Oklahoma City Rumors
The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed Montana native Josh Huestis to a four-year contract. Huestis is a 6-foot-7-inch, 230-pound forward who was chosen by the Thunder with the 29th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. He agreed to a “draft and stash” that called for him to play in the NBA Developmental League last season at a salary of about $25,000. He averaged 10.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.1 assist and nearly 1.6 blocked shots per game for the Oklahoma City Blue.
The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed forward Kyle Singler to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Kyle Singler has consistently demonstrated a selfless, hard-working and committed approach that we are always working towards for the identity of Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball,” said Presti. “His size, shooting, willingness to accept various roles and solid fundamental base will help us continue to build the overall depth of our team.”
Before home games, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s top security representative will personally deliver the game ball to star point guard Russell Westbrook in the locker room. Westbrook then takes it, inspects it, rubs it, dribbles it, holds it, smells it and, after approving it, passes it to each of his teammates, a sacred ceremony before the players circle up and sprint out of the tunnel. The league’s history is littered with such tales, especially of how far some players go to make sure the game ball is precisely to their liking. This is the story of game balls, from their calculated creation all the way to their NBA debuts — and then what they face once there.
The Oklahoma City Thunder has joined hundreds of local businesses, civic groups and individuals who have made a commitment to continuing to uphold the Oklahoma Standard, as the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing approaches. As part of its commitment, the team will highlight the newly renovated Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum during its game on Sunday, April 5, and will distribute special wristbands to fans in attendance that feature the Oklahoma Standard values.
Kevin Durant made some of his strongest comments yet about his future free agency, going as far to say he wants to have his jersey retired in Oklahoma City. “I love it here, man. I love my teammates, I love the city, I don’t really think about anywhere else,” Durant told Revolt TV in a recent interview. “I hear it all the time, don’t get me wrong, and once you hear it you’re kind of like [looks up, thinking]. But for me, I love staying in the moment, and I’m one of those guys that would love to stick it out with one team my whole career.