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Oklahoma City Thunder: How bad do OKC want Enes Kanter back?

#34 Enes Kanter At the end of the 2014-15 NBA Season, Center for the Oklahoma City Thunder Enes Kanter became a restricted free agent (RFA). With a successful season in Oklahoma after landing there due to a three-team trade, the big man averaged 18.7 points per game as well as 11 rebounds per game. A consistent center that averages a double-double is definitely worth a lot of money...
Via isportsweb.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant teams up with Nike to renovate basketball courts around the world

Kevin Durant has been open about his upbringing and how his family and basketball kept him off the streets growing up. Now, the Oklahoma City Thunder star is hoping he can be that difference in children's lives by building and renovating basketball courts around the world. The Kevin Durant Charity Foundation and Nike announced a new initiative called "Build It and They Will Ball...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: OKC sign Singler back for five years

Kyle Singler will be back in an OKC Uniform Small Forward Kyle Singler out of Duke University was signed this week by the Oklahoma City Thunder for a reported five-year $25 million contract. Singler was acquired by the Thunder in February of 2015 via a three-team trade that involved the Utah Jazz. In his rookie season in the NBA, Singler earned All-NBA Rookie Second Team honors...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant focus on upcoming season

Kevin Durant is focused on finishing the rehab process from his foot injury suffered on February 19 and getting ready for the 2015-16 NBA season. In a recent interview with ESPN’s Royce Young, Durant revealed that he believes that he’s in a great space right now. “Maybe because I’m closer and closer to playing again but I’m in a great space,”  Durant said. When asked...
Via Hoops-Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant: 'I can't wait to play the game I love again'

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Kevin Durant says next summer can wait. Next season is his only priority at this point. The Oklahoma City star - limited to 27 games last season because of injuries - was at the NBA summer league games in Orlando on Saturday, and said he would be ready for next season and he hasn't thought about the summer of 2016 when he likely will be the biggest domino in a...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder keep Kyle Singler with a five-year, $25 million contract

Shooting is at a premium in the NBA, so the Oklahoma City Thunder made sure they locked up one of their top shooters – Kyle Singler – during the first day of free agency. Here's Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports with more:"Kyle Singler has agreed to a five-year extension worth nearly $25 million with the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told Yahoo Sports."Singler didn't...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Kyle Singler Contract Grade

(Source: Nick Laham/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… Reported Deal: 5 years, 25 million Lost in the avalanche of signing after signing today was this gem by Sam Presti and the Oklahoma City Thunder, bringing back restricted free agent Kyle Singler at what I think is a bargain of a deal. Acquired at the trade deadline from Detroit...
Via HoopStuff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Singler, Thunder Agree Upon Five-Year, $25M Deal

Kyle Singler and the Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed upon a five-year deal worth nearly $25 million. Singler emerged as a key part of Oklahoma City's bench following his acquisition at the deadline from the Detroit Pistons. Agent Greg Lawrence of Wasserman Media Group completed the deal with general manager Sam Presti Wednesday in Oklahoma City. Singler was a restricted free agent.
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Welcome Cameron Payne

With the 14th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Oklahoma City Thunder selected point guard Cameron Payne out of Murray State. Payne was the third point guard selected behind D’Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay. Payne will look to contribute right away off the bench as Russell Westbrook’s backup. His ability to handle the ball and control the pace of a game, coupled with...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter and the Thunder are reportedly discussing a max deal

The Oklahoma City Thunder didn't acquire Enes Kanter last season solely to be a late-season rental. They want him to be a part of their long-term future, and are ready to pay the money to make it so, according to RealGM."Enes Kanter — the Oklahoma City Thunder’s top free agent — has plans to meet with the franchise in Chicago on July 1, the two sides targeting an early contract...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Russell Westbrook's Signnature Cologne Will Set You Back $350

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook is well known for being a fashionista. His outfits before and after games are almost as legendary as some of his play on the court. He has been working on his own clothing line for sometime now. So pretty soon you too can dress like Russell Westbook.If you can still afford it you can smell like the man too. Westbrook, in conjunction...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder May Offer Enes Kanter a Max Level Contract

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but a former Kentucky Wildcat is about to get paid. This time it’s Enes Kanter. According to Shams Charania at RealGM, the Oklahoma City Thunder are prepared to offer the 23-year-old big man a three or four-year deal that could reach maximum level money after incentives. The […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City’s Dion Waiters Plays a Key Role in Thunder’s Success

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – MARCH 20: Dion Waiters #23 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks against the Atlanta Hawks on March 20, 2015 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images) The Oklahoma...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Ridnour reportedly traded for fourth time in a week

“I wanna make you feel wanted,” is a lyric made famous by country singer Hunter Hayes. That song, “Wanted,” may also be NBA point guard Luke Ridnour’s current ballad of choice. After all, for the fourth time in a single week, the 34-year-old has been traded. Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports the Oklahoma City Thunder have shipped Ridnour to the Toronto Raptors...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquis Teague Will Play for Oklahoma City Thunder in Summer League

Former Wildcat Marquis Teague will get another chance to prove his worth in the NBA. According to Vigilant Sports’ Scott Agness, Teague will play with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA summer league. Marquis Teague will be with Oklahoma City for Summer League, per source. — Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) June 26, 2015 He will […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Hire Mo Cheeks as Assistant

Billy Donovan has a huge task ahead of him.  That task involves trying to win Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook their first NBA championship.  To do so, many smaller tasks will need to be accomplished. One of those tasks was accomplished today.  Donovan hired one of his assistant coaches.  He made the decision was to hire Maurice Cheeks.  Cheeks has been a head coach in the...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Durant destroys kid at 'Super Shot' game

Whether it’s a hoop in an NBA arena, at Rucker Park, or inside Dave and Buster’s, Kevin Durant can shoot on it, well. The Thunder star stopped by a Dave and Buster’s in California and made the day of a few lucky kids by shooting around with them on the “Super Shot” game. They were...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder trade Jeremy Lamb to Hornets for Matt Barnes

By Vincent Frank The Matt Barnes era in Charlotte lasted all of one week. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, the team has traded Barnes in a deal that includes former first-round pick Jeremy Lamb heading from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Hornets. Though, Bonnell went on to indicate that Barnes will not end up in New Orleans as a part of the deal. It’s...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook’s explicit anti-cancer shirt: F–k F–king Cancer’ (pic)

Russell Westbrook, like pretty much every sensibly minded person in the world, isn’t a big fan of cancer. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar posted a photo on social media in which he’s rocking a shirt that makes his anti-cancer stance abundantly — and explicitly — clear. “F**k F**king Cancer.” Yep, that about says it all....Read More The post Russell Westbrook’s explicit...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Profile: Oklahoma City Thunder (Pick 14)

Oklahoma City Thunder 2014-15 Record: 45-37 (9th, West) Draft Picks: 14 (First Round), no second round pick Team Strengths: Hello, we’re talking about a team with two of the five best scorers in the NBA. Even with Kevin Durant missing 55 games last season, the Thunder still posted the tenth-best offensive rating in basketball, just two years removed from leading the league...
Via Crossover Chronicles
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook's company unveils NBA-themed eyewear

An eyewear company fronted by Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook has announced a partnership with the NBA — the second collaboration between the league and the company — through which a limited series of team-inspired frames will be released in July. Westbrook Frames, a company co-owned by the dynamic point guard launched in 2014,...Read More The post Russell...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook wins Spirit award, pokes fun at himself

Russell Westbrook received the Sports Spectacular Spirit Award on Sunday night in recognition of the work he has done in the community, and the Oklahoma City Thunder guard was just thankful to be winning something. After he was presented with the award, Westbrook decided to poke some fun at himself. Russell Westbrook on winning @sportsspec...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Donovan's supremely difficult balancing act with Thunder

The most essential difference between coaching in the pros and coaching in college is — and always has been — a very simple one: The colleges are a coach’s game, while the pros are about the players. As great as Gregg Popovich and Phil Jackson might be — and they’re both as good as we’ve seen in professional basketball, up there in the top reaches of the pantheon with...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Billy Donovan likely to be named Thunder coach

Billy Donovan to the NBA is apparently happening.  According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the 49-year-old Florida coach is “nearing an agreement” with the Oklahoma City Thunder. An announcement of his hiring is likely to happen on Thursday or Friday, Stein says. Stein reports “only an unforeseen collapse” will prevent the deal from happening.  Donovan has been at Florida since...
Via College Spun
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder fire Scott Brooks

Coming off an injury-plagued 2014-2015 season that saw his Oklahoma City Thunder miss the playoffs altogether, it’s being reported that head coach Scott Brooks has been fired. Yahoo Sports insider Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Thunder general manager Sam Presti met with Brooks in California on Wednesday to deliver the news to the now-former Thunder head coach. Brooks...
Via Sportsnaut
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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