Wizards

Russell Westbrook draws up plays, jokes around with Durant

Wizards

Russell Westbrook didn't dress for Washington's preseason opener against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, but he did contribute to the team's overall strategy.

More specifically, he spent his time on the sidelines drawing up a play. (Wizards coach Scott Brooks later told reporters he would "not have listened to him" on the call.) 

And cheering on his teammates:

"Russell brings a lot of happiness and smiles," Deni Avdija told reporters after the game. "He always seems so happy and makes us love the game. He loves the game. He's a super competitor. He's going to be there for you, he's going to be there for you whenever you need him. He's a great player to learn from, so I'm glad he's on my team."

And talking to his former teammate: 

 Despite Westbrook (and everyone else's) efforts, the Wizards fell 119-114.