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Thunder: Has a Kevin Durant-like star ever left a loaded team in free agency?

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comAs the Thunder's lead ballooned to 18 in the second quarter, Steven Adams and Andre Roberson had as many points in the period as the Spurs with two minutes left.
Via Thunder Rumblings
4 hours ago

What would be the trade value of Russell Westbrook?

The Oklahoma City Thunder are currently embroiled in the most nerve wrecking two weeks since they became a franchise. Serge Ibaka is gone. Kevin Durant is ready to court five other organizations for his service next season. It's not a crisis just yet, but the sky definitely isn't cloud free. If Durant leaves, there's a good chance Russell Westbrook will follow his lead next summer...
Via RealGM - NBA
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Durant will sign one-year deal even if he leaves OKC

Kevin Durant would reportedly sign a two-year contract that includes an opt-out clause with any NBA team - not just the Oklahoma City Thunder - in order to hit the free agent market again in 2017. Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical spoke with CBS Sports Radio’s “Tiki and Tierney” on Monday and said that the Thunder remain strong favorites, but Durant is open to a one year...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo on recruiting Durant: 'We've been talking'

The New York Knicks plan to do all they can to convince Kevin Durant to sign with them, and it sounds like Carmelo Anthony is leading the charge. Anthony told Marc Stein of ESPN.com on Monday that he has already begun recruiting Durant. “I’m with KD now; he’s right downstairs,” Anthony said. “We’ve been together. We’ve been talking. “I do consider myself part of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Payne Visits Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

During the season, Thunder players can be spotted all over Oklahoma City touching the lives of families and children across the metro are
Via NBA.com
12 hours ago

Some Teams View Kevin Durant Meetings As Chance To Lay 2017 Groundwork

Kevin Durant is expected to ultimately re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder on a one-plus-one contract and become a free agent again in 2017. Teams meeting with Durant feel like they're laying the groundwork for his 2017 offseason as they anticipate that probable outcome. The Thunder nearly reached The Finals in 2016 and the ability for Durant to re-sign on a short-term deal and...
Via RealGM
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015-16 Thunder Player Grades: Mitch McGary does a disappearing act in year two

Mitch McGary surprised most with his stellar play as a rookie, but suffered a sophomore slump in 2015-16. FULL NAME: Mitchell Neil William McGary NICKNAME: "Mitch," "White Chocolate," "Chubbs," "White Thunder," "McDouble" CONTRACT STATUS: McGary is entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2016-17, with a team option to keep him in OKC through 2019. If his option isn't...
Via Welcome to Loud City
15 hours ago

2016 Offseason Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder bounced all the way back from an injury-plagued 14-15 to push the Warriors all the way to the brink in the Western Conference Finals. With Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook healthy almost all season, the Thunder were also the second best offensive team in the league, trailing only the Warriors. And they accomplished all of this with the looming specter...
Via RealGM - NBA
1 day ago  |  Discuss

OKC Thunder: Domantas Sabonis expected to compete for Lithuania in the Olympics, miss summer league

Anthony Slater Kevin Durant's looming free agency will overtake Oklahoma City and, really, the entire sports world at the start of July.
Via Thunder Rumblings
1 day ago

Magic acquire Serge Ibaka, send Victor Oladipo to Thunder

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Orlando Magic were looking to get a proven veteran and a rim protector this offseason and they came out with both in Thursday night's NBA draft.Orlando selected Gonzaga sophomore Domanta Sabonis with the 11th overall pick then immediately traded his rights to the Oklahoma City Thunder for veteran shot-blocker Serge Ibaka. The Magic announced the deal hours...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder Acquire Domantas Sabonis

With Serge Ibaka heading to the Orlando Magic, the Oklahoma City Thunder acquire Domantas Sabonis. How does he fit with the Thunder? The Player: Domantas Sabonis destroys those who try to defend him. The big man out of Gonzaga brings all of those things to the table, and more. He can rebound, score out to 18 feet (and possibly further), and absolutely attacks players trying to guard...
Via The Lottery Mafia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder

Former Indiana All-American Victor Oladipo was traded from the Orlando Magic to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday as a part of an NBA draft night deal. The trade, as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, sends Oladipo, Ersan ... The post Victor Oladipo traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting and Analysis.
Via Inside the Hall
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook withdraws from Team USA, 2016 Rio Olympics

After conferring with his immediate family, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has withdrawn from playing in the 2016 Rio Olympics. “After speaking with my family, I have decided to not participate in this year’s Olympics,” Westbrook said in a statement, via Marc J. Spears of ESPN. “This was not an easy decision, as representing my country at the World Championships...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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