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There's nothing to worry about, says Kevin Durant.
Signing with new agentrapperentertainment mogul Jay Z won't have anything to do with whether Durant stays or leaves Oklahoma City when his current contract expires after the 2016 season.
"He has nothing to do with if I'm going to leave OKC or none of that," Durant told The Oklahoman. "I heard that before so put that out on the table. He has nothing to do with that. He knows his lane with me. Their team knows their lane with me. And they're letting me handle the basketball part. I would tell fans not to worry about that at all."
Durant seems to be content in Oklahoma City. He's mentioned how happy he is playing for the Thunder on a number of occasions.
This is the third agent Durant has had since beginning his career. Jay Z, who just entered the agent business, has Robinson Cano of the Yankees, Victor Cruz of the New York Giants and Geno Smith of the New York Jets.
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Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant landing with rap mogul Jay-Z’s Roc Nation sports management firm has caused a stir.
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When Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant inked a deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports agency, there was some speculation that perhaps this meant Durant would be moving to a bigger market or another team. Durant isn’t scheduled to be a free agent until 2016, and he actually elaborated on his reasoning for signing with Jay-Z.
But, per RealGM, Durant felt the need to address...
Kevin Durant was adamant that his decision to sign with Jay-Z's sports agency has nothing to do about potentially leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder.
“He has nothing to do with if I'm going to leave OKC or none of that,” Durant said. “I heard that before so put that out on the table. He has nothing to do with that. He knows his lane with me. Their team knows their lane...
OKLAHOMA CITY The Thunder have Kevin Durant and hopefully a well rested Russell Westbrook.
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It looks like Kevin Martin won't be returning to the Thunder next season.
Martin, a free agent, who the Thunder got in the trade with Houston for James Harden just days before the beginning of last season, told USA Today he's not against returning to Oklahoma City, but said he wants to be a starter again.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder have one of the best teams in the NBA. They are led by two of the best guards in the NBA in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Not only are they amongst the best guards in the NBA, they also are amongst the best talents and top 3 duo in the NBA. They have that one lock down defender in Thabo Sefolosha that can also knock down the spot up three pointer....
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Kevin Martin is leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to rejoin former coach Rick Adelman with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
A person with knowledge of the deal says Martin agreed to terms with the Wolves on a four-year deal worth as much as $30 million on Tuesday. The person requested anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced.
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Free agent forward Kevin Martin is signing with the Timberwolves, sources say. The deal will be for 4 years and around $30 million, and leaves the Thunder with even less on their squad from the “Here’s James Harden for nothing!” decision. Que sera.
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New Zealand and the NBA isn’t something you hear very often. All this week, you heard CBS/NBA TV’s Seth Davis repeating the same talking point: he doesn’t believe New Zealand is a basketball culture. I’m not sure I buy that.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder have begun to aggressively pursue Dorell Wright, according to sources.
The Thunder are working to remain below the luxury tax threshold.
Kevin Martin is unlikely to return to the Thunder.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have offered a four-year deal to Kevin Martin that could be worth as much as $30 million due to incentives.
Martin was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder by the Houston Rockets last October in the James Harden trade.
The Thunder had already conceded that they would not be able to re-sign Martin and were interested in a sign-and-trade.