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OKLAHOMA CITY Maybe Kevin Durant is right.
He probably is. KD doesn't miss on much.
After all, the Thunder is, by all accounts, still considered a young team, so when he said earlier this week to The Oklahoman, "It's not like any rookie is going to come in and have an immediate impact, especially on our team," he's got a pretty decent point.
The Thunder return a lot of talent, and they basically get what feels like a lottery pick in Russell Westbrook, who should be healthy and ready to go when the season starts, so Durant's take is solid that there just aren't a lot of minutes for anyone else when you have Westbrook, Serge Ibaka, Thabo Sefolosha, Reggie Jackson, Nick Collison and more back on a team that won 60 games a season ago.
But I sure like Andre Roberson's chances.
Roberson, along with Thunder draftees Steven Adams and Grant Jerrett answered questions for the first time in front of the Oklahoma City media Saturday afternoon, all smiles ...
BEST OF MAXIM
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.
The free agency period begins July 1.
The 30-year-old played just...
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....
The Oklahoma City Thunder were heavily involved in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Their activity began with a move they made at the beginning of the past season when they traded James Harden to the Houston Rockets. In the 2013 NBA Draft, the OKC Thunder had the opportunity to improve their team through the draft with 2 first round picks at #12 and #26. In addition, they also were listed...
NOT PASSED OVER
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]
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...
Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant landing with rap mogul Jay-Z’s Roc Nation sports management firm has caused a stir.
Durant has long-expressed his desire to not only win a title but to be viewed as the best in the business.
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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.
You’ve had Kirk Penney, the former Wisconsin Badgers guard from Auckland, New Zealand. Penney didn’t even last two years in the league. Sean Marks...
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...
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...