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Travis appreciates that Reggie learns from disappointing moments. He likes that he lets others provide the praise when he's doing well. He just knows how hard he works and wants him to stay positive. “[Travis] has always been there for me,” Jackson said. “Somebody I can always come back to. He'll let me know things. Life's not always perfect, it's not always gonna go the way I scripted it. He's someone, when I get kind of down and gloomy, someone who always picks my spirits up and lets me know that, I guess he's saying to me I was destined to be great so just understand that and I gotta kind of sometimes be easier on myself and let things go. That's probably something I've dealt with my whole life, just being hard. Whether it was in the classroom, no matter what I was doing in life, I'm just constantly beating myself up. So I've just been trying to get better with myself over my career.” CBSSports.com

“I just want to be perfect in everything I do,” Jackson said. “Growing up, as a kid, I always woke up early. I guess the saying ‘the early bird gets the worm' is something that stuck with me. I worked super hard, always tried to be the first guy in, the last one out, that mentality. I want to be the best to ever play. That's just how I approach it.” CBSSports.com

In an obvious attempt to make sure folks with the Oklahoma City Thunder have to answer questions about the subject, Cuban wondered aloud if the perennial contender would consider junking this season after injuries to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook put them on the sidelines for another month. "The question I don't think anybody's asked is why they don't try to pull a David Robinson and try to get Tim Duncan?" Cuban said. He insisted he wasn't suggesting anything inappropriate. He was just curious why the question hasn't been asked. And no, he wouldn't say whether he would consider tanking the season if he were in the Thunder's position. Dallas Morning News

November 9, 2014 Updates

Rules warranted at least three missed Westbrook games before Smith could sign, but the wheels were in motion. “I hate to be here on those kind of terms, but I’m happy to be here and a great organization,” he said. “I’m really good friends with a lot of guys, played against them. Russ, (Kevin Durant), Lance (Thomas), all in the ’06 class, so I know a lot of them. So I hate to see them go down with injuries. I didn’t expect it, didn’t want to expect it, but it happens.” Oklahoman

Slowly, the healthy bodies are starting to trickle back into the Thunder lineup. Jeremy Lamb returned on Friday night from a back injury and played pretty well. Anthony Morrow went through his first full practice on Saturday and could return as early as Sunday against the Kings. Oklahoman

Russell Westbrook’s reaction when he learned he’d miss at least month while recovering from a broken hand was about what you’d expect it to be. “I was (ticked) off,” said Westbrook on Saturday, a week removed from his surgery. Oklahoman

Sporting a splint to safeguard the recently-repaired second metacarpal in his right hand following a Thunder practice, Westbrook shed light on his injury and recovery for the first time since sustaining the fracture on Oct. 30 in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. “I knew I hurt something,” Westbrook remembered. “I just thought I dislocated my finger or something. But I couldn’t tell until I got the ball back when I ran back down the court and couldn’t dribble.” Oklahoman

November 8, 2014 Updates
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Kevin Durant may end up claiming the No. 1 spot, but for now it belongs to Gary Payton.


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