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BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, email@example.comThe Thunder has found its backup to Kevin Durant.Oklahoma City has acquired small forward Lazar Hayward, the 30th overall pick in the 2010 draft, from Minnesota in exchange for Robert Vaden and two conditional second round picks.Hayward played 44 games last season, averaging 3.8 points and 1.7 rebounds in 10 minutes per game.A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Hayward has quickly established a reputation for being tough and team-oriented.Read more on NewsOK.com
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Thunder center Kendrick Perkins showed up to camp looking much slimmer than usual. He says he's dropped 32 pounds.
Who is thatthe new 6-10 center at Thunder camp?Actually, it's the new leaner and meaner Kendrick Perkins.The center arrived in Oklahoma City for training camp with a new look after dropping 32 pounds in the offseason.I just worked hard this summer, Perkins said, reportsThe Oklahoman.I was disappointed in myself last year in the playoffs. I don't like to blame anything on...
Photo: Twitter/okcthunderI just saw this photo in a blog post by Ricky Doyle on Yard Barker and thought holy mad cow diseased dung batman; This isn't the Perk I knew and loved. However, good for Perk for taking initiative and finally getting in better shape. He should now be able keep up with the Thunder's uptempo offense. But no matter how good Perk may look now, he will...
So what if Perk was miserable about getting traded to OKC? So what if his team got bounced from the playoffs while he played a minor role? So what if he got arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct in August? More »
By Darnell Mayberry, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.orgThunder stars admit there has been tension at times, but they remain close and continue to work on improvements for the team.Read more on NewsOK.com
One of the things NBA fans have been on the look out for, which player was going to return from the lockout not just out of shape but seriously “chunky.” The Shawn Kemp of the 2011 lockout. Instead, it looks like exactly the opposite happened with many.
A couple of the league’s notorious “fluffy” guys have returned in a more svelte package.
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BY BERRY TRAMELCOMMENTARY — Expect the Oklahoma City Thunder to re-sign Russell Westbrook. Just don't expect it to come easily as Kevin Durant's contract extension.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoma City Thunder have acquired forward Lazar Hayward from the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 2012 second round pick, a future conditional second round selection and guard Robert Vaden.