Kevin Durant leading vote-getter for Western Conference All-Star team

Durant, Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin have been invited to Team USA's training camp.
by Anthony Slater Published: January 23, 2014
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Fresh off a five-game winning streak, the Thunder had Thursday off. But the good news kept rolling in.

First, on Thursday morning, it was announced that Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, as expected, were among the 28-man pool of players invited to Team USA's 2014-16 training camp.

Also in the pool is former Oklahoma Christian School and University of Oklahoma star Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers.

If healthy, both Durant and Westbrook are likely to make the roster for both the World Cup, which starts in late August, and the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

Then, later in the day, it was announced that Durant would start in his fifth consecutive NBA All-Star Game, to be played on Feb. 16 in New Orleans.

Durant was the West's leading vote-getter. Kevin Love, Griffin, Stephen Curry and Kobe Bryant (who likely won't play because of injury) join him in the starting lineup.

 The East starters are LeBron James, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Kyrie Irving.


by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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