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Within the NBA's rookie pay scale teams are given enough leeway to sign their first-rounders to between 80 percent and 120 percent of their pick's suggested value.
Almost always rookies are quickly offered and sign near the maximum like Steven Adams did last week reaching a deal with the Thunder that will pay him $2.09 million next season nearly $400000 more than the suggested value of the 12th pick.
So that's why it was a bit surprising when late last week word also surfaced that the Thunder brass had lowballed its other first-round pick signing Andre Roberson to only 80 percent of his first-year value.
The 2013-14 pay scale suggests the 26th pick make $925700 next season. Its maximum value is around $1.1 million. But Roberson will only bring in $740560.
On the surface the move is a frugal one. Some have even grumbled that it was cheap a small market franchise going against standard NBA thinking to save a couple hundred thousand dollars.
But in the grand scheme it&...
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The Thunder signed forward Ryan Gomes to a one-year, non-guaranteed free agent deal, according to Yahoo!
Gomes, 30, hasn't played in the league since playing 32 games for the Clippers during the 2011-2012 season. He played last season in Germany.
The signing means the Thunder will have to release at least one player not guaranteed for the upcoming season, either DeAndre Liggins...
While most of you were probably relaxing over the weekend, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant was putting work in the Drew League.
On Saturday, Durant’s LAUFND team faced off against the Money Gang and one of the notable KD highlights from the action can be seen in the below video clip.
Watch as Durant drives the lane and throws down an impressive one-handed slam dunk:
For those of you wondering what Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant and his fiancee, WNBA player Monica Wright were doing on Friday, they were having a beach day!
Check out the below photos from Monica’s Instagram account which shows her and KD hanging out at a beach in Malibu, California:
Kevin Durant and Monica Wright go to the beach [Black Sports Online]
It has been a while since NBA fans seen some basketball action. Sure there was the Summer League and Team USA minicamp but now it seems the NBA offseason doldrums are in full effect.
Luckily, a few players are participating in some pick-up games and summer leagues such as the famed Drew League.
Thunder's Kevin Durant is playing at the Drew League and recently dropped...
In terms of NBA players that you would want taking the last shot, I’m pretty sure that most of you would agree that Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant would be one of those people.
With time running down during Saturday’s Drew League game, Durant’s team was trailing by two points and Kevin was given the opportunity to hit the game-winning shot.
Watch as KD rises up for...
According to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, the Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent forward Ryan Gomes. The deal is just shy of a full guaranteed salary at vet minimum.
Gomes, a seven-year veteran, was out of the league for the past year after being amnestied by the Los Angeles Clippers last season. He was unable to land with another team in the...
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, free agent, Ryan Gomes, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 30-year-old forward played in Germany last season where he averaged 13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists per game for the Artland Dragons.
Gomes last played in the NBA for the Clippers in 2011-12, averaging 2.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 13 minutes...
The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to a one-year deal with Ryan Gomes, according to sources.
Gomes last played in the NBA in 2011-12, when he averaged 2.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 32 games for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Gomes is a seven-year veteran who has played for three different teams.
The San Antonio Spurs also were reportedly interested in Gomes.