Thunder notebook: D.J. White recalled from Tulsa

Oklahoman Modified: March 24, 2009 at 4:45 am •  Published: March 24, 2009
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White recalled from Tulsa
Rookie forward D.J. White has been recalled from the Tulsa 66ers. The 29th overall pick played in three games, averaging 17.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 assists in 37.7 minutes.

White hasn’t played in a game with the Thunder all season after undergoing two surgeries to remove and repair a benign growth in his jaw. It’s unclear if White will be in uniform tonight against the Lakers, but he is expected to make his debut over the team’s final 12 games.

"The biggest adjustment is just conditioning,” White said. "I’m just trying to get my wind back and trying to get a better feel for the game ... It’s just a matter of getting back into it. I took six months off, so I just want to keep working hard and see what happens.”

Durant heats up
Kevin Durant’s shooting has been down slightly since he returned from a sprained ankle 10 days ago. But he was hot in Sunday’s 97-90 win at Minnesota, hitting 13 of 23 shots and scoring 30 points as OKC notched its sixth road win and split the season series with the Wolves.

"I’ve been feeling good ever since I came back,” Durant said. "It was just a matter of time before (the shots fell). I’ve been feeling good lately. Hopefully it continues. I’m just glad we got the win.”

Westbrook slumping
Russell Westbrook is shooting 33.

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