Jason Collette looks at pitchers who are adding new pitches to their arsenals this year and what difference, if any, it might make. Will Justin Verlander turn things around wtih a new cutter or two-seamer this year?
Westbrook finished with a third consecutive triple-double in Friday's loss to the Trail Blazers, but more importantly, he suffered a facial injury to his right cheek with 1.4 seconds left in the game, and it remains unclear how serious the injury is, the Oklahoman reports.
Wheeler (knee) was a full participant in Saturday's practice and looks like he could be ready to play Sunday against the Kings, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. "If Blake comes to the rink [Sunday] feeling the way he did [Saturday], he'll be in the lineup," coach Paul Maurice said after the practice.