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Anthony Slater, Thunder beat writer for The Oklahoman, tweeted the following on Westbrook's status.
The Thunder has six back-to-backs before the season ends. Scott Brooks says Russell Westbrook will rest in some of those.Brooks has not indicated which games Westbrook will miss, but the next six games are all comprised of back-to-backs, so expect Westbrook to sit out a few of those games. Reggie Jackson, who had eight points, eight rebounds and six assists, in 22 minutes off the bench should start in those games Westbrook sits.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 15, 2014
Westbrook is a key component to the Thunder as the floor general. With the post season approaching, it's important he's as fresh as possible to make a push in the Western Conference.
Westbrook is in his sixth season out of UCLA. He's averaging 21.5 points o 43.6 percent shooting, to go along with 7.1 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game this season.