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Are the Oklahoma City Thunder better off Without Kevin Durant?

Yes, I know what you’re thinking, there is absolutely no way that the Oklahoma City Thunder benefit from one of the top 5 players in the league hitting the road for the Warriors; but just here me out on this one. Now of course Durant’s skill set is unquestionable. He has one of the smoothest shots in the game, can score from anywhere on the floor, and his ability to move like...
Via isportsweb.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida Has "The Keys" And Now "Waiters Island" Too

By Randy Renner, Senior WriterNow we know for sure why Thunder GM Sam Presti pulled that $6.8 million qualifying offer for Dion Waiters, it was apparently the highest offer by a longshot for the now ex-Thunder shooting guard.The Associated Press first reported Waiters had agreed to a deal with the Miami Heat and now ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting Waiters has signed a two...
Via InsideThunder.com
2 days ago

Alex Abrines is coming across sea to steal your heart

The Thunder's latest signee is going to be an instant fan favorite. On Saturday, the Oklahoma City Thunder made it official and signed the 6'6", 22 year old Spanish swingman Álex Abrines. Sam Presti had the following to say about the Thunder's latest acquisition, "We are pleased to welcome Alex to the Thunder organization," said Presti. "He brings a unique blend of international...
Via Welcome to Loud City
2 days ago

To be or not to be: The Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook edition

Not long after Kevin Durant announced his departure from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City Thunders General Manager Sam Presti knew he was on the ropes of trying to prevent another departure that would almost certainly leave the team with no identity. Do the Thunder run the risk of trying to win over Russell Westbrook next year in free agency, or do they do away with him now for some...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of the Oklahoma City Thunder

July 4th: A day that is considered America’s birthday when the country claimed it’s independence from the British. Kevin Durant also decided he was ready to claim his independence from the team he had spent the last 9 years with on this day, surprising many players and fans alike taking his talents to Oakland. The “35” jerseys have turned to embers, with Oklahoma City fans...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant introduced as a Warrior, says situation felt ‘real,’ ‘authentic’

Kevin Durant was introduced as the newest member of the Golden State Warriors on Thursday afternoon, and he lavished praise on his new teammates as well as discussing the reasons behind his decision. Durant was swayed as part of his meeting with Golden State, in which he was struck by the team’s camaraderie and the fact that Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andre...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Will Russell Westbrook still be in OKC on opening night?

After watching Kevin Durant sign a two-year deal worth $54 million, the Oklahoma City Thunder are now in a tough spot. Russell Westbrook is entering the final year of his contract, and he’s not interested in negotiating a long-term contract with OKC. This obviously puts general manager Sam Presti in a tough spot. Should he explore the option of trading Westbrook to get some assets...
Via Yardbarker
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder had ‘pretty good indication’ Durant was leaving

Oklahoma City Thunder fans may have been shocked on Monday when Kevin Durant announced he is leaving the team, but general manager Sam Presti saw it coming. Durant personally called Presti minutes before the 27-year-old superstar revealed in a piece for The Players’ Tribune that he is signing with the Golden State Warriors. Presti says he was very prepared for what he was about...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The great migration of Kevin Durant

I am born and bred from Oklahoma. I grew up in a town called Lawton, was raised by sweet and protective mother and a supporting cast of family members who always had my best interests at heart. After finishing school, I left Oklahoma for Cincinnati, Ohio. I was out on my own, understanding how to fend for myself, and effectively learning how to be a man. I experienced so much...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder GM talks about Durant's impending free agency

Kevin Durant has done a fantastic job handling the speculation surrounding his upcoming free agency, at least according to the general manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Sam Presti effusively praised Durant on Monday for tuning out the speculation and focusing on the team, which he believes made the Thunder’s run to the Western Conference Finals possible. “I also think...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss
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