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Old friend Kendrick Perkins made headlines last week for his underwhelming performance in the playoffs. Perk’s playoff impotence revived speculation that OKC would consider the amnesty provision on their center. Thunder GM Sam Presti says such speculation is inaccurate:
“We just haven’t considered using the provision,” Presti said. “I wouldn’t necessarily directly attribute that to any player on our team. Every team looks at the amnesty provision different based on their different circumstances. But it’s not something that we’ve really explored.”
When pressed, Presti went on to praise Perkins.
“We think Perk has a lot of value to our team,” Presti said. “He’s a member of a team that won 60 games and helped us to our third division title in three years. I don’t know that we can discount that. I’m sure he’d like to have had a better postseason. But I’m sure that’s pretty universal for the whole group. And we accept that.”
The Oklahoman’s Darnell Mayberry lays out numerous
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A mile-wide tornado touched down and tore Moore, Oklahoma to shreds. Kevin Durant and a number of superstars tweeted their support for the victims.
Following the Oklahoma City Thunder’s disappointing end to the season, there has been speculation that the team could use its amnesty clause on center Kendrick Perkins. However, general manager Sam Presti told reporters -- including Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahomanm -- that he doesn't plan on using the clause to part ways with the big man.Presti told reporters that the team...
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is pledging $1 million for tornado relief through his family foundation.
The American Red Cross announced Tuesday that the gift from The Durant Family Foundation is meant to match other donations and be an incentive for more people to give.
Red Cross’ regional CEO Janienne Bella said the organization was thankful for Durant’s...
A No. 35 jersey of Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant hangs over the rubble in Oklahoma after a powerful tornado leveled parts of the state on Monday.Via For the Win
In a tremendous charitable gesture, Oklahoma City Thunder forward, Kevin Durant, has donated $1 million to the Red Cross for tornado relief effort in Oklahoma.
A devastating tornado ripped through the city of Moore and south Oklahoma City on Monday, killing at least 51.
@kdtrey5 steps forward and gives $1mil matching gift to the ARC for disaster relief, text “REDCROSS” to...
@kdtrey5 steps forward and gives $1mil matching gift to the ARC for disaster relief, text “REDCROSS” to 90999 for a $10 donation. — Red Cross Oklahoma (@redcrossokc) May 21, 2013 Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant has stepped up in significant way by offering monetary relief to those affected by the tragic tornado that swept [...]The post Kevin Durant pledges $1 million...
And this is why Kevin Durant matters. This is what young, mega-star, mega-million professional athletes should be doing.
The Oklahoma City Thunder forward donated $1 Million this afternoon to the Red Cross Oklahoma tornado disaster relief fund. And he plans on matching other donations.
We can't say enough good things about the 24-year old, considered one of the elite players...
I think this is my favorite side of KD. OH WELL! (photo from Kevin Durant’s instagram @SniperJones35)
Prayers and well-wishes to everyone affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma. According to news sources, this is one of the worst tornado occurrences in history. Thankfully, the death toll is less than many other storms past … but any loss of life (including that of animals) is...
Kevin Durant is a good dude. His adoptive city crushed by this tornado, the Thunder superstar donated $1 million to the Red Cross to help with relief (via bleacherreport). And he did it quietly. Not even a tweet. So all this great press is really just a bonus. If this were Dwight Howard, he would’ve complained that the tornado didn’t ask his opinion on which houses to hit first...
The NBA and the players' union are combining to donate $1 million to tornado relief efforts in the Oklahoma City area.
The league and the NBPA announced the joint pledge on Tuesday. The money will be going to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and other disaster relief efforts after a tornado devastated the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday.
The donation follows...
Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is pledging $1 million
for tornado relief through his family foundation.
Well this is certainly a head scratcher.
It looks like the Oklahoma City Thunder are going to hold onto Kendrick Perkins. According to Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry, Thunder GM Sam Presti recently praised Perkins for about 20 minutes and also said they have no plans to amnesty him.
Sam Presti on the amnesty clause: "We just haven't considered using the provision...
The Oklahoma City Thunder bowed out to the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference semi-finals, and now there are several questions the organizations needs to answer.
The biggest question that needs to be answered is what will the Thunder do with center Kendrick Perkins. Thunder GM Sam Presti commented about Perkins and the idea of amnestying him today via Thunderous Intentions...
The Oklahoma City Thunder are not considering using the amnesty clause on Kendrick Perkins.
"We just haven't considered using the provision. ... We think Perk has a lot of value to our team," Sam Presti said Saturday.
Perkins is set to make about $18 million over the next two seasons.