''I couldn't really enjoy it as much because when I watch TV, I hear all this comparing two teammates together all the time,'' Durant said Thursday, one day after the Thunder's season ended. ''It's kind of tough to watch it sometimes. Then I hear everything - you know, if Russ is playing well, then I'm getting traded, and all this other stupid stuff. I'm like, 'Let me just enjoy my teammate having success.' I just tried to shut all that stupid stuff off and enjoy this killing spree he went on these last few months.''
''It was just amazing to see, both as a leader and a player,'' Durant said.
''I wish I could have taken a lot of pressure off of him sometimes, but just seeing him grow was pretty cool,'' Durant said.
Ibaka interview about the injury hit season...his documentary and scott brook's future
Q.Wanted to ask you about the Thunder season too. What has gone wrong with the team aside from injuries?
SI:What happened is very clear: Injuries. Injuries have removed us from contention. That was it. I’ve had a bad ankle all year long. Bad back all year long. It’s not just that I got injured late in the season, which everybody knows about… I hurt my ankle with the National Team last summer and it’s been bad all year long.
Q.It’s going to be a contract year for Kevin Durant next season. With superstars like him in those situations, there’s always going to be speculation about the future. Do you think the team is going to be ready to deal with that?
SI:I think so. And I think Kevin is going to handle it very well too. I don’t want to talk much about this because I’m not an expert in these things and it’s very early… But knowing him, we’re going to be good. The way he is as a person, I’m not worried about it at all. He’s going to be focused on the team.
OKLAHOMA CITY, July 3, 2015 –*The Oklahoma City Thunder today announced its roster for the 2015 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League. The Thunder’s summer league team is set to participate in five games during the week-long event scheduled to take place July 4-10 at the Orlando Magic’s practice court at the Amway Center.
Oklahoma City’s summer league roster includes Thunder forward Mitch McGary, 2015 Thunder draft pick Dakari Johnson along with Semaj Christon, Frank Gaines, Richard Solomon, Marquis Teague and Talib Zanna of the Oklahoma City Blue. Thunder Assistant Coach Darko Rajakovic will serve as head coach during summer league competition.
DATE OPPONENT TIME(CT) LOCATION
July 4 Charlotte 2:00 PM Amway Center Practice Court (Orlando, FL)
July 6 Orlando (Blue) 2:00 PM Amway Center Practice Court (Orlando, FL)
July 7 LA Clippers 4:00 PM Amway Center Practice Court (Orlando, FL)
July 9 Memphis 4:00 PM Amway Center Practice Court (Orlando, FL)
July 10 TBD TBD Amway Center Practice Court (Orlando, FL)