HoopsHype Oklahoma City Thunder rumors

Roster | Salaries | On Twitter | Twitters | Instagram

Oklahoma City Thunder VIDEOS

August 7, 2014 Updates

In talking recently with industry insiders there is a reason that Durant is garnering this much attention, not only because he is one of the top players in basketball, but because Durant moves product. In 2013 the Durant brand at Nike generated more than $175 million in sales, up from $35 million in 2012. That’s the biggest gain from any of the top brands, especially at Nike. Brand Jordan, the top money earner is said to have generated $2.25 billion for Nike, up slightly from the $2 billion Brand Jordan generated in 2012. LeBron James’ brand generated $300 million in 2013, roughly unchanged from the $300 million generated in 2012. Making Durant’s almost 500% increase in sales remarkable given the brand names he is line with. Basketball Insiders

Michael McBride (Under Armour executive): Wish I could tell everyone what is going on today. #Future #GoodPeople #Recruiting #Partnerships Twitter

August 5, 2014 Updates

Durant was in attendance as Drake performed at OVO Fest in Toronto, and the singer finished off his performance with a shout out to the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar. After his performance, Drake said: 'Before we leave, my brother Kevin Durant was kind enough to come to the show to watch. I just want to see what would happen if he played in Toronto.' Daily Mail

August 3, 2014 Updates
August 2, 2014 Updates

But ever since, things haven’t exactly gone to plan for Telfair. The undersized point guard struggled with the physical adjustment, quickly falling out of the rotation in Portland. Then, over the next nine seasons, Telfair switched teams eight times, unable to find a stable role and never playing for a contender. He is still yet to appear in a playoff game. “I’m definitely unsatisfied,” Telfair said of his career. “I’m a hooper, I’m a player, I like to play a lot. I just didn’t get as many opportunities as I would have liked.” Oklahoman

August 1, 2014 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: Pleiss is one of top centers in Europe, headed to Barcelona this year. Thunder plan had been 2015-'16 for Pleiss, which is still likely. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Kevin Durant’s contract expires soon, and the organization with which he’s been for what seems like forever is under siege. Every competitor wants Durant’s services, most notably an upstart in his youthful stomping grounds. We’re talking about Nike, of course, which has produced seven versions of Durant’s signature shoe, but Durant’s Swoosh contract runs out this week, and Maryland-based Under Armour plans to come after Durant with gusto. Oklahoman

July 31, 2014 Updates

The Mavs’ preseason schedule: Oct. 7: vs. Houston Rockets; Oct. 10: vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; Oct. 12: vs. Indiana Pacers; Oct. 17: at Cleveland Cavaliers; Oct. 18: at Indiana Pacers; Oct. 20: vs. Memphis Grizzlies; Oct. 23: at New Orleans Pelicans; Oct. 24: at Orlando Magic. ESPN.com

 

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN SUPERSONICS HISTORY

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

   

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.