Kevin Durant had something to say on social media on Wednesday night.
On Thursday afternoon he had much more to say in Team USA training.
"C.J. Who?" Durant asked for the first of two days of practice here. "What happened yesterday?"
Durant referred to Team USA teammate C. J. McCollum, who recently had Durant in his podcast. Among other things, when McCollum was asked about Durant on Twitter on Wednesday, he said that he knew that Durant's decision to join the Golden State Warriors was "gentle" [bleeping] podcast.Snakes in the grass boy I tell you, "followed by a cry emoji.
Durant and McCollum are in Las Vegas for the three-day USA Minicamp team, as the group is ready to return to action in 201
Durant was later asked if he was upset with the Portland Trail Blazers guard in his back and forth, he did not hold back.
"Why? Why me? Why is not he upset? Why am I annoyed? I'm the excited because he reacted to something I said? He did not have to say anything about me. How am I upset? CJ is not upset, but I am? Maybe he was upset about something I did. So am I the angry guy?
"When I have something to say, don & # 39; I go crazy because I say something, then when you feel feelings and I call you, then I am sensitive and insecure, and everybody runs away with it. 19659002] "Now people come to me and say, 'I did not know that you're so cool' when they meet me in person. Why? Because of what you say [the media] That applies to everyone here. If you say [stuff] about them, they say nothing and just add on.
"But I'm the one, I just talk, I say, how I feel, I guess I'm the bad guy."
This is not the first time Durant has disheveled his pens on social media Has. He was caught by several Twitter accounts last summer and got into a back-and-style style earlier this month. with an Instagram user.
"When I say something, I know you're entering my room," Durant said. "You do not have to do that, so if I say something, and I just walk around when I speak, people just jump in. Well, no one talks to you, and then you're angry about what I say, but I'm the guy who's sensitive. "
Still, Durant insisted that everything between him and McCollum be in order.
"This is not East Coast West Coast beef" Durant said, "CJ, I'm going to have a wine with him in New York when he comes back from China and takes a picture, if you really do not believe me."  – – –
DeMar DeRozan is still reluctant to be traded by the Toronto Raptors.
While DeRozan spent some time on the court, he trained with his new coach, Gregg Popovich, for the first time since joining the San Antonio Spurs last week. From the deal that sent Kawhi Leonard to Toronto, DeRozan made it clear that he did not forgive Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri.
"It's done," DeRozan told reporters about his relationship with Ujiri, saying that he had not talked to him since hearing about the deal and not planning again.
"There is no reason to have a relationship."  DeRozan's camp claims that Ujiri told the All-Star Guard that he would not be traded when they met here earlier this month during the NBA's annual summer league – only to turn around and join him shortly afterwards move. During his press conference last week to discuss the deal, Ujiri said there was some truth to it.
"I would like to apologize not only to DeMar DeRozan for a hole in the misunderstandings, but also for being confirmed here by the Raptors, for this city, for this country," Ujiri said back then.
"Maybe my fault was that there was nothing imminent at that time, I acknowledge it if it was a mistake or I apologize to them It was a mistake At the time, we were in fourth place when we tried Achieving Something. "
Speaking of frustrated members of the Raptors, Kyle Lowry refused to speak with reporters on Thursday. He spent the entire half hour with the availability of interviews, was stretched and iced and then went out with trainers. He told reporters he would speak Friday.
Lowry and DeRozan became close friends during their time in Toronto, spending time together on a Thursday practice. Ujiri also said during his explanation of the trade that the team had grown together with the two Star Guards as the best players and that something had to change.
For his part, Popovich would only answer questions related to Team USA. He declined to discuss any part of the trade or Spurs. , ,
Of the 35 names originally named for attending this year's camp, at least a dozen – Bradley Beal, Jimmy Butler, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, Gordon Hayward, LeBron James, DeAndre Jordan, Leonard McCollum, Chris Paul and Klay Thompson – were not present on Thursday. All were excused, either because of personal circumstances (as Beal recently became a father) or because of an injury (like Butler, who had a hand operation on Tuesday, according to the Minnesota Timberwolves).