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February 12, 2015 Updates

Marc Stein: Steve Kerr tells @NBAonESPNRadio he's still deciding between Kevin Durant or LaMarcus Aldridge to start for injured Anthony Davis. But Kerr says coaching ex-teammate Tim Duncan is what he most looks forward to at ASW and does like idea of making Duncan chase around Melo. Kerr was laughing as he said it but admits messing with Duncan is one of his ASW priorities. As you'll hear in his full @NBAonESPNRadio chat Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

Curry will star in a spree of new TV ads this week for sponsors Unilever, Express and Under Armour. His high profile will help position him as the league's next big athletic endorsement star in the vein of James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant. The Golden State Warriors sharpshooter actually beat King James in this year's All-Star fan voting. He also jumped to No. 2 behind James from No. 7 on the NBA's list of best-selling jerseys. Both on the court and on Madison Avenue, Curry will take center stage during the four-day basketball celebration that culminates with TNT's telecast of the 64th NBA All-Star Game from Madison Square Garden Sunday night (7 p.m. ET). AdWeek.com

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Jorge Sierra: No NBA player has more NBA follows than @kdtrey5. bit.ly/1DTVTYO @LeBron James is No. 2 here. http://t.co/sSf9sss0UR Twitter @hoopshype

February 8, 2015 Updates
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In a game, which the Pelicans eventually won 116-113, defined by so many clutch superstar makes — Russell Westbrook’s three game-tying free throws and Davis’ double-clutch buzzer-beater — Durant had the game’s two biggest misses. After the second, he slumped his shoulders in disbelief before letting out a frustrated yell, lamenting the latest staggering setback for Durant in this “I’m not making no excuses,” Durant said. “I should have made those shots.” But fatigue, clearly, seemed to play a factor. Oklahoman

Durant entered having played only one of the previous five games, unable to do much of late because of a pesky sprained toe. In the only game he appeared, this past Saturday in Memphis, Durant limped around in clear discomfort. “I pushed it when I shouldn’t have,” he admitted. Oklahoman

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Chris Palmer: Dude who averages 3 pts & 3 rebs gets 2-year/$8M extension. No wonder they won't make the playoffs. Kevin Durant: @Chris Palmer means a lot coming from a dude who got fired for being a dumbass. Chris Palmer: @Kevin Durant Love that you got your teammates back. But you should get your facts straight. Twitter @ChrisPalmerNBA

February 2, 2015 Updates

Zach Lowe: OKC since KD came back on 12/31 is 21st in points per possession -- tied with the Wolves. The team just isn't right, even when whole. Perhaps all they need is time. But it's February. It's not "now or never," but it's also not November anymore. OKC's pts/poss only barely better in that time w both KD and Russ on floor. Can't recall long stretch when a healthy OKC stagnated like this Twitter @ZachLowe_NBA

January 30, 2015 Updates

Thunder officials understand there are no guarantees with Durant. They know they can offer the most money -- several executives believe a max deal for Durant in the new TV revenue-infused market in 2016 could be worth in the neighborhood of $200 million over five years -- and they believe Durant likes playing in Oklahoma City. “I think he likes his teammates,” said Brooks. “That’s always important.” Sports Illustrated

January 29, 2015 Updates

Phil Jackson and the Knicks have until July 1, 2016 to get their house in order and here’s something Jackson and the legions of long-suffering Knicks fans — are there any other kind? — can latch onto: The Knicks are in play. “No question about it,” says a person close to Durant. “Kevin loves Carmelo (Anthony). It could work in New York. But never rule out the Thunder.” New York Daily News

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