Point Guards Are Rarely the Same After Knee Surgery
Sure, Russell Westbrook's surgery was relatively minor and he should be all set by the start of the 2013-14 season. Then again, Derrick Rose was supposed to be back in February. Look, it's much easier to return from injury now than it ever was—what was once career-ending now may not even be season-ending—but this was Westbrook's first surgery, period. Who can say how he'll respond? And, as the Rose situation threw into stark relief, this isn't a purely physical issue. A large part of Westbrook's game is his outsized confidence. Will he still have that when he returns?