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April 16, 2015 Updates

The Oklahoma City Thunder are expected to spend time evaluating the partnership with coach Scott Brooks before committing to bring him back for the final year on his contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Brooks is guaranteed for the 2015-16 season on his deal, with the Thunder holding a team option for 2016-17, sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

Russell Westbrook captured his first career scoring title Wednesday night after putting the finishing touch on an achievement he says he never thought possible. After a 37-point night in the Thunder’s 138-113 win at Minnesota on Wednesday, Westbrook finished the 2014-15 regular season with a career-high 28.1 scoring average. In the season’s final few games Westbrook surged past and ultimately beat out James Harden, the former Thunder sixth man who is now the face of the Houston Rockets. Harden, who scored 16 points in the Rockets’ season finale against Utah, finished with a 27.37 scoring average. “I never really thought I’d be winning anything close to a scoring title,” Westbrook said. “But I’d rather be in the playoffs than to win the scoring title, to tell you the truth.” Oklahoman

April 15, 2015 Updates


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


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