All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will be surrounded by all the usual suspects as the Oklahoma City Thunder try to follow a trip to the conference finals with another deep playoff run.
The Thunder have locked up the final missing piece from last season's 10-man rotation, agreeing Friday to a two-year, $6.5 million deal with guard Daequan Cook. Mike Conley Sr., Cook's agent, told The Associated Press that Cook's deal was awaiting league approval but he expects Cook to report to training camp as soon as he's allowed.
''I'm happy for him, first of all. To have him back on our team is big,'' Durant said. ''A guy that worked so hard this summer. His role for us last year kind of grew toward the end of the season.
''I'm looking forward to seeing that kind of progress and build off that energy he had leaving the season last year, coming into this year.''
With Cook coming back, the Thunder are in an even stronger position entering a condensed training camp and regular season....