After spraining his left ankle in the second half of Friday night’s win over Atlanta, forward Nick Collison will now miss at least 10 days, Thunder coach Scott Brooks told reporters Saturday. The injury will sideline Collison at least through March, which will cost him at least five games....
By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015
A trying season for the Oklahoma City Thunder took a turn for the worse Friday when the team announced that Kevin Durant will be out indefinitely due to persistent soreness in his surgically-repaired right foot.
The Thunder is without Kevin Durant and Enes Kanter against one of the best teams in the NBA -- the Atlanta Hawks -- tonight at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the Web.
Thunder general manager Sam Presti gives an update on Kevin Durant's injury status at an 11:30 a.m. press conference. Follow The Oklahoman's live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more.
BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org | Published: Thu, Mar 19, 2015
Kevin Durant has been ruled out of Friday’s game against Atlanta, according to Thunder coach Scott Brooks, and his return date to the team’s lineup remains uncertain.
Durant did not practice Thursday due to soreness in his right foot, which he underwent a second operation on back on Feb. 22...
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in 2004.
Mayberry joined The Oklahoman’s sports staff in 2005 after a year at the Akron Beacon Journal, where he covered the University of Akron men’s basketball team, high schools and recruiting. Since arriving at The Oklahoman, Mayberry has become the leading authority on the NBA as the only traveling media member and the only reporter to cover every NBA game ever played in Oklahoma City.
He served as the paper’s beat writer on the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets from 2005-07, broke the news of the Seattle SuperSonics’ settlement negotiations with the City of Seattle in the summer of 2008, a development that allowed the team to relocate to Oklahoma, and has covered the Thunder since the franchise’s inception.
Mayberry and his wife, Courtney, were married in 2010 and live in Oklahoma City.