Thunder notebook: Scott Brooks says no talk of contract extension
Modified: March 11, 2009 at 8:30 am •
Published: March 11, 2009
/articleid/3352239/1/pictures/548554"> Oklahoma City head coach Scott Brooks claps after a play during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the New Jersey Nets at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Monday, January 26, 2009. BY NATE BILLINGS
Swift said before the Kings game that he had to fly to Seattle to be with his 10-month-old son, Reiko Swift, who he said was born with overlapped growth plates in his head and needed surgery to correct the condition.
Swift said his son was in intensive care for two days but is now recovering and should be released from the hospital at the end of the week.
"After seeing him, he’s doing well and things are a little bit easier,” Swift said. "I wish I was up there the entire time he was in the hospital. It’s difficult not being there, but at the same time I know he’s OK. And Seattle’s got some of the best doctors around, and I know he’s in good hands.”
Green looks to ease into rotation
Jeff Green returned to the Thunder’s lineup after a four-game absence caused by a sore lower back. But with the team playing well without him, going 3-1, the Thunder’s second leading scorer said he will not force his game onto the team now that he’s back.
"I know who’s been hot the past few games so I’m going to feed them the ball,” Green said. "I’m not going to come back and shoot all the shots. That’s not me ... We’re a team. We’re going to share the ball. Whoever’s hot at the moment we’re going to feed them.”
Nick Collison sat out Tuesday’s game with a groin injury. ... Kevin Durant was hopeful to play tonight against Denver but is not expected to return from a sprained right ankle until Saturday at Phoenix at the earliest.
By Darnell Mayberry