The Oklahoma City Thunder had their chances at repeating a western conference champions when all star point guard Russell Westbrook suffered a torn meniscus in his knee in April.
The 24-year old has vowed to come back and play better than ever.
“I’m going to come back and be better,” Westbrook told The Oklahoman.
In 82 games last season, Westbrook averaged 23.2 points, 7.4 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. He shot 43.8% from the field, 32.3% from beyond the arc and 80.0% from the free throw line. Those numbers won’t be easy to top.
“Every season I try to come back and be a better player,” Westbrook said. “This season should be no different. I should try to come back and be a better player, better teammate and come back and try to win.”
The Thunder will open training camp in less than a week and Westbrook will be a “limited” participant.