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 Rasheed Wallace and Wesley Person to Atlanta for Dan Dickau, Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Theo Ratliff on February 9, 2004
Worst transaction: Traded Bonzi Wells to Memphis for Wesley Person, a conditional first-round pick in 2004 and cash on December 3, 2003
Executive of the Year: Never
February 23 2006 Traded guard Charles Smith and forward Ruben Patterson to the Denver Nuggets and forward Sergey Monya to the Sacramento Kings for guard Voshon Lenard from the Denver Nuggets and Brian Skinner from the Sacramento Kings. October 19 2005 Waived forward Sam Clancy. October 4 2005 Signed forward Sam Clancy. September 28 2005 Signed guard Steve Blake. September 19 2005 Signed guard Steve Blake to an offer sheet. September 9 2005 Named Bob Burke assistant coach. August 4 2005 Signed guards Juan Dixon and Charles Smith. August 3 2005 Waived guards Nick Van Exel and Derek Anderson. August 2 2005 Re-signed forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim and traded him to the New Jersey Nets for a 2006 first-round pick (trade rescinded on August 9). August 1 2005 Named Maurice Lucas and Monty Williams assistant coaches. July 26 2005 Signed forward Sergey Monya. July 21 2005 Named Dean Demopoulos assistant coach. July 14 2005 Signed guard Jarrett Jack and exercised the contract option on forward Travis Outlaw through 2006-07. July 6 2005 Named Nate McMillan head coach. July 2 2005 Signed guard Martell Webster. Draft 2005 Selected guard Martell Webster (6th overall pick) and forwards Linas Kleiza (27th overall pick) and Ricky Sanchez (35th overall pick). Traded the draft rights to forwards Linas Kleiza and Ricky Sanchez to the Denver Nuggets for the drafts right to guard Jarrett Jack. June 28 2005 Traded the rights to the No. 3 pick to the Utah Jazz for the rights to the No. 6 and No. 27 picks and a 2006 first-round pick.
March 12 2005 Signed guard Maurice Baker to a 10-day contract. March 1 2005 Fired head coach Maurice Cheeks and named Kevin Pritchard interim head coach. January 21 2005 Waived guard Qyntel Woods. January 19 2005 Signed forward James Thomas to a second 10-day contract. January 9 2005 Signed forward James Thomas to a 10-day contract. December 28 2004 Waived center Vladimir Stepania. December 26 2004 Signed center Ha Seung-Jin. December 16 2004 Waived guard Geno Carlisle. November 14 2004 Signed guard Geno Carlisle. November 1 2004 Signed forward Zach Randolph to a contract extension. September 28 2004 Signed center Theo Ratliff to a contract extension. September 1 2004 Re-signed forward Darius Miles. August 25 2004 Signed center Joel Przybilla. July 26 2004 Signed guard Trenton Hassell to an offer sheet. July 20 2004 Traded guard Dan Dickau and center Dale Davis to the Golden State Warriors for guard Nick Van Exel. July 16 2004 Signed forward Viktor Khryapa. July 15 2004 Signed guard Richie Frahm. July 12 2004 Signed guard Sebastian Telfair. June 29 2004 Extended the contracts of assistant coaches Jim Lynam, Dan Panaggio, John Loyer and Bernard Smith. June 25 2004 Waived guard Omar Cook. Draft 2004 Selected guard Sebastian Telfair (13th overall pick), forward Sergey Monya (23rd overall pick) and center Ha Seung-Jin (46th overall pick). Traded guard Eddie Gill and cash considerations to the New Jersey Nets for the draft rights to forward Viktor Khryapa.
March 26 2004 Signed forward Desmond Ferguson to a 10-day contract. February 26 2004 Signed guard Omar Cook to a multi-year contract. February 16 2004 Signed guard Omar Cook to a second 10-day contract. February 9 2004 Traded forward Rasheed Wallace and guard Wesley Person to the Atlanta Hawks for guard Dan Dickau, forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim and center Theo Ratliff. February 5 2004 Signed guard Eddie Gill to a multi-year contract. February 3 2004 Signed guard Omar Cook to a 10-day contract. January 21 2004 Traded guard Jeff McInnis and center Ruben Boumtje Boumtje to the Cleveland Cavaliers for forward Darius Miles. January 7 2004 Waived guard Matt Carroll and forward Kaniel Dickens. January 5 2004 Signed center Slavko Vranes to a 10-day contract. December 19 2003 Signed forward Kaniel Dickens. December 3 2003 Traded guard Bonzi Wells to the Memphis Grizzlies for guard Wesley Person, a conditional first-round pick in 2004 and cash. November 21 2003 Waived forward Tracy Murray. November 13 2003 Signed head coach Maurice Cheeks to a one-year contract extension. November 7 2003 Signed guard Matt Carroll. October 31 2003 Exercised the contract option on forward Zach Randolph through 2004-05. October 27 2003 Waived forward Jerald Honeycutt. October 22 2003 Signed center Vladimir Stepania and waived forward Scott Padgett. September 19 2003 Signed forwards Scott Padgett and Jerald Honeycutt. August 14 2003 Waived center Arvydas Sabonis. August 13 2003 Named John Loyer and Bernard Smith assistant coaches.