Thunder forward Kevin Durant has come second in the draft and MVP votings, but nobody in the NBA can touch him nowadays when it comes to pitching products - whether it's shoes, video games or soft drinks. He leads our Commercials Rankings and No. 2 (Kobe Bryant) is not even close.
Best transaction: Selected guard JR Smith (18th overall pick) in the 2004 NBA Draft
Worst transaction: Traded guard Baron Davis to the Golden State Warriors for guard Speedy Claxton and center Dale Davis on February 4, 2005
Executive of the Year: Never
October 1 2005 Named David Miller assistant coach; stepped down as general manager. September 30 2005 Re-signed guard Dan Dickau and traded him to the Boston Celtics for a 2006 second-round pick; signed forward Brandon Bass. August 3 2005 Re-signed forward Chris Andersen. August 2 2005 Re-signed forward Bostjan Nachbar and signed guard Arvydas Macijauskas; traded the draft rights to center Roberto Dueñas to the Miami Heat for forward Rasual Butler and guard Kirk Snyder from the Utah Jazz. July 6 2005 Signed guard Chris Paul. Draft 2005 Selected guard Chris Paul (4th overall pick) and forward Brandon Bass (33rd overall pick). May 19 2005 Exercised the contract option on forward Jackson Vroman through 2005-06.
March 1 2005 Waived forward Glenn Robinson and center Dale Davis. February 24 2005 Traded guard Baron Davis to the Golden State Warriors for guard Speedy Claxton, center Dale Davis and cash; traded forwards Rodney Rogers and Jamal Mashburn to the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Glenn Robinson. January 29 2005 Signed guard Junior Harrington to a 10-day contract. January 21 2005 Traded forward Jim Jackson and a 2005 second-round pick to the Phoenix Suns for guard Casey Jacobsen and forwards Maciej Lampe and Jackson Vroman; waived guard Junior Harrington and forward Matt Freije. January 5 2005 Signed forward Corsley Edwards to a 10-day contract. January 3 2005 Waived forward Corsley Edwards. December 27 2004 Traded guard David Wesley to the Houston Rockets for forwards Jim Jackson and Bostjan Nachbar; waived guard Alex Garcia and forward Lonny Baxter. December 12 2004 Signed forward Lonny Baxter. December 4 2004 Signed forward Corsley Edwards. December 3 2004 Traded guard Darrell Armstrong to the Dallas Mavericks for guard Dan Dickau. November 19 2004 Signed forward Matt Freije and waived guard Tim Pickett. October 31 2004 Waived forward Britton Johnsen. October 28 2004 Waived forwards Tremaine Fowlkes and Nate Williams. October 9 2004 Waived guard Ray Young and center Sean Finn. October 4 2004 Signed guard Ray Young. September 30 2004 Signed guard Junior Harrington and forward Lee Nailon. September 29 2004 Signed forwards Britton Johnsen, Tremaine Fowlkes and Nate Williams and center Sean Finn. August 4 2004 Named Jim Cleamons assistant coach. August 3 2004 Signed forward Rodney Rogers and guard Tim Pickett. July 21 2004 Named Darrell Walker assistant coach. July 19 2004 Signed forward Chris Andersen. July 16 2004 Signed guard Morris Peterson and forward Chris Andersen to offer sheets. July 6 2004 Signed guard JR Smith. Draft 2004 Selected guards JR Smith (18th overall pick) and Tim Pickett (44th overall pick).