Oklahoma City Rumors
Indiana had Irving on its board as the No. 1 target for George, league sources said. The Pacers had a willingness to do a deal straight-up, but Cleveland declined several times, league sources said. What did nearly come together was a three-way trade that would’ve sent Kevin Love to the Denver Nuggets, Gary Harris to Indiana and George to the Cavaliers. Here’s where the deal fell apart, league sources said: Indiana wanted no protections on a future Cavaliers first-round pick. Cleveland balked, insisting the pick have lottery protection — and Indiana moved onto the Oklahoma City package of Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Andre Roberson has agreed to a new three-year, $30M deal with Oklahoma City, league sources tell ESPN.
Nick Young fielded interest from the Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans after free agency began at 9:01 pm PT on Friday, according to league sources familiar with the situation. Though the Lakers also contacted Young’s representatives during that time period, both the Lakers and Young have conflicting agendas that suggest the end of their four-year tenure together.
There is no more KD’s, the restaurant in the Bricktown district. It was temporarily shuttered after his departure and re-opened as the Legacy Grill in the fall, with some of Durant’s own favorite foods still on the menu. (Briefly, Durant’s reps toyed with the idea of keeping KD’s open even after he left; after discussing it with the restaurant group that ran KD’s and opened Legacy, it was quickly, and mutually, agreed that his name come down permanently.) Oklahoma City still has Fortune 500 companies headquartered there, like Chesapeake, and Devon Energy. The Sonic Corporation is based in OKC, as are the headquarters for Hobby Lobby stores. A study by Realtor.com last year had Oklahoma City in the top 10 cities nationwide among top destinations for millennials.
The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar was left out in the loaded West in the NBA’s new voting system, which included players and media for the first time this season. “It is what it is,” Westbrook said Friday. “That’s the nature of the business, the game. I just play. I don’t play for All-Star bids. I play to win championships and every night I compete at a high level, and it’ll work out. I just continue doing what I’m doing and play the game the right way and everything else will work out.”
Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry is hot on Stojakovic’ tail, trailing the 3-time All-Star by just 11 makes coming into Wednesday night’s matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Be it Wednesday or sometime late in the week, Curry will almost assuredly surpass the former Kings star. “Records are meant to be broken,” Stojakovic said. “Steph is definitely a guy, that if he continues to shoot – him and Klay (Thompson), if they continue to stay on the same pace, they can climb all the way to one and two.”