• Report: Greg Monroe to sign with Milwaukee Bucks

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Power forward Greg Monroe will reportedly sign a max contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Monroe (6-foot-11, 250 pounds) will receive a reported $49.4 million over three years , with a player option on the third year of the deal. Monroe, 25, averaged 15.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per game last season for the Detroit Pistons, who drafted him out of Georgetown in 2010.

  • Luke Ridnour finds it 'funny' he's been traded four times in a week

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    In an interview with a USA TODAY Sports, former Thunder player Luke Ridnour said that he finds the fact that he was traded four times in seven days, including a five-day stop in Oklahoma City, "funny." Ridnour was traded from Orlando to Memphis to Charlotte to Oklahoma City and finally to Toronto. The Thunder acquired Ridnour, as well as a conditional 2016 second-round pick, from Charlotte on June 25 for Jeremy Lamb . Oklahoma City then sent his contract to Toronto for the draft rights to Tomislav Zubcic, the 56th overall pick in 2012. "I've got a lot of texts from friends and family worried about us," Ridnour told USA TODAY Sports. "It really hasn't affected us at all. It's been pretty funny. ... Honestly, not much has changed. "I knew what was going on and never really got invested in any team that traded for me." Ridnour, 34, recognizes the possibility that he could be on the move again within the week, or even cut before his contract becomes fully guaranteed on July 10. He sees retirement as an option, but would like to play another season. "I'll look at the situation and see if it's something that's worth my family and me moving to and see if I'm going to keep playing or not," he said. "That's where my mind has been."

  • Thunder, Kyle Singler agree to 5-year contract

    darnell mayberry | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    NBA FREE AGENCY - Deal will pay 6-foot-9 veteran forward nearly $25 million

  • Thunder, Kyle Singler agree to 5-year contract

    darnell mayberry | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    NBA FREE AGENCY - Deal will pay 6-foot-9 veteran forward close nearly $25 million

  • Serge Ibaka left off of Spanish National Team roster for European Championships

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Last week, it was Enes Kanter getting " snubbed " by his national team. This week, it's Serge Ibaka. The Thunder veteran was left off of Spain's 17-man preliminary roster, announced Tuesday, for the 2015 European Basketball Championships, with head coach Sergio Scariolo picking Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic instead. From eurobasket2015.org: "It is not a question of one being better than the other, everybody knows Niko [Mirotic] and Serge have different skill-sets and attributes as players," Spain's coach said. "Niko deserves to have his chance on the senior team after defending this jersey at youth level. "Serge has already had this experience with great success and this is an opportunity to also show to Niko how it feels to be alongside this group of players and be a part of this team. "We did not call up Ibaka to training camp because we had to make a decision respectful to both players, who deserve to know what they will do with their summer." Ibaka has occupied the place of the naturalized player on the Spanish team at the 2011 European Championship, the 2012 London Olympics and the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

  • OKC Thunder: NBA TV to show Thunder's games in Orlando Summer League

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    NBA TV will carry five Oklahoma City Thunder games as part of the Orlando Summer League, which kicks off Saturday. The Thunder's first televised game will be 2 p.m. on Saturday vs. the Charlotte Hornets.

  • Report: Kendrick Perkins drawing interest from Rockets, Pelicans, Knicks

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Former Thunder center Kendrick Perkins is reportedly drawing interest from the Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans and New York Knicks in free agency, according to ESPN's Royce Young. Perkins was traded to the Utah Jazz this past season but was waived and acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he averaged 9.8 minutes per game in 17 games for the Eastern Conference champions.

  • Report: Tony Romo, Dez Bryant helping Mavericks NBA free agency pitch

    erik horne | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    According to reports, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant are involved in helping the Dallas Mavericks pitch NBA free agency to players. The two Cowboys stars, as well as owner Jerry Jones, are joining in to sell the Mavericks to free agents including LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan, both Texas natives. The irony: Bryant, the former Oklahoma State standout, has yet to come to terms on a long-term deal with Dallas, yet he's working diligently to get NBA free agents to the Mavericks. Pay the man, Jerry.

  • Chicago Bulls introduce first round pick Bobby Portis

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Growing up, Bobby Portis got accustomed to being the last player picked. So he prided himself on being the one who out-worked everyone else. Now, the Chicago Bulls first-round draft pick and the reigning SEC Player of the Year is ready to do it again. With his new team already well stocked in the frontcourt, Portis understands that working his way into coach Fred Hoiberg's rotation won't come easy. But armed with a work ethic he credits to his mother, Tina Edwards - who raised Portis and his three younger brothers in Little Rock, Arkansas - the 6-foot-11, 248-pound power forward is prepared to prove himself all over again. "I'm a guy that grades himself on hard work," Portis said at his introductory new




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