The Houston Rockets are at full strength again, as Russell Westbrook tested negative twice for COVID-19 and entered the bubble in Orlando.
The superstar guard practiced with the Rockets for the first time on Wednesday. Now complete, the team looks to make a run at a championship and Westbrook seems ready to go.
“I’ve been at home, trying to be productive,” said Westbrook.
Westbrook used the time in quarantine to stay conditioned and determined himself to be in great shape heading to Orlando.
Westbrook tested positive right after July 4th weekend and immediately entered into the quarantine process.
He had to test negative twice in a three day span to be cleared to rejoin his team.
That is the protocol the NBA has adopted if a player tests positive.
As the league looks to mitigate as much transmission as possible. It has worked as all players and staff tested negative in the last round of tests.
As the Rockets prepare for a playoff run it was very essential to get Westbrook back.
He is a former MVP and always a constant on the All NBA and All Star teams.
His pairing with James Harden gives them one of the best duos in the NBA.
In a year of so much change and uncertainty, it is anybody’s championship to win.