That's because the Thunder announced on Wednesday afternoon that starting point guard Russell Westbrook underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, and while there is no timetable for his return to action, the team said his status will be evaluated in four weeks.
According to reports, Westbrook will be re-evaluated in four weeks, meaning he'll likely miss the entire pre-season and possibly some games of the regular season.
While Westbrook is expected to return to top form this season, missing preseason won't help the Thunder in the process of acclimating Westbrook and Schroder together.
Dr. Neal ElAttrache, with Thunder medical personnel present, performed the surgery at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Training camp is scheduled to begin on September 25. In the 2013 postseason, he suffered a meniscus tear that led him to get three surgeries in his right knee over an eight month span and contributed to him only playing 46 games in the 2013-14 season.
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The Thunder are saying it's just "maintenance", but this has to put a scare into Oklahoma City fans.
The seven-time All-Star averaged a triple-double for a second straight season during the 2017-18 campaign, with 25.4 points, a league-leading 10.3 assists and 10.1 rebounds, making him the first player in National Basketball Association history to average a triple-double in multiple seasons. He started in all 67 games he appeared in for the Atlanta Hawks last season, averaging 19.4 points and 6.2 assists per game.
The Thunder landed swingman Paul George in the off-season while parting ways with Carmelo Anthony.