Russell Westbrook could be nearing a return to the court.
The 30-year-old star was upgraded from “out” to “questionable” for the Thunder’s game against the Kings on Monday. He has not played since he sprained his left ankle in a Nov. 5 matchup with the Pelicans.
Westbrook, who was away from the team over the weekend following the birth of his twin daughters, participated in shootaround and will be re-examined before the contest in Sacramento, Thunder coach Billy Donovan told reporters Monday.
Westbrook has averaged 24.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists in seven appearances so far this season. He also missed the first two games of 2018-19 as he was recovering from an offseason knee procedure.
The 2017 NBA MVP averaged 25.4 points and 10.3 assists in 80 games in 2017-18.
The Thunder will enter play Monday with a 10-5 record. They have won 10 of their last 11 games.