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November 24, 2014 Updates

As expected, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant participated in practice Saturday, joining their Thunder teammates in select portions of non-contact drills. Both are said to be progressing from their respective injuries on schedule. “They looked good,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. “They’ve been with the group the whole time, but (Saturday) was the first day they’ve actually participated in some of the drills. It wasn’t the entire practice.” Oklahoman

“It was good to see them out there with the group,” Brooks said. “They’re progressing well. I’m sure in the next couple of days they’re going to continue to add more to it.” Brooks said it’s too early to say whether he will ease the two cornerstones back into the rotation and manage their minutes. But that has been the route the Thunder has taken with several players in the past, including Westbrook last year when he was returning from multiple knee surgeries. “We haven’t even got to that point yet,” Brooks said. “They’re still in the rehab process of getting back to being able to play. The minute restriction, we’re not focused on that area yet. We’re just focused on getting them back and getting them ready to play.” Oklahoman

November 23, 2014 Updates

Ibaka has already tied a career-high in both makes (23) and attempts (60) from deep. He’s taken as many as nine in a game. He’s made as many as four. It’s become a thing. And if you ask Scott Brooks, it’s not going anywhere, even when the stars return. “I think it continues,” Brooks said. “He doesn’t necessarily have to live out there and shoot 10 a game. But three or four a game is a good number for him.” Oklahoman

November 22, 2014 Updates

Brooks declined to provide details on what each player did Saturday and said only that they were involved in portions of practice. Durant is scheduled to have his surgically-repaired right foot evaluated Thanksgiving, according to the team’s original timetable for his recovery. Westbrook originally was projected to have his surgically-repaired right hand be evaluated two days after Thanksgiving. Oklahoman

The two seem to be healing at an accelerated rate and a return by the end of next week — particularly for Westbrook — isn’t out of the question. Per the NBA’s hardship rule, neither of the stars (or Mitch McGary or Grant Jerrett) are allowed to return until the Nov. 28th home game against Derek Fisher’s New York Knicks. Oklahoman

November 21, 2014 Updates
November 20, 2014 Updates

But Bryant says he and Durant don't really mean the things they say sometimes. Things happen in the heat of the moment. Following the Lakers' 98-92 win over the Rockets, Bryant was asked about whether or not he actually thinks Howard is what Durant said he is: "No, I don't feel that way. I don't think Kevin does, either," Bryant said. "In moments of confrontation during a game, you'll say things in the heat of the moment. "I know Dwight. I'm sure Kevin does. We don't really feel that way about him. It's like when you get in an argument with somebody, you'll say things out of frustration, out of anger, that you don't really mean." Oklahoman

Kevin Durant hasn't yet played this season, recovering from a broken bone in his foot, but the Oklahoma City Thunder forward continues to make moves off the court. On Thursday, Durant -- who has more endorsement deals than any other NBA player -- signed on with fast food drive-in chain Sonic to be its first-ever athlete ambassador. ESPN.com

November 19, 2014 Updates

Thunder coach Scott Brooks said Tuesday that guard Andre Roberson is close to returning to the lineup after missing the past eight games while recovering from a sprained left foot. Brooks said Roberson could rejoin the lineup this week, perhaps as early as Wednesday’s game at Denver. Oklahoman

November 18, 2014 Updates
 

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