Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Post-Shootaround Update

DENVER - Happy Halloween from Denver, where I'm set to blog all of the action tonight as the Sonics open the season against the Nuggets.

The news remains good on rookies Kevin Durant and Jeff Green, both of whom went through shootaround and will play tonight. Durant will start.

"He's not quite 100 percent, but he's not limping, not showing anything," said P.J. Carlesimo. "It will be different when he gets out on the floor - we'll see tonight. He's going to start. Hopefully he'll be fine."

The Sonics will be without centers Robert Swift and Kurt Thomas, neither of whom went through shootaround. They figure to be the two Sonics inactives for tonight's game.

"We're a little thin up front without the two bigs, so we could be playing more small than we played on," Carlesimo said. That might mean some minutes at power forward for Green or Wally Szczerbiak.