OKLAHOMA CITY Maybe Kevin Durant is right.
He probably is. KD doesn't miss on much.
After all, the Thunder is, by all accounts, still considered a young team, so when he said earlier this week to The Oklahoman, "It's not like any rookie is going to come in and have an immediate impact, especially on our team," he's got a pretty decent point.
The Thunder return a lot of talent, and they basically get what feels like a lottery pick in Russell Westbrook, who should be healthy and ready to go when the season starts, so Durant's take is solid that there just aren't a lot of minutes for anyone else when you have Westbrook, Serge Ibaka, Thabo Sefolosha, Reggie Jackson, Nick Collison and more back on a team that won 60 games a season ago.
But I sure like Andre Roberson's chances.
Roberson, along with Thunder draftees Steven Adams and Grant Jerrett answered questions for the first time in front of the Oklahoma City media Saturday afternoon, all smiles and full of hope and promise.