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OKC Thunder notebook: Kevin Durant questionable for Tuesday's game with wrist injury

Durant did some light shooting during practice. Coach Scott Brooks said Durant will be evaluated before Tuesday's game.
by Anthony Slater Published: January 13, 2014
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photo - Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots defended by Milwaukee Bucks center Ekpe Udoh (5) in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Oklahoma City won 101-85. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots defended by Milwaukee Bucks center Ekpe Udoh (5) in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Oklahoma City won 101-85. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

After a rough fall in Saturday's win against Milwaukee, Kevin Durant missed practice the past couple of days, nursing his sore left wrist.

Durant did some light shooting, according to coach Scott Brooks, but his status for Tuesday's game at Memphis remains up in the air.

“We'll see tomorrow,” Brooks said Monday.

Any injury news these days has Thunder fans concerned, but forward Nick Collison didn't seem too worried about Durant's long-term health.

“He'll be fine,” Collison said. “The NBA season is long, and we manage guys.”

SAM PRESTI ON WESTBROOK

Thunder general manager Sam Presti joined the Sports Animal on Monday afternoon, talking about a variety of topics regarding his franchise.

Naturally, he was asked about injured All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook and the Thunder's recent struggles without him. And naturally, Presti maintained a positive outlook.

 “Rather than be frustrated about it, the approach we have taken is we are grateful that we have a player like that,” Presti told the station. “We think a lot more about what we do have and where we're going than the fact that we don't have him right now. And that gets us through this period.”

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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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