Von Wafer of the Boston Celtics reacts after scoring against the Miami Heat on Feb. 13, 2011. It’s been four years since Von Wafer last played in the NBA, and, from the sound of it, that’s quite long enough for him, thanks. The 31-year-old shooting guard, a former McDonald’s All-American and second-round draft pick out of Florida State, last saw an NBA court with the Orlando Magic in May of 2012.
Kevin Durant might have left the Thunder, in part, because he grew tired of playing with Russell Westbrook. But does that mean nobody wants to play with Westbrook? Presented with that claim, Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter refuted it strongly: Of course, many players want to play with Russell Westbrook. He’s a great player and even better competitor. People want to be around someone so maniacal about winning and capable of delivering. But there’s an obvious difference between Kanter and Durant. It’s much easier for a pick-and-roll big man than a superstar wing to play with Westbrook. Westbrook tends to over-dribble, and he can be selfish. I’d understand Durant preferring a team with more ball