Found August 22, 2012 on
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When you first think of a guy who can fit the Thunder as a team and an organization, you think of a couple of words: Humble, grounded, mature, and young. A lot goes into scouting a player that will fit the Thunder well, besides their talent level. The guy who sets the example for that is Kevin Durant, as he has been a low-key and humble kind of guy that is the face of the franchise. One of Durant’s biggest fans is the Thunder’s recent draft pick, Perry Jones III.
“Everybody knows that I wasn’t supposed to slide as far as I did but, to be honest, I’m happy I did. This is a great organization. I mean, it’s the perfect spot,” said Jones III after he was selected 28th to the Thunder.
Perfect spot is right, but the question is: How will Jones III fit into next year’s rotation? My answer: Perfectly.
There was a big piece missing in the puzzle for the Thunder coming into the 2012-2013 season, and that being an inside scoring presence. Don’t not be mistaken, Ibaka and Perkins play a big ...
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GM Sam Presti inked Serge Ibaka to 4-year, $48 million extension. The Thunder are now committed to paying Durant, Westbrook, and Ibaka just a hair under $44 million come 2013-2014. Throw in Kendrick Perkins and that figure jumps up to $52 million. Prior to this extension, a lot of people have been left wondering how the small market Thunder will handle the contracts of the core...
“If things continue like this, I will not return…”
That’s what Ibaka had to say regarding his role with the Spanish National team during the Olympics. Ibaka was primarily displeased with the way he was used on the court and his overall minutes in the game.
Ibaka tallied 12pts. and 9 boards in the game against the U.S…..in just 22 minutes of play.
Serge Ibaka had a great season last year, leading the NBA in blocked shots, and now he has a contract to match his production. He is considered one of the NBA’s best weak side defenders, and Ibaka’s contract was extended for the next four seasons at the price of just under $50 million for the life of the contract.
With Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka signed to multi-year contracts, James Harden remains the core member of the Thunder that Sam Presti still needs to agree to terms with.
Serge Ibaka's base salary for his four-year extension is worth $49 million.
Oklahoma City’s signing of rim protector Serge Ibaka (4-year, $48 million) should open the eyes of Phoenix Suns fans regarding James Harden. While the Thunder could manage to sign Harden, their chances of doing so took a hit with the signing of Ibaka. Harden, who played his college ball at Arizona State, is open to [...]
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What a summer for members of the U.S. men's basketball team. Blake Griffin tore the meniscus in his left knee. Andre Iguodala was traded. James Harden, who is eligible for a new contract at the end of this NBA season, returned from competing in an international tournament with many of the best players in the world to discover that re-signing him was not the top priority on his...
It Looks like NBA baller James Harden’s Birthday party was the spot to be this past weekend. The young star had an early celebration for his 23rd birthday with an All-white affair on a Yatch,which brought out some of his NBA buddy’s and a whole bunch of beautiful women,Swag!!
James Harden(OKC Thunder) was having a ball as you can see, check out the zebra print hat..
Last week we talked about how much the Los Angeles Lakers will have to pay in taxes if they want to keep the team they currently have together. It’s a lot of money but the Lakers might think it’s worth it if they can take home a title. Plus, it’s Los Angeles and paying that much money would not be impossible or unheard of.
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