OKC General Manager Sam Presti is talking down the severity of the situation, claiming that “it’s just a matter of discomfort.” The Thunder are currently sitting in 8th place in the loaded Western Conference, and they can probably stat on track to make the playoffs if Durant is only out a week. Westbrook can certainly carry the load temporarily.
In his last four games without Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook has averaged 35.8 points, 8.5 assists, 7 rebounds
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 22, 2015
But this a concerning development for OKC fans and NBA fans in general. While he might have been kind of a dick lately to the media, Durant is one of the most genuine and talented players in the NBA. We want to see him in the playoffs. We don’t want to see a depleted Phoenix Suns team.
OKC doctors will reevaluate Durant in a week. Let’s hope everything checks out ok.
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