There was a surprise at Thunder practice today.
Russell Westbrook participated in some non-full contact drills.
This comes as a surprise because Westbrook had knee surgery at the beginning of the month and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks of the regular season.
Based on teammate Reggie Jackson’s word, Westbrook showed flashes of his old explosive self.
“Oh, man. Russell today…” Reggie Jackson said when asked how Westbrook looked, cracking a sly smile. “It’s actually funny. My brother and his brother talk a little before games. His brother told mine that Russell’s probably bouncing better than ever. I had to see it to believe it. One of the dunks (today), he went up and looked like the old Russell, plus some, head at the rim. We’ll be happy when he gets back fully healthy, but it’s good to see him with a smile on his face, being about the team, bouncing back and happy to be back on the court.”
We still don’t expect to see Westbrook in live action until around Thanksgiving but this is definitely a good sign for the fans and organization.