Oklahoma City Thunder Roster Report 2009-11-24

ROTATION: Starters -- Point guard Russell Westbrook, Shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha, Small forward Kevin Durant, Power forward Jeff Green, Center Nenad Krstic. Bench -- Guard James Harden, Forward Ryan Bowen, Forward Etan Thomas, Forward Nick Collison, Guard Kevin Ollie, Forward D.J. White, Center Serge Ibaka.

PLAYER NOTES:

--C Serge Ibaka has impressed Scott Brooks during his limited time on the court and in practice -- so much so that the rookie could be taking a larger role in the rotation. "I feel confident enough that he can go in there and make things run smoothly," Brooks said. "He's done a great job with that. He's going to get opportunities to play more. He's giving us some good effort in practice and he's going to get an opportunity to play." Brooks wasn't kidding. Ibaka logged nearly 32 minutes Sunday in the blowout loss to the Lakers and had 11 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots.

--G Shaun Livingston was back on the court three days after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. He did some running and shooting drills. "It's amazing what technology (is) nowadays," coach Scott Brooks said. "But he's doing light stuff and we like what he's doing."

--F Kevin Durant failed to score at least 25 points for only the third time this season Sunday against the Lakers. He had just 19 points in 23 minutes as coach Scott Brooks emptied his bench early in the rout. Durant scored 16 in the third game of the season against at Portland and 12 last week at Orlando. He came into the game averaging 27.7 points, good for firth in the league.

MEDICAL WATCH:

--G Shaun Livingston (left knee) is on the inactive list. He's expected out for 3-4 weeks, which would put his return at mid-December at the latest.


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Added: November 24, 2009