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General Manager Sam Presti says he expects the Oklahoma City Thunder to have all their players ready for training camp to begin Friday if the NBA lockout ends on time.
Presti said Wednesday the team is preparing as though the collective bargaining agreement will be approved and players will arrive on time, adding ''that's not to say that there couldn't be some hiccups along the way.''
Presti says he has been pleased by the players who have arrived in Oklahoma City already, and he expected center Kendrick Perkins to arrive Wednesday.
Thunder starters Serge Ibaka and Thabo Sefolosha both have been playing with European teams during the lockout and live overseas.
Oklahoma City has close to a full roster under contract, with 13 players already signed.
BEST OF MAXIM
Point guard Nate Robinson no longer appears to be in the Oklahoma City Thunder's plans.
Robinson will not attend the team's training camp, which opens Friday.
General manager Sam Presti said Robinson wasn't likely to be in the Thunder's rotation and is working to clearing up Robinson’s status.
Robinson arrived in Oklahoma City last season in a trade with Boston...
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According to Kevin Durant, if he weren’t playing basketball he would want to be a meteorologist. That insight into the Thunder superstar’s mind is the inspiration behind the new ‘Weatherman’ colorway of the KD IV dropping on December 10th. The shoe is designed to look like a doppler radar image tracking the weather.
Seems word of KD’s weather obsession has reached The...
FOX Sports Oklahoma announced Wednesday that it will carry 58 of the Oklahoma City Thunder's 66 regular-season games in the 2011-2012 season. All of the games will be broadcast in HD. The remaining eight games will be NBA national exclusives carried only on ABC or TNT.
The regular-season broadcast schedule on FOX Sports Oklahoma begins on Christmas night, Dec. 25, when the Thunder...
STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF SAM PRESTI REGARDING NATE ROBINSON
“In collaboration with Nate Robinson and his representatives, we have mutually agreed to continue working toward clarifying his future status with the Thunder. Nate is an accomplished player, but with the current composition of our roster, it will be unlikely he will have an opportunity to contribute [...]
When the 2011-12 season starts on December 25th, the NBA will not be calling shooting fouls on so-called "rip-through" moves, wherein a shooter throws his arms into a defender as he shoots in order to draw contact. Roll over Karl Malone, tell Kevin Durant the news.
It's a clever trick, that rip-through, and it allowed for Durant to shoot 8.6 free throws per game last...
BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.orgThunder guard Nate Robinson will not report to training camp and is expected to soon part ways with the team.Robinson’s agent, Aaron Goodwin, said Thursday night that Robinson will remain in his native Seattle while the two sides search for a solution.“They don’t plan on using him in their rotation, and we wanted to see...
BY JOHN ROHDE, Staff Writer, email@example.comNew rules interpretations this season will make it tougher for Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant to get to the free-throw line with the same frequency.Read more on NewsOK.com
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Three-time slam dunk champion Nate Robinson won't attend the Oklahoma City Thunder's training camp.
By DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.orgTHUNDER SCHEDULE — Oklahoma City's dominance of the worst Eastern Conference teams was a under-appreciated part of the Thunder's success last season.Read more on NewsOK.com