HoopsHype Oklahoma City Thunder rumors

Roster | Salaries | On Twitter | Twitters | Instagram

Oklahoma City Thunder VIDEOS

January 15, 2015 Updates
January 14, 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 eight games (seven starts) for the Blue this season, averaging 13.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 24.5 minutes per game. During the Blue’s 130-126 victory last night over the Los Angeles D-Fenders, Jerrett recorded 19 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 30 minutes. NBA.com

The 2014 NBA MVP took to the social networking site today to ask a series of Socratic questions aimed at understanding why on earth anyone would ever send a tweet. Stepping away from the editorial “we” for a second, because some our staff might not agree with me, Durant’s series of questions to no one, and everyone, has literally gone through my head every day for the last two years. You see, I HAVE to be on Twitter. If I wasn’t, I wouldn’t be very good at my job. BUT, oh how I loathe what it’s currently propagating in our society: an inability to think beyond the surface, or understand the nuances of an issue, or empathize with those who don’t fit into your neat, tidy pocket of the world. Dime

January 13, 2015 Updates

The Oklahoma City Thunder has assigned forward Grant Jerrett to 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 four games with the Thunder this season averaging 1.8 points and 1.0 rebound in 5.9 minutes per game. NBA.com

Before joining OKC, he knew a few of the players – growing up in Charlotte with Anthony Morrow, going on an official visit to Wake Forest with Westbrook, facing off with Jackson in the ACC and playing summer ball with Durant when he was 16. But since joining OKC, his friendships with those four and everyone else has blossomed. “It’s character. It’s work ethic,” Durant said. “Just who he is as a person. It’s easy for him to fit in. He came in the first day and it feels like he’s been here forever.” “Loving spirit, kind spirit, easy to be around,” Jackson said. “Ish is the man.” Oklahoman

January 12, 2015 Updates

“I mean, that’s what everybody’s saying,” Jackson said when asked directly if he feels like he’ll be traded this season. “I’m not here to speculate, though. So if that’s what they do I understand it’s a business. If not, I’m still out here giving it my all. I’m just here to enjoy the game to the best of my ability. That’s all I want to do is play basketball.” Oklahoman

How is Jackson handling it? “Probably better than you are. Y’all are bringing it up,” Jackson told reporters. “I can’t control it. I just go play whenever I’m put on the court. That’s about all I can do, all the control I have. Just go from there. I’m happy (Waiters) did well. I’m happy he made a big shot. I’m just happy we got a win.” Oklahoman

Publicly, team officials are downplaying the awkwardness of the Waiters trade and what the move might mean for Jackson’s future in OKC. They tout Waiters’ addition as added flexibility and firepower, a fourth offensive force that can create with the ball in his hands. But why pay Jackson, a restricted free agent this summer, upwards of $12 million annually to do something three others on this team can do? It would be illogical, and it’s the leading reason why few think Jackson is long for Oklahoma City. Oklahoman

Oklahoma City Thunder: NEWS: Thunder recalls Grant Jerrett from @OKCBlue. VIDEO: Jerrett's 22p-11r helps fuel Saturday's win over Reno: http://youtu.be/H503xHjEMSQ Twitter @okcthunder

January 10, 2015 Updates
January 9, 2015 Updates
January 8, 2015 Updates
 

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.