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  • OKC Thunder, Atlanta Hawks working on sign-and-trade for Thabo Sefolosha

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry reports that the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Atlanta Hawks are working on a sign and trade for veteran shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha. Sefolosha reportedly agreed to a three-year deal worth $12 million with Atlanta via free agency. Instead, the Thunder will send Sefolosha and overseas prospect Giorgos Printezis to the Hawks in exchange for a $4 million trade exception and the rights to Sofoklis Schortsanitis.

  • OKC Thunder: Mitch McGary talks unicycles, summer league and Olive Garden on the Jim Rome Show

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Mitch McGary hit the airwaves on the Jim Rome Show on Tuesday to talk unicycles, summer league and Olive Garden. The 6-foot-10 McGary talked about how he's been an avid unicyclist since he was young, and how he'll try to convince teammates to get on one -- maybe his fellow big men Serge Ibaka and Hasheem Thabeet. McGary also called Olive Garden his go-to spot. Maybe he an Gabe Ikard can get together? “Olive Garden is a cheap place, you get free salad and breadsticks, so I always love going there," McGary told Rome. "I got the chicken alfredo. One of my favorites. It was definitely pretty good.”

  • Kevin Durant in 2016: Steven A. Smith thinks it's Wizards vs. Thunder

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Kevin Durant is two years away from free agency, but the talk won’t cease between now and then about where he’ll play in the future. Oklahoma City or somewhere else? It’s not going away. With LeBron James recently deciding to go back to Cleveland, the conversation of stars going home has turned to the league […]

  • Caron Butler says Kevin Durant is his favorite teammate ever

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    New Detroit Pistons swingman Caron Butler jumped on the Pistons’ Twitter account on Tuesday to answer questions from fans. One of those questions: Who’s the toughest player to guard? Kobe still holds that title. Durant after that. RT @LindonNikolaj: @DetroitPistons toughest player to guard?? #AskCaron — Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) July 15, 2014 Fair. At his […]

  • OKC Thunder: Here's Kevin Durant on the cover of NBA2K15

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Earlier this year, Kevin Durant was announced as the face of NBA2K15 -- the popular basketball video game series by 2KSports. The news happened to fall on the same day as his league MVP announcement . On Tuesday, the star unveiled the cover of the game, set for release on Oct. 7. on multiple...

  • OKC Thunder officially announce the signing of Sebastian Telfair

    anthony slater | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    A move that’s been known about for weeks was made official on Tuesday. The Thunder has signed veteran point guard Sebastian Telfair to a one-year non-guaranteed veteran minimum deal. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to welcome Sebastian to the Thunder organization and Oklahoma City community,” Sam Presti said in a press release. “His […]

  • San Antonio pays tribute to an Oklahoman who helped keep the Spurs

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Henryetta, OK, native Bob Coleman, a businessman and civic booster who led an investor group that bought the San Antonio Spurs in 1993, died Saturday at age 82. Coleman's group purchased the Spurs from B.J. "Red" McCombs for $75 million. Among the investors in Coleman's group was The Oklahoma Publishing Company, whose holdings include The Oklahoman and was then owned by the Gaylord family. Thus began an San Antonio-Oklahoma City basketball connection that 15 years after the Spurs purchase helped land an NBA franchise in OKC. Oklahoma City Thunder chairman Clay Bennett served on the Spurs board of directors and represented the franchise in league meetings. Bennett later headed the ownership group that purchased the Seattle Supersonics and in 2008 moved them to his hometown Coleman owned San Antonio-based Texace Corporation, a leading manufacturer of golf hats, caps and visors. He was a 1957 University of Oklahoma graduate who launched the construction of OU's basketball practice facility in 2000 with a $1 million donation to his alma mater.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with sports editor Mike Sherman

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Mike Sherman, sports editor of The Oklahoman, will be answering your questions on OU and OSU football, Thunder offseason and more on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. Get your questions in and join the conversation.

  • OKC Thunder: Perry Jones has knee surgery, will miss 4-6 weeks

    Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Perry Jones III will miss 4-6 weeks after undergoing successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, the team announced Monday. Jones is coming off a summer league stint in which he averaged 12.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in four games, shooting 44.7 percent from the field. Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry reports that the procedure was planned. Jones averaged 3.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 12.3 minutes for the Thunder in 62 games last season.

  • Kevin Durant highlights 2014 USA Basketball training camp roster

    Erik Horne | Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward and 2013-14 NBA Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant highlights the 19-man USA Basketball National Team roster, announced Monday. The team will participate in USA National Team training camp from July 28-Aug. 1 in Las Vegas. The players selected from the camp will participate in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain […]

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Anthony Slater

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    The Thunder moves have started in free agency. Anthony Morrow in. Caron Butler and Thabo Sefolosha out. Talk about the OKC offseason with Anthony Slater on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Report: Caron Butler close to two-year deal with Detroit Pistons

    Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Free-agent forward Caron Butler will sign a two-year contract with the Detroit Pistons, sources close to the situation told ESPN.com. The Oklahoma City Thunder acquired Butler from the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2013-14 season to bolster the team during its playoff run. Butler helped the Thunder to the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, along the way shooting 36 percent from 3-point range in 18 postseason games.

  • OKC Thunder: What they're saying about Anthony Morrow

    Erik Horne | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Anthony Morrow is coming to Oklahoma City. The free agent sharpshooter agreed to terms with the Thunder on Saturday, giving Oklahoma City a much-needed perimeter option. Here’s the reaction from around the web: Only a couple people on the planet can shoot the ball like Anthony Morrow. That’s a steal for OKC in this market. […]

  • OKC Thunder: Anthony Morrow agrees to sign with Thunder

    darnell mayberry | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    The Thunder may have found its shooting help. Free agent guard Anthony Morrow has agreed to sign with Oklahoma City. The Thunder has been rumored to be chasing the 6-foot-5, six-year veteran, and news came through Saturday that the 42 percent career 3-point shooter is coming to OKC. Morrow scored 8.4 points per game and shot 45 percent from 3-point range in 76 games for the New Orleans Pelicans in 2013-14.

  • How does the LeBron James to Cleveland news impact the Thunder?

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    In a thoughtful and moving open letter through Sports Illustrated, LeBron James announced his return to Cleveland and sent the sports world into a frenzy. Instantly, the Cavaliers become the most compelling team in the NBA — a title contender led by the game’s biggest talent in the midst of a legendary story of redemption. […]

  • OKC Thunder: Pau Gasol tweets he's close to decision (UPDATE)

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    LeBron James made his decision. Next up: Pau Gasol. The free agent center, who reportedly has the Oklahoma City Thunder among his favorites, tweeted out that he's nearing a decision following James' bombshell this morning. Gasol is reportedly being pursued by the Thunder, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers.

  • How did Sports Illustrated land the LeBron James story?

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    While speculation ran rampant about LeBron James' next destination, how did Sports Illustrated get the James announcement Friday? The Wall Street Journal said that around July 5, James' group indicated to SI that he might be receptive of an idea to publish James' decision in the form of an essay. But the announcement also came down to simply keeping as few people in the know as possible. “We didn’t program any advertising around it,” said Paul Fichetenbaum, editor of Time Inc.'s sports group. “Part of what we did was keep the circle of people who knew to a bare minimum.” According to Chris Stone, Sports Illustrated managing editor, only about six SI staff members knew about the piece before it went online. "The reason we got this story, I think, is because Lebron's team trusted us not to turn it into a circus," Stone explained to Adage.com. "So to parlay it into a commercial endeavor ahead of time would have been inappropriate."

  • Former Kevin Durant coach hired as Washington Wizards assistant

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    The Washington Wizards have announced the hiring of David Adkins, an assistant on the University of Maryland women's basketball team. Washington Post NBA writer Michael Lee reported that Maryland women's coach Brenda Frese asked on Twitter "Curious? Has any women's asst coach made the jump to @nba before?" If you're a former coach of Kevin Durant, it's justified. Adkins was a longtime assistant coach at Maryland high school powers DeMatha and Montrose Christian. At Montrose, Adkins worked with Durant and Toronto Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez. Vasquez recently re-signed with the Raptors, and has unabashedly pursued Durant to come to Canada in free agency.

  • LeBron James returns to Cleveland: The Reaction

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Here are some of the best reactions from LeBron James’ announcement to return home to the Cleveland Cavaliers in free agency: Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert wrote that infamous letter four years ago, but was (understandably) gracious Friday: Welcome Home @kingjames. I am excited for the fans and people of Cleveland and Ohio. No fans and […]

  • LeBron James returning to Cleveland Cavaliers

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    King James is coming home. LeBron James explains to SI's Lee Jenkins why he's returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after spending four seasons with the Miami Heat. "When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission. I was seeking championships, and we won two. But Miami already knew that feeling. Our city hasn’t had that feeling in a long, long, long time. My goal is still to win as many titles as possible, no question. But what’s most important for me is bringing one trophy back to Northeast Ohio."