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Westbrook expected to sit out half of Rockets back-to-back

Houston Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook is expected to sit out part of the upcoming Friday-Saturday, back-to-back set, per Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

What It Means:

Westbrook will likely play at home against the Indiana Pacers on Friday and then sit out Saturday's road matchup with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Austin Rivers will be a candidate to replace Westbrook in the starting lineup.

Russ is averaging 43.8 FanDuel points in 10 games this season. numberFire's models project him for 21.9 points, 10.5 rebounds, 8.6 assists, 1.8 steals, and 1.8 3-pointers per game over the rest of the season.