OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A former member of the Seattle SuperSonics are still learning to navigate their way around their new NBA city, Oklahoma City. Point guard Earl Watson says he's gotten lost many times in Oklahoma City because he doesn't know when a street changes names or when a freeway doesn't run through the whole city. Watson spent four of his previous eight NBA seasons in Seattle. Watson's aren't the only mishaps in the team's transition from Seattle to Oklahoma City over the past three months since owner Clay Bennett reached a settlement to move the team out of the Pacific Northwest after more than four decades. Forward Chris Wilcox got his box springs delivered from Seattle, but said it would have been nice to have his mattress come in at the same time. The former Sonics need all the positives they can get after a franchise-worst 20 wins last season. They brought in Desmond Mason and Joe Smith to provide veteran leadership for the young core that features Kevin Durant and fellow first-round picks Jeff Green, Russell Westbrook and D.J. White.
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