Found September 26, 2012 on
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Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti has never been about the quick fix. Yes, the Thunder's journey from the lottery to title contender is years in the making, but the work is hardly done.
Nothing is assumed in OKC. There is no sense of entitlement for the defending Western Conference champions. They just don't expect to be back in The Finals next June. That's just not the Thunder way.
"We'd be doing a disservice to ourselves if we were to take any kind of approach other than coming in and just doing our jobs, understanding what works for us and putting in an honest day's work and going home," Presti told media gathered Wednesday at the team's practice facility.
There's plenty to work with when sizing up the Thunder. Kevin Durant, a three-time scoring champ, may just be the best player in the West. Russell Westbrook is an All-Star. James Harden is the reigning Sixth Man of the Year. Is there a power forward around with more upside than...
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The Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder are getting even younger.
With the core of the team built around 23-year-olds Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the Thunder allowed three veterans who were over 30 to walk away in free agency this summer. That leaves forward Nick Collison as the team's only thirtysomething.
While Derek Fisher, Nazr Mohammed and Royal Ivey...
Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins doesn't want to take any chances with his surgically repaired wrist and will likely sit on the bench for the Thunder's preseason games. Perkins had a torn ligimant in his right wrist repaired in mid-July and was originally expected to return around Oct. 10, but that's no longer the case, according to NewsOK. The former Celtics big...
Thunder GM, Sam Presti, said yesterday that Kendrick Perkins may very well miss the entire pre-season.
Apparently his wrist has yet to fully heal and the team would rather take things slowly than force it and run risk of re-injury.
Smart move. No way OKC gets past the Lakers without Perk.
This has to be James Harden right? Judging by the circumstances it’s extremely unlikely that this is in fact Harden at a Towson football game, but this bro is a spot on doppelganger for the bearded assassin. If this is in fact Harden, BC might have just cost Harden some fans in a year where he is heading into free agency. Rocking both a spurs hat and a Tim Duncan jersey,...
Kendrick Perkins could miss all of training camp and perhaps each of the Thunder's seven preseason games while recovering from wrist surgery.