Found June 27, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
Trading James Harden appears to have been a rare mistake for Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti especially with how the season ended since Russell Westbrook’s injury really cost them any chance of a return trip to the NBA Finals.  Suddenly, OKC finds themselves needing to add some bench pieces to have a chance to remain among the best out West. Oklahoma City Thunder (60-22 last year) 2012-13 Season Summary: After finishing with the best record in the Western Conference, the Oklahoma City Thunder ’s chances of winning the NBA Championship came crashing down when Russell Westbrook tore his meniscus in the team’s opening round playoff series against the Rockets.  Without Westbrook and void left behind by James Harden who was dealt prior to the start of the season, Kevin Durant simply couldn’t do it all to carry OKC back to another NBA Finals and the team was upset by the Memphis Grizzlies in the second round. Durant and Westbrook were the top scoring duo in the NBA having...

Durant picked first in 'Shirts vs. Skins' draft

For those of you who may have forgotten, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant was not selected number one overall in the 2007 NBA Draft, that ended up being Greg Oden. So, the fine folks over at Nike decided to do a rather hilarious commercial where KD gets selected number one during the “Shirts vs. Skins” draft: *** Kevin Durant gets drafted first in “Shirts vs. Skins” [For The Win]

James Harden laughs at Oklahoma City Thunder selecting Steven Adams in NBA Draft

Tweet   The 2013 NBA Draft is underway and there has been no shortage of surprises, both with selections and trades. Among those chosen in the first round was Steven Adams, a 7’0″ center from Pittsburgh, who went to the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 12th pick. OKC’s front office felt Adams was the right [...]

NBA Fashion: Kevin Durant’s Roc Nation Sports Givenchy Doberman Print T-shirt

Getting cheddar packs like KD! Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant recently made it official with rapper/sports agent Jay-Z and Roc Nation sports. To have Jay-z as your sports agent, that’s probably the coolest business relationship ever! to solidify their partnership Kevin posed for a photo with Jay-Z and Pastor Carl Lentz, Kevin kept the attire causal wearing a cool...

Oklahoma City Thunder Payroll Heading Into 2013-2014

Listed below is the Oklahoma City Thunder team payroll heading into the 2013-2014 season. Unrestricted Free Agents: Ronnie Brewer Derek Fisher Kevin Martin Team Salary: Kevin Durant: $17,832,627 Russell Westbrook: $14,693,906 Serge Ibaka: $12,350,000 Kendrick Perkins: $8,977,437 Thabo Sefolosha: $3,900,000 Nick Collison: $2,585,668 Jeremy Lamb: $2,111,160 Reggie Jackson: $1,260...

OKC eyes third offensive option in NBA draft

Oklahoma City isn't likely to be the epicenter of the NBA offseason this summer, not after last year's blockbuster trade of James Harden to Houston. The Thunder are expected to follow last year's roster shake-up with a series of additions in Thursday night's draft - with hopes of returning to the top of the Western Conference. Oklahoma City's season came to...

Kevin Durant Embarrassing Folks in Summer League Games (Video)

Always nice to see NBA players against regular hoopers because you see just how good you have to be to play at the NBA level. Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has been known to spend time during the off-season playing pickup basketball and courtesy of Bleacher Report we see that hasn’t changed this year.

James Harden Gives His Opinion on OKC Thunder First Round Pick

The 2013 NBA Draft is in full swing tonight and as usual with any sporting event. I’m watching it and tweeting “ish” as each pick is announced and Bill Simmons continues to add nothing to the ESPN draft coverage. Anywho….. I’m not the only person watching the draft and tweeting/critiquing each pick made by the teams. So is former Oklahoma City Thunder And current Houston...

Report: OKC trying to rob a team for a top 5 pick

What became very clear during the postseason for the Oklahoma City Thunder was not so much the loss Russell Westbrook, but what life was like without James Harden. We believe that had Harden still been on the roster, the team could have overcome the loss of Westbrook, and at least advanced to the Western Conference Finals for a rematch from the previous year with the Spurs. There...

Thunder Targeting Alex Len In Pursuit Of Higher Pick

The Oklahoma City Thunder are pursuing a trade for a Top-5 pick and are primarily targeting Alex Len. The Thunder are looking to package their first round picks and Kendrick Perkins to move up. The market for Perkins is expected to be soft considering his contract.

Thunder likes talent, potential of 4 draft picks

Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti had a clear advantage over the other teams in the NBA's draft lottery. Coming off a 60-22 season, albeit one that finished in disappointing fashion in the playoffs, Presti was in search of complementary pieces Thursday night rather than building blocks. Granted, the Thunder's top pick - the 12th - wasn't as high as Presti had...

Thunder Trying To Move Up To No. 2 With Oladipo As Target

The Oklahoma City Thunder are trying to move up to the No. 2 pick from the Orlando Magic. The Thunder would select Victor Oladipo. Oklahoma City owns the No. 12 overall pick, acquired from the Toronto Raptors.

Rockets select G Canaan with 34th pick

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Rockets have selected Murray State guard Isaiah Canaan with the 34th overall selection in the NBA draft. Canaan was a two-time Ohio Valley Conference player of the year. He led Murray State in scoring in each of the last three seasons. He scored in double figures in all of his 31 games last season, averaging 21.8 points, 4.3 assists and 1.5 steals a game...
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