After testing positive for COVID-19 last week, the base was cleared to train with Houston on Wednesday.
Russell Westbrook, base of the Houston rocketsHe received the green light this Wednesday to return to practice with his team for the first time since testing positive for COVID-19 last week.
– NBA (@NBA) July 22, 2020
The league’s MVP in 2017 entered the NBA bubble in Orlando on Monday after passing all applicable health protocols, including testing negative for two consecutive virus tests.
“First of all, I am thankful and blessed to be able to go out and compete again,” Westbrook said before practice. “I went through quarantine at home and tried to be productive. Obviously I couldn’t play basketball, but I found ways to stay active and do as much conditioning as I could,” he added.
The Rockets will resume their season against the Dallas Mavericks on July 31, a day after the 2019/2020 NBA campaign kicks off again.
In his first year with Houston, Westbrook, 31, has averaged 27.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists.
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