Report: Thunder optimistic Russell Westbrook will return Thursday against Heat

sports.yahoo.com Published: February 16, 2014


photo - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) encourages his team from the bench area during an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) encourages his team from the bench area during an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

A source told Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears that Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will be re-evaluated on Tuesday in Oklahoma City, which could open the door for a return against the visiting Heat.



The Thunder has stood by their initial timetable for Westbrook's return (post All-Star break) and if reports are correct, it looks like the former NBA All-Star is on track.

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