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: Traded center Kelvin Cato and a future first-round pick to the Detroit Pistons for forward Darko Milicic and guard Carlos Arroyo on February 15, 2006
Worst transaction: Selected forward Fran Vazquez as 11th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft
Executive of the Year: Never
March 27 2006 Exercised the contract options on guard Jameer Nelson and center Dwight Howard through 2007-08. March 22 2006 Signed center Tony Battie to a contract extension. February 24 2006 Signed forward Bo Outlaw and waived guard Anfernee Hardaway. February 22 2006 Traded guard Steve Francis to the New York Knicks for guard Anfernee Hardaway and forward Trevor Ariza; waived forward Bo Outlaw. February 15 2006 Traded center Kelvin Cato and a future first-round pick to the Detroit Pistons for forward Darko Milicic and guard Carlos Arroyo; waived forward Terence Morris. October 31 2005 Waived centers Ruben Boumtje Boumtje and Ken Johnson. October 14 2005 Waived guard Felipe Lopez and forward Matt Freije. September 29 2005 Signed guard Felipe Lopez and forwards Bo Outlaw and Matt Freije. September 28 2005 Signed forward Terence Morris and center Ken Johnson. August 22 2005 Signed center Ruben Boumtje Boumtje. August 16 2005 Signed guard Travis Diener. August 11 2005 Waived guard Doug Christie. August 3 2005 Signed guard Keyon Dooling. July 5 2005 Named Randy Wittman, Mark Bryant and Morlon Wiley assistant coaches. Draft 2005 Selected forward Fran Vazquez (11th overall pick), guard Travis Diener (38th overall pick) and center Martynas Andriuskevicius (44th overall pick). Traded the draft rights to center Martynas Andriuskevicius to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second-round pick in 2006; traded cash considerations to the Phoenix Suns for the draft rights to center Marcin Gortat. June 10 2005 Named Randy Ayers and Tom Sterner assistant coaches. May 24 2005 Named Brian Hill head coach.