Reggie & Perk Gametime Decisions
Thunder head coach Scott Brooks didn't meet with the media after his team's shootaround today so we don't know for sure, but it sounds like and looks like Reggie Jackson will be available tonight and Kendrick Perkins might be as well. Both will be gametime decisions.
Both were working on their shots during the final minutes of practice. Jackson looked more nimble than he has the last several days. Was also laughing and joking with his teammates. His body language certainly appeared to be saying, 'I'm playing tonight.'
And Kevin Durant sort of let the cat out of the bag when he was asked about Reggie and said, "He's a smart basketball player. I'm glad he's back healthy and I'm glad he gets the opportunity to play."
So sounds like KD believes Jackson will be back tonight.
Perkins said last week he hoped to be back by the Houston game Friday night. Perk was also moving around pretty good as he worked with big man coach Mark Bryant on some low post moves and a one-handed floater that we haven't seen.
It's not known how much work Thabo Sefolosha did today and he wasn't out on the floor when reporters were allowed in.
As for the Spurs, they did not have a shootaround today and not even Durant as any clue about what San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich plans to do with his lineup tonight, whether he will play all his main guys or sit one or some of them.
"Man I tried to figure out what Pop was gonna do last night and I had a brain freeze," Durant joked. "You can't predict what that guy's gonna do. We won't know until right before the game."
Durant also said it really doesn't matter to him who the Spurs send out, this game tonight is all about the Thunder.
"We respect those guys but we're just worried about us and we're gonna get better. We can't concern ourselves with the Spurs we just have to go out there and do what we do."
So far this season that plan has worked great against the team from the Alamo City, the Thunder are 3-0 against the Spurs so far this season.
Click back today, we'll be at the arena early with updates on warmups and we'll have the word on who's playing and who's not just as soon as the coaches reveal their decisions.