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The six regulars are Westbrook, Lamb, Morrow, Roberson, Jones and Adams. My guess is Morrow comes off the bench and the other five start.
That leaves 10 healthy players tonight. Four are camp invitees. So presumably six players are in contention for five starting spots tonight.
Steven Adams asked if the extra playing time from injuries could be blessing in disguise: "Nah...It's pretty crap what happened."
EIGHT players out with injury for the Thunder tonight: KD, Perk, Ibaka, Collison, McGary, Jackson, Telfair, Jerrett.
Oh yeah, and Nick Collison (ankle) is out as well.
Reggie Jackson doing some individual court work right now, too. No wrist brace, looks good.
Kendrick Perkins back on the court shooting around with the bigs today. First time I've seen that this year.
Oh yeah, and Reggie Jackson (wrist) is out as well.
Ibaka (ankle), Telfair (thumb), McGary (foot), Durant (foot), Perkins (quad) & Jerrett (ankle) are all out tonight against Memphis.
And I have been reminded yet again that some don't understand fun, stupid things. Everything isn't super serious, you know.
Clean sweep surf!
Brooks cont'd: "...He hasn't missed many games ... We all get paid to play and coach 82 games and I commend him for that."
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..."
Westbrook was asked if he'd seen the meme of him eyeing the MVP trophy: "I don't know what memes is."
Scott Brooks says Serge Ibaka practiced today and might play tomorrow. Nick Collison, Reggie Jackson and Kendrick Perkins are all out.
Nick Collison (ankle), Kendrick Perkins (quad) and Reggie Jackson (wrist) remain out with injuries.
Serge Ibaka practiced fully today. "Looked good" per Scott Brooks.
Russell Westbrook asked if he's seen meme of him with MVP trophy: "I don't know what memes is" http://t.co/qYLraqM26e
Westbrook pretty adamant his role won't be changing. Says he just wants to run the team as always. Mmmhmm.
Russell Westbrook on Durant's injury: "If anyone knows, I'd know."
Russell Westbrook asked about people doubting the Thunder: "What people?" Told the media. RW: "I never listened to the media...won't now."
Russell Westbrook asked how his role changes with Durant out: "It doesn't."
Russell Westbrook calls the KD injury unfortunate: "If anyone knows, I'd know."
New Thunder podcast coming later today.
Tomorrow's front page of The Oklahoman's sports section http://t.co/x1En4DQNwW
Watching "Sniper Legacy"
A thunderstorm is blowing into OKC, at 35 mph, in Thunder colors. Oklahoma's pouring one out for you tonight, KD: http://t.co/21kcDbhhnf
Tied Game. Cowboy Nation
Wikipedia says a Jones fracture was first described by orthopedic surgeon Sir Robert Jones, who sustained the injury while dancing.
That's a late hit
I'm really hoping this is all just one really elaborate rookie hazing scheme.
Now, a couple days after McGary's injury, Durant completely one-ups him again and steals all the attention.
Last week at practice, Mitch McGary was talking to reporters and Durant interrupted him couple questions in and told him to get out of way.
Going on SportsCenter shortly to discuss Kevin Durant's injury.
It's about to be a lot of Pissed of Seahawks Fans today. Cowboy Nation.
I just want to go on record and say I'm definitely opposed to injuries. I'm firmly anti-injury, and I'm not changing my mind.
Sam Presti also says Reggie Jackson may miss a little time as well with a right wrist contusion but will be back relatively soon.
Presti: "He could be playing on it today but he'd be doing further damage to it."
Sam Presti on KD's fracture: "He could be playing on it today. But he'd be doing more damage to it."
Sam Presti quoting Ernest Hemingway is the most Sam Presti thing ever: "forget your personal tragedy"
Presti says he's been told a Jones fracture is the most common injury for NBA players.
Presti: "In these cases you can either withdraw or advance, and we're going to advance."
Presti: "With any adversity, we're looking for the opportunity."
Sam Presti said the team, Durant and his reps will decide best course of medical action in next couple days.
Presti says they are fortunate that Durant alerted them early and that they caught it on the "front end" of the injury.
Sam Presti: "We're really fortunate we're catching it when we're catching it...before it becomes an acute issue."
Sam Presti said Kevin Durant 'felt a little bit of aching' after practice yesterday.
Presti says Durant told the medical staff he felt an "aching" in his foot.
Morning world! Stay positive today! Enjoy life
Before that was the 2010-11 season where Westbrook played four games without KD. OKC went 3-1. Russ: 26.7 pts, 7.0 asts, 22.5 shots per game
The last time Westbrook played without Durant was the last game of the 2012-13 season where Durant sat and Westbrook only played 7 minutes.
If Kevin Durant became the Slim Reaper last season, Russell Westbrook might just become the devil himself.
Bright side for the Thunder: Early-season injuries are a lot better than late-season ones (Westbrook 2013 playoffs, Serge 2014 playoffs).
Per Wikipedia: "A Jones fracture is a fracture of the diaphysis of the fifth metatarsal of the foot, at the base of the small toe."
Kevin Durant has never missed more than eight games in a season. A 6-8 week timetable would mean he'd miss 15-20 games to start year.
Six weeks would have Durant returning in late November. Eight weeks, early December.
Six to eight weeks is what's typical of a Jones fracture surgery but Durant doesn't currently have a timetable until after the procedure.