The injury to Russell Westbrook has added a layer of intrigue to this year's NBA playoffs -- an unfortunate layer for a postseason already missing too many stars. In any case, with Friday's news of Westbrook's impending knee surgery, the West is that much more wild.
OKC minus RW = more KD
The main problem with projecting the Thunder without Westbrook is that we have so little information to go on. Westbrook has never missed a game in five NBA seasons. Simply put, we just haven't seen enough of the Thunder without Westbrook to know what to expect.