Russell Westbrook was short and to the point on Friday at the Oklahoma City Thunder’s annual media day when asked about his relationship with Kevin Durant.
“I haven’t talked to him,” he said. The Thunder officially begin life without the former franchise player on Saturday as training camp opens, and Westbrook said he’s excited about transitioning into a new era. “I mean, it’s definitely different,” Westbrook said. “It’s not the same. Just missing Kevin, Dion [Waiters], Serge [Ibaka], been with Serge, the same amount of time. Different guys but I’m happy, ready to start camp with the new guys and embrace the moment.
Source: Royce Young of ESPN
Kevin Durant ‘Not Sure’ If He’ll Play vs OKC
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who sat out Sunday night’s 118-111 win over the Brooklyn Nets with a left ankle sprain, told ESPN’s Chris Haynes that he’s “not sure” whether he’ll be able to play Wednesday at Oklahoma City.
“I’m just going to take it day by day and see how it progresses,” Durant said before the game.
Two-Time All-Star David Lee Announces Retirement
Two-time All-Star David Lee announced his retirement from the NBA on Sunday via Instagram.
Lee, 34, played for 12 years, finishing last season with the Spurs. He averaged 7.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 79 games for San Antonio.
Isaiah Thomas on Rehab Drill: ‘Hardest I’ve Run’
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas participated in full-court five-on-zero offensive drills Sunday, marking the first time he has practiced with his teammates in that manner since he was acquired from the Boston Celtics in a trade involving Kyrie Irving in August.
Thomas, who is still recovering from a torn labrum in his right hip, told Cleveland.com that Sunday was the “hardest I’ve run” during the rehabilitation process and he “felt good for the most part” afterward.
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN