Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said (Russell) Westbrook still hasn’t been cleared for full contact.
“He hasn’t participated in any part of our practices,” Brooks said.
Westbrook’s return, according to the team, still remains at least 10 days away, with the first game after the All-Star break set for Feb. 20 against Miami.
“I don’t know what date,” Brooks said. “Sometime after the All-Star break. We like the progress he is making.”
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Marcus Smart to Undergo Surgery on Thumb, May Return for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart will undergo surgery on his thumb today, but there’s hope he can return sometime in the playoffs, league source tells ESPN.
Surgery will be to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
76ers’ Simmons Joins Magic, Big O in Milestone Club
Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons recorded his eighth triple-double on Thursday night in a win over the New York Knicks, the second-highest total for a rookie in NBA history.
With 13 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists against the Knicks, Simmons broke a tie with Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, who had seven triple-doubles as a rookie. Oscar Robertson holds the NBA record with 26 triple-doubles in his rookie season.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN