Russell Westbrook Injury: What This Means for the Western Conference

NBA365 ProductionsSenior Writer IIOctober 1, 2013

After being bounced in the second round of the playoffs without their star point guard there to help, Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder were more than ready to start off the 2013-14 season with Russell Westbrook in their lineup. 

While many believed that Westbrook would be healthy going into training camp, we just learned that he will be missing more time than expected. After having surgery once again, Westbrook will be out for the first 4-6 weeks of the season. 

Many predicted the Thunder would be representing the Western Conference in the Finals, does this news change things? Will this slow the Thunder down? 

Watch now to hear Bleacher Report NBA Analyst Kevin Ding give us some insight on the situation. 

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