OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant gives a thumbs up to Thunder draft

It might have been underwhelming to most, but Durant is among those who supports the draft the Thunder had Thursday night.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: June 28, 2013
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photo - NBA BASKETBALL: Kevin Durant speaks with the media after practice for the Oklahoma City Thunder at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn., Sunday, May 12, 2013. The Thunder will play the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 4 of their second-round NBA playoff series on Monday. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
NBA BASKETBALL: Kevin Durant speaks with the media after practice for the Oklahoma City Thunder at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn., Sunday, May 12, 2013. The Thunder will play the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 4 of their second-round NBA playoff series on Monday. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

“I didn't get to see them at all. I didn't get to watch either one of them,” Durant said. “But I've heard a few things about them, plus YouTube is a source to let me know about those guys. I got to watch that a little bit. But I'm sure they're going to come in and work hard and be ready to play.”

Georgetown coach John Thompson III, who coached against Adams' Pittsburgh team in Big East play this year, said Adams' size is what stands out most.

“He's a presence,” Thompson told The Oklahoman on Friday. “He's big in terms of height as well as in terms of stature. He's still developing, and that always happens with big guys. Sometimes big guys take a little longer. But I think he's going to be very, very good. He's going to be a presence right away.”

As for the disappointment, Durant encourages fans to realize what's done is done.

“We got the best players we could at those picks,” Durant said. “All they should do is support us.”


by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
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...
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