Russell Westbrook is finally rounding himself into form with the NBA Playoffs just around the corner. After dealing with three surgeries in the past eight months, the Oklahoma City Thunder have to be slightly worried about Westbrook suffering another setback. That's why with a busy schedule in the last month of the season, Westbrook will miss some time for rest.

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s closing schedule is heavy with back-to-back sets, six of them over the last month of the season, and Thunder head coach Scott Brooks on Saturday said once again that point guard Russell Westbrook will not play in both games of “some” of those sets. “We have a plan in place” as to which games Westbrook will sit , said Brooks, but he wouldn’t reveal it Saturday after practice.”I’ll let you know at the appropriate time,” he added. … “We had a plan in place early on when we brought him back and we wanna stick with that,” Brooks said. “We just wanna, while we can, get some time where he can rest in between games.”

It should be interesting to see if this costs OKC the first seed in the Western Conference. The Thunder are currently one game behind the Spurs for the pole position and only two games ahead of the Clippers for the second seed. Should be an interesting month.

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[via Pro Basketball Talk]