NBA.com's Dave McMenamin is in Las Vegas covering all the action and reported Durant was very impressive in the first day of U.S. practice.
Also check out McMenamin's brief Q&A with Durant. And here's a quick note on new Sonics Head Coach P.J. Carlesimo in Vegas to watch Durant (apparently GM Sam Presti has been spotted at the practices as well).
During a shooting drill before the scrimmages started Billups found Durant in the corner for an NBA three, excitedly yelling, “Stick it young fella!” as Durant calmly swished it.
Coach K saw the exchange and came over with a huge smile on his face, almost a look of admiration, when he said to Chauncey, “He can really shoot it, can’t he?”
Durant went on to hit most of his looks during the scrimmages, including back-to-back threes late in the final one with Blue down big to make the score end up being somewhat respectable.
The scrimmage is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Pacific, but it appears it will be televised only on tape delay around here, at 7:00 p.m. on FSN.