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Royal Ivey and Kevin Ollie don't have a ton of things in common. Between them, they have logged two decades of service in the NBA and are what some might call the epitome of league journeymen as guys who have bounced around the Association a bit. However, there is one pretty major similarity between these two league vets-they have both played an integral role in the development of Oklahoma City star forward Kevin Durant.
Ollie was a teammate of KD's for just one season, the 2009-10 campaign, and the Dallas native only saw the floor for 25 games that year, but his impact on the young superstar was immeasurable. That season proved to be the former Maverick's last in the league as he called it quits and is now an assistant coach at his alma mater, Connecticut.
But for Durant, the impact of playing alongside someone like Ollie is not an experience he will soon forget. "It having veteran teammates like him is very valuable. I didn't know how valuable having vets ju...
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The Oklahoma City Thunder have gotten a couple of much-needed days off following one of the most hectic opening schedules in the league. They won't get any more rest this weekend.
They'll play three games in three days beginning with a home-and-home series against the Houston Rockets that starts Friday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
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