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Thunder Notebook: Assistant coaches coming

Oklahoman Published: June 15, 2009

/> Mason missed the final 36 games of the season after hyper-extending his right knee in a game against Memphis in late January. He needed minor arthroscopic knee surgery to remove bone chips from the knee but has been ahead of schedule in his recovery since mid-February.

With just 10 days remaining until the June 25 NBA Draft, one league source said there has been an unusual silence around the league regarding substantial trade talks. The source said the economy is likely the culprit, with the majority of teams primarily interested in shedding high-dollar contracts.

"Dumping contracts is going to be the principal thing in this draft as far as trades go,” the source said. "You’re not going to see pick-for-pick (trades). You’re going to see pick and bad contract for pick.”

By Darnell Mayberry