March 10, 2020, 11:02 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook returned from a one-game absence on Tuesday and was able to help lead the Rockets to a 117-111 win over the Wolves thanks to his 27 points on 11-of-17 shooting, six rebounds, seven assists and four steals.
Westbrook also committed six turnovers and failed to record a 3-pointer. Outside of his 27 points, the biggest highlight of his line was his four steals. That said, you can count on him for double-digit contributions in scoring as well as reliable numbers in assists, rebounds and steals ROS.
March 8, 2020, 10:28 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook put up 24 points (9-of-19 FG, 4-of-5 FT), eight rebounds, four assists, two 3-pointers, one steal and eight turnovers against the Magic on Sunday.
Westbrook's day off left him in better shape for this one than most of his teammates, as the Rockets were never close throughout the second half. Westbrook will always get his though, and his value will largely live or die by the strength of his shooting from the field and free-throw line. The turnovers will always be extreme though. He remains a top-30 option on this version of the team.
March 6, 2020, 12:59 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Predictably, Russell Westbrook (rest) will sit out Saturday's first leg of a back-to-back set.
Westbrook has been getting this treatment all season so this is far from a shock to fantasy GMs who have been paying even moderate attention. He'll be back on Sunday, but you'll be looking at Austin Rivers and Ben McLemore as the big beneficiaries for Saturday against the lowly Hornets.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
March 5, 2020, 10:51 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook scored 29 points on 11-of-27 shooting to go with 15 rebounds, five dimes and a steal in Thursday's 105-120 loss to the Clippers.
Westbrook never gave up and did his best to keep his team in the game, leading the team in rebounds with 15 and seven of them coming on the offensive end. The Rockets are going to need him to continue at that pace as they're last in rebounding percentage since the Clint Capela trade and although the shooting wasn't there tonight, we still believe his efficiency should climb back to what it was the past month. The Clippers are a tough defense and the Hornets are a great spot for the Brodie to bounce back.
March 2, 2020, 9:34 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook scored 24 points on 9-of-19 shooting to go with nine rebounds, three assists, a block and a triple on Monday.
Westbrook had some insane highlight plays in the fourth quarter and continued to play to his strengths. Even though he's cut down on his 3-point attempts, he's actually shooting .400 from deep since February. This is the most efficient he's been in his career and he should finish the year producing at a top-15 clip.
February 29, 2020, 11:58 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook led the Rockets to a 111-110 win vs. the Celtics on Saturday, scoring 41 points on 16-of-27 shooting with eight rebounds, five assists and three steals in 43 minutes.
Westbrook turned the ball over six times and shot 8-of-12 from the line, but it's easy to look past that considering the rest of his line. Westbrook is a top-15 player over the past month and looks poised to produce this value moving forward.
February 27, 2020, 12:00 amRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook (thumb) was at his best on Wednesday, scoring 33 points on 15-of-24 shooting with nine rebounds, eight assists and four steals in a blowout victory over the Grizzlies.
Westbrook missed Monday's game with a sore thumb but obviously isn't bothered by it given his dominant performance on Wednesday. Westbrook is a first-round player over the past month and is thriving in the Rockets' small-ball lineups. Westbrook will be an early-round player with first-round upside ROS and has bounced back in a big way after posting top-60 value in the 2019 portion of the season.
February 25, 2020, 1:43 pmRussell WestbrookTeam, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook (sore thumb) is expected to suit up when the Rockets take on the Grizzlies on Wednesday.
Westbrook missed Monday's game with the issue, but it was never thought to be anything more than for precautionary reasons. Westbrook cut down on his three-point attempts in early December and has been a per-game beast ever since, sitting on top-16/8 per-game value in 9/8 cat leagues over the past three months. Westbrook owners can also breathe a sigh of relief that the Rockets have just one remaining back-to-back set on the schedule.
Source: Kelly Iko on Twitter
February 24, 2020, 8:08 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook (sore thumb) is a late scratch for Monday's game.
Westbrook will miss this game with Eric Gordon starting in his place. Gordon should be in line for a nice performance against the Knicks.
Source: Mark Berman on Twitter
February 24, 2020, 7:33 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook is active but not listed in the Rockets' starting lineup for Monday's game against the Knicks.
Westbrook attended Kobe Bryant's memorial service, so this could be a result of his hectic day. Stay tuned for more updates.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
February 21, 2020, 12:48 amRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook got hot under the collar on Thursday and was ejected after receiving two technical fouls.
Westbrook left the game in the fourth quarter and was able to play 30 minutes. He dropped a 21-point (10-of-20 shooting), 10-assist double-double with five rebounds, one 3-pointer and one steal in 30 minutes. Westbrook's role has been concretized since the Rockets went all-in on the micro-ball game plan. His ability to attack the basket is key in their path to win games. He should see a nice, steady usage until the regular season winds down.
Source: Phil Barber on Twitter
February 12, 2020, 1:19 amRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook continued his run of great games with 36 points (13-of-23 FGs, 10-of-13 FTs), 10 boards, five assists and two steals in 37 minutes in a home win over the Celtics on Tuesday.
Amazingly, Westbrook is a top-10 player for the last month in both 8-cat and 9-cat leagues. Despite playing next to Harden, Westbrook is thriving and has found his free throw stroke again while hitting field goals at a career-best mark of 46.3 percent.
February 9, 2020, 9:55 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook flashed his scoring prowess during Sunday's 113-114 defeat against the Jazz, putting up 39 points (18-of-33 FG), six rebounds and four assists.
Westbrook was focused on the scoring today, but he still put up one 3-pointer, one steal and one block to round out the night. Rudy Gobert was actually guarding Westbrook during this game, but Russ had no issues getting buckets throughout the game against anyone. We'll probably see more diverse lines from Westbrook in the future, but it is great to see him scoring at will.
February 7, 2020, 7:41 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook (rest) will sit out Friday vs. the Suns.
He had an insane game at Staples Center last night in a win over the Lakers where he played 37 minutes. This is nothing more than a day off for Russ. Be sure to get him back in your lineups for the Rockets' next one Sunday against the Jazz.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
February 7, 2020, 1:20 amRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook exploded for 41 points, eight boards, five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Thursday's win against the Lakers.
He went 17-for-28 from the floor and 6-for-8 at the line. Westbrook got off to a shaky start, but once the Rockets started to slide in their optimal lineups with Robert Covington, all hell broke loose. The Rockets traded Clint Capela for Covington with the idea that Westbrook would work better in space and tonight was their optimal vision. Teams are consistently doubling James Harden which meant Westbrook would work 4-on-4 but with Capela it would clog the paint. Now that Covington is there to space things out, Westbrook has all the room to operate and he's doing massive damage. Expect big things from the Brodie here on out.