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Pyro 06-15-2007 08:45 PM

Kevin Durant Makes First Trip To Seattle
 
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...92_soni15.html

Texas forward Kevin Durant is getting acclimated to what will likely be his new home.

The consensus NCAA men's basketball player of the year, who is expected to be taken second in the June 28 NBA draft by the Sonics, is making his first trip to the Seattle area to work with Eric Hughes, the team's basketball-skills coach, and Tim Manson, a conditioning coach, at the Athletes Training Institute in Bellevue.

According to an NBA source, the 6-foot-9 Durant won't work out for the Sonics, but he may interview with team representatives.

Neither the Sonics nor Durant's agent Aaron Goodwin, could be reached for comment.

The team released a list of workouts with prospects. Former Garfield High School star Marcelus Kemp, a Nevada junior, and Sammy Mejia, a DePaul guard, worked out Thursday at the Furtado Center.

News of Durant's arrival quickly spread through basketball circles in Seattle, and he has been spotted around town. A league source confirmed that Washington freshman Spencer Hawes called the Durant camp and asked if he could join him in a workout.

Meanwhile, Durant is training with Hughes, a former UW men's basketball assistant.


RoseCity07 06-15-2007 10:23 PM

Re: Kevin Durant Makes First Trip To Seattle
 
I heard Durant isn't going to work out for Seattle. Oden and Durant said they would only do work outs for Portland, and both said no for work outs at Seattle.

melvinthompson 06-15-2007 10:47 PM

Re: Kevin Durant Makes First Trip To Seattle
 
It's felt good to be from the pacific northwest the past few weeks.

thenextgreatbigman 06-15-2007 10:54 PM

Re: Kevin Durant Makes First Trip To Seattle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RoseCity07
I heard Durant isn't going to work out for Seattle. Oden and Durant said they would only do work outs for Portland, and both said no for work outs at Seattle.

that's because they're fighting for that #1 spot, the loser ends up in seattle one way or another. Seattle doesn't need to work out anyone, who they pick is all up to the blazers.

RainierBeachPoet 06-16-2007 11:14 AM

Seattle Problems
 
it is all still overshadowed by the lack of an arena deal...

neither oden nor durant can push it over the edge

MaxFly 06-16-2007 11:18 AM

Re: Kevin Durant Makes First Trip To Seattle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thenextgreatbigman
that's because they're fighting for that #1 spot, the loser ends up in seattle one way or another. Seattle doesn't need to work out anyone, who they pick is all up to the blazers.


Pretty much, and word will come out about how the workouts went. I don't think Seattle would learn much more than they already know. These two players have been watched intently all season and their strengths and weaknesses have been broken down several times. And even if either had a poor workout, I wouldn't see Seattle going with anyone else.

BigTicket 06-16-2007 12:10 PM

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Wonder what would happen if Portlant decided to pick Durant (yes I know that's very unlikely), could they trade the 1st pick to Seattle for 2nd + future first or something like that ?

Could work out for both teams really if Portland decides that way, Oden is a much better fit than Durant in Seattle, especially if they keep Lewis, and Portland desperatly need a SF while they already have a pretty good PF/C combination, added value in the form of a future seattle pick, could make that very enticing.

Would love to watch that team, good luck doubling on Oden when you have Allen and Lewis on the perimeter :D

SuperboyXX0018 06-16-2007 12:31 PM

Re: Kevin Durant Makes First Trip To Seattle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by melvinthompson
It's felt good to be from the pacific northwest the past few weeks.



Have you not heard of trade or free agency? Durant or Oden may not be there for their whole careers....

wally_world 06-16-2007 12:42 PM

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i hope Seattle can trade picks with Portland

Oden fits better in Seattle
likewise Durant is a better fit for Portland

and Oden will still be regarded as the best player of the draft coming in as a 1st pick...

Cannonball 06-16-2007 12:50 PM

Re: Kevin Durant Makes First Trip To Seattle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SuperboyXX0018
Have you not heard of trade or free agency? Durant or Oden may not be there for their whole careers....

are you dumb... First he said past couple weeks, Second if either are worth anything neither portland or Seattle is gonna let them go.

markymark 06-16-2007 12:54 PM

Re: Kevin Durant Makes First Trip To Seattle
 
i heard he's getting bench pressing techniques from chris wilcox :roll:

SuperboyXX0018 06-16-2007 01:00 PM

Re: Kevin Durant Makes First Trip To Seattle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Cannonball
are you dumb... First he said past couple weeks, Second if either are worth anything neither portland or Seattle is gonna let them go.



Great players get traded all the time @sshole! And i'm sick of the durant and Oden hype.....

Cannonball 06-16-2007 01:04 PM

Re: Kevin Durant Makes First Trip To Seattle
 
LOL!^ they do not..... What you think since AI got traded it happens every year?

BS........................................

SuperboyXX0018 06-16-2007 01:11 PM

Re: Kevin Durant Makes First Trip To Seattle
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Cannonball
LOL!^ they do not..... What you think since AI got traded it happens every year?

BS........................................



Um, Jason kidd, Shaq, Tracy Mcgrady, Vince Carter, AI, soon KG , Pau Gasol, and Kobe.

Cannonball 06-16-2007 01:15 PM

Re: Kevin Durant Makes First Trip To Seattle
 
Old stars^^^

Fresh stars don't get traded. Potential alone keeps them.


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