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January 26, 2015 Updates

The Oklahoma City Thunder has recalled forward Grant Jerrett from the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Jerrett has appeared in 10 games (nine starts) for the Blue this season, averaging 14.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 25.6 minutes per game. During his most recent assignment, the forward helped the Blue to a pair of victories, extending the teams season-high win streak to eight games, while averaging 19.5 points on .615 (16-of-26) shooting from the field, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steal and 30.0 minutes per game. NBA.com

Still, given Oklahoma's state tax rate of 5.5 percent, if Durant established permanent residence in a non-income tax state like Florida, and played for the Wizards, he could potentially save more than $700,000 a year in taxes -- or more than $2.8 million on a four-year deal. "He's still paying Oklahoma tax on games in Oklahoma City," Packard said. NBA.com

"The player certainly wouldn't want to buy a house in D.C., because they'd be paying some of the highest tax rates," said Sean Packard, the tax director for Octagon Financial Services Wealth, the financial arm of the sports agency that represents NBA players like Stephen Curry, Wesley Matthews, David West and Giannis Antetokounmpo. NBA.com

Since Waiters’ first game with the Thunder on Jan. 7, Jackson has averaged just 19.5 minutes. He’s averaging 9.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists over that same span. Oklahoman

January 25, 2015 Updates

He has had no communication with LeBron James. The All-Star has not called nor sent a text. Northeast Ohio Media Group asked Waiters if he would have preferred if James gave him a ring. "Man, he had his chance to reach out," Waiters told NEOMG. "I'm not losing any sleep." Cleveland Plain Dealer

January 24, 2015 Updates

Oklahoma City Blue: NEWS: The @okcthunder has assigned forward Grant Jerrett to the @okcblue. Blue team hosts the Canton Charge tonight at 7 at @coxconvcenter. Twitter

Michael Lee: Russell Westbrook didn't talk after OKC lost to #hawks. This exchange with Serge Ibaka was intense. vine.co/v/OIE77aLXpOg Twitter @MrMichaelLee



Kevin Durant may end up claiming the No. 1 spot, but for now it belongs to Gary Payton.


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