Jon Hamm
NewsOK Contributor
I am a long-time follower of NBA basketball. While I love the sport, it's the behind-the-scenes activity that fascinates me most. For over 20 years I have studied how the NBA's Collective Bargaining Agreement impacts the final product. I was fortunate enough to serve as a contributor to Larry Coon's initial CBA FAQ in 1999. I also spent time with RealGM.com in various capacities. I am a life-long Oklahoma resident. I currently live in Edmond with my wife and two children.

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  • OKC Thunder: Millions of reasons why the Thunder is profitable

    Jon Hamm | Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    A recent report states that the Thunder made $29 million in profit last season. It's actually a trend. Here's how the Thunder have achieved profitability and how a key decision could have changed it all.

  • Thunder could be active in trade market

    Jon Hamm | Updated: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    The Thunder hold a valuable trade exception that could bring a new player to Oklahoma City. But how was this exception created? And how can it be used?

  • Kevin Durant Could Choose to Extend His Stay in Oklahoma City

    Jon Hamm | Updated: Wed, May 21, 2014

    Kevin Durant could calm the anxiety of Thunder fans by signing an extension with the Thunder this summer. It would be a great deal for the Thunder organization. But is it a good move for Durant?

  • Kevin Durant: Imagining the value of his next contract

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, May 13, 2014

    UNDERSTANDING THE ‘V’ IN MVP — A local NBA salary cap expert projects Kevin Durant’s next contract could be in the neighborhood of $143.75 million over five years.

  • NBA Salary Cap 101 - the Cap, the Luxury Tax and the Apron

    Jon Hamm | Updated: Fri, May 9, 2014

    The NBA salary cap system is convoluted and complex. In this first of a series of articles, I hope to simplify and add clarity to these concepts. This first article explains the salary cap, the luxury tax and the apron.




Jon Hamm Today at 7:19 AM @samikard @NickP20 Heavily debating whether to listen just so I can write a rebuttal. Not sure I want to subject myself to it.
Jon Hamm Today at 6:54 AM RT @SamAmicoFSO: Kevin Durant on committing to Team USA: "My basketball life is short in the grand scheme of things. ... I want to play as …
Jon Hamm Mon, Jul. 28 2014 08:54:53 PM CST RT @ArashMarkazi: Steve Ballmer's lawyer said Steve will keep the team in L.A. The team name will also stick for the foreseeable future.
Jon Hamm Mon, Jul. 28 2014 07:54:18 PM CST RT @ProHoopsHistory: Found the "one beer" PJ Tucker had before he went out for his DUI LINK
Jon Hamm Mon, Jul. 28 2014 07:54:15 PM CST RT @ProHoopsHistory: According to police report, Tucker said he had one beer RT @ScatterSports: @ProHoopsHistory .22 BAC in JAIL??? Beyond …
Jon Hamm Mon, Jul. 28 2014 04:44:20 PM CST @heathwblack I am in good company after all.
Jon Hamm Mon, Jul. 28 2014 04:40:34 PM CST @heathwblack Now you just need to quote something from "Hot Shots!"
Jon Hamm Mon, Jul. 28 2014 04:38:08 PM CST @DGontheRadio Thank you! I just had it stuffed.
Jon Hamm Mon, Jul. 28 2014 04:36:46 PM CST RT @basquiatball: Donald Sterling is totally going to sue this judge
Jon Hamm Mon, Jul. 28 2014 04:36:41 PM CST RT @DanWoikeSports: Court finds Shelly acted properly and was acting as sole trustee when she entered into deal with Ballmer.
Jon Hamm Mon, Jul. 28 2014 04:35:13 PM CST @heathwblack So close... that's from "Airplane!", but the same creators were involved.
Jon Hamm Mon, Jul. 28 2014 04:31:09 PM CST BTW, if you follow me and you don't have "The Naked Gun" memorized line-for-line I don't know if we can be friends.
Jon Hamm Mon, Jul. 28 2014 04:25:59 PM CST I remember him as a California Angel RT @Staggs_Aaron The guy that used to play for the Yankees I believe. LINK
Jon Hamm Mon, Jul. 28 2014 04:23:40 PM CST Besides, OKC has this backup point guard already. Fozzy or Rogaine or something like that. One of the Jackson Five, I think.
Jon Hamm Mon, Jul. 28 2014 04:22:42 PM CST Isiah Thomas' first year salary w/PHO is $7,238,606. Kings hard-capped themselves and wanted to take back $0 in return. Kinda ruled out OKC.
Jon Hamm Mon, Jul. 28 2014 04:20:49 PM CST @KOCOCarson DO IT ANYWAY!
Jon Hamm Mon, Jul. 28 2014 04:19:11 PM CST RT @reddsix: @JonMHamm According to Simmons, the Thunder were too cheap to get Isaiah Thomas. Never elaborated where the $ was supposed to …
Jon Hamm Mon, Jul. 28 2014 03:57:15 PM CST The Sacramento Kings have signed a 20-year media rights extension with NBC Sports Group worth between $690M and $700M - @SBDEditorial
Jon Hamm Mon, Jul. 28 2014 03:50:04 PM CST Let's just assume JJ Barea is in the K-Love trade now MT @WojYahooNBA Free agent guard Mo Williams is nearing an agreement with Minnesota
Jon Hamm Mon, Jul. 28 2014 03:36:27 PM CST @jcrhea Doubt I'll ever listen to this, but I agree with your assessments.