Originally posted on Ball Don't Lie  |  Last updated 12/29/11
Since last season, when it became obvious that Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook was chafing in his role as a designated second-option in the Thunder offense, all NBA eyes have been on OKC to see if there is a potential rift between Westbrook and high-scoring forward Kevin Durant. Eric Freeman detailed a contentious back and forth between the two in a win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night, and few know just what the Thunder are going to do with their brawlin' stars. Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy has a solution. From The Oklahoman: "When you're together as much as we are in very competitive situations, you're going to have those conflicts. You're going to have player-coach conflicts and player-player conflicts. You know, you just are. Because everybody is competitive, everybody wants to win, everybody wants to do well and a lot of times you see situations differently. "I think it's very serious, and I think the only thing they can do is split those two guys up...
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