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Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Memphis trades Rudy Gay in 3-team deal

Because of the complexities in the three-team deal involving multiple players, it's highly unlikely Memphis newcomers will be cleared to play in time for Thursday's game at Oklahoma City.
By John Rohde Published: January 30, 2013
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/articleid/3750434/1/pictures/1940474">Photo - Memphis Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay, left, looks to the basket as Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler guards during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) ORG XMIT: CXA103
Memphis Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay, left, looks to the basket as Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler guards during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) ORG XMIT: CXA103

Thunder forward Serge Ibaka and Gov. Mary Fallin hosted a fundraiser Wednesday in conjunction with Pros for Africa, an Oklahoma nonprofit foundation that supports children in Africa.

The fundraiser included a live auction with proceeds going to support the work of Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, including the building of schools and orphanages in Uganda and South Sudan, plus other projects to assist children in Africa. Sister Rosemary's programs have helped more than 2,000 girls who had previously been abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army, a militia group that uses child soldiers.

The fundraiser was held at the Philips Pavilion on the grounds of the Governor's Mansion. Items up for bid included a trip for two to Africa with Pros for Africa and autographed Thunder gear.

CALENDER COUNT

Thunder's record in November (13-4), December (11-2) and January (10-5).

Thunder's record on Sundays (5-3), Mondays (5-1), Tuesdays (3-1), Wednesdays (6-3), Thursdays (2-2), Fridays (10-1) and Saturdays (3-0).

OKC and Memphis play only three times this season. The final meeting will be March 20 at FedExForum.

EDUCATIONAL TRIP

Asked what he learned on the long road trip, Thunder backup point guard Reggie Jackson smiled and said: “Sleep. Got to keep up on your sleep. A few of us may have caught a cold, just a common cold, just getting over that, so getting back in our own beds is helping.”

QUOTABLE

Caddie Joe LaCava when asked what he and Tiger Woods talked about during extremely slow play Monday during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Classic: “We talked a lot about Kobe (Bryant). He loves Kobe and he couldn't believe he had 14 assists (against the Thunder). He was stoked about that.”

BY JOHN ROHDE


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