Warriors’ Kevin Durant probable for game vs. Thunder

Kevin Durant has been upgraded to probable for the Golden State Warriors’ showdown Wednesday night against his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Durant arrived at the arena for shootaround Wednesday about 45 minutes before the rest of the team to get in some on-the-court work.

Sherman, taller than most cornerbacks at 6-foot-2, was the 24th of 37 corners drafted in 2011. This was before there were Carroll disciples such as Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn, Los Angeles Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton and San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh targeting similar corners for other teams.

It’s easy to forget the Mark LeGrees of past drafts. It’s also easy to forget that another corner Seattle selected that year, sixth-rounder Byron Maxwell, was ahead of Sherman on the depth chart in camp and might have gotten a shot at starting ahead of Sherman had he avoided injuries at the time. There was no holding back Sherman ultimately, but he plausibly could have landed on another team, in a different scheme, and never found the same opportunities.

Joseph’s remark applied to the quarterback position as he wouldn’t commit to Brock Osweiler as the starter Sunday against the Bengals.

Denver started the season 3-1, but poor quarterback play and an uncharacteristically bad defense has plagued the team as it’s fallen to 3-6.

“We f—g stink,” defensive end Derek Wolfe said (via KUSA.com).

“I don’t know, man, it’s just sad. It’s just real sad,” Wolfe added (via ESPN.com). “It’s sad we went from a championship-caliber team to a team that stinks and nobody respects us. …

“I don’t know what the answer is. I’m at a loss. … It’s not easy to come to work when you’re losing. … It’s not like no one is trying. We are playing hard. We are not giving up.”nationals_001