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Kevin Durant joins investment group trying to revitalize ‘Tiger Beat’

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant has joined a sizable investment group that hopes to re-brand and revitalize the struggling “Tiger Beat” magazine, known over the years as the tabloid of choice for tween and teen girls, reports The New York Times. Durant, along with comedian Nick Cannon and New York Giants chairman and executive...Read More The post Kevin Durant joins...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Can Andre Roberson be an elite defender?

The Oklahoma City Thunder have some great players on their roster, but there’s one player I want to key in on. That player is Andre Roberson. Roberson was a great player coming out of college, known for his defensive play. The Thunder didn’t originally draft Roberson, but they had him in mind. Earlier this year during his exit interview, Roberson said he could possibly be the...
Via isportsweb.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics 8th most likely destination to land Kevin Durant?

We're exactly a month removed from the chaos that was the first day of NBA free agency 2015 and it's for the most part finished up. While the Celtics didn't reel in any huge name free agents, as Boston fans we turn our eye to who the Celtics can catch in July 2016. Probably the biggest free agent next season will be Kevin Durant and good news, C's fans, Boston is kinda sorta an...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: OKC sign Josh Huestis after a year in D-League

Josh Huestis #14 – Small Forward for the OKC Thunder During the 2014 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot, the 29th pick in the first round Josh Huestis got to wear his Oklahoma City Thunder jersey while being blinded by the fact that he may never get a chance to wear it in a real game that season. As a first round draft pick, he is guaranteed a two-year contract with a team, but instead of...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder sign Josh Huestis to four-year rookie scale contract

The Thunder selected Josh Huestis with the 29th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, which should have meant a guaranteed contract of over $900,000 and a spot on the OKC roster. But that's not what happened.Thanks to a pre-draft arrangement, Huestis became the league's first "domestic draft-and-stash" player, and spent last season toiling in the D-League for a mere $25,000.Huestis...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Huestis Signs Four-Year Rookie Deal With Thunder

Josh Huestis, the 29th overall selection in the 2014 NBA draft, has signed a four-year, rookie scale contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told RealGM. Huestis became the first domestic draft-and-stash a year ago out of Stanford University, agreeing to be the Thunder selection and placed into their D-League affiliate for one season. Huestis was in Oklahoma City...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why did the Oklahoma City Thunder bring Kanter back but not Harden?

Enes Kanter The Oklahoma City Thunder have been contenders since the arrival of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. They even had James Harden on their roster for a few years. The Thunder have been making all the right moves this past decade and have an even better chance to win the championship this coming season. The Thunder were able to acquire Enes Kanter before the trade deadline...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder to host Turkish team Fenerbache Ulker in exhibition contest

Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman:"A couple preseasons ago, the Thunder traveled overseas and made a stop in Istanbul, facing Turkish team Fenerbahçe Ülker in a friendly exhibition."This preseason, Fenerbache is returning the favor, traveling stateside to face the Thunder. The game will be played on Oct. 9 in Oklahoma City, confirmed by the Turkish club."Preseason games don't mean...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka not yet cleared to play following knee surgery in March

Serge Ibaka was lost for the season with a knee injury back in March which required surgery. At the time, the Thunder were still fighting for a playoff spot, so there was a timetable of 4-6 weeks set for his return initially.But here we are in August, and Ibaka is not yet cleared to return to action -- at least not to play in an exhibition contest the NBA is putting on in Africa...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: 5 facts you didn’t know about Kevin Durant

#35 chose the jersey number to honor his long-time coach and mentor With the offseason in full swing and not too many headlines on the free agency front, we decided to give the Oklahoma City Thunder fans an interesting perspective on the man who has grown to be the face of the franchise and Oklahoma City’s hero—Kevin Durant. The 2014 NBA KIA MVP has dealt with a range of adversity...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Adams won't play for New Zealand in Olympic qualifying tournament

Steven Adams has only been with the Thunder for two full seasons, but he's become a key rotation player for the team during his relatively brief time in Oklahoma City.He also takes his NBA gig extremely seriously.So, while plenty of international players jump at the chance to play for their home countries as they attempt to qualify for the Olympics, Adams is foregoing that opportunity...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Missing Rings: The 2011 Oklahoma City Thunder

Background: After reaching the Western Conference Finals in 2010 (lost 4 games to 1 against Dallas) many expected the young and hungry Oklahoma City Thunder to contend for an NBA Championship in 2011. The young and talented nucleus of players that GM Sam Presti had built in the Draft and Head Coach Scott Brooks had built up were ready for a championship. OKC went 47-19 (earned the...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Adams unavailable for New Zealand national team

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams has made himself unavailable for New Zealand's Oceania Olympic basketball qualifying series against Australia next month. Fairfax Media reports Monday that Adams' management company said the 22-year-old was unable to play in the matches at Melbourne on Aug. 15 and Wellington on Aug. 18 because of ''scheduling...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Dion Waiters The NBA's Worst Player?

Probably not. But now that the question has been posed, we should at least do some rudimentary research, just to be sure. As Dion Waiters' college days came to an end at Syracuse, the sixth-man shooting guard was scouted by Joe Treutlein of DraftExpress.com:Waiters brings an interesting package of skills to the table along with a good amount of untapped potential. His style of...
Via The Sports Quotient
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Thunder hold an unofficial practice in LA

The Thunder are a team on a mission With one goal in mind and a margin for no distractions, the Oklahoma City Thunder are working hard towards being the 2016 NBA Champions. While players are focused on individual development during the offseason, working with personal trainers on skills development, the Thunder organized an unofficial practice with 10 of the 14 players on the roster...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena Set To Host The Comedy Get Down

Although the upcoming basketball season is still ways away, there are still plenty of premier events happening at Chesapeake Energy Arena, known for being the home of the Oklahoma City Thunder. One of the events is this weekend, as some of the most talented comedians will perform at The Comedy Get Down on July 25 at 8:00 p.m. in what is sure to be one of the best comedy events of...
Via Bloguin Best
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: A look at their projected starters for 2015-‘16

Russell Westbrook The Oklahoma City Thunder have been a top team this decade. They did miss the playoffs this past year, but that was due to injuries. Oklahoma has a great roster on paper when everyone is healthy. They made some moves last season and they are even better than they were before. They picked up key players last season in Enes Kanter and Dion Waiters. Both can easily...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Is Kevin Durant the second best player in the league?

Durant may not be #2 next year, his eyes are set on the top After moving to Oklahoma City from Seattle and establishing the Thunder as a team to be reckoned with, Kevin Durant quickly built a reputation for being the second best player in the league behind LeBron James. However, after getting surgery thrice on his right ankle in the 2014-15 NBA Season, the year following his MVP...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka and Matt Barnes seem to want to fight each other

Matt Barnes may or may not be one of the NBA's legitimate tough guys. But if there's one thing he's made clear throughout his 12 years in the league, it's that he'll never back down from a challenge. He's not afraid to issue one, either.  Speaking during an appearance on ESPN's SportsNation, Barnes expressed a willingness to throw down with the Thunder's Serge Ibaka anytime, simply...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Durant botches pop-up in softball game

Kevin Durant is really good at basketball. Baseball, on the other hand, not so much. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward was playing in Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s celebrity softball game Sunday when he bungled a routine fly ball off the bat of Jamal Crawford. It was so bad that the Los Angeles Clippers guard even looked shocked that Durant missed his can...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Whoops! Watch Kevin Durant have embarrassing moment playing softball

Kevin Durant clearly picked the right sport. The Thunder superstar participated in Richard Sherman's charity softball game over the weekend, but had an ugly moment when he attempted to catch a routine fly ball. Durant didn't drop the pop up. He just flat-out  missed it. After the game, Durant put full blame for the snafu on the bright sun. Fortunately for the Oklahoma City guard...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant misses easy fly ball during Richard Sherman celebrity softball game

Over the weekend, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant was back in the Pacific Northwest to participate in the Richard Sherman Celebrity Softball game at Safeco Field. For some of the game, Durant played defense in center field and during a routine pop-up hit by Jamal Crawford, Kevin had trouble fielding the ball: It’s okay KD, you’re already pretty good at playing defense...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hoopless in Seattle: Why the NBA should expand

Recently, I was watching John Oliver’s piece about stadiums in the United States and he mentioned that the Milwaukee Bucks were threatening to move to Seattle - the former home of the Supersonics. This week we'll be giving the Emerald City a reason to stop crying into their Kevin Durant Sonics jerseys and a glimpse into what a future team in Seattle will look like.  The threat...
Via The Sports Quotient
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Von Miller have a career in basketball?

  Von sent an audition video to Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings. Durant’s team is already chalk full of talent, and Cousins and Von Miller on the same team might be too much star power for George Karl to handle. For that… and other reasons, Von might want to stick to pass rushing. I should be a point guard in the league...
Via BSN Denver
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Kevin Durant is going to help James Young acquire the eye of the tiger

  Every morning, or afternoon if we were drinking the night before, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Young looked more engaged and confident in his final two summer league games. The next few weeks before training camp will be critical, and he will spend a...
Via Red's Army
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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