Ethan Sherwood Strauss of TrueHoop on injuries: “Westbrook’s injury is probably the least concerning, as it’s a mere meniscus. The obvious concern is that his approach is so dependent on burst that further injury could really hinder the game’s most reckless superstar.”
John Schuhmann of NBA.com: “Despite the departure of Mike Miller, the Heat will return 95 percent of their regular-season minutes leaders, a number that leads the league by a good amount. The Thunder lost Kevin Martin, but are still returning 87 percent of last season’s minutes, a number that ranks second. The Spurs swapped Gary Neal for Marco Belinelli and obviously aren’t bringing back Stephen Jackson, but will have 82 percent of last season’s minutes on this year’s roster, a number that ranks fourth.”
Dime ranks the 15 strongest players. Missing from the list: Derek Fisher. Seriously. He’s a monster.
I feel like this is the 15th time they’ve put it out, but here’s the Thunder’s top 10 from last season according to NBA.com.
Via Sportando: “Virtus Roma General Manager Nicola Alberani announced on a radio show that Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant will be in Roma early in September. ‘On September 7 we will host an event with Kevin Durant in our Arena’ said Alberani to Radio Popolare.