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Kevin Durant will miss the rest of the year and be out six months, according to the Oklahoma City Thunder
Questions about defensive issues confuse Russell Westbrook.
Russell Westbrook might be basketball's best straight-line driver. But the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar certainly has some wiggle, too. Just ask Danny Green.
Though his wardrobe hardly suggests it, Russell Westbrook is old-school. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar plays basketball with a relentless anger that marked the NBA's rise to national prominence in the 1980s and sustained it through the decade thereafter.
Reminder: That's a point guard.
Russ was honored when Allen Iverson called himself the biggest Westbrook fan out there, but he didn't watch AI -- or anyone -- growing up.
It's Westbrook's ninth triple-double in his last 30 games. "Freakin' everyway like MJ" -- only Jordan has put up more triple-doubles in a 30-game stretch.
Despite the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar putting up monster numbers while keeping his team in playoff contention despite a season-long rash of injuries, Westbrook remains as divisive a player as basketball knows. But another future Hall-of-Famer with a relatively similar playing style is firmly the in the 25 year-old's corner.
The Oklahoma City Thunder's season isn't over, but their championship aspirations seem long gone. The team's general manager, Sam Presti, announced today that reigning MVP Kevin Durant has been "removed from basketball activities" due to nagging pain in his problematic right foot.
Serge Ibaka was ruled out four-to-six weeks on Tuesday following arthroscopic knee surgery, but there was a silver-lining to that disheartening news for the Oklahoma City Thunder: the imminent return of Kevin Durant in days following it. Now, it appears that expectation has proven wildly premature.
Russell Westbrook didn't have his shot going against the Boston Celtics. The difference between the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard and so many other superstars, though, is that Westbrook can still dominate despite not playing his best.
Things have gone from bad to worse for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Kevin Durant is still sidelined.
Russ doing his Russ thing to beat the Bulls on ABC today. Watch him take over in the final minutes of the tight game.
We wouldn't get give most players benefit of the doubt here. It's not an uncommon occurrence for a ballhandler to try a wild attempt with the shot clock winding down, of course. But Russell Westbrook? The "freakiest of freaks?"
Steven Adams wants no part of Kevin Garnett's trash talk, but not because he's scared.
Sam Presti believes the ESPN report speculating the Thunder might trade Kevin Durant next year is as ridiculous as we do.
The Oklahoma City Thunder's fight for a playoff spot will likely come down to the season's last games. And fortunately for Russell Westbrook and company, they'll receive about all the help they could possibly get. According to coach Scott Brooks, reigning MVP Kevin Durant will return to the Thunder lineup in a "week or two."
The collective defense of the Clippers forced Westbrook into a season-high 10 turnovers and CP3 added 33 points in a win. What MVP…