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The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed forward Reggie Williams to a 10-day contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Earlier this season, Williams appeared in one game for the Thunder where he scored five points in five minutes after being signed to a 10-day contract on March 6. NBA.com

March 27, 2014 Updates

Long before I worked in the league, I wrote that I would take Kevin Durant over Greg Oden. Granted, this was a different situation since I wasn’t submitting an official report to a team, but the position still wasn’t a popular one among NBA people I knew. One GM I had a good relationship with at the time chuckled after he read my analysis and sort of patted me on the head like I was some kind of overzealous child while informing me that one should always bet on size. My response was simple: Sam Bowie. Basketball Insiders

The general idea of learning from mistakes has been captured in platitudes aplenty for centuries. However, most of us who exist in the public eye or have some kind of public platform rarely acknowledge our mistakes. There are likely numerous reasons for this. In the NBA, I noticed how quickly people would distance themselves from personnel moves that went awry and how equally quickly they would position themselves to take some kind of credit when the moves worked out. This can likely be chalked up to simple self-preservation. There are very few jobs in the NBA and many people who want them. Admitting mistakes in our culture is seen as a sign of weakness even despite all of the clichés to the contrary. Basketball Insiders

March 26, 2014 Updates

Just 48 hours later, any creeping doubt about Dirk was crushed as he delivered one of the best all-around performances of his Hall of Fame career, carrying the Mavs to a much-needed, magnificently entertaining 128-119 overtime win Tuesday night over the Oklahoma City Thunder. "Dirk was Dirk," said Mavs owner Mark Cuban, who has seen Nowitzki respond to off nights with spectacular performances so many times. "He was fired up. That's what he does. It's no surprise. "He's done that his entire career. There's no reason to think it's going to change now. This is his time, right? This is where he gets to show everybody what he can do, and it started tonight, right when we needed it." ESPN.com

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The Thunder has finally dodged an injury bullet. After what initially looked to be a potentially serious knee injury on Friday night in Toronto, Russell Westbrook walked out of the arena fine, without a brace and telling The Oklahoman that he didn’t expect to miss any time. And on Saturday, after an MRI and clinical exam with team doctors, that fortunate diagnosis was confirmed. No areas of concerned surfaced as a result of Westbrook’s knee-to-knee contact with Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (you can see the play here). The team is calling it a knee sprain. He isn’t expected to miss any additional time. Oklahoman

His dagger 3-pointer over Amir Johnson sealed up the game with 1.7 seconds remaining, leaving Toronto Raptors point guard Grievis Vasquez comparing Durant to a higher power. "If you got Kevin Durant on your team, you’re safe," said Vazquez, a former high school teammate of Durant's at Montrose Christian School in Maryland. "He’s like Jesus in this league." Oklahoman

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