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July 16, 2014 Updates

Royce Young: Talked with Anthony Morrow on the phone. He has no expectations about starting. "Whatever the staff, whatever the team need me to do. I'm going on my seventh year. I've started, I've come off the bench. It really doesn't matter to me at all." Twitter @royceyoung

Jeff Goodman: I've known Adkins for more than a decade -- and he'll be very good in the NBA. He's also CLOSE with Kevin Durant. Smart move by Wizards. Twitter @GoodmanESPN

The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed free agent guard Anthony Morrow to a contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Anthony Morrow has demonstrated that he is amongst the most consistent and efficient three point shooters in the NBA over his career, and we are pleased to welcome him to Oklahoma City and the Thunder organization,” Presti said. “With his body of work, we feel Anthony is a unique addition to a diverse roster, while also possessing the toughness and selflessness that we are consistently seeking in Thunder players.” NBA.com

July 15, 2014 Updates

The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed free agent guard Sebastian Telfair to a contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to welcome Sebastian to the Thunder organization and Oklahoma City community,” Presti said. “His competitiveness and work ethic have complimented his on-court leadership skills throughout his career, and we are excited to be able to integrate these qualities into our team.” NBA.com

Lets start with NBA free agency. How do you think the changes that have happened in the league will affect you and OKC? Kevin Durant: I don’t think it really affects us, unless we sign a guy in free agency. We went after a few guys. We actually got one, Anthony Morrow, to come aboard and join the family. It really doesn’t affect us what other guys are doing, we just try to focus on us and how we can get better. It has been a crazy free agency period. Guys moving. Guys going back home. It’s been cool watching it as a fan. complex.com

You often write on your shoes during the games. What are some of the things that you write? It’s a lot of things. From bible verses to words of encouragement to myself when I look down during the game. I had a couple of friends that passed away this year, so I’ll write their names on my shoe. It’s one of those things, when I am at the free-throw line and I bend over and look down and you see what’s on your shoes, you realize, alright. I wrote on there, “Have Fun." I wrote that on my shoe last year cause I was at a point in the game where I was frustrated and I looked down and it relaxed me. Some of those things, I don’t know, you happen to write them, and then you look down and see them during the game and you feel better afterwards. I’m glad I get the chance to do that. complex.com

“I don’t think anybody, to be quite honest with you,” Smith said. “Obviously the New York Knicks would be in the mix and what have you. But there are folks that I’ve spoken to that are relatively close to Kevin Durant that tell me if he were to decide to leave Oklahoma City, it would be for the nation’s capital. That’s the kind of dude he is. That’s a place that he would consider. “I certainly don’t want to sit here as a reporter and insider and try to give indications that he’s planning on leaving Oklahoma City,” Smith said. “I don’t know that to be sure. I don’t know that to be the case. But I was told that if there is a team that would be strongly considered, it is the Washington Wizards, and him returning home.” Washington Post

Kevin Durant has signed another major endorsement deal since switching agents to Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward signed a deal Monday to endorse Sparkling Ice, a zero calorie carbonated water drink that is one of the fastest growing beverage brands in the U.S. ESPN.com

July 14, 2014 Updates

Caron Butler has agreed to sign a deal with the Detroit Pistons, according to a source. The source told ESPN.com that the deal is for two years in the range of $10 million. Butler played last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder. ESPN.com

Bayern Munich is in talks with Baskonia for Tibor Pleiss. The German big man will leave Baskonia according to Josean Querejeta but he is unlikely to join the NBA this summer (Thunder own his rights). Sportando

 

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