SAM PRESTI NEWS

Thunder Join 76ers In Opposing Lottery Reform

The Oklahoma City Thunder have joined the Philadelphia 76ers in opposing the NBA's proposed changes to the draft lottery system. Sam Presti has attempted to warn other small-market executives that changing the system is a risky proposition for their franchises. Uner the proposed new system, the worst four teams have a 12 percent chance at the first pick, No. 5 has an 11.5 percent...
Via RealGM
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Durant To Be Re-evaluated In 6 Weeks

Kevin Durant underwent successful surgery to fix the jones fracture in his foot Thursday. General manager Sam Presti said the procedure was performed at a clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina. Durant and his representatives ”jointly decided” surgery was needed. Durant will be re-evaluated in six weeks. The Thunder open the season Oct. 29 at Portland. A six-week absence could...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Reigning MVP Durant has surgery on foot, out at least six weeks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder say star forward Kevin Durant had successful surgery Thursday to address a bone fracture in his right foot and will be out at least six weeks. General manager Sam Presti said the procedure was performed at a clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina, after the team, Durant and his representatives ''jointly decided'' surgery was needed. Durant...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant out with Broken Foot

The good news Kevin Durant will get his broken foot taken care of before the season starts, the bad news is it is still a broken foot and who know how he will recover. Here is what GM Sam Presti had to say about the news. “From what I’ve been told, a Jones fracture is the most common surgical procedure performed on NBA players as of late,” Presti said. “It has happened...
Via roundballchat.com
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

OKC Forward Durant to Miss 6-8 Weeks With Broken Bone in Foot

The San Antonio Spurs chief Western Conference rival, the Oklahoma City Thunder, were dealt a blow this morning with news that All-Star Forward Kevin Durant is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a Jones Fracture.  A Jones Fracture is a broken bone at the base of the small toe. According to Thunder GM Sam Presti, […]
Via Project Spurs
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA MVP Kevin Durant has foot fracture

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Kevin Durant, the NBA's leading scorer of this decade and the reigning MVP, will likely miss the first six to eight weeks of the season after fracturing a bone in his right foot. The Oklahoma City star forward complained of an ache in his foot after practice Saturday, the team said. Tests showed he has a ''Jones fracture,'' a broken bone at the base of his small...
Via AP on Fox
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Out 6-8 Weeks With Jones Fracture

Loading View on Instagram Today the Oklahoma City Thunder announced reigning MVP Kevin Durant will be out for approximately 6-8 weeks due to a Jones fracture in his right foot. Thunder GM Sam Presti released this statement in regards to Durant: “After practice yesterday, Kevin made us aware of discomfort in his right foot,” GM Sam Presti said in a statement...
Via Hooped Up
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Durant out up to 6 weeks with foot injury

Kevin Durant, who won his first NBA MVP last season, will be out for up to six weeks after the team announced Durant has been diagnosed with a Jones fracture. "After practice yesterday, Kevin made us aware of discomfort in his right foot," general manager Sam Presti said. "We proceeded to perform the necessary imaging studies to determine the cause of his discomfort. At this stage...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Out 6-Weeks With Foot Injury

Kevin Durant is expected to be out 6 to 8 weeks after a foot injury suffered in practice. Lil B curse strikes again apparently. Here’s the Thunder’s statement: “After practice yesterday, Kevin made us aware of discomfort in his right foot,” GM Sam Presti said in a statement released to media. “We proceeded to perform the necessary imagining studies to determine the cause...
Via Geeks and Cleats
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant out with leg fracture

The Thunder has announced that Kevin Durant has been diagnosed with a Jones fracture in his foot. He'll need surgery and miss 6-8 weeks. — Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) October 12, 2014 Full statement on Kevin Durant's injury from Thunder GM Sam Presti – pic.twitter.com/D1uMFF5rUu — Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) October 12, 2014
Via Bloguin Best
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant out with leg fracture

The Thunder has announced that Kevin Durant has been diagnosed with a Jones fracture in his foot. He'll need surgery and miss 6-8 weeks. — Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) October 12, 2014 Full statement on Kevin Durant's injury from Thunder GM Sam Presti – pic.twitter.com/D1uMFF5rUu — Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) October 12, 2014
Via Crossover Chronicles
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant out 6 to 8 weeks with foot injury

Kevin Durant has a fracture in his right foot and will miss six to eight weeks. The Oklahoma City Thunder released a statement from general manager Sam Presti on the status of the current league MVP. “After practice yesterday, Kevin made us aware of discomfort in his right foot,” GM Sam Presti said in a statement released to media. “We proceeded to perform the necessary imagining...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Thunder star Kevin Durant has foot fracture

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Kevin Durant has a fractured foot and the Oklahoma City Thunder say they are not sure how long the NBA's MVP will be sidelined. General Manager Sam Presti said in a statement Sunday that Durant informed the team of ''discomfort'' in his right foot after practice a day earlier. He underwent tests and the team says he was diagnosed with a ''Jones'' fracture. The...
Via AP on Fox
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Out 6-8 Weeks With Foot Injury

It appears Kevin Durant is the latest NBA star to be hit with the injury bug.  The reigning MVP will miss close to two months with a foot injury. “After practice yesterday, Kevin made us aware of discomfort in his right foot,” GM Sam Presti said in a statement released to media. “We proceeded to perform the necessary imagining studies to determine the cause of his discomfort...
Via Thacover2
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Out 6-8 Weeks With Foot Injury

It is Russell Westbrook’s time to shine.  Here is the statement released by the Thunder. “After practice yesterday, Kevin made us aware of discomfort in his right foot,” GM Sam Presti said in a statement released to media. “We proceeded to perform the necessary imagining studies to determine the cause of his discomfort. At this stage, Kevin has been diagnosed with a Jones...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant out six to eight weeks with foot injury

Kevin Durant’s 2014-15 season is already off to a rough start. The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Sunday morning that the reigning MVP will miss 6 to 8 weeks after he was diagnosed with a Jones fracture in his right foot that will require surgery. According to the statement released by general manager Sam Presti, Durant complained of pain his foot after practice Saturday. Presti...
Via NESN.com
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Thunder Rumors: Reggie Jackson viewed as part of future plans

Day one of the NBA training camp is in the books and Oklahoma City Thunder fans are wondering, "Is this finally the year?" The Thunder fell short of their team goal of reaching the NBA Finals last season as the eventual champion San Antonio Spurs ended their season during the Western Conference Semi-finals.Reggie Jackson of the Thunder is one of the most explosive players in the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Thuner Injury Update: Perry Jones and Nick Collison ready for training camp

The Oklahoma City Thunder approach training camp coming off a season in which they fell just two games short of the NBA Finals. With 11 players on the roster under 25 years of age, the Thunder are a young, upcoming team that should only continue to improve. One player that improved from his rookie season to his second season was small forward Perry Jones. He went arthroscopic...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Thunder Injury Update: Kendrick Perkins strains quad, to be reevaluated in two weeks

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be without starting center Kendrick Perkins. Due to a strained quad, Perkins will miss the beginning of training camp general manger Sam Presti told reporters on Thursday. He will be reevaluated in two weeks. Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons Sam Presti said Kendrick Perkins recently strained a quad. Will be reevaluated in two weeks. Out to start...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Presti hopes continuity pushes Thunder to the top

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Thunder general manager Sam Presti is banking on something rare to keep his team among the NBA's elite. Oklahoma City boasts a core of stars - reigning MVP Kevin Durant, electric point guard Russell Westbrook and defensive dynamo Serge Ibaka - that has played together for the past five years. The trio has reached the Western Conference Finals three times and the...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

What we learned from Thunder GM heading into season

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Training camp opens Tuesday for the Thunder. Thursday, general manager Sam Presti met with the media. Here are a few things we learned from Presti about the Thunder heading into the season: 1. Sam Presti has real feelings  While there wasn't a lot of newsworthy information given by Presti in his 30 or so minutes Thursday afternoon, but he did announce former Thunder...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Thunder expectations haven't changed

LAS VEGAS -- Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti knows the last two years haven't gone as planned. After reaching the NBA Finals in 2012 and being hailed as a potential dynasty, Thunder seasons have stalled in the Western Conference playoffs. Injuries have played a part in both exits, with Russell Westbrook (2013) and Serge Ibaka (2014) being lost for big chunks of those playoff...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Thunder GM not sweating summer of 2016

LAS VEGAS -- Remember that tweet from Kevin Durant four summers announcing his contract extension with Oklahoma City? How time flies when deals are done. Durant is the top dog on the 2016 wish list when his current contract is set expires. Franchises are already getting their ducks in a row for the chance to bid on the reigning MVP. John Wall is lobbying for KD to consider his hometown...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Thunder GM not sweating summer of 2016

LAS VEGAS -- Remember that tweet from Kevin Durant four summers announcing his contract extension with Oklahoma City? How time flies when deals are done. Durant is the top dog on the 2016 wish list when his current contract is set expires. Franchises are already getting their ducks in a row for the chance to bid on the reigning MVP. John Wall is lobbying for KD to consider his hometown...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

European coaching invasion

The Thunder have one of the more intriguing teams here at the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League. They are the defending champions of the Summer League (with players returning, if that matters). They have players with deep Playoff experience working on individual skills. That is going to be part of the Thunder’s goal this week in Orlando. That Summer League championship...
Via Crossover Chronicles
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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