In Game 2 of the Thunder’s playoff series against Houston on Wednesday night Russell Westbrook sustained an injury to his knee. While trying to get a steal, rookie Patrick Beverley, lunged causing his hip to collide with Westbrook’s knee. Westbrook is set to have surgery leaving him out the NBA playoffs for the first time in his four NBA seasons.
Now that Westbrook is out what does that mean for the Thunder? Durant is left to fighting off defenders since he does not have Westbrook. Who will be the one to replace Westbrook and help Durant compete towards an NBA title.