A Little Bit Of Good News
By Randy Renner
In this season of injuries the Thunder will take any bit of good news where they can find it and today they found some on the practice floor.
Jeremy Lamb, who's been out with a strained lower back, practiced today and may be able to play tomorrow night.
"He's feelin pretty good today," head coach Scott Brooks said after practice, "but we'll see how he feels tomorrow, but he went through all the practice today and Anthony (Morrow) participated in some of the practice. He's feeling better but I don't know about the status of him playing or not."
Lamb didn't appear to be hampered at all from what we were able to see at the end of practice. He was moving around, shooting jumpers and making driving moves toward the basket.
Morrow was wearing a brace on his knee and was seen practicing 3-point jumpers.
Getting either one of those guys back will be a big plus for the Thunder.
On the other side of things neither Perry Jones nor Andre Roberson were able to practice so it doesn't appear likely either will be able to go tomorrow night.
At the end of practice both Kevin Durant and Mitch McGary had their protective boots off. Durant was walking around a little bit and McGary did some light shooting.
Those are encouraging signs too but neither Durant nor McGary is expected back before probably Thanksgiving.
As of the end of practice thee had still not been any official word on the possible signing of Ish Smith to fill some of the gaps left by injured players. It is still anticipated that the Thunder will sign him.
The Memphis Grizzlies will be here tomorrow night, one of the most physical teams in the league and they're healthy. It might not be the best time for the Thunder to take on a team like that but no on is shying away from the challenge.
"Our guys are excited about it," Brooks said, "they are physical games every time we play them and I'm anticipating the same thing tomorrow night."