Rockets not ruling out Russell Westbrook playing in Friday’s scrimmage

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Russell Westbrook has completed his two-day mandatory quarantine, after arriving in Orlando on Monday.

Mike D’Antoni hasn’t ruled out using Westbrook on the upcoming Friday’s scrimmage against the Toronto Raptors.

According to Ben DuBose of the USA TODAY Sports:

“We’ll wait the next two practices to see where he is,” D’Antoni said. “Whatever he wants is cool. He knows his body. We’re not talking about a normal athlete, this is a super athlete. Sometimes I underestimate. … I’m hoping he will play, but I’m not for sure, and I’m okay if he doesn’t.”

Russell Westbrook had averaged 27 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists shooting 47% from the field, until the season suspension in March.

The Houston Rockets are ranked 6th in the Western Conference with 40 wins and 27 losses, being in a good position to play for a better place in the playoffs through the remaining 8 games of the regular season.