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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
2 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
4 hours ago

Report: NBA teams feel Kevin Durant will return to Thunder

NBA teams recruiting Kevin Durant are reportedly doing so for 2017, believing he will re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder this summer. In a radio appearance wtih Adam Kaufman of CBS Radio, Adrian Wojnarowski says teams “feel they’re laying groundwork” for free agency next year, “since they all anticipate his return to OKC.” A one-year deal with a second-year option...
Via Sportsnaut
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
6 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
7 hours ago

Oklahoma City Thunder: Why did Sam Presti make the trade?

On draft night, The Oklahoma City Thunder and Orlando Magic pulled off a blockbuster deal. At the moment, everyone and their grandmothers were saying the Orlando Magic got fleeced in the deal. Let’s take a closer look: The OKC Thunder’s number one priority this offseason is to resign Kevin Durant. One of the greatest things about Sam Presti is he is always trying to keep the...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

OKC Thunder: What can Kevin Durant's time in Austin teach us about his free agency future?

By Anthony SlaterAUSTIN, Texas — Kevin Durant's last major "where should I play?" basketball decision came a little more than a decade ago.
Via Thunder Rumblings
19 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
20 hours 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
22 hours ago

If Kevin Durant Stays with the Thunder, so does the NBA's current elite

Kevin Durant is most likely to stay in Oklahoma City, though that is far from guaranteed. If he does, will anything change at the top of the NBA? The Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes are well and truly underway. Anybody with even a tiny chance of recruiting the league's biggest free agent in years will throw everything but the kitchen sink to bring the uniquely talented seven...
Via Welcome to Loud City
1 day ago

Thunder hope Ibaka trade convinces Kevin Durant to return

The Oklahoma City Thunder pulled off the most stunning move of the 2016 NBA draft by shipping away veteran forward Serge Ibaka to the Orlando Magic and getting guard Victor Oladipo in return. ESPN.com’s Royce Young shared the full details of the trade, one in which some might consider the Thunder pulling a forward-looking move to help better position the team if Durant decides...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 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
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder shopping Ibaka

The Oklahoma City Thunder are reportedly shopping big man Serge Ibaka. ESPN’s Marc J. Spears reported Thursday that the Thunder have made Ibaka available in trade discussions. The Thunder is shopping big man Serge Ibaka on this draft day, a source said. https://t.co/obBwkWDf6F — Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) June 23, 2016 Ibaka has one year left on his contract and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Artist honors Steven Adams with giant mural in Oklahoma City

An artist from New Zealand named Graham Hoete came to Oklahoma City to create an amazing tribute to New Zealand's own Steven Adams, who just finished the best season of his career with the Thunder. Mr. G painted a beautiful mural to honor Prince in Sydney earlier this year.
Via Fox Sports
12 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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