ly 13 players are available. Rookie forward D.J. White
will be sidelined four to six months with a jaw injury.
Veteran forward Chris Wilcox’s
nickname is Weezy. It’s a nickname he’s had for more than a decade because one of his high school friends also was named Chris. "Now that’s all everyone knows me by,” Wilcox said. "When I come down the court even coaches on the other bench will yell, ‘You’ve got Weezy.’ ”
Coach Westhead has high praise for Oklahoma City fans
Thunder assistant coach Paul Westhead
heard about Oklahoma City fans but is experiencing it for the first time. Westhead was coaching in the WNBA the two seasons the Hornets played in the Ford Center.
"The crowds have been unbelievable,” Westhead said. "It’s almost like game five of a playoff series. This town has shown a commitment to NBA basketball even beyond my initial expectations.”
BY MIKE BALDWIN