Finally a Russell Westbrook coronavirus update is here with Rockets’ coach confirming when Westbrook will come to the Bubble.
Russell Westbrook recently revealed on his twitter account that he tested positive for COVID-19. However following a successful recovery, the former MVP is set to enter the NBA bubble in Orlando.
The Rockets and their fan-base have a reason to rejoice following some rough past weeks. Although Westbrook might not be able to take part in Friday’s scrimmage, he will now be available for the league’s restart.
The Rockets recently also welcomes James Harden into the Bubble. And Harden was quick to attract all the news for sporting a ‘Blue Lives Matter’ mask.
Coach D’Antoni confirms Westbrook’s entry
Westbrook came under immense scrutiny for partying in Las Vegas without taking the necessary precautions. But, his fans can now rejoice as the star will now look on to win the elusive NBA championships this year.
Coach D’Antoni says Russell Westbrook is “about ready to land here.” (Orlando)
— Cayleigh Griffin (@cayleighgriffin) July 20, 2020
D’Antoni also praised Westbrook’s physical conditioning. The coach mentioned that he is by far the best in the squad in terms of conditioning.
D’Antoni on Russ’ conditioning: “On his worst day he’s probably stronger than anyone we have.”
— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) July 20, 2020
What’s next for Westbrook and his Rockets?
The arrival of Westbrook to the bubble will ease the stress around the Rockets’ camp. With both Harden and Westbrook not travelling with the squad initially, there were concerns around the duo playing in the initial stages of the NBA bubble.
However, now both of them have made it to the Bubble with more than week to spare for the restart and should be in perfect shape to get things going.
Westbrook averages 27.5 points, 7 assists and 8 rebounds per game this season. The Harden-Westbrook duo is well rested and could actually take the Rockets deep into the playoffs. If they keep themselves healthy, they could very well cause an upset or two during the business end of the league.
The Rockets currently have a record of 40-24 this season and are tied with the Thunders for the fifth seed. The Rockets will bank on their all-star duo to lead them to the championships.