Billy Donovan Rumors
Royce Young: Russell Westbrook technical foul from last night’s game against Portland has been rescinded, according to a source. Westbrook was given a technical for talking trash with the Portland bench. Billy Donovan’s technical from Feb. 5 against the Magic has also been rescinded.
Erik Horne: Donovan was asked if the Dennis Schroder personal matter would be a prolonged situation a la Alex Abrines. Donovan didn’t provide any insight into if Schroder would miss any games beyond tonight. Thunder has one more game (at New Orleans on Thursday) before the All-Star break.
Brett Dawson: Billy Donovan on Alex Abrines: “Even though he’s not gonna be a part of our team anymore, we’re all still here. He’s still part of the family, and we’ll do anything we can to try to help him going forward.”
Brett Dawson: Billy Donovan said Alex Abrines was “very, very open, honest, transparent” with the Thunder as he dealt with his personal issues. Donovan said “I would hope that everybody would respect” that it’s a private matter.
Thunder guard Alex Abrines was listed as active Tuesday, but he was not at the arena due to a personal matter, according to the Thunder. “Alex has been great,” OKC coach Billy Donovan said. “He’s around the team, he’s around us, we’re communicating, we’re talking, so it’s been very transparent and open, so I’m never in a position where I’m ever taken off guard by anything.”