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Insider

The Thunder without Westbrook

The injury to Russell Westbrook has added a layer of intrigue to this year's NBA playoffs -- an unfortunate layer for a postseason already missing too many stars. In any case, with Friday's news of Westbrook's impending knee surgery, the West is that much more wild.

OKC minus RW = more KD

The main problem with projecting the Thunder without Westbrook is that we have so little information to go on. Westbrook has never missed a game in five NBA seasons. Simply put, we just haven't seen enough of the Thunder without Westbrook to know what to expect.