TAG: Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA / Jul 22, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The Thunder Have A New “Draft And Stash” Strategy

Josh Huestis

It was announced last Friday the Thunder’s Development League affiliate would relocate from Tulsa to Oklahoma City next season. Compared to everything else that’s happened this off-season, this seems like just a footnote on the news feed. But given the Thunder’s innovative strategy with how they employ their D-League roster, it could have a huge impact on the team and the league going forward. Read More »

Smack / Jul 21, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Kobe On Seattle: “I’d Much Rather Come Here In The Postseason Than Oklahoma”

Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher

During Kobe Bryant‘s whirlwind tour of Seattle for Richard Sherman‘s celebrity softball game — where he he hit a home run — and the Jamal Crawford Summer Pro Am — where Crawford introduced him as “this generation’s Michael Jordan,” Kobe also found time to stick it to Oklahoma City. Read More »

NBA / Jul 15, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Stephen A. Smith Believes Kevin Durant Could End Up With Wizards

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant will hit free agency as an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2016. It’s still two years away, but that hasn’t stopped talking heads from getting a head start on the speculation. On Monday, Stephen A. Smith went on ESPN’s “Inside The Locker Room” to discuss Durant’s impending free agency. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 8, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Reports Differ On Gasol’s Interest In OKC

Pau Gasol

Pau Gasol is one of the most sought-after free agents on the market. After a week of incessant wining and dining by his distinguished suitors, reports of Gasol’s preferred destinations are finally emerging. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jul 2, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Report: Durant, Westbrook Pitch Gasol In Los Angeles; OKC Is “Frontrunner”

Pau Gasol, Kevin Durant

The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs have already expressed interest in Pau Gasol. Now it’s the Oklahoma City Thunder’s turn to recruit the four-time All-Star and two-time champion, and they’re leaving no stone unturned in doing so. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook personally pitched Gasol in Los Angeles today on the idea of joining the Thunder. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jun 26, 2014 / 11:45 am

KD: “I Don’t Know What The Big Deal Is” About LeBron’s Free Agency

LeBron James, Kevin Durant

This is the player movement era. Veteran stars that have the option to test the free agent market almost all will in today’s NBA. It’s the landscape ushered in by LeBron James‘ first decision in 2010 and the terms of the new collective bargaining agreement put into place a year-and-a-half later. As James’ decision to opt-out of his contract to test the market dominates headlines, Kevin Durant recently made some of his by supporting the decision of his fellow superstar. Read More »

NBA / Jun 23, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Report: Knicks Would Trade Iman Shumpert For First Round Pick

Iman Shumpert

Phil Jackson and the Knicks have a busy off-season ahead of them. Carmelo Anthony has opted out of his contract to become a free agent this summer, so the prospect of losing him to another team like the Bulls are very real. If ‘Melo leaves, the Knicks will need to rebuild their roster, and it appears they’re getting a head start on those plans by trying to trade into the first round of this week’s draft. Read More »

Smack / Jun 18, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Kendrick Perkins Says Kevin Durant Needs To Get Stronger

Kevin Durant, Kendrick Perkins

Kevin Durant was a near unanimous selection as the 2014 NBA MVP, and he helped lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to within two games of a return trip to the NBA Finals before getting eliminated by the eventual champion Spurs. Despite the accolades, teammate Kendrick Perkins thinks he needs to hit the weights more this summer and get stronger. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jun 11, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Can The Knicks Land LeBron & ‘Melo, Or Even Durant?

Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant

On ESPN New York’s 98.7 FM’s “The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show,” co-host Smith mentioned a “95 percent possibility” LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony end up together if they both opt-in for the 2014-15 seasons. Not only that, but New York’s recent hiring of Derek Fisher could entice Kevin Durant to the Big Apple if he’s unhappy in OKC when his contract expires in the summer of 2016. Read More »

NBA / Jun 10, 2014 / 10:15 am

Video: Every Kevin Durant Dunk During His MVP Season

Kevin Durant, Marcin Gortat

While not well known as a dunker, lanky 2014 MVP Kevin Durant can still throw it down. His power at the rim comes from, not the athleticism or ferocity his all-star teammate exhibits when he throws it down, but KD’s ridiculous 7-4 wingspan, where he flushes the ball down like most people snap a towel or dunk on their nerf hoop. Come check out all of KD’s dunks during his inaugural MVP season. Read More »