Thunder prepare for start of training camp

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 07, 2011
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.
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