HoopsHype Oklahoma City rumors

February 20, 2014 Updates

While the Los Angeles Clippers and Knicks were known to be discussing a deal involving Shumpert, the Oklahoma City Thunder were also reported to be interested. According to a person with knowledge of the Thunder's situation, though, Shumpert is not expected to be dealt their way in these final minutes. USA Today Sports

February 6, 2014 Updates
February 2, 2014 Updates

All around laughed, while waiting to see if the potential league MVP would provide an actual answer. He did, sort of. "I haven't given it any thought," Durant said. "Growing up here, taking the train to down to Gallery Place, Chinatown to come watch these games as a kid, I never really thought about coming home to play. I love Oklahoma City. I love coming here and visiting. Hopefully...we can get a win tonight. That's all I'm thinking about." CSNWashington.com

January 23, 2014 Updates

Durant had 36 points to offset Tony Parker's season-high 37, and Oklahoma City survived a testy 111-105 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, their third win this season over the defending Western Conference champions. Durant is averaging 38.1 points in his last 11 games, helping the Thunder reclaim the Western Conference's record with a five-game winning streak and an 8-3 mark. "Kevin did his thing down the stretch, it was pretty remarkable," San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. USA Today Sports

Late in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 111-105 Wednesday win over the San Antonio Spurs, play was stopped for an extended period of time while officials reviewed video on a jump ball that featured some players getting tangled up. It was one of the most pointless video reviews you’ll ever see, but the mass of flying bodies did include this magical moment from Derek Fisher and a referee: For The Win

Kawhi Leonard is out for the remainder of tonight’s home game against Oklahoma City and beyond with a non-displaced fracture of his right fourth metacarpal, the Spurs announced. A timeline for his return has yet to be determined. Teammate Danny Green was recently sidelined for approximately four weeks with a non-displaced fracture of his second left metacarpal. San Antonio Express-News

December 14, 2013 Updates

Aldridge on the commercial with Lopez: “That was fun. First of all, he’s the worst singer I’ve ever been around.” Aldridge made fun of Damian Lillard’s singing in the locker room last week after their win against Oklahoma City and he said that Lopez indeed takes the cake. “He can’t get rhythms. We were trying to get him to do the part that I did and he couldn’t do it,” Aldridge said with a chuckle. The Columbian

November 13, 2013 Updates

Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins has returned to Texas because of the passing of his grandfather and will miss the Thunder's next two games, league sources told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday. Perkins won't play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday at Staples Center, nor against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night in Oakland, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

October 22, 2013 Updates

Who do you want taking the final shot with the game on the line? General Managers around the NBA say Kevin Durant. For many years that question was one Kobe Bryant owned in the annual NBA.com GM survey, but for the second straight GMs picked the scoring machine out of Oklahoma City over him. This year 39.3 percent of GMs went with Durant, 32.1 percent with Kobe, while Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James each got 7.1 percent of the vote. NBCSports.com

October 10, 2013 Updates

The Oklahoma City Thunder waived center Daniel Orton, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Orton appeared in 13 games with the Thunder during the 2012-13 season, averaging 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 8.0 minutes per contest. NBA.com

October 3, 2013 Updates

Kobe Bryant has the third-most popular selling NBA jersey worldwide, according to the league. Based on global sales from Adidas, LeBron James of the Miami Heat topped the list for the first time in his career. Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls placed second. The Lakers star finished ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, who was followed by Miami's Dwyane Wade at No. 5 and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks at No. 6. Los Angeles Times

August 13, 2013 Updates

The saying goes “One can judge a man by the company he keep.” That gem of a quote is credited to Euripides, 480 B.C. Yet, it could just as easily apply to Oklahoma City Thunder chairman Clay Bennett. Since bringing an NBA franchise to his home state, the Oklahoma City native has stayed pretty much in the shadows, letting general manager Sam Presti be the public face of the organization. However, the business mogul and civic leader gave Oklahomans a rare glimpse into his personal life when he was inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. What stood out to them most about his induction was who he chose to present him. He went with NBA legend Bill Russell. Bennett didn’t choose the Hall of Fame center just to show off. He did it for the simplest of reasons. Russell is a friend. “I have had a very nice relationship with Bill,” Bennett said. “I thought it might be fun to bring him to Oklahoma. And let others hear and enjoy him as I have. He was very gracious to accept. I am honored he would be here.” Tahlequah Daily Press

August 5, 2013 Updates

But Bennett agreed to speak to The Oklahoman in advance of the Hall of Fame induction. And it's clear he's thrilled with what has become of his hometown. “I have always been proud of Oklahoma City,” Bennett said. “I have always been proud it's been my home, but there were those years when I knew we were an inferior place to live, compared to many other cities throughout the country. We did not have the assets and amenities that others had. And I had a desire to be impactful in terms of supporting our city and helping it develop and grow. And was fortunate with many, many others to have that opportunity and see some of these things come together.” Oklahoman

August 1, 2013 Updates

The Utah Jazz announced today the team’s eight-game 2013 preseason schedule which will feature three home games at EnergySolutions Arena. Utah will play the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers twice each during the preseason, while also facing the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors. NBA.com

July 10, 2013 Updates
June 6, 2013 Updates

Adam Zagoria: Ricky Ledo is not working out for the Oklahoma City Thunder, his agent @AgentSethCohen tells @SNYtv. Working out tom for #knicks Twitter

May 24, 2013 Updates

League sources told CBSSports.com that one of the possibilities that Leiweke has identified is teaming Pritchard with Oklahoma City assistant GM Troy Weaver, whose name has been attached to several front-office searches in the past two years. It is unclear whether the Raptors have reached out to the Thunder to ask permission to interview Weaver, though it is highly unlikely that Oklahoma City would grant permission for Weaver to entertain a lateral move. CBSSports.com

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