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February 20, 2015 Updates

Perkins spent the last four-plus seasons with the Thunder after being acquired at the 2011 trade deadline from the Celtics in a deal that sent Jeff Green to Boston. He started 225 games for the Thunder (appeared in 273) and became a fixture in their locker room as a vocal veteran leader. "I talked to him as soon as it went down," Durant said. "Obviously it was emotional for us, because we're so attached to Perk, and he brought such a different swagger to our team. It's tough to see him go, but everybody understands, he understood the nature of the beast, and we understand, so it was tough losing him." ESPN.com

Durant said he favors the trade despite losing Perkins, whom he singled out for his late-night motivational phone calls during his infamous MVP speech. "I like the pickup of those guys," Durant said. "Me as a leader, I've got to make sure they feel comfortable the second they walk through that door. "I like what everybody brings to the table. It's just a matter of us building the chemistry up." USA Today Sports

February 19, 2015 Updates

Reggie Jackson: I just want to thank the @Oklahoma City Thunder and the fans for all their support and nurturing during my career in OKC. It has been love since the beginning. I will never forget the bonds or memories made here in OKC and i wish the organization and the team nothing but the best. I have been blessed to be a part of the organization and community and there was nowhere better for me to grow as a player and a man. #ThankYouOKC Twitter @rjOKCson_15

 

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