October 8, 2018, 6:54 pmRussell WestbrookG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook has yet to be cleared for full contact and will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.
Wednesday marks four weeks since Westbrook's knee surgery, so he's looking highly questionable for opening night. Billy Donovan said that the team's superstar has taken some "controlled contact" and is progressing but he'll have less than a week between his re-evaluation and OKC's first game. His absence will open up tons of usage for others to absorb, but the big winners are Dennis Schroder and Paul George. Westbrook could be looking at a big tumble down the rankings depending on how Wednesday goes.
Source: Erik Horne on Twitter