HoopsHype Hasheem Thabeet rumors

September 3, 2014 Updates

The Sixers waived Hasheem Thabeet on Monday, according to the RealGM transactions log, though the team has yet to formally announce the move. That means the club released him on the final day before his non-guaranteed $1.25MM salary for this coming season was to have become fully guaranteed, even though it initially appeared as though the Sixers missed that deadline. Hoops Rumors

August 27, 2014 Updates

The move allows the Thunder to get a $1.25 million traded exception, while the Sixers will receive money considerations from OKC. Thabeet's $1.25 million salary will count against the Sixers' cap only until they waive him, then it no longer will as the money is not guaranteed. Since no trade can be made for nothing, the Sixers gave up a second-round pick in next year's draft to OKC. The kick is that it is top 55 protected, meaning that unless the Sixers are one of the top five teams in the league, they'll hold on to the pick. Philadelphia Inquirer

August 26, 2014 Updates
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The Thunder has a $1.25 million team option on Thabeet for next season. His contract, as well as his willingness to accept and succeed at his role, makes him a quality yet relatively inexpensive option as a third string center, one who proved this year that he can provide solid minutes when given the opportunity. But this could be a big summer for the Thunder, with roster changes coming and the always complicated salary cap to consider. Oklahoman

Thabeet wants to return. The Thunder gave him a chance two years ago when it seemed the rest of the league had given up on him. Oklahoma City is where Thabeet has grown confident and regained a passion for playing the game and being a part of a team. “That’s the goal,” Thabeet said of coming back. “I don’t know anything else. I haven’t heard anything else. I’m going to be here over the summer working out. That’s really all I can say about that situation.” Oklahoman

Just before ducking under a doorway and into NBA offseason oblivion, Hasheem Thabeet, all smiles as usual, thanked the media and wished writers and broadcasters a good summer. “I don’t get to talk very often,” the Thunder’s jovial 7-foot-3 center joked at the conclusion of his exit interview. Nothing sums up Thabeet’s season better than that scene. He was happy. He was positive. He was professional. Oklahoman

May 26, 2014 Updates
January 26, 2014 Updates

Throughout the game, Russell Westbrook and Hasheem Thabeet had some friendly trash-talk going with some fans near the Thunder bench. Westbrook basically stared them down after any decent (or better than decent) Thunder play, while the group of fans chirped back. And it led to these incredible GIFs (h/t @JDonSports), the first one coming after a gorgeous Kevin Durant eurostep. Oklahoman

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August 27, 2013 Updates

The team and its players are also conscious of its role and influence around the world. That is why Serge Ibaka, Thabo Sefolosha and Hasheem Thabeet, all of whom have roots in Africa, will be traveling to the continent from August 29th-September 1st to take part in the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program. The event, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a basketball camp for 60 of the top 18-and-under players throughout the African continent. In addition to learning the game of basketball, the young participants will be involved in life skills seminars, while the Thunder trio will be working with NBA Cares to give back to communities in need. NBA.com

April 30, 2013 Updates
April 2, 2013 Updates

There’s a popular bumper sticker on the streets of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, that reads, “This car is protected by the blood of Jesus.” But there’s one teacher at the International School of Tanganyika who needs one that reads, “This car is protected by Hasheem Thabeet.” On one occasion when that teacher was stopped at a red light, a group of children ran up and started cleaning her windows — a common occurrence in the streets of the country’s largest city. But as she tried to tell them she didn’t need that assistance, the light turned green and they ran from the car, leaving the windshield wipers up. She quickly pulled off to the side of the road to fix the wipers and talk to the kids. That’s when a luxury car pulled over behind her and Thabeet unfolded all 7 feet, 3 inches of himself from it, asking if everything was all right, if she needed any help. They spoke to the kids and got her car’s wipers sorted out and then Thabeet was off. New York Times

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