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Kevin Durant focus on upcoming season

Kevin Durant is focused on finishing the rehab process from his foot injury suffered on February 19 and getting ready for the 2015-16 NBA season. In a recent interview with ESPN’s Royce Young, Durant revealed that he believes that he’s in a great space right now. “Maybe because I’m closer and closer to playing again but I’m in a great space,”  Durant said. When asked...
Via Hoops-Nation
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Durant: 'I can't wait to play the game I love again'

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Kevin Durant says next summer can wait. Next season is his only priority at this point. The Oklahoma City star - limited to 27 games last season because of injuries - was at the NBA summer league games in Orlando on Saturday, and said he would be ready for next season and he hasn't thought about the summer of 2016 when he likely will be the biggest domino in a...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Taking Ollie At His Word - Why Wouldn't We?

He can't turn around and take the Oklahoma City Thunder job now without coming off as disingenuous, devious and deceitful. Kevin Ollie hasn't been known as that kind of man. He wouldn't take the escalator to skip the staircase of honesty.
Via Hartford Courant - UConn
17 hours ago

Report: Thunder keep Kyle Singler with a five-year, $25 million contract

Shooting is at a premium in the NBA, so the Oklahoma City Thunder made sure they locked up one of their top shooters – Kyle Singler – during the first day of free agency. Here's Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports with more:"Kyle Singler has agreed to a five-year extension worth nearly $25 million with the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told Yahoo Sports."Singler didn't...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Kyle Singler Contract Grade

(Source: Nick Laham/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… Reported Deal: 5 years, 25 million Lost in the avalanche of signing after signing today was this gem by Sam Presti and the Oklahoma City Thunder, bringing back restricted free agent Kyle Singler at what I think is a bargain of a deal. Acquired at the trade deadline from Detroit...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Singler, Thunder Agree Upon Five-Year, $25M Deal

Kyle Singler and the Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed upon a five-year deal worth nearly $25 million. Singler emerged as a key part of Oklahoma City's bench following his acquisition at the deadline from the Detroit Pistons. Agent Greg Lawrence of Wasserman Media Group completed the deal with general manager Sam Presti Wednesday in Oklahoma City. Singler was a restricted free agent.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Reveals Nike KD8 Colorway Inspirations

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant shares the stories and inspirations behind five of his Nike KD8 colorways launching over the next three months, in this short video from The Swoosh. The July 4th holiday, his Chevy Camaro, Hunt’s Hill, and his 2013-14 MVP trophy acceptance suit all serve as inspirations to the Durant signature line. The post Kevin Durant Reveals Nike...
Via Hooped Up
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Welcome Cameron Payne

With the 14th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Oklahoma City Thunder selected point guard Cameron Payne out of Murray State. Payne was the third point guard selected behind D’Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay. Payne will look to contribute right away off the bench as Russell Westbrook’s backup. His ability to handle the ball and control the pace of a game, coupled with...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter and the Thunder are reportedly discussing a max deal

The Oklahoma City Thunder didn't acquire Enes Kanter last season solely to be a late-season rental. They want him to be a part of their long-term future, and are ready to pay the money to make it so, according to RealGM."Enes Kanter — the Oklahoma City Thunder’s top free agent — has plans to meet with the franchise in Chicago on July 1, the two sides targeting an early contract...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Russell Westbrook's Signnature Cologne Will Set You Back $350

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook is well known for being a fashionista. His outfits before and after games are almost as legendary as some of his play on the court. He has been working on his own clothing line for sometime now. So pretty soon you too can dress like Russell Westbook.If you can still afford it you can smell like the man too. Westbrook, in conjunction...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder May Offer Enes Kanter a Max Level Contract

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but a former Kentucky Wildcat is about to get paid. This time it’s Enes Kanter. According to Shams Charania at RealGM, the Oklahoma City Thunder are prepared to offer the 23-year-old big man a three or four-year deal that could reach maximum level money after incentives. The […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City’s Dion Waiters Plays a Key Role in Thunder’s Success

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – MARCH 20: Dion Waiters #23 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks against the Atlanta Hawks on March 20, 2015 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images) The Oklahoma...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter, Thunder Set Meeting To Discuss 3-4 Year Deal In Early Window

Enes Kanter — the Oklahoma City Thunder’s top free agent — has plans to meet with the franchise in Chicago on July 1, the two sides targeting an early contract completion, league sources told RealGM. The Thunder and Kanter are expected to discuss three- and four-year contract sheets that could reach maximum-level money with incentives, sources told RealGM. For the organization...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

There he goes again: Luke Ridnour traded for fourth time in past week

The "Strive For Five" is on for NBA guard Luke Ridnour. The 34-year-old veteran was traded for the fourth time in the past week on Tuesday when Oklahoma City sent him to Toronto for a $2.85 million trade exception and the rights to Tomislav Zubcic. Ridnour's offseason started with him getting dealt from Orlando to Memphis last Wednesday. Memphis then shipped him veteran to Charlotte...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The fifth team is a charm: Luke Ridnour was traded...again

Just when you thought the odd, odd saga of Luke Ridnour was over, yet another chapter pops up out of nowhere. According to Darnell Mayberry of the Daily Oklahoman, Ridnour was traded yet again, this time to the Toronto Raptors. https://twitter.com/DarnellMayberry/status/615893125504995328Ridnour was shuffled around three times in a 24-hour span, eventually landing on the Thunder...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ridnour traded for 4th time this offseason, dealt to Raptors

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City Thunder have sent Luke Ridnour and cash to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for a trade exception and the rights to forward Tomislav Zubcic. The Thunder will have one year to exercise the trade exception. Ridnour averaged 4.0 points per game for Orlando last season. He has played for five teams in 12 years, and has a career scoring average of 9.3...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder send guard Luke Ridnour to Toronto for Zubcic

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder have sent Luke Ridnour and cash to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for a trade exception and the rights to forward Tomislav Zubcic. The Thunder will have one year to exercise the trade exception. Ridnour averaged 4.0 points per game for Orlando last season. He has played for five teams in 12 years, and has a career scoring average of...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder send guard Luke Ridnour to Toronto for Zubcic

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder have sent Luke Ridnour and cash to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for a trade exception and the rights to forward Tomislav Zubcic. The Thunder will have one year to exercise the trade exception. Ridnour averaged 4.0 points per game for Orlando last season. He has played for five teams in 12 years, and has a career scoring average of...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Ridnour reportedly traded for fourth time in a week

“I wanna make you feel wanted,” is a lyric made famous by country singer Hunter Hayes. That song, “Wanted,” may also be NBA point guard Luke Ridnour’s current ballad of choice. After all, for the fourth time in a single week, the 34-year-old has been traded. Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports the Oklahoma City Thunder have shipped Ridnour to the Toronto Raptors...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquis Teague Will Play for Oklahoma City Thunder in Summer League

Former Wildcat Marquis Teague will get another chance to prove his worth in the NBA. According to Vigilant Sports’ Scott Agness, Teague will play with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA summer league. Marquis Teague will be with Oklahoma City for Summer League, per source. — Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) June 26, 2015 He will […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Hire Mo Cheeks as Assistant

Billy Donovan has a huge task ahead of him.  That task involves trying to win Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook their first NBA championship.  To do so, many smaller tasks will need to be accomplished. One of those tasks was accomplished today.  Donovan hired one of his assistant coaches.  He made the decision was to hire Maurice Cheeks.  Cheeks has been a head coach in the...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Takes No Mercy, Crushes Young Kid In Pop-A-Shot Contest (Video)

Kevin Durant is one of the NBA’s best scorers, which means putting basketballs in hoops is kind of his thing. That doesn’t change when it’s a friendly competition with a young fan. The Oklahoma City Thunder swingman recently made a trip to Dave and Busters where he decided to try his hand at the Pop-A-Shot. As you might imagine, Durant — a four-time NBA scoring champion —...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Oklahoma City Thunder still Durant’s team?

In 2007 the Seattle Supersonics held the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft. As they looked forward to the future, they traded Ray Allen and Glen Davis to the Boston Celtics for Jeff Green, the No. 5 overall pick. When Seattle traded Allen, they hoped to find a new franchise player with their No. 2 overall pick. They got what they wished for that year when the Portland Trail Blazers...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Durant destroys kid at 'Super Shot' game

Whether it’s a hoop in an NBA arena, at Rucker Park, or inside Dave and Buster’s, Kevin Durant can shoot on it, well. The Thunder star stopped by a Dave and Buster’s in California and made the day of a few lucky kids by shooting around with them on the “Super Shot” game. They were...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant plays Pop-A-Shot arcade game against little kids in California

For those of you wondering what Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is doing for the summer, it appears that he’s spending some time in California. Earlier today, Durant was at a Dave and Busters in Culver City and decided to play some Pop-A-Shot arcade basketball game against some little kids: .@KDTrey5 stopped by @DaveandBusters in Culver City and is challenging random kids...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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