But Collison doesn’t feel that’s a good enough excuse for the recent defensive lapses.
“We’re capable of (better defense),” Collison said. “Just too many breakdowns, a lack of consistency.”
DURANT ON MANZIEL
On Thursday afternoon, the center of the sports world shifted to College Station, where former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel held his pro day.
Everyone seems to have an opinion on the professional prospects of this polarizing Heisman winner. And that includes Thunder superstar Kevin Durant, a well-known football fanatic who said, in an interview with the Sports Animal, that Manziel impressed him in workout.
“I seen the beginning of Johnny Football’s pro day and I was really impressed that he threw in pads and a helmet,” Durant said. “Everybody is throwing in shorts and a T-shirt and he wanted to take the challenge and do something different. You gotta applaud that.”
Durant went on to tell the station that he’s a “huge” Manziel fan and is “wishing him the best.”
“I would take him in the top five, if I was a GM,” Durant said. “He might not be the tallest or the strongest, but he’s gonna go out there to play to win and give his all on every play.”
After missing the past two games, Hasheem Thabeet returned to Thunder practice on Thursday.
He was on an excused absence for personal reasons. He will be available against the Kings on Friday.