With the NBA's trade deadline set for 2 p.m. Thursday, rumblings out of Oklahoma City have remained at a murmur.
The Thunder has been rumored to be shopping for an affordable shooter, but nothing definitive has materialized yet.
And, apparently, Kevin Durant hopes it stays that way.
“I don't think anyone in this group is on the trade wire,” Durant said. “I hope not.”
LEBRON COMES TO OKC SCORCHING HOT
When the Thunder invaded Miami in late January, Durant was playing his best basketball of the season.
When Miami comes to Oklahoma City on Thursday, LeBron James is returning the favor.
In his past three games — all Heat wins — James has compiled 115 points, 31 rebounds and 18 assists. He went for 42 points, nine rebounds and six assists on 16-of-23 shooting in Dallas on Tuesday, his first 40-point game of the season.
And since the Heat lost to OKC on Jan. 29, James is averaging 30.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and 7.6 assists in seven games. Miami is 6-1 during that stretch.
“I'm in a zone right now,” James told reporters after Miami's win over Dallas.
A pretty lengthy home stretch awaits the Thunder coming out of the All-Star break.
Starting with the Heat on Thursday, the Thunder plays its next six games in OKC, stretching into early March. It includes games with the Clippers, Grizzlies, Cavaliers, Bobcats and Sixers.
OKC's next road game comes on March 6 in Phoenix, three full weeks after its last road game in Los Angeles.
After backtracking on his statements to Grantland, which included a proclamation that Russell Westbrook would play on Thursday and that “The Servant” is his preferred nickname, Durant shrugged a little and said, “Let's act like I never did that interview.”
THUNDER RECALL ANDRE ROBERSON
In his latest D-League stint, Andre Roberson spent only a day with the Tulsa 66ers.
But what a successful one it was.
In the 66ers win on Tuesday night, Roberson had 19 points, 11 rebounds, five steals and two assists.
The Thunder recalled him on Wednesday afternoon.