SuperSonics' name gone from Web site
There was another sign of progress in the Seattle SuperSonics' transition to Oklahoma City on Tuesday as the team's Web site was updated to include its new home.
A visit to SuperSonics.com redirects visitors to the NBA Oklahoma City site, where logos with the team's former name have been taken down.
The Oklahoma City franchise is using the Web site to take names from people interested in buying season tickets when they go on sale.
SuperSonics owner Clay Bennett announced last week that he would be moving the team to Oklahoma City after reaching a settlement to exit a lease at Seattle's KeyArena.
Bennett will be leaving the SuperSonics' name, logo and colors in Seattle. The NBA hasn't yet announced a new name for the Oklahoma City franchise.
•Green on Durant
: Jeff Green smiled and stifled a laugh when asked if he'd played with Kevin Durant since the regular season ended in April.
"You mean besides playing pickup at Georgetown?,” Green said. "A couple of days after the season, he came, we worked out together, started lifting and playing pickup. We never stopped playing together.”
When GM Sam Presti shipped Ray Allen to Boston for the No. 5 pick in the 2007 Draft, he did so because he'd settled on Green as the perfect partner for Durant, who the Seattle Supersonics had selected second.
He couldn't have predicted that they would become such good friends, but it sure aids his vision of two walking matchup problems who can complement one another.
Everyone knows Durant is a physical marvel, owner of a 7-foot-4 wingspan and floor skills that allowed him to get away with playing shooting guard as a rookie, but Green's own attributes shouldn't go unnoticed. He's too quick for power forwards to guard and too big for most small forwards. He's now learning how to take advantage of those abilities consistently after getting his feet wet as a rookie. Getting to the line 15 times contributed to a game-high 28 points against Orlando. That he imposed his will against overmatched players is proof that he's starting to feel more comfortable in his skin and with his abilities, not to mention the effect Durant's competitiveness has had on him.