James Harden still coming off Thunder bench

It comes as no surprise, but after four days of training camp James Harden continues to practice with the second team despite starter Thabo Sefolosha nursing a leg injury.

Harden, the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, is expected to remain in his role this season once the Thunder returns to full strength. Harden, however, took his assignment in stride when told he just can’t seem to crack the first unit.

“Can’t,” Harden said, laughing. “Can’t do it. Them my guys. Me and Nick Collison, that’s my guy.”

Harden then said players have just filled in for starters Sefolosha and Kendrick Perkins (wrist) and the second unit has remained largely intact.

– Reported by Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman