Its been more than 15 months since the most-recent AFL clash between Fremantle and Geelong and a great deal has changed at both clubs.The Dockers 44-point triumph over the Cats at Simonds Stadium was the second in what would become a club-record nine straight victories to start a triumphant home and away campaign, culminating in a first minor premiership.In contrast, Fremantle have won only three of 15 matches this season to sit a lowly 16th on the ladder.The sixth-placed Cats turned over a quarter of their list in the off-season, which coach Chris Scott cites as a factor in their inconsistency, including three losses this year to teams ranked outside the top eight.Cat-turned-Giant Steve Johnson and feisty Fremantle forward Hayden Ballantyne were regular protagonists in several spiteful contests between the two clubs in years gone by and Scott has not ruled out the prospect of another edgy encounter when they square off at Domain Stadium on Friday night.Maybe, but Im not a big believer in going back a long time to get a form-line on a game, said the Cats coach.We last played them in round two, 2015 and both of our situations have changed enormously. ... 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Just a text message from him, thats about it.After eight seasons playing with Westbrook in Oklahoma City, Durant signed a two-year, $54.3 million contract with the Golden State Warriors on July 4. The Thunder led Golden State 3-1 in the Western Conference finals before losing in Game 7.Asked whether Durants choosing the Warriors stings more, Westbrook was blunt.Sting for who? he said, smiling.Listen, I understand free agency, Westbrook said. I understand having the opportunity to go where we need to go. But once that happened, I told [GM] Sam [Presti], Whats next? To me, thats just my mentality: Whats the next thing we need to do to help our team win? Thats all Im worried about, to find ways to come in and figure out ways to make the team become a great organization.Asked whether he was surprised by the way Durant handled his free agency, Westbrook said he was: Some people handle things differently than others, and thats the way he wanted to handle it, which is fine.Durant and Westbrook appeared inn four conference finals and one NBA Finals.dddddddddddd As teammates, they blossomed into one of the most successful and potent duos in the NBA.However, since Durants decision, he and Westbrook have not spoken.Wed been together eight years, Westbrook said. You dont throw that away. Obviously hes now with a new team. But we definitely will talk eventually. But obviously now we havent.Westbrook was asked whether hes anticipating forthcoming matchups against Durant and the Warriors.Do you want to say it, or do you want me to say it? he said. You know what Im going to say.Like I said before, no game is no bigger, no less, no player, no place. I stand behind that because I play every game like its my last. I go out to compete regardless of whos on the floor, regardless of if were playing Golden State, Philadelphia, Milwaukee. It doesnt matter to me. My job is to go out and compete for our team.In Rio de Janeiro, where he is part of the U.S. mens Olympic team, Durant said he wouldnt immediately be reaching out to Westbrook to discuss his decision to stay in Oklahoma City.Nah, thats a touchy deal, Durant said. At some point, well sit down and talk. But I dont know when.Asked if he was happy for Westbrook, Durant said he was.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. ' ' '