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Anthony Slater: Surgery time for KD? Kevin Durant's friend Cliff Dixon posted this photo on his Instagram with "pray for my brother" http://t.co/AxkUqU9VFY Twitter @anthonyVslater
The night before Game 6 of the 2014 Thunder-Clippers series in May, Durant went to a bible study at a church he helped found in Los Angeles. Watson happened to be speaking at the church that night. "He heard me talk about the bible and about family life, so we interacted," Watson said. "Then I said, 'hey, why don't you give me your shoes after the game? It'd be funny.'" Watson immediately regretted the request. "As soon as I said it, I was like "'if somebody did that to me at The Masters, I would be so mad,'" Watson said. "But I guess if it's the right person." Little did Watson know, Durant took him seriously, walking right up to him after the game and handing him the shoes on the court. Oklahoman
Royce Young: Scott Brooks on if Durant was possibly overworked: "No, I mean, if you look at the total minutes, he's played a lot of games... He hasn't missed many games... We all get paid to play and coach 82 games and I commend him for that."" Twitter @royceyoung
McCollum's senior year at Lehigh ended when he suffered a Jones fracture, which is a broken bone at the base of the small toe. McCollum had surgery, placing a screw in his foot. Then, in training camp with the Blazers last year, McCollum re-broke the foot at the start of training camp. This time, McCollum opted for a non-surgical ultrasound procedure. "There are methods you can do besides getting surgery, but it's his first break, so I'm sure they'll probably recommend surgery," McCollum said. "Either way, it's a tough injury to recover from, depending on if it's broken through all the way, the placement of the screw. There's a lot of things that go into it, but if they say four to six (weeks), it's probably more like eight to 10." Oregonian
Ever since he entered the league in 2007-08, nobody has played more regular season minutes than Durant. He trails the four-time MVP in minutes played in official games overall, though. James has logged 1,584 more minutes than the Thunder forward in regular season, playoffs and FIBA competitions. HoopsHype
“The chances of it being a long-term problem are very low, assuming it is in fact a stress fracture as indicated. He should be pretty much as good as new, with the surgery done correctly. He should do really well. “Assuming everything heals well, he should be able to ride a stationary bike within a matter of days. Hopefully he won’t get de-conditioned (because he’ll be able to work out), and he should be able to get back to game-type situations at practice and they’ll see how he does.” For The Win
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