Oklahoma City Thunder's NBA season is well and truly on life support, but news coming out of OKC on Tuesday reveals that the Thunder may have just been given the kiss of life.
Superstar ballers Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are both back in training and set to return by Friday, according to reports from the Oklahoman.
Whether or not Durant and Westbrook take to the court on Friday remains to be seen, but things definitely seem promising after both of the superstars practiced on Monday for the first time since they went down with injury.
Positive news for OKC
Durant, the NBA's reigning MVP, is currently recovering from a foot stress fracture that has kept him out of the whole of the campaign so far, while Russell Westbrook has been healing his broken hand for several weeks.
Thunder coach Scott Brooks spoke on Tuesday about the delight of having both stars back on court for practice. "They did participate and looked good," Scott Brooks said.
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As a result of the two major injuries, the Thunder have slipped to a terrible 3-12 record and they face the 4-12 New York Knicks on Friday in a crucial battle between two under performing teams.
Both ready for the Knicks?
But even though coach Brooks hints at the possibility of a return for both Durant and Westbrook this Friday, he insists both players will only play when they are fully fit.
"This week, I don't know what day, they'll get evaluated and we'll go from there," Brooks added. "They'll continue to go through this process and when they're ready -- 100 percent ready -- they'll play."