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That NBA Lottery Pick:
Poor Hasheem Thabeet…he had a pretty solid season last year with the Oklahoma City Thunder but didn’t stop United States president Barack Obama from dropping a joke about him during a recent trip to Tanzania:
Obama in Tanzania: "We did not discuss Hasheem Thabeet, but maybe we will next time." cc: @scottcacciola
— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) July 1, 2013
Obama jokes about Hasheem Thabeet [Deadspin]
Hasheem Thabeet image courtesy of Getty Images
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It looks like Kevin Martin won't be returning to the Thunder next season.
Martin, a free agent, who the Thunder got in the trade with Houston for James Harden just days before the beginning of last season, told USA Today he's not against returning to Oklahoma City, but said he wants to be a starter again.
The free agency period begins July 1.
The 30-year-old played just...
OKLAHOMA CITY The Thunder have Kevin Durant and hopefully a well rested Russell Westbrook.
There's Serge Ibaka and Thabo Sefolosha and Reggie Jackson.
Hey, it's a longshot, but Kevin Martin might even return if he doesn't find a free agent deal more suitable than what OKC might offer.
Essentially, the pieces of last year's 60-22 team are all in place, so what...
Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant landing with rap mogul Jay-Z’s Roc Nation sports management firm has caused a stir.
Durant has long-expressed his desire to not only win a title but to be viewed as the best in the business.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder were heavily involved in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Their activity began with a move they made at the beginning of the past season when they traded James Harden to the Houston Rockets. In the 2013 NBA Draft, the OKC Thunder had the opportunity to improve their team through the draft with 2 first round picks at #12 and #26. In addition, they also were listed...
When Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant inked a deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports agency, there was some speculation that perhaps this meant Durant would be moving to a bigger market or another team. Durant isn’t scheduled to be a free agent until 2016, and he actually elaborated on his reasoning for signing with Jay-Z.
But, per RealGM, Durant felt the need to address...
Kevin Durant was adamant that his decision to sign with Jay-Z's sports agency has nothing to do about potentially leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder.
“He has nothing to do with if I'm going to leave OKC or none of that,” Durant said. “I heard that before so put that out on the table. He has nothing to do with that. He knows his lane with me. Their team knows their lane...
Kevin Martin is leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to rejoin former coach Rick Adelman with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
A person with knowledge of the deal says Martin agreed to terms with the Wolves on a four-year deal worth as much as $30 million on Tuesday. The person requested anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced.
Martin averaged 14.0 points and shot...
There's nothing to worry about, says Kevin Durant.
Signing with new agentrapperentertainment mogul Jay Z won't have anything to do with whether Durant stays or leaves Oklahoma City when his current contract expires after the 2016 season.
"He has nothing to do with if I'm going to leave OKC or none of that," Durant told The Oklahoman. "I heard that before...
Free agent forward Kevin Martin is signing with the Timberwolves, sources say. The deal will be for 4 years and around $30 million, and leaves the Thunder with even less on their squad from the “Here’s James Harden for nothing!” decision. Que sera.
By the way, there’s a 90% chance I thought this was Kenyon Martin when I first heard it. And then a 70% chance I thought it was...
New Zealand and the NBA isn’t something you hear very often. All this week, you heard CBS/NBA TV’s Seth Davis repeating the same talking point: he doesn’t believe New Zealand is a basketball culture. I’m not sure I buy that.
You’ve had Kirk Penney, the former Wisconsin Badgers guard from Auckland, New Zealand. Penney didn’t even last two years in the league. Sean Marks...
The Oklahoma City Thunder have begun to aggressively pursue Dorell Wright, according to sources.
The Thunder are working to remain below the luxury tax threshold.
Kevin Martin is unlikely to return to the Thunder.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have offered a four-year deal to Kevin Martin that could be worth as much as $30 million due to incentives.
Martin was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder by the Houston Rockets last October in the James Harden trade.
The Thunder had already conceded that they would not be able to re-sign Martin and were interested in a sign-and-trade.
On Thursday night during the NBA Draft, there were a handful of teams that had
“reportedly” had their hopes on selecting Gorgui Dieng in the first round. The Oklahoma City Thunder made it clear that they were going to take a center and some speculated it would be Dieng. However, OKC decided to go with former Pitt big man Steven Adams. The Chicago Bulls were also a team that reportedly...