The Northwest Division's lone remaining team in the postseason, the Thunder showed last night that they weren't about to go down without a fight. In snapping San Antonio's win streak at 20 games, Oklahoma City made the Western Conference Finals a series again, and proved that the Spurs aren't quite as invincible as they seemed. While we wait for Game 4 tomorrow, here are a few notes out of the Northwest, including a Nuggets injury update and details on the Timberwolves' draft plans….
- Wilson Chandler, who signed a long-term extension with the Nuggets in March, continues to recover from hip surgery and is now walking without crutches. A Nuggets.com report has the details on Chandler's rehab.
- Timberwolves GM David Kahn expects other teams to call about potential deals involving Minnesota's 18th overall pick until and during this month's draft, as he tells Joan Niesen of FOX Sports North. Kahn said the Wolves will remain "open to everything" and added that he believes there will be some turnover on the roster this summer.
- Dave Deckard of Blazer's Edge examines the trade value of the Trail Blazers' two lottery picks.
- The Blazers have the opportunity to decide the course of the Clippers' future by hiring current Clips GM Neil Olshey, writes Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles.com.