NBA Training Camp 2010: Kevin Durant 'Misses Seattle A Lot'

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NBA Training Camp 2010: Kevin Durant 'Misses Seattle A Lot'

It may be a small consolation to Seattle Sonics fans, but former Seattle and current Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant misses the Seattle and thinks it's unfortunate that the Sonics relocated. At the same time, he says it's time for fans to move on.

Oklahoma City writer Darnell Mayberry posted Durant's comments in a series of tweets this afternoon.

Don't get all worked up, Thunder heads. A reporter from Seattle was at practice the past two days & Durant 2day said, "I miss Seattle a lot"less than a minute ago via web

Mayberry elaborated on the comments in subsequent tweets. Durant's remarks were a response to a Seattle reporter's question about Seattle fans not paying attention to the Thunder (source herehere and here)

"I miss Seattle a lot. It was my first city that I lived in on my own. It was a great city to play for. It was unfortunate for the fans what happened, but it's time to move on. I'm sure they've moved on. But in the back of my mind, I still have a thing for Seattle and always am going to remember what they've done for me."

I don't think Seattle fans will forget the Sonics being ripped from them anytime soon, Kevin.

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NBA Training Camp 2010: Will Spencer Hawes' Peyton Manning Qualities Help Him Start?

I know - it sounds ridiculous to compare Spencer Hawes to Peyton Manning.

And maybe as Kate Fagan suggests, it's all relative when you're talking about the replacement for Samuel Dalembert, who has never been known for his passing ability.

But check out this quote about Hawes from Philadelphia 76ers teammate Andre Iguodala:

Like Peyton Manning? | Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/28/2010
"You can talk a lot of basketball with him, which is a lot of fun. I had a conversation with him about how the defense will be playing me and how he can make certain passes from the elbow. He has a lot of input so we can relate a whole lot, we can adjust. He's kind of like Peyton Manning. He's able to do some of the same things as far as being a big man who can deliver passes ... really had a great practice with Spencer and I can tell we're going to be connecting a whole lot."

We'll see if such high praise persuades coach Doug Collins to keep Hawes in the first unit.

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