Unfortunately, due to the current labor situation, I am not able to contact the guys at this time, Brian Facchini, the Thunders director of basketball communications, told Chicken-Fried News. I would be more than happy to help once I am able.
Lockout be damned! Through the magic of the innerwebs, CFN has obtained relatively fresh quotes from Thunder players on the pro basketball blockade.
James Harden is still conditioning and getting ready, according to ESPN.com, but what if the season never starts?
It would be a disaster, Harden told ESPN.com. We need both sides to get together and have a season. All of us feel the same around the league.
And The Beard isnt looking at the future through rose-colored Urkel sunglasses about reaching a potential collective bargaining agreement.
Right now, it doesnt look like its close to being done, Harden reportedly said. Hopefully, over these few weeks they can come to an agreement and figure something out. Fans, players, we dont know what to do if theres a lockout. Ive never experienced it, and I dont want to experience it.
For fan favorite Kevin Durant, the biggest news this summer is the exposure of his tattoo-ridden torso. All ink aside, Durant told SI.com that the lockout doesnt seem real yet because NBA players typically rest in July.
First off, I trust all my guys, KD told SI.com. They are all working hard and getting ready for next season. Were all family, and were going to keep checking in with each other and make sure we get through this.
After workouts with a personal trainer, Durant said he expects to gather with four or five Thunder players in Houston.
Working out with the guys, its going to help us get better, he reportedly said. Ive talked to a bunch of them and said, Make sure the schedule is clear. And KD hasnt ruled out playing overseas, giving the notion a 50-50 chance.
I want to play somewhere, he told SI.com. If you have an opportunity to (play overseas), its something you have to think about.
How does Durant feel about the lockout dragging on?
owners dont want to give in on the things that we want, he reportedly
said. As players, we have to stay together. But I really want to get
(a deal) done for the fans, the people who enjoy watching the game.