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Thunder sign Spanish guard Alex Abrines, who gets good grade by KD

The Oklahoma City Thunder signed Spanish guard Alex Abrines to a multiyear contract on Saturday, finally securing the player they selected with the 32nd pick of the 2013 draft.Terms of the deal weren't announced, but it was reported to be three years and around $18 million.The 6-foot-6 Abrines averaged 8.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 37 games last season for FC Barcelona...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Thunder sign Spanish guard Alex Abrines

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed guard Alex Abrines to a multiyear contract. The team announced the move Saturday. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Selected 32nd overall by the Thunder in the 2013 draft, the Spanish player averaged 8.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 37 games last season for FC Barcelona. He shot 41.7 percent from 3-point range...
Via Associated Press
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

OKC Thunder: Abrines signing lifts the cloud from the Thunder

By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.comThe Alex Abrines signing was announced Monday. The Thunder is bringing over the 22-year-old Spanish sharpshooter. We don't know what kind of ballplayer Abrines will be.
Via Thunder Rumblings
6 hours ago

Thunder officially signs Alex Abrines to multi-year contract

Erik Horne The Thunder officially announced the signing of Spanish international Alex Abrines on Saturday. Abrines, 22, has been signed to a multi-year contract, reportedly for three years and close to $18 million.
Via Thunder Rumblings
8 hours ago

Thunder Officially Announce Alex Abrines Signing

By Randy Renner, Senior WriterWord unofficially leaked out at the beginning of the week that a deal was on the way and today the Thunder officially announced the team has signed Spanish sensation Alex Abrines.The Thunder drafted Abrines in the second round of the 2013 draft and he has remained in Spain, playing for Barcelona and is also a member of the Spanish National Team.Abrines...
Via InsideThunder.com
9 hours ago

Thunder Signs Alex Abrines

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 23, 2016 – The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed guard Alex Abrines to a multi-year contract, it was
Via NBA.com
9 hours ago

Spurs strike a new deal with NBA stalwart Manu Ginobli

Any doubts about whether Manu Ginobili retiring have been put to rest; Ginobili will play at least another year with the San Antonio Spurs. Ever since Manu Ginobili entered the NBA he has been schooling the American basketball stars. His European step caught every one off guard. Because of Manu Ginobili, the Euro step is now something just about everyone in the NBA adds to their...
Via isportsweb.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Thunder jerseys going for less than 50 cents in OKC

It’s hard to imagine many in the Oklahoma City area want to buy a Kevin Durant jersey right now. Durant pulled the worst move since The Decision recently, abandoning the Thunder for the Golden State Warriors. As many know, this might not stand as such a huge ordeal had he not went and joined the team that bested the Thunder in the playoffs, not to mention posted the best regular...
Via The Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder film room: Examining Domantas Sabonis' skill set with Lithuania

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comStanding outside The Colcord a few weeks ago, Domantas Sabonis would have blended in quite easily with the rest of the hotel patrons if not for his slender, 6-foot-10 frame. Days after being traded to Oklahoma City on June 23, the 20-year-old was in town to work out with some of his new teammates.
Via Thunder Rumblings
1 day ago

Kevin Durant jerseys selling for 48 cents at Oklahoma City store

If you needed any more evidence that the city of Oklahoma City and its fans are not terribly happy with Kevin Durant, you need not look any further. Oklahoma City store discounts Thunder Durant jerseys to 99% off https://t.co/2hoflwYAms pic.twitter.com/rRBOq9gHKS — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 22, 2016 That’s right. The former MVP’s jersey is selling at 48 cents...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Basketball Returns to Sports Animal Tulsa

Oklahoma City, Friday, July 22, 2016 – Oklahoma City Thunder radio game broadcasts will return to KYAL-
Via NBA.com
1 day ago

Enes Kanter got death threats after failed military coup in Turkey

Enes Kanter’s outspokenness on the failed military coup in Turkey to overthrow government has resulted in death threats on Twitter. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward posted a picture with multiple threats (in Turkish) related to his comments on the coup. Buyrun Bakalım; pic.twitter.com/sUHBfRpyFB — Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) July 20, 2016 “Death threats continue...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Dion Waiters hint he is signing with Sixers?

The Oklahoma City Thunder rescinded their qualifying offer to Dion Waiters this week. It’s a decision that enabled the former lottery pick to become an unrestricted free agent. As a restricted free agent, Waiters held a $12.8 million cap hold — something that clearly impacted Oklahoma City’s ability to upgrade its roster following the departure of Kevin Durant in free agency...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder want to pair Blake Griffin with Westbrook

The Oklahoma City Thunder are doing everything they can to avoid slipping into rebuilding mode now that Kevin Durant has left. If they can convince Russell Westbrook to stay beyond the upcoming season, they will try to bring in another superstar to pair with him. The Thunder rescinded their qualifying offer to Dion Waiters on Monday, making him an unrestricted free agent. Adrian...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Waiters now an unrestricted free agent

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly rescinded their qualifying offer to guard Dion Waiters, making him an unrestricted free agent. Sources on @TheVertical: Oklahoma City has rescinded qualifying offer on Dion Waiters, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 19, 2016 This is an incredibly interesting move for the...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant: 'I was hurt' after seeing Oklahoma City's reaction to his decision

After Team USA's first official practice in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon, Kevin Durant opened up to reporters about his emotions following his decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors -- citing how he was "hurt" because "he hurt so many people" and how he "understood where they're coming from" in regards to the fans' and people of Oklahoma City's...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant seen with Thunder keychain during workout

It’s hard to decipher whether or not Kevin Durant was trolling the Oklahoma City Thunder or he just needs to get himself a new keychain. Whatever the reason, the Warriors’ new addition was spotted with a Thunder keychain while tying his shoes working out with Team USA basketball on Monday. The NBA posted a photo of Durant to its Snapchat, and someone pointed out that the Thunder...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant spotted with Thunder keychain at workout

Kevin Durant has already ripped the hearts out of Oklahoma City Thunder fans by announcing his decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors in free agency. Now it’s time for him to stop rubbing it in and get himself a new keychain. The NBA posted this photo of Durant working out with Team USA basketball on its Snapchat account. One astute observer noticed that KD’s keychain...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook reportedly ‘ticked off’ about Durant leaving

The Oklahoma City Thunder need to figure out if Russell Westbrook plans to stay with the team beyond this season. Losing both Westbrook and Durant in the span of a year would be devastating for the franchise, but is there really anything they can do at the moment? Westbrook is set to become a free agent next summer, when the salary cap is scheduled to increase significantly again...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

To be or not to be: The Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook edition

Not long after Kevin Durant announced his departure from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City Thunders General Manager Sam Presti knew he was on the ropes of trying to prevent another departure that would almost certainly leave the team with no identity. Do the Thunder run the risk of trying to win over Russell Westbrook next year in free agency, or do they do away with him now for some...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of the Oklahoma City Thunder

July 4th: A day that is considered America’s birthday when the country claimed it’s independence from the British. Kevin Durant also decided he was ready to claim his independence from the team he had spent the last 9 years with on this day, surprising many players and fans alike taking his talents to Oakland. The “35” jerseys have turned to embers, with Oklahoma City fans...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder could trade Westbrook before season

The Oklahoma City Thunder may have a difficult decision to make on Russell Westbrook. And soon. According to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report, there is a “strong belief” among rival general managers that Westbrook is looking to leave Oklahoma City next summer, a developing reality that could force the Thunder to deal their last remaining star before he leaves the franchise for...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Will Russell Westbrook still be in OKC on opening night?

After watching Kevin Durant sign a two-year deal worth $54 million, the Oklahoma City Thunder are now in a tough spot. Russell Westbrook is entering the final year of his contract, and he’s not interested in negotiating a long-term contract with OKC. This obviously puts general manager Sam Presti in a tough spot. Should he explore the option of trading Westbrook to get some assets...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss
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