Number of games in OKC team history without Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant: 1. That's it.
If KD, Westbrook return mid-Dec. and win last season's 72 %, OKC would have to go 7-13 w/out them to reach the 50 wins probably takes in WC.
Not so fun what if: OKC drops to 8th, because of the insane conference and injuries to KD + Westbrook. They draw the Spurs in 1st round.
And that assumes on-schedule returns for both KD and Russ. Oof. Maybe OKC should have voted for lottery reform after all?
Sin KD, Perry Jones podrá demostrar lo que venía haciendo en Baylor. OKC activó su 4º año del contrato rookie. Agente libre restringido '16
Going to be very tough for OKC to tread water in loaded West for however long KD/Russ are out. Raps host whatever's left of the Thunder Tues
Random-ish: Kevin Durant has led the NBA in points and free throws for the past five years. That grip is done. James Harden's time?
With Russell Westbrook having a fractured bone in his hand, the Nets will not see either Westbrook or Kevin Durant this season.
The concern now: Westbrook's health...and KD's...and Jackson's...and Lamb's...and Morrow's...and McGary's.
When KD comes back, if the lineup isn't KD, Jones, Ibaka, then I'm questioning life
Kevin Durant is out with the coaches at mid court during the time out.
Lots of gripping on how will OKC win a game until KD returns. Reggie Jackson may get a ticker tape parade when he returns.
If KD comes back to DC we'll skip the "saving an entire region" stuff and just force go-go on the entire country
Kaman on Westbrook: "He's going to have a tough season without KD. He's going to carry load. Can he do it for 4 quarters? Good luck to him."
If anything, I think Scott Brooks' biggest mistake is not playing Kevin Durant a single minute tonight. I mean, what's he thinking?
Russell Westbrook has 36 points and 15 made free throws for the Thunder sans Kevin Durant versus Portland through three quarters.
No question Westbrook will lead the league in scoring. Until KD comes back.
Kevin Durant scooting around here with the boot on his fractured foot… you’ve been through that in PDX, though, haven’t you?
Lot of people believe Russell Westbrook could thrust himself into the MVP discussion during KD's absence. Seeing potential of that tonight.
Sweet jacket, KD
Lance Thomas averaging 40 points per 36 minutes this season. Tracking towards a perfect 100 FG% too. KD's efficiency marks in real jeopardy
Kevin Durant made the trip to Portland. He's in a walking boot: http://t.co/Eb4ypDji2V
DeMarcus Cousins realizes he doesn't have Kevin Durant either, has 10 first quarter shooting possessions.
Answer: Dwight Howard with 57. LeBron James and Kevin Durant next on the list.
Kobe also suggested Kevin Durant "try to improve the mental aspect of it (the game) and come back a better player."
When Kevin Durant fractured his foot, Kobe said the following: "Just got to be patient and do what he can in the interim and study the game"
Officially out for at least the first two games: Kevin Durant, Reggie Jackson, Mitch McGary, Jeremy Lamb, Anthony Morrow, Grant Jerrett