Thunder coach cautious with stars
BY DARNELL MAYBERRY NewsOK.com
Monday, October 08, 2012
10/08/12 at 5:43 AM
With the first week of training camp complete and the Thunder's seven-game preseason schedule set to commence Wednesday, time management is now of the essence.
For coach Scott Brooks, unlike years past, time management now includes handling his stars with care.
Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka are all coming off a taxing year of basketball. They journeyed to the NBA Finals and all made it to the Olympic gold-medal game. No other NBA team has four players that did both.
That grueling schedule led to a short summer and questions about how the four Olympians will be impacted this season. All four insist they got ample rest after the Olympics, and Brooks hasn't seemed concerned about the need to lighten their loads this preseason.
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