OKC Thunder notebook: Kevin Durant tweets, deletes photo of him smoking hookah, claims he was hacked

BY ANTHONY SLATER, Staff Writer, aslater@opubco.com Published: January 10, 2014

For the second time this season, the Thunder has assigned rookie forward Andre Roberson to the Tulsa 66ers.

In his first D-League stint, Roberson was productive, averaging 17.3 points, 11.7 rebounds and 3.3 steals in three games. And upon recall, with Thabo Sefolosha hurt, Roberson received three starts with the Thunder, impressing with his bulldog defense on wing scorers.

But once Sefolosha returned, Roberson was cycled out of the rotation, finding sporadic minutes that typically came in blowouts.

Tulsa has two home games this weekend, before a six-day layoff, so it's likely Roberson will return to the Thunder soon.

NICKNAME JERSEYS

On Friday night in Brooklyn, the Nets and Heat finally unveiled the NBA's nickname jerseys that had been long-rumored.

Among those worn, LeBron James sported ‘King James' on the back of his jersey, while Kevin Garnett went with ‘Big Ticket'.

Before the season, when this idea was first publicized, Thunder players seemed intrigued by the possibility.

Durant said he would put ‘KD' on the back of his threads, Westbrook said he'd go with ‘Why not?' and Serge Ibaka said he'd put ‘Avec Classe,' a French term meaning ‘with class' that Ibaka commonly uses on social media.

STAT OF THE DAY

The Thunder went 12-of-58 from three on the recent two-game road trip. Durant, a 40 percent 3-point shooter, went 4-of-20.



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