories in his game that could be pegged as below average. Picking him apart is practically impossible. Keep firing away with Russ in your lineups.

 

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Russell Westbrook had one of his “floor” games on Saturday, going for 25, with seven boards, seven assists, and two steals.

Fantasy Impact: OKC’s offense looked stagnant in their away game against the Porzingas-less Knicks. Westbrook left a lot on the table in this one. Even so, he has one of the highest floors in the game. Fortunately for the superstar, OKC will be leaving the east coast and returning home to play the Nuggets on Monday.

 

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Russell Westbrook aided in OKC’s win by compiling 10 points, 17 rebounds, 12 assists, and two steals on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook could only muster 3-of-17 from the field and 3-of-7 from the free throw line in the game. What was a very nice night could have been an incredible one. Westbrook’s shot will certainly turn around some time. Hopefully Friday night’s game against Philly will be that time.

 

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Russell Westbrook finished Saturday’s overtime win with 20 points, 11 rebounds, and 14 assists.

Fantasy Impact: It’s always nice starting a player who fills all stat categories, but it certainly wasn’t very efficient for Westbrook. He was 7-of-29 from the field and a terrible 1-of-12 from three. His night could have been even better and his field goal percentage has no where to go but up in the future.

 

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Russell Westbrook scores 31

Fri, Dec 8th 8:27am EST
By Matthew Marino

Russell Westbrook finished Thursday’s loss to the Nets with 31 points, eight rebounds, and six assists.

Fantasy Impact: It wasn’t a triple-double, but Westbrook owners shouldn’t be too picky. It was another solid stat-line for the former MVP. Westbrook also only had three turnovers in the game, but failed to record any defensive stats. That’s sure to change in coming games. Westbrook is a fantasy star.

 

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Russell Westbrook posted a triple-double Tuesday night, finishing with 34 points, 13 rebounds, 14 assists, a block, and a steal.

Fantasy Impact: It was a monster game for Westbrook. He’s been reeling out constant stat-lines that flirt with triple-doubles and OKC has now won three straight. It’s clear that even with other impactful players, OKC’s best chance of winning revolves around their star point guard.

 

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Russell Westbrook finished Sunday’s win with 22 points, 10 boards, 10 assists and a steal.

Fantasy Impact: It was Westbrook’s seventh triple-double of the season. He’s also had several close calls and could easily be at double digits at this point. Westbrook remains a monster stat compiler and is an every night fantasy star. Keep an eye on status updates for Tuesday as Westbrook appeared to suffer a minor hip injury during the game.

 

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Russell Westbrook will start and play on Friday against the Wolves. Westbrook will start alongside Andre Roberson, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, and Steven Adams. The 8-12 Thunder squad needs to turn this season around. (Source: Randy Renner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As always, Westbrook is in the top-five once again in fantasy and should be started in all leagues and formats despite the hand injury. Raymond Felton will not get a spot start so keep him on the waiver wire.

 

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Russell Westbrook finished Wednesday’s loss with 37 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, five steals and seven three-pointers.

Fantasy Impact: It’s another solid fantasy effort in the books, however, he also had a trip to the X-ray room to check on a bruised left hand. The injury doesn’t sound serious and shouldn’t cost him any time. Even with the Thunder’s offense struggling, Westbrook is a fantasy monster.

 

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Russell Westbrook finished OKC’s abysmal loss on Saturday with 28 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists, and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: OKC has been reeling but Westbrook has been rolling. He has posted incredible numbers through the last five outings although the Thunder are a disappointing 1-4 over that span. Oddly enough Westbrook seems to be performing better when the Thunder lose. Westbrook should continue to return first round value.

 

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Russell Westbrook had a monster game, Friday, logging 27 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, and three steals.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook is back to his triple-double ways, just missing three-straight games hitting the mark by just one assist Wednesday against the Warriors. He’s clearly one of the best fantasy players in the NBA and should be treated as such.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 22 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, had 12 assists and three steals during OKC’s loss Monday.

Fantasy Impact: It was a strong fantasy output for the star point guard. Westbrook only had three turnovers as well, so he’s doing a better job of protecting the ball. Although he’s had several sluggish games to start the year, Westbrook should be more consistent in the coming weeks.

 

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Russell Westbrook finished with 27 points, six rebounds, five assists, three steals and four turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook successfully guided OKC to its second straight win and put up a decent statline in the process. Although his usage rate has decreased significantly from last year, Westbrook is proving that when the team wins, his efficiency in all facets of the game gives fantasy owners a high floor, high ceiling commodity.

 

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Russell Westbrook only managed 13 points, seven boards, five assists, and three steals during the Thunder’s fourth straight loss Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: It was a rough night for Westbrook owners. The team, overall, has been uninspiring of late and as the team goes, so does their star point guard. Westbrook only managed to connect on 6-of-22 field goal attempts and was unable to compensate with his normal triple-double-like stat sheet. It’s been a few down games for the superstar during OKC’s rough patch, but the team should turn it around. If there are any unbelieving Westbrook fantasy owners in leagues, he is a great buy-low candidate.

 

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Russell Westbrook went for 25 points, six rebounds, nine assists and two steals during OKC’s loss to Portland on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: It wasn’t the best game for fantasy owners, who are more accustom to nightly triple-doubles at this point but was still a nice showing. Carmelo Anthony was ejected in the third quarter in this one, hurting the Thunder, who have now dropped below .500 with a 4-5 record. Even in tough losses, Westbrook is a star. His schedule should soften up in the coming weeks.

 

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Russell Westbrook posted another solid game with 19 points (7-of-20 FG) and 11 assists against the Boston Celtics in a losing effort. Westbrook also added six boards and one steal but six turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook has four triple-doubles on the season with only one game this season without at least a double-double. That game, he went for 27/9/8, not bad. He's also making his case for the top-fantasy player again but Giannis Antetokounmpo is certainly competition.

 

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Russell Westbrook had 12 points, 13 boards, 13 assists, and two steals during Saturday’s blowout win over the Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook wasn’t needed to log high minutes and usage to secure the win in this game. He still managed an impressive triple-double even in minimal action. Westbrook should be well rested for the Thunder’s next game against the Bucks this Tuesday.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 28 points, grabbed 10 boards, had 16 assists and three steals during the Thunder’s win over the Pacers on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: The king of triple-doubles strikes again in another monstrous game Wednesday. It’s clear that Westbrook is the alpha of the OKC high-powered offense and will get every opportunity to put up strong numbers all year.

 

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Russell Westbrook tallied 31 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, one block, and drained five three-pointers during a tight loss to the Timberwolves on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Westbrook keeps putting up strong numbers and was the decision maker in the closing moments during a close game against Minnesota. He’s obviously the player that the offense will continue to run through. Although his usage rate has drastically fallen, his efficiency has increased and should help to maintain his status as a superstar in both fantasy and real-life.

 

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Russell Westbrook triple-doubled on Thursday, logging 21 points, 10 rebounds, 16 assists, and one block in 33 minutes during the Thunders' opening game win against the Knicks.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook was insanely efficient, going 7-of-12 from the field en route to filling up the stat sheet. As he’s prone to do, he still committed seven turnovers. It’s a nice start to the season, however, it’s obvious the Thunder won’t have to lean on their star point guard as much. There’s no way Westbrook will come near his 40.8 usage rate of last year.

 

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Russell Westbrook had a nice showing during the Thunder's preseason game Tuesday night, going 9-of-13 from the field for 20 points, seven assists, one rebound, a steal, three turnovers, and two three-pointers.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook had some knee injury concern, but it appears he’s set to start the season healthy after playing over 20 minutes in two straight games. With the off-season transactions in OKC, the defensive focus may no longer be funneled to Westbrook, hopefully opening up more space to operate this year. Westbrook remains a solid first-round pick in redraft leagues.

 

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Russell Westbrook agreed to a new five-year $205 million extension to remain with the Thunder. Westbrook's deal is the largest in NBA history paying out $235 million over the next six seasons. Westbrook must be pleased with the Thunder going out and trading for Carmelo Anthony and Paul George. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: WOW! Westbrook becomes the highest-paid player in the NBA while also being the presumptive No. 1 overall pick in re-draft leagues. The additions of George and Anthony shouldn't affect his game much as he's a nightly triple-double machine.

 

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Russell Westbrook is most deserving of this honor as he posted a record setting 43 triple-doubles this past season passing Oscar Robertson and averaging a triple-double with 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook should be the favorite to go No. 1 in re-draft leagues this upcoming season. If the team can add some shooting, Westbrook could see a slight uptick in assists and hopefully wins.

 

Russell Westbrook gets an All-NBA first team selection for his stellar season. Westbrook is joined by James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard as first team All-NBA players.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook is more than deserving of this award posting career-best numbers playing his first season without Kevin Durant. Westbrook set the record for most triple-doubles in a season with 42 passing Oscar Robertson. Westbrook will likely sign an extension with the team this summer and should be your number one pick in re-draft leagues next season.

 

Russell Westbrook tallied 51 points (17-for-43), 10 rebounds, 13 assists, four steals, and a block across 41 minutes in Wednesday's loss to Houston.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook was everything daily fantasy players paid for for three quarters on Wednesday, but went on a "hero-ball" escapade in the fourth that was less than fruitful. Any season-long Westbrook owner knows that when the "Brodie" goes cold, he goes arctic. The UCLA product started jacking up shots from all over the court late in the game, and couldn't find the net with any kind of consiconsistency.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 22 points on 6-for-23 shooting with 11 rebounds, seven assists, two steals, three three-pointers during his team's Game 1 loss on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook's nine turnovers in the game turned the momentum. He'll need to play better if the Thunder have a prayer against the Rockets' firepower. The other OKC players combined for 65 points on 41.3 percent shooting. So, it's not all Westbrook's fault.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored five points (2-for-10) and accumulated five rebounds, eight assists, and s block across 18 minutes in Wednesday's regular season finale.

Fantasy Impact: As expected, the MVP candidate only logged a partial workload as the Thunder look towards the playoffs. Hopefully he wasn't being relied upon in fantasy championships, as most leagues ended prior to Wednesday.

 

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Russell Westbrook will rest on Tuesday against the Wolves. Westbrook will sit out his first game of the season on Tuesday and could very well sit out on Wednesday against Denver as the Thunder are locked into the No. 6 seed in the West. (Source: Jon Pkrawczynski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook made history in his last game with his 42nd triple-double. We will have to wait for the final word on Wednesday for his status for that game but he will is likely staying at 42 triple-doubles. With Westbrook out, Semaj Cristion will start in his place with Victor Oladipo seeing plenty of opportunities. Oladipo is a solid DFS play at his price tag.

 

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Russell Westbrook compiled 50 points (17-for-32 FG, 5-for-12 3PT, 11-for-11 FT), 16 rebounds, 10 assists, and a steal in Sunday afternoon's nail-biting win over Denver.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook was nothing short of fabulous. Needing just one assist midway through the fourth quarter in order to record his record-breaking 42nd triple-double of the season, Russ was let down twice. Then, the MVP candidate was advancing towards the basket and kicked the ball out to Semaj Christon, who nailed a three-pointer, and delivered the goods. A historic regular season is coming to a close for Westbrook, as he's broken a record that was thought unbreakable, led his team to the playoffs once more, and now is a favorite to win the MVP award. A first-round pick in virtually every fantasy league, the "Brodie" has delivered in spades since day one and should continue to do so as the championship rounds come to a close. #Hist0ry

 

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Russell Westbrook compiled 45 points (14-for-25 FG, 8-for-13 3Pt, 9-for-12 FT), 10 assists, nine rebounds and five steals in Wednesday's win over Memphis.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook fell just one rebound shy of what would have been his record-breaking 42nd triple-double. It's a fortunate situation for Westbrook fantasy owners, as the UCLA product is vying for the MVP title, the single-season triple-double record, and is playing a full allotment of minutes as the Thunder are still trying to improve their seeding. Even as the championship rounds are winding down, expect "Russ" to continue to compile stats for the duration.

 

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Russell Westbrook notched his 41st triple-double of the season in Tuesday's 110-79 victory over the Bucks, finishing with 12 points, 13 assists, and 13 rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: He has officially tied Oscar Robertson for the most triple-doubles in a single season. He finished 4-for-12 from the field and 2-for-2 from the line with two steals and two threes. He will look to break the record on Wednesday versus Memphis. With five games remaining, Westbrook is a lock to make history.

 

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Russell Westbrook compiled 40 points (14-for-31 FG, 7-for-15 3PT, 5-for-5 FT), 13 rebounds, 10 assists, and three steals in Sunday's loss to Charlotte.

Fantasy Impact: While his overall fantasy performance was top-notch, Westbrook owners don't want to see him taking 15 shots from beyond the arc. The UCLA product is much more efficient driving to the basket or pulling up from the elbow than spot-shooting from three. While any criticism of Westbrook at this point would be considered nitpicking, owners in their championship round would very much like to see the "Brodie" make better decisions shooting the ball.

 

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Russell Westbrook posted his fifth triple-double in a row on Friday but in a losing effort 100-95 to the Spurs. Westbrook finished with a game-high 32 points, 15 rebounds and 12 assists. However, he did commit eight turnovers in this contest.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook now has five in a row and 39 triple-doubles on the season. He's closing in quickly on Oscar Robertson's NBA record 41 triple-doubles in a season back in the 1961-62 season.

 

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Russell Westbrook compiled 57 points (21-for-40), 13 rebounds, 11 assists, and three steals in Wednesday's overtime win in Orlando.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook's 38th triple-double of the season was one of great significance, as he joined James Harden as the only two players to have recorded multiple 50-point triple-doubles in a single season. With the Thunder still playing for seeding, and Russ competing for league MVP, the "Brodie" will likely be a force throughout the championship round in fantasy.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored a game-high 39 points on 54 percent from the field while going 3-for-9 from deep and just 10-for-16 from the charity stripe in the Thunder's 137-125 loss to the Rockets on Sunday. Westbrook also dished 13 dimes and snagged 11 rebounds in a game-high 38 minutes of floor-time.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook did everything in his power to bring the Thunder a win on Sunday, as he contributed heavily to a run that brought the deficit from 28 down to just seven late in the game. Russ' performance represented his 20th career 30-point triple-double, which ties him with Lebron James for the third-most such games in history. Westbrook's team isn't as good as James Harden's but there is no doubt the Thunder guard outplayed Harden on Sunday - not to mention throughout the season. The former Bruin is only five triple-doubles short of tying Oscar Robertson's single-season record while also becoming the only player other than the Big O to average a triple-double throughout the season. How can he not be the MVP?

 

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Russell Westbrook scored just 15 points against the Warriors on Monday. Westbrook shot poorly from the floor going 4-of-16 and 1-of-6 from three. Westbrook added eight boards, seven assists and two steals while committing five turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook failed to post a triple-double in back-to-back games after posting four straight triple-doubles prior to that. Westbrook and the Thunder got swept in four games by the Warriors this season leaving them to try to avoid them until the Conference Finals if possible.

 

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Russell Westbrook recorded his 33rd triple-double in Tuesday's 122-104 win over the Nets, racking up 25 points, 19 assists, and 12 rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: The Nets have given up the most fantasy points to point guards this season, so it was the perfect storm. He shot 6-for-18 from the field and 11-for-13 from the line with two steals, one block and two triples in 35 minutes. Westbrook is just incredible.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 33 points in his 32nd triple-double of the season during an 112-104 win over the Jazz on Saturday, adding 11 rebounds, 14 assists, two steals, two blocks, five turnovers and three three-pointers.

Fantasy Impact: He is now in sole possession for the second most triple-doubles in a season and is nine away from Oscar Robertson's single-season record. The Thunder continue to have success when Westbrook does get the trip-dub with a 26-6 record compared to just 11-23 when he doesn't. Currently, OKC is seventh in the west for the playoffs. There hasn't been any word of him resting.

 

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Russell Westbrook posted his 31st triple-double in a big win over the Spurs on Thursday 102-92. Westbrook shot just 7-of-21 but finished with 23 points. He added 13 rebounds and 13 assists while also stealing two passes. Westbrook added one three-pointer and committed just three turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: This is a big win for the Thunder against the Spurs. Westbrook is averaging an unbelievable triple-double on the season with 31.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 10.1 assists per game. He's a must start and is matchup proof.

 

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Russell Westbrook looked like his amazing self on Tuesday night. Westbrook scored 58 points, recorded nine assists, and grabbed three rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook has been tearing it up this season, more so than ever before. If you're lucky enough to own him in your season-long fantasy league, continue to start him game-in and game-out.

 

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Westbrook achieved his league-leading 29th triple-double in Sunday's 118-110 win over the Pelicans. He scored his 41 points on 14-of-29 shooting from the field including 2-of-8 from 3-point range. Westbrook also had 11 rebounds and 11 assists in his 66th triple-double of his career.

Fantasy Impact: He willed OKC to the win in the fourth quarter as he dominated and scored 21 points. Westbrook is averaging a triple-double on this season and is currently the fantasy MVP of the season. Westbrook will try to do it again on Tuesday as OKC hosts Utah.

 

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The Thunder played well enough in the second half to top the Knicks 116-105. Russell Westbrook accounted for a big chunk of the offense as usual. He finished with his 27th triple-double of the season. He scored 38 points, handed out 12 assists and grabbed 14 rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: The only downside to Westbrook's stats were his six turnovers. Even still, he put up elite fantasy numbers. This is Westbrook's 27th triple-double of the season. To put that in perspective, Michael Jordan had 28 triple-doubles in his career. Different eras obviously, but when it comes to fantasy, Westbrook is the top guy to own in the NBA right now.

 

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Russell Westbrook absolutely lit it up on Saturday night. Westbrook scored 47 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and recorded eight assists.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook has been fantastic all season. Arguably, he is the best fantasy player. If you are fortunate enough to own him, continue to start him in your season-long fantasy league. If you're looking to get him in your DFS contest, watch out as he is very expensive. His return is very high in DFS contests though.

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook came up with his 40th double-double of the season with 27 points, 18 rebounds, nine assists, four three-pointers, two blocks, and one steal in 37 minutes as the Thunder fall to the Indiana Pacers 93-90.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook is having a season for the ages, now with 25 triple-doubles and 40 double-doubles on the season. Westbrook is currently leading the league averaging 30.0 points per game. He is also currently averaging a triple-double for the season with 10.5 rebounds and 10.2 assists per game. Right now he is the front-runner for fantasy MVP.

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook had another spectacular game with 38 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists, and three steals in the Thunder’s 114-102 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Fantasy Impact: We are witnessing NBA history as Westbrook continues to defy the odds, and is on pace to average a triple-double for the season. Westbrook continued his historic season Friday with his 25th triple-double of the season. He is clearly having the best fantasy season of his career playing without Kevin Durant and is arguably the fantasy MVP at this point in the season.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 20 points on 7-for-26 shooting. He also grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out 10 assists, along with a steal and block.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook shot 5-for-8 from the free-throw line and 1-for-6 from the three-point line. His inefficient shooting gives James Harden the slight edge in number one overall value but Westbrook's historic season will look to continue on January 31st against the Spurs.

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook had another big night Monday with 38 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, four steals, and one block in the Thunder’s 97-95 win over the Utah Jazz.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook continues his historic season with his 22nd triple-double of the season. He’s arguably been the fantasy MVP at this point in the season, with James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Giannis Antetokounmpo closely behind him.

 

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Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook had a bit of a down night (for his standards) Monday night with 24 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals in a 120-98 point loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook owners in seasonal formats have to be a little bit disappointed as Westbrook will only play twice this week and didn’t have his “usual” performance Monday night. Westbrook has arguably been the fantasy MVP at this point in the season, although James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Giannis Antetokounmpo are closely behind him.

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook had another big game accumulating 24 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists, two steals, and one block in the Thunder’s 103-95 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Fantasy Impact: This is now Westbrook’s 18th triple-double of the season. Westbrook has arguably been the fantasy MVP at this point in the season, although James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Giannis Antetokounmpo are closely behind him.

 

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Russell Westbrook posted 21 points on 9-for-18 shooting with 14 assists, nine rebounds, one three-pointer and one steal in 33 minutes during a 109-94 victory against the Bulls on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook just missed getting his 18th triple-double on the season by one rebound. The veteran guard continues to be one of the top fantasy options in the league. His production has driven his DFS price sky high which makes him a very risky play but he can make a big impact on most nights.

 

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Russell Westbrook continued his torrid pace on Thursday as he scored 49 points on 47 percent shooting, including going 8-for-15 from deep. The MVP-candidate added eight rebounds, five assists and two steals in his 38 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook continues to be essentially unstoppable as he scored his most points since the second game of the season in Thursday's loss. Russ' eight made treys are a season-high and he made them while shooting 53 percent from deep, his best percentage in over a month. There were a few games around New Year's where Westbrook seemed somewhat human but that must have just been a glitch - he's back.

 

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Russell Westbrook was ejected for two technical fouls in the third quarter against the Grizzlies on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: In a five-second span, he picked up two technical fouls. He looked to be arguing about the shot clock being reset. This was just the third game of his career without an assist, finishing with 21 points, five rebounds, two steals, six turnovers and two three-pointers.

 

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Russell Westbrook had his way with the Wolves scoring a game-high 31 points in a 112-100 win over the Wolves on Christmas Day. Westbrook finished with 15 assists and three rebounds shy of a triple-double. He added one steal and one block.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook committed five turnovers in this one and took 25 shots. His shooting numbers have been up over his previous five games around 48 percent from the floor and 40 percent from deep. He will continue to produce as the fantasy superstar he is.

 

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Russell Westbrook does it again with another great performance on Monday night. Westbrook played 35 minutes and finished with absurd numbers. He scored 46 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and finished with seven assists.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook is a monster. He is a continuous must-start, averaging a double-double on the season. Westbrook will remain a must-start for the rest of this NBA season.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 20 points on 7-for-19 shooting with six rebounds, six assists, two triples and three turnovers in 27 minutes in a loss vs Portland

Fantasy Impact: The Blazers had this one in the bag late in the 3rd quarter. Prior to Tuesday's game Westbrook was averaging a triple-double with 31.1 points, 11.0 assists, 10.9 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 1.8 3-pointers and 5.8 turnovers. He should bounce back against the Jazz who will be without George Hill (toe).

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook notched a double-double with 37 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, and two steals in the Thunders’ 99-96 win over the Boston Celtics.

Fantasy Impact: You know you’re having a historic season when it’s looked at as a disappointment when you didn’t get a triple-double. So far through 24 games Westbrook has 12 triple-doubles, 20 double-doubles, and 16 30-plus point games. Westbrook is the clear fantasy MVP at this point.

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook recorded his seventh straight and 12th triple-double of the season Friday in a 102-99 loss to the Houston Rockets. Westbrook filled up the stat board again with 27 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds, and three steals.

Fantasy Impact: We are witnessing NBA history as Westbrook continues to defy the odds, and is on pace to average a triple-double for the season. On Friday, Westbrook tied Michael Jordan with seven straight triple-doubles. The NBA record for consecutive triple-doubles is nine by Wilt Chamberlain in 1968. Westbrook will have the chance to go for eight Sunday as the Thunder will host the Boston Celtics, he can tie Chamberlain's 48-year record with nine on Tuesday in Portland, and can break the record with 10 Wednesday at Utah.

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook recorded his sixth consecutive (11th on the season) triple-double of the season Monday in a win over the Atlanta Hawks. Westbrook accumulated 32 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists, one steal, and one block in the Thunder’s 101-92 win.

Fantasy Impact: We are witnessing NBA history as Westbrook continues to defy the odds, and is on pace to average a triple-double for the season. Sunday, Westbrook became the first player in 25 years to record five consecutive triple-doubles. On Monday, he extended that streak to six straight. Westbrook can tie Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson on Friday with seven straight triple-doubles. The record for consecutive triple-doubles is nine by Wilt Chamberlain in 1968

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook had another big game with 28 points, 17 rebounds, 12 assists, and one steal in the Thunder’s 101-92 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact: This is now Westbrook’s tenth triple-double of the season and his fifth consecutive. Westbrook now has 47 career triple-double which puts him in sole possession of sixth place all-time. If Westbrook can get his sixth straight triple-double Monday against the Atlanta Hawks, he will have the opportunity to tie Michael Jordan’s career best of seven straight on Friday against the Houston Rockets.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 27 points, grabbed 18 boards, and dished out 14 assists in Monday's win at Madison Square Garden.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook is the first player since Oscar Robertson to average a triple-double this late into the season. He's averaging 30.9 points, 11.3 assists, and 10.3 rebounds per game. Westbrook is no doubt a top MVP candidate this season recording his eighth triple-double on the year.

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook had another big game with 17 points, 15 assists, 13 rebounds, one steal, and one block in the Thunder’s 106-88 win over the Detroit Pistons.

Fantasy Impact: This is now Westbrook's 44th career triple-double, which ties him with Lebron James for sixth all-time. So far, in 18 games this season, Westbrook has seven triple-doubles and 14 double-doubles. Westbrook has also scored over 30 points in 13-of-18 games this year, including eight games in a row. There have been seven 30 point triple-doubles this season, and Westbrook has six of them. Even with stiff competition from Anthony Davis and James Harden, Westbrook is clearly the fantasy MVP at this point in the season and is on pace to break the record for most triple-doubles in a season.

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook picked up his sixth triple-double of the season with 36 points, 18 assists, 12 rebounds, and one block in the Thunder’s 132-129 OT win over the Denver Nuggets.

Fantasy Impact: So far, in 17 games this season, Westbrook has six triple-doubles and 13 double-doubles. Westbrook has also scored over 30 points in 13-of-17 games this year, including eight games in a row. Even with stiff competition from Anthony Davis and James Harden, Westbrook is clearly the fantasy MVP at this point in the season and is on pace to break the record for most triple-doubles in a season.

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook continues his MVP season with 31 points, 15 assists, 11 rebounds, and two steals against the Indiana Pacers. Westbrook tied the game at 103 for the Thunder with a three-pointer at the end of the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime, before finally losing to the Pacers 115-111.

Fantasy Impact: So far, in 14 games this season, Westbrook has five triple-doubles and ten double-doubles. Even with stiff competition from Anthony Davis and James Harden, Westbrook is clearly the fantasy MVP at this point in the season and is on pace to break the record for most triple-doubles in a season.

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook had another triple-double Sunday with 41 points, 16 assists, and 12 rebounds in the Thunders 119-117 loss to the Orlando Magic.

Fantasy Impact: So far, in 10 games this season, Westbrook has three triple-doubles and seven double-doubles. Even with stiff competition from Anthony Davis and James Harden, Westbrook is clearly the fantasy MVP at this point in the season.

 

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Russell Westbrook made 9-for-25 from the field for 29 points during a 110-108 loss to the Clippers on Friday, adding 14 rebounds, nine assists, one steal, four turnovers and three three-pointers in 35 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: The usage rate alone for Westbrook is just remarkable. Thus far on the season, he's posted a 41.3 usage rate and he's also currently first for total rebounding rate in the NBA among starting guards. On the downside, we know he's going take and miss shots and possess a high turnover rate. He's still a stat sheet stuffer and will still be a top-five fantasy player by season's end.

 

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Russell Westbrook had 36 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists in a losing effort on Wednesday, adding two blocks and one steal in 39 minutes against the Raptors.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook drained 15-for-18 free throws, but was just 9-for-26 from the field and committed eight turnovers. We'll see these lines from time to time from Westbrook but by season's end barring any injury he should finish as a top 3 fantasy player.

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook had another huge game with 14 points, 11 assists, and five rebounds in the Thunder’s 97-85 win over the Miami Heat.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook sat the entire fourth quarter, so he could have easily had another triple-double if the game was closer. The Thunder are now 6-1, and Westbrook looks to be the early favorite for MVP.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 28 points in an 112-92 win over the Wolves on Saturday, adding six rebounds, eight assists, three steals and four 3-pointers in just 28 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook got right back on track after the ugly loss in Oakland. When Westbrook is hitting jumpers, it's going to be awfully tough to beat OKC. He had no problem getting into the lane and he made some terrific passes when the defense collapsed on him. Westbrook could've easily had his 3rd triple-double of the season, but he didn't play at all in the fourth quarter. The next game will on Monday against the Heat.

 

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Although Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant do not face off on the floor often due to their respective positions, Durant handled the pressure of playing against his old team more than Westbrook did playing his old partner in crime. Westbrook did not have a bad night, but it was off compared to his norm. He finished with 20 points, 10 assists and six rebounds. He turned the ball over six times and shot 26.7 percent from the floor.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook is one of the most dominant fantasy players in the NBA. He still hit a double-double on the night. However, he hurt you in category leagues with turnovers and field goal percentage. He was not as big of a help in points leagues either. If you spent the salary in DFS you were even more disappointed. Do not worry though, he is still elite and a must play in yearly and a must play most nights in DFS.

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook had another big game with 35 points, six rebounds, five assists, and three steals in the Thunder’s 85-83 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. The Thunder are now 4-0.

Fantasy Impact: What more can be said about Westbrook that hasn’t already been said? He scored 35 points Wednesday against the Clippers in a game in which he dominated, and it was his worst game of the season. Think about that, 35 points is a down night. In Westbrooks previous three games, he had two triple-doubles, and come up one assist short of a third. Through four games, Westbrooks looks to be on pace for a historic season without Kevin Durant. Right now he’s the front-runner for MVP and the clear number one player in head-to-head formats.

 

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Russell Westbrook posted another huge triple-double on Sunday with 33 points, 16 assists, and 12 rebounds, adding five three-pointers, one steal and one block in Oklahoma City's home victory.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook was fresh off a history-making performance, becoming the first player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to score at least 50 points in a triple-double. He's now the first player since Magic Johnson to post a triple-double in two of his team's first three games, and the accolades keep coming. Thunder are off to a 3-0 start this season, and he'll be a monster for his head-to-head fantasy owners.

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard notched his first triple-double of the season with 51 points, 13 rebounds, ten assists, and two steals in the Thunder’s 113-110 overtime win over the Phoenix Suns.

Fantasy Impact: Through two games, Westbrook already has one triple-double and come up one assist shy of another. With the departure of Kevin Durrant, Westbrook is now the most valuable player in fantasy basketball, especially in H2H point’s leagues that reward points for double and triple-doubles. Start all of your daily lineups with Westbrook in them.

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder PG Russell Westbrook came up with his first double-double of the season and was one assist short of a triple-double. Westbrook scored 32 points and had 12 rebounds and nine assists as the Thunder defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 103-97.

Fantasy Impact: With former teammate Kevin Durant departing for Golden State, Westbrook is now the most valuable player in fantasy basketball. With Durant gone, Westbrook is now the “alpha dog” in Oklahoma City and will have every opportunity to dominate the ball. Westbrook led the NBA in triple-doubles the last two seasons and should be the favorite to do so again. He should be the first player drafted overall in seasonal formats and should be considered matchup proof in daily formats.

 

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Russell Westbrook has agreed to extend his contract with the Thunder, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. (Source: Ramona Shelburne on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook is expected to sign on Thursday. The new deal is worth $85 million over three years, according to The Vertical, with the third year as a player option. He had a 39.0 percent usage rate with Kevin Durant off the court last season. Westbrook is going to be a top 5 pick in drafts this fall. He will stuff the stat sheet for both season long and DFS.

 

Howard Beck of Bleacher Report reports that Oklahoma City Thunder PG Russell Westbrook might be traded “sooner rather than later”. Westbrook will be a free agent next summer and many believe he will be looking to leave OKC after the departure of Kevin Durant. If the Thunder truly believe that Westbrook will leave, they may try and trade him and get some value rather than lose him and get nothing. (Source: Bleacher Report)

Fantasy Impact: If healthy, Westbrook should finish the year as one of the top three players in fantasy basketball. Westbrook is a triple double machine and will provide top value regardless of where he plays. With Steph Curry and Kevin Durant playing for the same team, I would rank Westbrook as the number one player overall in fantasy basketball.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 28 points on 10-for-27 shooting during a 108-101 Game 6 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, adding nine rebounds, 11 assists and four steals in 44 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined for six turnovers in the fourth quarter. Westbrook was responsible for four of them in the final two minutes of the game. The Thunder are off to Oakland for Game 7 at Oracle Arena.

 

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Russell Westbrook finished Game 5 with 31 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, and five steals, but the Thunder still lost to the Warriors 120-111. While the stat line looks nice, it wasn't all roses for the Thunder superstar.Westbrook shot under 40 percent from the field (11-for-28) and committed a game-high seven turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook may have finished with a great looking fantasy night, but in reality, his missed shots and turnovers ultimately cost the Thunder the victory. With two more tries at closing out the series, the Thunder will need their point guard to tighten up his game as they return home for Game 6.

 

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As the Thunder took out the Warriors 118-94 in Game 4, Russell Westbrook logged another triple-double with 36 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists. The superstar had four steals and went 4-for-from beyond the arc as well.

Fantasy Impact: Whenever Westbrook goes off, the Thunder win. They are 19-0 this season when the point guard drops a triple-double. While Kevin Durant has been the MVP of this series, Westbrook has held his own with 27.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 11.8 assists per game. Look for the Thunder to do all they can to close out the Warriors in Game 5 on Thursday.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 30 points on 10-for-19 shooting with 12 assists, eight rebounds and two steals in a 133-105 blowout Game 3 win on Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook could not be stopped tonight. He relentlessly attacked the rim with pure aggression and created numerous plays for his teammates. The thunder will look to take a commanding 3-1 series lead on Tuesday against the Warriors.

 

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Russell Westbrook struggled from the field shooting only 5-for-14 during OKC's Game 2 loss, finishing with 16 points, 12 assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

Fantasy Impact: Klay Thompson's defense on Westbrook was on display and made it tough on him to get it going offensively. Westbrook didn't create as much as he did in game one. On the plus side he only turned the ball over three times. OKC will look to take a 2-1 series lead on Sunday.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 35 points on 12-for-27 shooting adding 11 boards, nine assists, two steals and three 3-pointers to lead the Thunder to a thrilling 95-91 win over the Spurs in Game 5 on Tuesday. The Thunder now have a 3-2 series lead.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook flirted with a triple-double in the win. After dishing out 15 assists in game 4, Westbrook was more aggresive offensively, but was actively looking for his teammates. He made the and-one basket with 6 secs left to ultimately give the Thunder the win. The Thunder can clinch the series with a win in Game 6 on Thursday in OKC

 

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Russell Westbrook had an off-night shooting the ball as most of the game he was shadowed by Kawhi Leonard. He scored only 14 points on 5-of-18 shooting from the field but added 15 assists and seven rebounds in the 111-to-97 win.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook is a must play in all formats because even when he has an off-night shooting the ball, he still gathers 15 assists and seven rebounds. His peripheral stats make him worthy of a roster spot every night in DFS.

 

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Russell Westbrook lead the Thunder with 31 points scored on a somewhat poor 10-of-31 shooting from the field. He added nine rebounds and eight assists in the 100-to-96 loss to the Spurs in Game 3. The Thunder had a chance late, but three turnovers in three possessions cost them points and eventually the game.

Fantasy Impact: Look for Westbrook and company to come out angry in Game 4 as they look to even the series at two games a piece. Westbrook is safe to deploy in DFS even at his high price because he does so much on the court. Add in the fact that Game 4 is a must with for the Thunder and you should see a solid night out of Westbrook.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored a team-high 29 points on 11-for-25 shooting adding seven rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, one block and one 3 pointer.during a 98-97 Game 2 victory over the Spurs on Monday,

Fantasy Impact: This game had a wild finish with Dion Waiters elbowing Manu Ginobili on an inbound pass. Westbrook was aggresive from the start of this contest, using his speed to get to the basket. He picked up a lot easier buckets with the Thunder scoring 21 points in fast break. Kawhi Leonard paid more attention to Kevin Durant tonight, so Westbrook didn't have to deal with him as much as Game 1. Expect that to change for Game 3 on Friday, as the series shifts to OKC.

 

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Russell Westbrook had a poor night shooting scoring 14 points on only 5-of-19 shooting from the field. He claimed only two rebounds and nine assists in his 29 minutes from the field.

Fantasy Impact: Going up against Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs is the toughest assignment the Thunder have had all season, and Westbrook struggled all night. It's hard to ever recommend someone who has the possibility of being guarded by Leonard, so tread lightly.

 

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Russell Westbrook proved that he is a superstar by putting up a game-high 36 points on 13-of-23 shooting from the field. He also led his team in rebounds with 12, and assists with 9 on a career night.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook and the Thunder have a tough match-up in San Antonio next series in which they don't have home field advantage. The Spurs were impossible to beat at home this year so Westbrook and Durant will have to be at the top of their game in order to advance in the playoffs.

 

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Russell Westbrook was stellar during a 119-108 Game 4 win over the Mavs on Saturday, scoring 25 points on 7-for-19 shooting with five rebounds, 15 assists, two steals and three 3-pointers. (Source: ESPN Stats and Info )

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook is the first player to turn in consecutive playoff games of 20-plus points and 15-plus dimes since Kevin Johnson in 1992. He's averaging a double-double in this series and they the Thunder will look to close the series on Monday night.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 26 points on 9-for-16 shooting, adding 15 assists, two steals, two 3-pointers and one block in Thursday's win against Dallas.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook was his usually aggressive self. Dallas could not check him tonight and he got whatever he wanted. The Thunder will look to take a commanding 3-1 lead on Saturday night in Dallas.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 19 points on 8-of-22 shooting Monday night but the Thunder lost a close one 85-to-84. Steven Adams got a shot off in real time that looked to have won the game for OKC, but replay shows the ball still in his hand when the red light appeared. Westbrook added 14 rebounds and six assists in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook can lead this team deep into the playoffs with his skill set. The Thunder as a team need to take a higher percentage shot, and not force it as they looked wild in game 2. Westbrook should continue to hit value in the playoffs as long as the games stay close.

 

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Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, and Serge Ibaka are all out tonight and did not travel with the team to San Antonio. (Source: Darnell Mayberry on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Look for Enes Kanter to have a monster night, and a decent boost for Dion Waiters and Kyle Singler as well. Keep in mind that unless San Antonio also rests players, they will be going up against the number one defense in the NBA.

 

Russell Westbrook secured his league-leading 18th triple double of the season as the Thunder made quick work of the Lakers 112-to-79. Westbrook had 13 points, 14 assists, and ten rebounds in 27 minutes of court time.

Fantasy Impact: Look for Westbrook and Durant to exceed value come playoff time for daily fantasy owners. They will however have a tough time in their last regular season game as they take on the leagues number one ranked defense in San Antonio on Tuesday night.

 

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Russell Westbrook is ruled out versus the Blazers.

Fantasy Impact: All the thunder starters are resting due to not being able to move past the #3 seed in the western conference and are on the road of a back-to-back.

 

Russell Westbrook played only 27 minutes on Tuesday night, but it was enough to secure his 17th triple-double of the season as the Thunder rolled the Nuggets 124-to-102. Westbrook scored 13 points on only 4-of-9 shooting from the field, and added 14 rebounds and 12 assists in the win.

Fantasy Impact: With the Thunder having secured third place in the Western Conference there is really no need to push their stars. Westbrook may not hit value again in the regular season, but we know he'll turn up the heat come playoff time.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 23 points on 8-for-15 shooting during Sunday's loss to the Rockets, adding 13 boards, nine assists, one 3-pointer and two steals in 37 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook turned the ball over eight times, which accounted for nearly half of OKC's turnovers and was a key issue in the Thunder's loss. Westbrook has been a top-10 option all season but his turnovers brings his value down in 9-cat leagues.

 

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Russell Westbrook recorded his 50th double-double of the season. He scored 26 points on 8-for-18 shooting with 11 assists, eight rebounds, four steals and three 3-pointers against the Clippers

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook came up with a key steal to help produce the go ahead basket by Steven Adams. Russ had 5 turnovers but was perfect from the free throw line. The Thunder's next game is against Houston on Sunday afternoon.

 

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Russell Westbrook had the role of carrying his team on his shoulders on Tuesday night as both Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka took the night off to rest. The Thunder have no shot at moving up in the standings so it made sense to rest some guys, but they gave up a game in the process. Westbrook tried doing it all and fell short, scoring 24 points on 8-of-28 shooting from the field. He added four rebounds and six assists in the 88-to-82 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook has had a tough time against the Pistons this season, and in what we though was a lock for 40 real points last night turned into an absolute dud. Look for a rested Westbrook to rebound (if he plays) on Thursday night at home against the Clippers in a Conference match-up where both teams have a lot to play for.

 

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Russell Westbrook went off for 26 points on Monday night as the Thunder cruised to a 119-to-100 win over the Raptors. He added 11 rebounds and 12 assists in the win, shooting an impressive 63 percent from the field.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook continues to show why he should be the fantany MVP of the 2015-16 season as the triple-doubles keep piling up. This was one of Westbrook's toughest match-ups of the year against Kyle Lowry, so he should have no problem on a back-to-back against the Pistons on Tuesday.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 15 points on 6-for-15 shooting during a 113-91 win over the Jazz on Thursday. He added seven rebounds, nine assists, three steals, and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook's shooting has been bad as of late. He's only shooting 35.7 percent from the field in his last four games. Unfortunately, the triple-double streak is over but he can achieve one at a moment's notice. The Thunder square off against San Antonio on Saturday.

 

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Russell Westbrook secured his league leading 15th triple-double on Tuesday night, including his fourth in his last five games. Westbrook scored 21 points on 7-of-18 shooting and added 13 rebounds and 15 assists in the win.

Fantasy Impact: Russell Westbrook keeps raising the bar for what a point guard can do in the NBA. Steph Curry may drain three's but Westbrook is the most complete 5-stat player in the NBA which bodes well for fantasy production. Continue to use Westbrook whenever he steps on the court.

 

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Russell Westbrook triple-doubled for the second straight day with 14 points, 11 rebounds, 14 assists, one steal, three 3-pointers in a win over the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook leads the league now with 14 Triple Doubles and has now done it in 3 of his 4 games. The seven turnovers are bad to see but Westbrook is just amazing. Oscar Robertson is the only player ever to average a line of 23-7-10. Westbrook is going to be among the elite players for triple-doubles in his career. Westbrook needs 4 more triple-doubles to surpass Magic Johnson for the most in a season.

 

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Russell Westbrook is currently the NBA leader in Triple-doubles after a 111-97 victory over the sixers Friday night. He scored 20 points on 8-for-20 shooting and added 15 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, two blocks, and two 3-pointers.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook achieved his 32nd triple-double of his career and moves past John Havlicek for ninth all time in triple-doubles. Westbrook has been phenomenal all season and is only 2nd best to Curry.

 

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Russell Westbrook, like his counterpart Kevin Durant were not needed for most of the 4th quarter on Wednesday night as the Thunder beat the Celtics 130-to-109. Westbrook scored 24 points, but the key was he only had two turnovers in the win. He added five rebounds, five assists, and three steals in the blowout.

Fantasy Impact: Like Durant, the only thing that causes Westbrook to miss hitting value is minutes, and in a blowout, Billy Donovan doesn't need to play his stars more than 30 minutes. Look for Westbrook and company to have another very easy game when they take on the 76ers Friday night.

 

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Russell Westbrook grabbed his league-leading 12th triple-double of the season on Monday night by scoring 17 points on a solid 7-of-11 shooting. He added 16 assists and ten rebounds in his three quarters of play. Westbrook only needed to play 28 minutes in what was an easy 128-to-94 win

Fantasy Impact: Russell Westbrook has always enjoyed this match-up against the Trail Blazers, especially in OKC. Continue to roster in all formats of fantasy because as proven tonight, Westbrook only needs three quarters to hit value.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 19 points on 5-for-16 shooting with six rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one 3-pointer against the Spurs on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook turned the ball over 9 times. He also went scoreless from the field in the fourth quarter. No need to worry it's just a slow start.

 

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Russell Westbrook produced a triple-double against the Clippers in only 37 minutes on Wednesday night. He score 25 points and added a massive 20 assists and 11 rebounds in the 120-to-108 victory.

Fantasy Impact: You could tell that Westbrook & company were set on not getting embarrassed like they were last time out versus the Clippers. The got the lead and did what they had to do to secure it on their home court. Continue to roster Westbrook in all formats.

 

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Russell Westbrook recorded his 10th triple-double of the season. He produced 15 points on 3-for-7 shooting from the field, 10 rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and one block.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook looked to get his teammates involved all game long. He also went 8-for-11 from the free throw line but had seven turnovers. Expect to see monster lines like these for the remainder of the year.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 22 points from the field in what was really a poor display of shooting on Thursday night. He was 1-for-8 from downtown and 8-of-24 overall. He did add seven assists and six rebounds in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: During the Thunders tough stretch of losses it appears that Westbrook has been trying to do to much himself, rather than relying on his teammates help. His shot attempts are up and his assists have been down over the last few weeks. Look for Westbrook and company to rebound Sunday in Milwaukee.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 24 points on 8-for-21 shooting during a crushing 103-98 loss to the Clippers on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, 12 assists, one steal, two 3-pointers and five turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: The thunder were bad in the fourth quarter. OKC had six turnovers in the fourth quarter. They shot the ball terribly. OKC felt the pressure in this one. They get a trip to Golden State on Thursday.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 20 points on only 6-of-8 shooting from the field on Monday night. He rounded out the night by adding 13 rebounds and 15 assists in the win. The only negative of the night was that Westbrook had more turnovers (7) than he had made field goals.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook is a threat to triple-double every night. With such a high floor there is no reason to ever not roster him. Continue to deploy in all fantasy formats.

 

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Russell Westbrook scores 26

Sun, Feb 28th 12:13am EST
By Nicolas Wilcox

Russell Westbrook contributed 26 points on 10-for-29 shooting from the field along with 13 assists, seven rebounds, two steals in 42 minutes against the Warriors.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook's 29 attempts from the field were the most since October. He also committed seven turnovers the most he's had all month. Although Westbrook didn't have it tonight he's still a top 3 fantasy point guard. No need to panic.

 

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Russell Westbrook had an identical shooting line to Kevin Durant on Wednesday night, scoring 24 points on 8-of-17 shooting. He added seven rebounds and 13 assists in the 116-to-103 win.

Fantasy Impact: Russell Westbrook is match-up proof and pace proof as statistically the Mavericks play at a slower tempo then the league average. If Westbrook can keep the turnovers to a minimum and help this team make a deep run in the playoffs, he has a legitimate shot at winning the MVP trophy this year.

 

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Russell Westbrook handed out a career-best 18 assists in Friday's loss to the Pacers to go with 23 points on 10-for-17 shooting with three boards, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook only had two turnovers while converting 10-for-17 from the field. He will continue to put up monster stat lines for the remainder of the year. Enjoy the ride.

 

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Oklahoma City Thunder star point guard Russell Westbrook came just one rebound shy of a triple-double on Thursday night against New Orleans. Westbrook posted 23 points on 8-for-14 shooting to go along with 10 assists and nine rebounds. Westbrook also sank two three-pointers and went 5-for-6 on free throws.

Fantasy Impact: The only complaint with Westbrook's line is his lack of defensive stats, but owners likely will not care. He is capable of posting this kind of line every single time he takes the court. As a result, Westbrook is clearly an elite option going forward.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 29 points on 8-of-19 shooting Monday night against the Suns. This is the first time in five games that he hasn't at least double-doubled although he did have eight assists and eight rebounds in the 122-to-106 win.

Fantasy Impact: Russell Westbrook finds a way through his peripheral stats to hit value every night. Look for him to continue this high pace against the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night in Oklahoma City.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 27 points on 8-for-22 shooting with three rebounds, 12 assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook shot poorly in this one. He didn't score a field goal in the fourth quarter. His scoring numbers are on the rise as he's averaging 24 points per game. Westbrook is an absolute stud.

 

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Russell Westbrook triple-doubled on Wednesday night in a huge way by scoring 24 points, 19 rebounds, and 14 assists in the win. Fourteen assists are one thing but 19 rebounds out of a point guard is unheard of. On top of it all he also added in two steals in the 117-to-114 win.

Fantasy Impact: Russell Westbrook has to be the MVP of daily fantasy sports as he consistently scores above value night in and night out. Continue to build your team around Westbrook in all formats.

 

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Russell Westbrook triple-doubled for the seventh time this season. He scored 17 points on 8-for-13 shooting 13 rebounds, 11 assists and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook earned his second triple-double in a row. Although the turnovers are always likely, the efficiently from the field was a nice sight.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 24 points as the Thunder won a nail-bitter on Wednesday night, 126-123. The high-scoring affair also saw Westbrook dish out 15 assists and gather eight rebounds in the win. Virtually match-up proof Westbrook continues to play at an MVP-level.

Fantasy Impact: If Westbrook is playing, he should be on your team. Continue to roster in all fantasy formats.

 

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Russell Westbrook finished the game two rebounds shy from a triple-double. He scored 30 points on 13-for-24 shooting, eight rebounds, 10 assists and three steals on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook now has seven straight double-doubles and is looking phenomenal. There are no signs of him slowing down.

 

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Russell Westbrook, like Kevin Durant, did all he could on Sunday night by scoring 27 points and adding 11 rebounds, and seven assists in the loss. Westbrook played 39 minutes in the game but it wasn't quite enough as the Nets won the game 116-to-106.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook fills the stat column on a night-to-night basis whether his team wins by 30 or loses by ten. Look for Westbrook to have another monster night against Jose Calderon and the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.

 

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Russell Westbrook flirted with a triple-double in the win against the Mavericks. He contributed 16 points on 8-for-19 shooting, eight rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block in 35 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook is a stat stuffing beast on a nightly basis. Although he's a turnover machine as he averages 4.4 turnovers per game, he's still a top three point guard in fantasy.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 16 points on 5-of-14 shooting on Wednesday night. He added 15 assists, eight rebounds, and five steals as the Thunder cruised to another win 109-to-95. Westbrook once again sat out most of the 4th quarter as the Thunder starters did what they needed to do to secure the game early.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook is a must own every time he is on the court. An ejection is really the only thing that can slow him down as he is virtually match-up proof. An early front-runner for league MVP.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 27 points on 10-for-22 shooting with 12 assists, five rebounds, three steals and one 3-pointer in a win versus Denver.

Fantasy Impact: Unfortunately, the triple-double streak is over. The good news is that this was Westbrook's 17th game of at least 20 points and 10 assists. Westbrook was his usually aggressive self and he committed four turnovers which is not that bad.

 

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Russell Westbrook had himself a night Sunday night scoring 13 points on a mediocre 5-of-16 shooting. He added ten rebounds and 15 assists in the game as well as two steals. Westbrook only needed 33 minutes to earn the triple-double as the Thunder ran away with the game 99-to-74

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook has been the all around MVP of the league so far this year. He may not drop 30-to-40 points a night like Steph Curry, but he is the top rebounding point guard in the game as well as an elite assist threat. Continue to deploy in all formats.

 

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Russell Westbrook records his fourth triple-double of the season against Minnesota. He scored 12 points on 6-for-10 shooting with 11 rebounds, 10 assists and two steals.

Fantasy Impact: This was Westbrook's 15th triple-double in the last 2 seasons. He only took 10 shots and turned the ball over only twice. Continue to enjoy the mega lines.

 

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Russell Westbrook was ejected after receiving his second technical foul on Wednesday night in a scuffle with the Mavs J.J Barea. He was held scoreless on 0-of-3 shooting but did have seven rebounds and eight assists in the win.

Fantasy Impact: Due to the ejection, Russell Westbrook had a terrible fantasy night. There is always a small risk in playing Westbrook due to his attitude which he usually holds in check. Look for Westbrook to bounce back against the Timberwolves on Friday night.

 

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Russell Westbrook scores 22 points on 8-for-15 shooting along with 11 assists, seven rebounds, three steals and two 3-pointers.

Fantasy Impact: This is Westbrook's fourth double-double in his last five games. He had seven turnovers tonight which is typically of Westbrook. Continue to enjoy the massive lines.

 

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Russell Westbrook did all he could against the Trail Blazers, but it just wasn't enough as the Thunder lost a close one 115-to-110. Westbrook scored 25 points on 7-of-19 shooting from the field and 9-of-11 from the stripe. He also added 15 assists and nine boards in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Continuing to play at an elite level, Russell Westbrook is doing everything he can to help this team win ball games. Continue to roster in all formats as Westbrook is match-up proof with his style of play.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 36 points on 11-for-24 shooting adding 12 rebounds, seven assists and one steal in a 117-113 win against the Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook was aggresive as always. He turned the ball over six times but was 13-for-16 at the free throw line. Westbrook is a night in and night out fantasy stud. Enjoy the performances.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 20 points on 7-for-17 shooting and added seven assists, seven rebounds, and two steals in 112-94 win versus the Memphis Grizzlies.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook's shot selection hasn't been the best lately. He's shooting under 39 percent for the week. Although Westbrook's field goal percentage and high turnover rate is annoying, he's still a top 3 fantasy point guard.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 17 points on 6-for-23 shooting from the field to go along with 15 assists, eight rebounds, two three-pointers, one steal and seven turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: A mixed bag from Westbrook tonight. It was nice to see 15 assists but, the poor shooting and seven turnovers are hard to stomach. He and Serge Ibaka had to pick up the slack due to Kevin Durant not playing tonight. Westbrook is the best point guard in fantasy other than Stephen Curry.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 36 points on 12-for-19 shooting along with 12 assists, five steals and one block in Thursday's 110-106 win versus the Phoenix Suns.

Fantasy Impact: He was also 11-for-11 from the free throw line and only committed two turnovers in tonight's win. Westbrook should continue this momentum going into the new year and is an unquestionable top five fantasy player moving forward.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 27 points on 10-of-22 shooting in Tuesday night's win against the Milwaukee Bucks. He continues to contribute in multiple ways as he added seven rebounds, seven assists, and five steals to his total on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook only turned the ball over three times in tonight's win. If he can keep the turnovers down, he has a legitimate shot at being the front-runner for the MVP trophy this year. Being match-up proof, Westbrook is a must-start in all fantasy formats.

 

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In the Thunder's 35-point victory over the Lakers, Russell Westbrook scored 23 points with eight rebounds, eight assists, and two steals in 30 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Through 29 games this season, Westbrook has seen his points drop, expectedly, due to the return of Kevin Durant. On the plus side, the point guard's assists are up, to 9.3 per game, and his shooting percentage is at a career-high 46.6 percent. Westbrook is and will continue to be a top-5 fantasy player the remainder of the year.

 

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Russell Westbrook and the Thunder overcame a 13-point halftime deficit in a 104-to-98 win on Sunday. Westbrook scored 25 points in 40 minutes of play and also added 11 rebounds in the win. Westbrook took the game upon himself as he took 25 shots from the field, while also getting to the stripe nine times, making seven of them.

Fantasy Impact: While former MVP Kevin Durant gets most of the headlines in OKC, Russell Westbrook is the leader of this team and continues to contribute in all statistical categories. If he can keep his turnover totals down, he has a legitimate chance at making a run for his own MVP trophy this year.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 23 points on 8-for-17 shooing including 3-for-4 from three. Westbrook added 10 assists, six rebounds and three steals in 38 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: Russell Westbrook continued his assault on the stat sheet Thursday with another nice fantasy performance. Every night he steps on the court, he is the hardest player to stop with the exception of Stephen Curry.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 13 points on just 5-for-7 shooting including a three-pointer and two made free throws. Westbrook also tied his season-high 16 assists while grabbing five rebounds and two steals in a season-low 25 minutes of play.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook's minutes were not because of injury but because of the beating they were putting on Memphis. He didn't need to do much more after a 12 assist first quarter. Fantasy owners love double-doubles and this is pretty routine for Westbrook.

 

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Russell Westbrook logged another triple-double on Sunday night, scoring 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field. He also had 11 rebounds and ten assists in the win. The Thunder needed everything they could get out of Westbrook as they squeaked out a last minute win 98-to-95.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook continues to contribute in all categories of the stat sheet. Having a point guard on your team that can score and rebound like he does is extremely valuable and should be taken advantage of in all formats.

 

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Russell Westbrook grabbed five rebounds to go with seven assists and a steal while shooting 8-for-18 from the floor Thursday night. While he went a perfect 9-for-9 from the line, he missed all three of his three pointers in 34 minutes of play.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook and Durant carried the load per usual in a game which had 38 lead changes. Westbrook continues to fill the stat line as scoring in the 20 is simply par for the course along with a solid rebound and assist total.

 

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Russell Westbrook only needed 27 minutes on Monday night to score 20 points and dish out nine assists. From the looks of it, he was very happy to have some of the weight of his team off his shoulders with the return of Kevin Durant. He also added seven rebounds to his stat line in the win.

Fantasy Impact: Russell Westbrook was finally able to get a breather with his team up big going into the fourth quarter. That put a damper on what was looking to become another triple-double for him this season. You can continue to feel confident in starting Westbrook in all formats, even with the return of Kevin Durant.

 

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Russell Westbrook was dominant in OKC on Wednesday night scoring 43 points on 14-of-25 shooting. He also got to the line 20 times, shooting 75 percent from the stripe. With Durant still sidelined with a hamstring injury Westbrook carried his team to a 110-to-103 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook is the complete player who does more than just score the basketball. He drives into the lane to open up shots for his teammates, he rebounds the ball, and most importantly, he can shoot the ball at a high percentage, every night. He remains a must start in season long and daily fantasy formats.

 

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It took Russell Westbrook only 28 minutes to get his first triple-double of the season on Tuesday night. He shot 7-of-17 from the field for a total of 22 points in the game. Westbrook also added 11 assists and 11 rebounds in the 125-to-101 win. Once again, Westbrook was able to sit out the entire fourth quarter after building a 26-point lead through the first three quarters of the game.

Fantasy Impact: With Kevin Durant injuring his hamstring, Westbrook is going to need to put this team on his back and carry them through the next few weeks. Look forward to some monster nights in the near future for Big Russ in all fantasy formats.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 21 points on 9-of-20 shooting Sunday night. He also added 13 more assists in the game giving him 76 assists through the first seven games of the season. By comparison, John Wall of the Wizard's has the second most, at 53.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook continues to pile on the points and assists in the young season. He is also a surprisingly good source of rebounds for his size. If he can keep the turnovers to a minimum, he has a real good shot to be the league MVP this season.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 20 points on 7-of-18 shooting, and had 10 assists, giving him his second consecutive double-double. He was also two rebounds shy of his first triple-double of the season. Unfortunately it wasn't enough as the Thunder ended up losing 104-to-98.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook continues to pour in the fantasy stats. The good news to fantasy owners is that even though the Thunder are losing, owners are not with Westbrook's performances. Continue to deploy in all formats.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 22 points on 8-of-21 shooting Wednesday night. He also had an incredible 16 assists in the loss. The game looked pretty under control for the Thunder until they were outscored 30-to-17 in the 4th quarter causing them to lose the game 103-to-98. Westbrook shot 3-of-4 from the line and also gathered five rebounds in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook continues to fill the stat line for the Thunder whether they win or lose. The one downside in Russell's game would be that his fast pace-of-play causes him to turn the ball over a lot. He had eight turnovers in Wednesday night's game, and is averaging six turnovers per game so far this season. However in fantasy it can be overlooked based on the fact that he provides so much.

 

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Russell Westbrook was two rebounds short of a triple-double on Monday night with a stat line of 25 points, 11 assists, and eight rebounds. He also had seven turnovers and five personal fouls in the second game of a back-to-back. Westbrook hit a 3-pointer with 44 seconds left to bring the game within three, but when he had an opportunity to tie it with another 3-pointer 31 seconds later, the shot rimmed out.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook continues to put up a great stat line in this new season as he is a great source of points, assists, and rebounds. He is worth paying up for in daily fantasy as he should always hit value. As far as season long leagues go, get him in your lineup, and keep him there.

 

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Russell Westbrook helped the Oklahoma City Thunder improve to 3-and-0 on the year by scoring 15 points on 7-of-13 shooting. Westbrook contributes in so many ways for the Thunder as he also had nine boards, eight assists, and three steals on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook wasn't needed at all in the fourth quarter which was great for him, coming off a double-overtime win two nights ago. Unfortunately, in the fantasy world we could consider 15 points an off-night, as we're used to him playing 35 minutes and scoring 30+ points. That being said, keep deploying him in all formats of fantasy.

 

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Russell Westbrook plays hero

Sat, Oct 31st 1:40am EDT
By Bret Skinner

Russell Westbrook put up 48 points, along with 11 rebounds and eight assists in a double-overtime win versus the Orlando Magic. Westbrook hit the game tying shot in OT to send the game to double OT.

Fantasy Impact: Deploy Westbrook in all formats of fantasy, including DFS. Westbrook is essentially match-up proof and should be considered a front-runner for MVP this season.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored a career-high 54 points Sunday, but it was not enough as Oklahoma City fell to Indiana 116-104. Westbrook needed a ridiculous 43 shots, including 15 three-point attempts, to score his points. He finished the night with nine rebounds, eight assists, five three-pointers, and one steal in 40 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: The only thing hurting Westbrook's case for MVP, is the Thunder's record as of late, they are 3-7 in their last 10 games. Westbrook remains in the lead for the scoring title as he leads the NBA with 27.9 points per game this season.

 

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As the Thunder lost to the Grizzlies, 100-92, Reussell Westbrook went 5-for-20 from the floor Friday. Westbrook finished his night going 8-for-13 from the free throw line to total 18 points. He added in seven rebounds, seven assists in 38 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: For all of the triple-doubles and high scoring performances Westbrook as had since the All-Star break, he has struggled mightily with his shot from the floor, especially from deep. The point guard is putting up over 22 shots per game , the last 10 games, and only making 35 percent of them. It gets worse past 23 feet. Taking 5.6 attempts from three, Westbrook is only making 25 percent of them. While there is no denying Westbrook's MVP candidacy, I would argue he is lagging behind in fantasy due to his poor percentages.

 

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Russell Westbrook tallied 33 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists, to lead the 20-point fightback of the Thunder in their victory against the Suns, 109-97.

Fantasy Impact: Aside from the near triple-double, which has been a staple for Westbrook this season, he also chalked up three steals, and 1 block. He was not that efficient though: made 34% of his shots from the field, went 1-7 from beyond the arc, and committed four turnovers. He continues to be the best fantasy player in 8-category leagues, and a top five player in 9-category leagues. Keep him locked.

 

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In Tuesday's win against the Lakers, Russell Westbrook efficiently lead the the Thunder with 27 points, two rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, one block, and only two turnovers, while shooting 52.9 percent from the field, 87.5 percent from the foul line, and going 2-3 from beyond the three-point line. All that in less than 30 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: This kind of stat-line has already become a regular occurence for Russell Westbrook. With the Thunder having not much of choices when it comes to production, there is no reason to think that Westbrook will lose value. Worst case scenario will be an injury, but even that looks far-fetched. Keep him locked in your lineup.

 

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For the second consecutive game, Russell Westbrook logged a triple-double in the Thunder's 93-75 victory over Miami Sunday. Westbrook struggled to score as he went 5-16 from the floor for only 12 points, he lowest output in over two months. As always, the point guard filled up the stat sheet with 10 rebounds, 17 assists, four steals, two blocks, and six turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Turnover numbers aside, Westbrook has been ridicoulous over the past month. Sunday was his 8th triple-double in his past 13 games as he has averaged 32.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 11.1 assists, and 2.5 steals since Feb. 24. With Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka out of action for the time being, Westbrook will continue to put OKC on his shoulders and do whatever he can to lead them in to the playoffs.

 

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Russell Westbrook was two rebounds away from another triple-double as he finished Monday's game with 24 points, 12 assists, and eight rebounds. He did pick up two quick fouls late in the game, his fifth and sixth fouls, which ultimately resulted to his disqualification.

Fantasy Impact: Just another day in the office for Russell Westbrook, and his owners should be excited of the fact that Serge Ibaka will be missing some games, too. Albeit, being a bit skeptic, too much load on him may be good on the stat sheet, but bad for his health. This is especially since Westbrook has had the history of suffering major, season-ending injuries just as he is on the peak of his game. Continue to keep your fingers crossed.

 

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Despite recording a triple-double against the Timberwolves on Friday, Russell Westbrook recognized the need to take care of the ball better, saying, "I do know one thing, I need to stop turning the ball over...". He also added that it is "frustrating trying to make passes and turning it over..." (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook is not necessarily being too hard on himself here. Albeit averaging close to a triple-double this season (better than 27 points, 7 rebounds, and eight assists in 49 games), his 4.2 turnovers per game is hard not to notice. This past week alone, he has averaged nine (read that again) turnovers. Westbrook did acknowledge that they have been winning anyways, but he still has to "go back to the drawing board and take care of it."

 

Russell Westbrook notched his sixth triple-double in eight games, with 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists, to lead Oklahoma City past Minnesota, 113-99.

Fantasy Impact: Talk about Mr. Automatic. While other MVP candidates have started to slow down, Westbrook has continued to be nothing but dominant, fantasy and reality-wise. Just this past month alone, he has averaged 32.9 points, 10.1 rebounds, 11.1 assists, 1.9 steals, 0.2 blocks, and 1.5 three-point makes, while shooting 43.9 percent from the field, and 86.5 percent from the charity stripe. Despite being turnover-prone, Westbrook is still a top five fantasy player, top one at best, the rest of the season.

 

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As the Thunder fell late to Chicago, Russell continued his hot scoring run with his fourth straight game with 39 or more points. Westbrook went 14-32 from the floor and 14-15 from the line for a game-high 43 points. He racked up eight rebounds, seven assists, two steals, and three three-pointers in 38 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: To say Westbrook has been on fire recently is an understatement. Posting an average of 42.7 points, 12.7 rebounds, 9.7 assists, and 2.3 steals per game in his last four contests, Westbrook has been the unquestioned top fantasy player over the past week. Look for the NBA's leading scorer to try and continue his run Sunday against Toronto.

 

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Russell Westbrook recorded his fourth straight triple-double Wednesday, with 49 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists. Westbrook is the first player to record four consecutive triple-doubles since Michael Jordan did it in 1989. His Herculean effort in 42 minutes of play was more than enough for the Thunder to beat the struggling Sixers, 123-118.

Fantasy Impact: It almost feels like Russell Westbrook is playing himself in an NBA videogame. On top of his triple-double, Westbrook also finished the game with three steals, one block, one three-point make, and also shot the ball well both from the field, and from the free throw line, with 48.5 percent, and 80 percent, respectively. He continues to be a beast in 8-category leagues, and a top 10 player in 9-category ones with his turnovers as his only caveat.

 

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Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is set to return to action Wednesday against Philadelphia. Westbrook missed Sunday's game after having facial surgery to repair a fractured cheek bone. Westbrook will wear a protective mask when he returns to action. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Good news for Westbrook owners as the facial fracture only cost the guard one game. With the point guard returning, D.J. Augustin will resume his backup role. Westbrook will look to continue his hot play, as he has three games in a row with a triple-double.

 

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Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will miss Sunday's game against the Lakers due to facial surgery. Westbrook suffered a fracture to the zygomatic arch when teammate Andre Roberson inadvertently kneed Westbrook in the face Friday. The zygomatic arch separates the eye socket from the sinuses. Westbrook will re-evaluated sometime during the next week. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Bad news for Westbrook owners as the guard was on a tear recently. He has three straight games with a triple-double and is averaging 33.0 points, 12.6 rebounds and 10.6 assists in those three games. D.J. Augustin will start Sunday in Westbrook's place. He is a great plug and play option in all fantasy formats.

 

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Westbrook posted his second straight triple-double, his fourth this season, with 39 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists. Albeit his efforts were for naught as the Suns out-shined the Thunder, 117-113. The Oklahoma City starting point guard also had 3 steals, and went 14-16 from the charity stripe.

Fantasy Impact: It was an epic point guard match-up between Russell Westbrook and Eric Bledsoe, to say the least. Too bad one had to lose. Despite his big scoring total with 39 points, Westbrook struggled with his shooting, as he only made 12 of his 38 shots from the field, and only one of his 10 three-point attempts. He also had four turnovers to make matters a little worse. What he did excel at though, was being a frequent visitor to the free throw line, making 87.5% percent of his attempts there. In reality, the Thunder relying so much on Westbrook's inner Hercules may not be so much of a good news for their fans. In fantasy play though, the more he carries Oklahoma City, the better.

 

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Russell Westbrook is far from slowing down as he posted another triple-double with 20 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in Oklahoma City's 105-92 win over Indiana on Tuesday. He also added a steal, and also made all of his three attempts from the free throw line, in only 28 minutes of play.

Fantasy Impact: Nowadays, stat lines like this should be expected from Westbrook. This last week alone, he has averaged 27 points, 7.8 rebounds, 11.8 assists, 1 steal, and 1.3 three-point makes per game. And if those numbers still do not impress owners, he is also shooting 49.3 percent from the field, and 93.5 percent from the free throw line these past seven days. It is hard not to think of him as a top three fantasy player, and it seems only a major health issue can stop him.

 

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Russell Westbrook scored 21 points and dished out a career-high 17 assists to help Oklahoma City beat Denver, 119-94.

Fantasy Impact: Who's the ball hog now? Not Russell Westbrook. Westbrook has continued to play an MVP-caliber game with or without Thunder co-star Kevin Durant. In the past month, Westbrook has averaged 30.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 9.8 assists, 1.7 steals, and 0.3 blocks. His shooting is not hurting either, as he makes 44 percent of his shots and even more of his free throws: 89 percent. He is a top five fantasy guy, three at best, and it is only going to get better as long as he is healthy.

 

In a win over Charlotte, Oklahoma City's starting point guard Russell Westbrook had 33 points (12-27 from the field, 0-3 from three-point range and 9-9 from the line), 10 assists, seven rebounds, one steal and six turnovers in 35 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: The Thunder superstar continues to show the NBA why he's considered the best basketball player in the world right now. Westbrook has been on fire and there doesn't seem to be anything or anyone who can stop him right now. With star teammate Kevin Durant (foot) out with any injury for a least a week, expect Westbrook to continually fill up the stat sheets for his fantasy owners.

 

Russell Westbrook is in a groove right now. In his first game after the All-Star break, Westbrook dropped 34 points (9-17 FG, 2-4 3pt, 14-14 FT) along with 10 assists, five rebounds and two steals.

Fantasy Impact: The All-Star break couldn't even put out the fire on Westbrook's recent play. His shooting percentage is not the best, but he does everything else at a high level. Points, assists, free throws and rebounds are always strong, so owners can't complain much. Also, Durant left Thursday's game late in the fourth quarter, so Westbrook could be in line for another boost over the next week or so.

 

In Wednesday's win over the Grizzlies, starting point guard Russell Westbrook scored 24 points (four-of-15 from the field, one-of-three from three-point range and a perfect 15-of-15 from the line), dished out nine assists, grabbed nine rebounds, stole one ball and turned the ball over four times in 32 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook has been on quite a role now for quite some time. He's been one of the best fantasy players in the game today and is arguably the best point guard in all of basketball right now.

 

In 32 minutes played, Russell Westbrook had 19 points (six-for-19 from the field, one-for-four from three-point range and six-for-six from the line), 11 rebounds, five assists, one steal and five turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook didn't score his typical 20-plus points, but he was only one point off from doing so and was highly productive on the defensive end (especially in rebounds). He is still one of the top fantasy players in the game right now and should be starting in all fantasy leagues.

 

In 40 minutes played, Russell Westbrook had 48 points (15-for-28 from the field, three-for-five from three-point range and 15-for-15 from the line), 11 assists, nine rebounds, four steals and three turnovers in a loss to the Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact: There's no player in fantasy basketball playing better of late than Westbrook, so continue starting him in whatever league(s) you're fortunate enough to own him in.

 

In 32 minutes on the floor, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook scores 45 scores (18-for-31 from the field, two-for-six from three-point range and seven-for-nine from the line), grabs six rebounds, dishes out six assists, steals one ball, blocks one shot and commits six turnovers in a win on Wednesday against the Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook is playing at his highest level right now and should at least be in the conversation with anyone listing players who should be considered for this season's MVP award. Fantasy advice isn't needed in this case, since it's obvious to know what to do here if you own him in your fantasy league(s).

 

In 38 minutes of action, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook scores 25 points (eight-of-15 from the field, one-of-three from three-point range and eight-of-eight from the line), dishes out 14 assists, grabs 11 boards, steals four balls, blocks one shot and turns the ball over two times.

Fantasy Impact: He's on a roll and playing like one of the best fantasy players on the planet right now, so continue to enjoy the ride while it lasts.

 

In a loss to New York, Russell Westbrook scored 40 points (13-of-30 from the field, two-of-eight from behind the arc and 12-for-12 from the line), grabbed four rebounds, dished out four assists, had two steals, blocked one shot and had four turnovers in 35 minutes played.

Fantasy Impact: He has been one of the best fantasy players in the game so far this season, so continue to start him in all leagues you own him in without hesitation.

 

Russell Westbrook only shot 7-26 from the field, but shot 3-6 from three-point range and 5-7 at the free throw line for 22 points against Cleveland. He rounded off his night with 11 assists, nine rebounds, two steals, one block, and two turnovers in 40 minutes of work.

Fantasy Impact: This is Westbrook's second game in a row with 22 points and 11 assists but he needed 10 more shot attempts for this game. His points per game have dropped dramatically since December (from 28.3 to 20.4) but that can attributed to Kevin Durant injuries.

 

Russell Westbrook scored 22 points with 11 assists, three rebounds, and three steals but he did commit four turnovers. He shot 8-16 from the field, 2-4 from three-point range, and 4-6 from the free throw line.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook has been shooting the ball very well as of late, often at or just below 50 percent from the field. He has also been producing in other counting categories, recording a double-double or just falling short of a triple-double, making him a great play across all formats.

 

Russell Westbrook scored 32 points (including the winning layup) with eight rebounds, eight assists, one steal, and three turnovers in an overtime win for Oklahoma City. He shot 12-28 from the field (0-4 from beyond the arc) and 8-10 at the free throw line in 42 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook has been producing across the board very consistently this past week, including a triple-double and three near misses. He has not been shooting the lights out, but he has been shooting at least 40 percent from the field which is just fine for the historically inefficient Westbrook.

 

Russell Westbrook went for 19 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, four steals with three turnovers in 35 minutes of play. He shot 8-17 from the field and 3-4 from the free throw line.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook has played very well over the last five games, shooting a solid 48.3 percent from the field but also coming up with lots of rebounds and assists. He is legit triple-double threat and a top guard in both category and point formats.

 

Russell Westbrook shot 7-12 from the field (0-3 from three-point range) and 3-6 from the free throw line for 17 points against Orlando. He notched six assists, one rebound, one steal, and one block with four turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook was pulled after playing 24 minutes due to the Thunder's substantial lead, stunting what would probably have been an even more productive night. Regardless, owners must be happy with what they got, solid scoring with a solid shooting percentage although the turnovers hurt a bit.

 

Russell Westbrook recorded 17 points, 17 assists, 15 rebounds, and four steals with three turnovers for Oklahoma City. He shot 7-19 from the field, 1-4 from three-point range, and 2-4 from the free throw line.

Fantasy Impact: This was Westbrook's first triple-double of the season and probably his best all around game so far. While expecting triple-doubles from him every night is unrealistic, he has really picked himself up out of the slump that plagued him throughout the first half of January. His 36.8 field goal percentage is what owners have become used to, but the rest of his game more than makes up for it.

 

Westbrook scored 16 points along with eight rebounds, eight assists, and five steals but also turned the ball over a season high eight times. He shot a solid 6-13 from the field, 1-3 from beyond the arc, and 3-4 from the free throw line.

Fantasy Impact: The good news is that this was Westbrook's second game in row in which he shot an acceptable percentage from the field but the turnovers are becoming worrisome. It was just two games ago that Westbrook committed seven turnovers and he had both five and six turnover games to finish off the month of December. Due to his production in other counting categories he is still a must start in league play but his price is too steep for most daily games.

 

Russell Westbrook finally shook his shooting slump by going 9-17 from the field, 1-1 from beyond the arc, and 6-6 from the line in a 25 point night. He also contributed by notching 12 assists, four rebounds, and three steals along with three turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: All around great game from Westbrook since he had failed to shoot over 40 percent in his last five games, and three turnovers is a huge improvement over the seven he committed in the last game. Westbrook will always find a way to produce in most counting categories, just remember to whether the storm when his shooting inevitably goes south.

 

Westbrook shot poorly once again to the tune of 3-19 from the field (0-5 from three-point land) and was only able to score 10 points while turning the ball over seven times for the second time this year. On the bright side, Westbrook recorded seven rebounds, four assists, and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook has now shot under 40 percent in last five games but it is not like he has ever been known for his efficient offensive play and fantasy owners should not be expecting it. It is very possible that Westbrook owners may have to endure a few more high shot volume/low percentage games from Westbrook until he figures his shot out, but at least he can still provide solid production in other counting categories.

 

Russell Westbrook scored an inefficient 22 points due to his 5-21 performance from the field, but redeemed himself at the line as he went 11-14. He rounded off his night with seven rebounds, five assists, one steal, and two turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook is not known for his smart shooting so you have to take all of the good with the bad field goal percentage. He averages 5.5 rebounds, 7.1 assists, and 2.3 steals per game so Monday's performance should be exactly what you expect.

 

With Kevin Durant still sidelined by his ankle sprain, Westbrook added to his MVP resume against the Spurs on Christmas Day. Westbrook finished with 34 points on 14 of 28 shooting, with 11 assists, five rebounds, five steals, and four turnovers in 35 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook reportedly is trying to take less three's, and attempted only one against the Spurs. He's been an awful 28% from three-point range on the season, but an impressive 53% on shots between 16-feet and the three-point line. The change obviously paid big dividends against the Spurs. With Durant out again, Westbrook owners are finally seeing the returns they expected for the first month of the season.

 

The Thunder started fast against Phoenix Sunday, in large part to Russell Westbrook. Scoring 14 of his team high 28 points in the first quarter, Westbrook led the Thunder to a big lead they would never relinquish. He finished with a near triple-double, adding eight rebounds,and eight assists to go along with his points.

Fantasy Impact: In the eight games since coming back from a hand injury, Westbrook has simply dominated. Averaging 27.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.3 assists in that span the point guard has resumed his spot in the upper echelon of fantasy players.

 

Russell Westbrook scored 32 points, with seven rebounds, eight assists and a steal, in his return to action as the Thunder took down the Knicks 105-78. Westbrook logged 24 minutes, and converted three of four three point attempts. (Source: ESPN )

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook didn't look to have much rust in his return game. The Thunder need him to get the team back on track, and in position to stay in the playoff race until Kevin Durrant returns. Safely play Westbrook in all fantasy formats. The Thunder next play in New Orleans on December 2nd.

 

As expected Russell Westbrook went through surgery to repair a broken bone in his right hand after inadvertently running into Kendrick Perkins when going up for a rebound. The Thunder have stated that Westbrook will be re-evaluated in four weeks. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This shouldn't be a major setback in terms of production once he returns to the floor. Missing a minimum of the first month of the season though, is a major setback for any fantasy owner who spent a high draft pick on the explosive guard. Reggie Jackson should be returning soon and will be the starting guard once healthy. In the meantime, Sebastian Telfair is distributing the ball. The Thunder are hurting badly with Durant and Westbrook out, Jeremy Lamb may be a nice source of points once he returns from injury as well.

 

Russell Westbrook fractures hand

Fri, Oct 31st 2:15am EDT
By Clinton Ho

Russell Westbrook suffered a small fracture of the second metacarpal in his right hand Thursday night. The play occurred when Westbrook seemingly got his hand caught on his teammate going up for a rebound. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: There were very high expectations for Westbrook to start the season off hot. Although the extent of the injury and recovery time is not yet known, the fracture did occur on his shooting hand which is problematic. Sebastian Telfair took over in place of Westbrook and will be worth an add considering the lack of depth the Thunder have right now.

 

Russelll Westbrook was the lone bright spot in the Thunder 106-89 loss. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook's 38 points, six assists, three rebounds and three steals showed that he is still a top fantasy basketball option. He also only turned the ball over twice in 33 minutes and his impact on the Thunder team was apparent. Unfortunately, he was the only player that was effective at all for the team and they struggled in the 17 point loss. Even in his strong performance, Westbrook only shot 41.7% on 2 pointers, down from a 47.5% average over the past three years. Westbrook will continue to get a high volume of shots with Kevin Durant out for the next month and he needs to focus on his efficiency. He is stil a top-5 or top-10 option, but there needs to be a focus on efficiency to maintain his quality statistical performance when Durant returns.

 

Russell Westbrook's rise to superstar status may come as Kevin Durant heals. (Source: NewsOK)

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook is coming off of an outstanding playoffs where he averaged 26 points, seven rebounds, and eight assists per game, one of three players in NBA history to accomplish this feat. There were tempered expectations for Westbrook as he missed half of the season, but Westbrook still scored 21.6 points per game with nearly seven assists and six rebounds per game. For those reasons, it is safe to say that Westbrook is a first round or early second round pick. He is the best point guard in the NBA and the gap between himself and Chris Paul may be widening. Paul gives more on defense and assist wise, but Westbrook's scoring ability is outstanding and his defensive value is not awful with nearly two steals per game. Look to see more value from Westbrook as Durant heals and see him as a top-15 player still when Durant returns.