OKC Thunder notebook: Russell Westbrook reaches out to Derrick Rose

The Bulls announced Monday that after undergoing surgery Rose will miss the remainder of the season.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: November 25, 2013


photo -  Russell Westbrook, left, covers Derrick Rose, right, during a USA Basketball men's national team exhibition game on July 24. AP PHOTO
Russell Westbrook, left, covers Derrick Rose, right, during a USA Basketball men's national team exhibition game on July 24. AP PHOTO

LAMB SLIDING TO POINT GUARD?

Late in the second half of Sunday's blowout win over Utah, the Thunder slid shooting guard Jeremy Lamb over to point guard, putting the ball in his hands for the final 12 minutes and allowing him to make plays.

With Westbrook getting the night off to rest, and Reggie Jackson and Derek Fisher both sitting out the fourth quarter, it was Lamb's show. And Brooks was pleasantly surprised.

“I saw something that I liked,” Brooks said of Lamb running the team. “Normally we wouldn't have put him in that situation, but we wanted to give Fish some time off. But I like what he did. I think going forward, I don't know if he will play the point. But I can see him, and he has been the last few games, showing a higher comfort level handling the ball and making decisions for us in the halfcourt. But I can see him going forward getting more opportunities there.”

QUOTABLE

Westbrook on whether he's begun watching film of San Antonio — “For what? They've been doing the same thing for 20 years, man. It don't matter. They've been doing the same thing. You just got to go out there and play.”


by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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