Russell Westbrook was out for the remainder of last season after tearing his lateral meniscus
on April 25's game against the Houston Rockets. He had surgery to repair the meniscus
at the end of April. Since then it's been uncertain whether he was going to be back in action by start of this year's season. Teammate Kevin Durant told reporters at a Nike and Foot Locker event in Spain that he expected Westbrook to be ready by the start of a season. Certainly not an official release, but a good sign! And considering that the typical recovery time after a meniscus repair surgery is 4 months, a reasonable prognosis.