Russell Westbrook working out with Kristaps Porzingis, Enes Kanter
Every non-injured NBA player is now deep in pre-camp personal workouts — or at least they should be — and that leads to a lot of guys working out and getting some run together. Often that can mean teammates getting together at team facilities to put in a good sweat and get some run.
And sometimes guys you wouldn’t expect end up working out together. For example, Thunder teammates Russell Westbrook and Enes Kanter working out with Kristaps Porzingis of the Knicks.
Two other Knicks rookies, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Willy Hernangomez, were with Porzingis and were part of the workouts as well. Porzingis has said before he sees Westbrook’s effort and style as an inspiration for his game.
I’d tell Knicks fans that a preseason workout doesn’t mean Westbrook is coming to NYC in two years, but it’s already too late for some of them who jumped on that train after reading the headline.
Good on Porzingis and the others (Iman Shumpert was there as well) — you know Westbrook is going to show up to camp in shape and motivated after this summer. Getting in some run with him will only push them farther.