ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Kevin Durant won't be making a return appearance in summer league play Thursday night in Orlando.
Oklahoma City said it was holding Durant out, though the forward said earlier this week he wanted to compete against the Miami Heat's Michael Beasley. The two are friends, and fellow No. 2 overall draft picks.
Durant made a surprise appearance Tuesday, scoring 22 points in a 100-77 exhibition win over the Orlando Magic. It was the first win in the new Oklahoma City franchise's history, though it won't count for anything.
The former SuperSonics are one of six teams playing five practice games in a five-day span this week in Orlando. The rosters are mostly full of journeymen, but each team has played its most recent top draft picks.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Heat vs. Timberwolves Pick Are the Minnesota Timberwolves going to take care of business tonight at 8PM ET when they host the Miami...
Thumbnail Raptors vs. Pacers Pick Are the Toronto Raptors going to take down the host Indiana Pacers and cover the spread tonight when they...
Thumbnail Pistons vs. Thunder Pick Can the visiting Detroit Pistons hang with the host Oklahoma City Thunder Friday night at...
Thumbnail Hornets vs. Cavaliers Pick Are the Charlotte Hornets going to stay within the number tonight when they face the host Cleveland...

NBA Team Pages