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Oklahoma City Thunder: Goodbye, Hasheem Thabeet

Hasheem Thabeet has been sent to the Philadelhia 76ers for a protected second round draft pick and a $1.25 million trade exception. The Hasheem Thabeet reclamation project has ended for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The former number two overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft was sent to the Philadelphia 76ers along with some cash on Tuesday in exchange for a protected 2015 second round...
Via isportsweb.com
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Oklahoma City Thunder: Expectations For Jeremy Lamb

One of the biggest reasons the Oklahoma City Thunder’s title aspirations stalled out last season was because Scott Brooks played aging players like Caron Butler and Derek Fisher down the stretch because he did not trust the younger players on the bench. Fisher and Butler did the best they could, but at their age, they […] Oklahoma City Thunder: Expectations For Jeremy Lamb -...
Via NBA Draft Blog
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Writers discuss Kevin Durant's Under Armour vs. Nike choice

$265 million. $285 million. Two dollar amounts that represent the range that Under Armour is willing to pay as it tries to acquire the 2014 NBA MVP  in Kevin Durant as its pitchman. This sponsorship deal could prove to be one of the largest ever signed, and it would give the Maryland-based company an in-state export to lay […] The post Under Armour Vs. Nike: 11 Of Your Favorite...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Thunder Trade Thabeet; Waived By Sixers

The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Hasheem Thabeet to the Philadelphia 76ers. By doing so, OKC will receive a $1.25 million traded player exception. The Sixers will waive Thabeet, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Thabeet is a 27-year-old center who has averaged 2.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 10.5... The post Thunder Trade Thabeet; Waived By Sixers appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
Via Hoops-Nation
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Thunder Trade Hasheem Thabeet To Philadelphia

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly sent the second overall pick in the 2009 draft, Hasheen Thabeet, in addition to cash considerations, to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for a 2015 second-rounder. Thabeet, who averaged nearly a block per game in 2012-13, was a favorite in the Thunder locker room. The 7’3″ Thabeet, a UConn product by way of Tanzania, averaged 1.2 points...
Via The League News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thunder trade C Thabeet to 76ers for second-round pick

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded center Hasheem Thabeet and cash to the Philadelphia 76ers for a protected second-round draft pick in 2015 and a trade exception. The deal was announced on Tuesday. The Thunder have a year to use the trade exception. Thabeet, a 7-foot-3 defensive specialist from Tanzania, played in 66 games in 2012 and averaged nearly a block...
Via AP on Fox
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Thunder Trade Thabeet To 76ers To Create $1.25M TPE

The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Hasheem Thabeet to the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers will absorb the contract of Thabeet to allow the Thunder to create a $1.25 million traded player exception. Thabeet will be immediately waived by the 76ers.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: What is the Thunder’s Biggest Weakness?

Oklahoma City Thunder: What is the Thunder’s Biggest Weakness? By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… After Russell Westbrook went down with another knee injury in late December, the Oklahoma City Thunder looked to be in big trouble. However, they overcame this huge obstacle, posting a 20-7 record in the 2 months that Westbrook missed. The main reason for this sustained success...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka Blocks Shot, Throws Down Alley-Oop On The Other End

After a rough start to his career with the Spanish national team, Serge Ibaka appears to be fitting in quite nicely with the Gasol Bros. & Co. on the eve of the FIBA World Cup. During a tune-up game against Argentina on Monday, Ibaka blocked a shot at one end of the floor, then outran everyone on his way to a monster alley-oop set up by Juan Carlos Navarro. Spain destroyed Argentina...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Kevin Durant Deal Too Big For Under Armor’s Shoes?

  Nike could match Under Armor’s deal, but should they? — Mandatory Image: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Under Armor has less than a one percent market share in the basketball shoe market yet it will spend an estimated 10 percent of its marketing budget on a 10-year, $250 million sponsorship deal with Kevin Durant. A deal of this size is unprecedented. According to USA Today, it would...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Not Giving Up On Perry Jones

Upside is a crazy word that is thrown around way too much in sports, especially in basketball. We fantasize over how good a player could potentially be rather than what a player realistically will be. Because in sports not everything works out. And that holds true for Thunder forward Perry Jones III, so far. After […] Oklahoma City Thunder: Not Giving Up On Perry Jones - Hoops...
Via NBA Draft Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Who Starts At Shooting Guard?

Incumbent starter Thabo Sefolosha is no longer with the Oklahoma City Thunder, having chosen to sign with the Altanta Hawks. Many have wondered if it was the right decision to let Sefolosha go, but the truth is, paying $12 million over three years for an aging shooting guard would have hamstrung the Thunder’s financial flexibility. However, […] Oklahoma City Thunder: Who Starts...
Via NBA Draft Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Rumors: Reggie Jackson extension unlikely

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Reggie Jackson has an October 31st deadline to sign a contract extension, but it appears unlikely that a deal can be reached.Image by By thepanamerican, via Wikimedia CommonsAccording to Matt Moore of CBSSports.com:"The Thunder would prefer to lock up Jackson this off-season, but that's not likely. It's possible that Jackson plays...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Under Armour offer to Durant reportedly worth up to $285M

TweetAthletic apparel company Under Armour has made NBA MVP Kevin Durant quite a substantial endorsement offer, per a report from ESPN’s Darren Rovell. Durant’s representation Roc Nation Sports informed Nike on Wednesday that he has a deal on the table with Under Armour worth between $265 million and $285 million over 10 years, sources told ESPN.com. The deal includes Under Armour...
Via Los That Sports Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay-Z to blame for Kevin Durant quitting Team USA?

Kevin Durant pulled out of Team USA two weeks ago much to the shock of USA Basketball coaches, players and executives. Durant cited mental and physical fatigue as his reason for quitting the team during the middle of training camp, only weeks away from the start of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. “After going through […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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