OKC Thunder: Former coach George Karl views Thunder as favorite in the West

Oklahoman Published: February 27, 2014

“It’s something I’ve been working on,” Durant continued. “I told myself I’m going to shoot that shot at some point during the season, I don’t know when. Basketball is played off instincts and it was just an instinct of mine to go up and shoot it.”

Thunder reportedly interested in Caron Butler

The Thunder is interested in signing soon-to-be free agent forward Caron Butler, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports.

Butler was recently bought out by the Bucks and must clear waivers before he can sign elsewhere but, according to Yahoo!, the Thunder and Heat have surfaced as the two favorites to land him.

Butler is averaging 11 points in 34 games this season. He’s an 11-year veteran.

Kevin Durant, good Samaritan

On Wednesday night against Cleveland, Durant had nine assists.

But he saved his best for after the game. Here’s a story, as posted on the NBA’s reddit page, by user mathan1234:

“I was working for Fox at the OKC Thunder game last night. After the game, one of our camera operators slipped and fell on the stairs last night. KD is about to walk his mother out, but sees this happen. He said to his mom, ‘Hold on a minute.’

“He walks up to our cameraman says ‘Hey are you alright?’, he then walks our cameraman back to the production truck. On the way, they talk and decide that his finger might be broken, so they go to the arena's X-ray machine and KD arranges for our guy to get an x-ray right there.

“And to top it off, he waited there with him. Turns out the finger was broken. And once it was over, he walked our guy back to the truck and got him some ice.

Quotable

Thunder center Steven Adams on the team’s recent film studies, which have been tough to watch for a defensive minded team: “When you’re playing, you’re trying to envision what you look like. And then there’s a big reality check when you see yourself.”

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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