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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
17 hours 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Reveals Nike KD8 Colorway Inspirations

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant shares the stories and inspirations behind five of his Nike KD8 colorways launching over the next three months, in this short video from The Swoosh. The July 4th holiday, his Chevy Camaro, Hunt’s Hill, and his 2013-14 MVP trophy acceptance suit all serve as inspirations to the Durant signature line. The post Kevin Durant Reveals Nike...
Via Hooped Up
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

There he goes again: Luke Ridnour traded for fourth time in past week

The "Strive For Five" is on for NBA guard Luke Ridnour. The 34-year-old veteran was traded for the fourth time in the past week on Tuesday when Oklahoma City sent him to Toronto for a $2.85 million trade exception and the rights to Tomislav Zubcic. Ridnour's offseason started with him getting dealt from Orlando to Memphis last Wednesday. Memphis then shipped him veteran to Charlotte...
Via Fox Sports
2 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
2 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
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Oklahoma City Thunder still Durant’s team?

In 2007 the Seattle Supersonics held the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft. As they looked forward to the future, they traded Ray Allen and Glen Davis to the Boston Celtics for Jeff Green, the No. 5 overall pick. When Seattle traded Allen, they hoped to find a new franchise player with their No. 2 overall pick. They got what they wished for that year when the Portland Trail Blazers...
Via isportsweb.com
3 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cameron Payne already thinks he can compete with Westbrook...sort of

The Oklahoma City Thunder got their top target last night, selecting Cameron Payne with the 14th pick in the draft. Payne will immediately challenge for the backup point guard spot, and will probably also see time playing off the ball alongside Russell Westbrook. Payne knows he has a lot to learn from Westbrook, but there's one area where he feels like he can already compete with...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Who the Thunder Should Draft Tonight

With the NBA draft coming up, the Oklahoma City Thunder hold the 14th pick, although no one seems to know what the team will do with the pick. The Thunder are in an interesting situation, they have no need for more bench players, they really need to find a two-way player at shooting guard that will give Kevin Durant more reasons to stay in Oklahoma City. The Thunder have three ways...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder…decisions, decisions, decisions

The Oklahoma City Thunder are in a peculiar position this draft day.  They put together a very good season last year, so good in fact that many are surprised that a 45 and 37 record leads to a lottery pick in the draft. But a lottery pick they have, so that begs the question, what do the Oklahoma City Thunder need to do to return to the playoffs and win that elusive NBA title?  They...
Via isportsweb.com
7 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
8 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
8 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant on Stephen Curry and LeBron James: “I Don’t Deserve to Be up There with Them This Year”

As one of the faces of the NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant is also one of the most grounded stars in the game. Coming off an injury-plagued 2014-15 campaign that saw him play just 27 games, Durant is expecting big things for himself next year. He also understands full well that he can’t be compared to the two-biggest stars on NBA’s biggest stage, LeBron James...
Via Sportsnaut
17 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
22 days ago  |  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
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