The I-35 rivalry between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Mavericks just got a whole lot bigger.
Free agent center DeAndre Jordan has reportedly agreed to join the Mavericks on a max deal worth about $81 million over four years. The 6-foot-11 Jordan, a native of Houston, had a career year for the Los Angeles Clippers last season, averaging career highs in points (11.5), rebounds (15.0), and field goal percentage (.710). Jordan led the league in rebounds per game and field goal percentage for the second consecutive year.
Former Oklahoma State forward Le'Bryan Nash will reportedly play for the Houston Rockets in the NBA Summer League.
The Rockets open summer league play July 10 in Las Vegas.
The 6-foot-7, 235-pound Nash went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft, but is looking to catch on with the Rockets as a free agent. Nash's OSU teammate Michael Cobbins is participating in the NBA Summer League with the Oklahoma City Thunder .
Nash averaged 17.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in his final season in Stillwater.
The Oklahoma City Thunder's roster for the Orlando Summer League will feature 15 players, led by 2014 first-round draft pick Mitch McGary, 2015 second-round pick Dakari Johnson and former Oklahoma State big man Michael Cobbins.
The Thunder's summer league team will also be led by Thunder assistant Darko Rajakovic. This week, the team officially announced former head coaches Monty Williams and Maurice Cheeks as assistants, as well as the addition of former University of Florida assistant Anthony Grant. Grant will be with the team in Orlando, along with assistants Mark Bryant, Mark Daigneault, Royal Ivey, Dave Bliss, and Steve Scalzi.
Last week, video popped up of Kevin Durant taking part in some shooting exercises. Progress made.
Looks like he can swing a golf club too. The Thunder star was at TopGolf in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, where more than a few local celebrities have stopped by since its opening a few weeks ago.
Pat Riley is throwing his hat into the pursuit of free agent forward LaMarcus Aldridge.
Multiple reports have the Miami Heat general manager scheduled to sit down with Aldridge tonight following a second meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers in L.A. The Lakers reportedly failed to impress Aldridge in their first meeting on Wednesday, but in what they're calling a " follow up " meeting, plan to focus more on basketball and less about "branding possibilities in the city of Los Angeles."
The Sacramento Kings have reportedly agreed to a multi-year deal with former Oklahoma State guard James Anderson, per Yahoo Sports.
Anderson, 26, last played in the NBA in 2013-14 with the Philadelphia 76ers, averaging 10.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. Anderson has career averages of 6.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest in four NBA seasons.