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This offseason, he’ll be a restricted free agent likely to secure $10-plus million on the open market. But the Thunder maintains his rights and can match any offer. OKC’s front office has said it plans on retaining him. Which is fine with Enes. “I hope so,” he said, when asked of his desire to be with the Thunder long term. “It’s an amazing place. I don’t know how to explain it.” Oklahoman

It wasn’t anything against the Jazz organization, but rather the logjam of big men it already had in tow. Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap were the established starters. Turkish legend Mehmet Okur was the veteran backup. Derrick Favors, a young talent, had arrived the year before. “They told me to come to Utah for draft practices. I didn’t go to Utah,” he said. “They came to Chicago. And you know how players meet in hotel rooms team to team. I didn’t meet with Utah.” Enes was open about his desire to avoid that situation. He hadn’t played competitive basketball in two years. He couldn’t stomach a third straight season of relative inactiveness. Oklahoman

The NBA has rescinded a technical foul against Russell Westbrook, meaning the All-Star will not face an automatic one-game suspension while the Thunder battle for a playoff spot. The league's decision will allow Westbrook to play against the Trail Blazers on Monday, one day after he was called for a technical foul in Oklahoma City's loss to the Pacers. ESPN.com

Charles Barkley on whether he’ll ever join Twitter: "Probably not. I saw Kevin Durant arguing with people not too long ago. Kevin Durant is a great, great player and great guy. So some kid he played against in high school made a thing that he kicked all of these NBA guys’s butts in high school and he put KD in there. Meanwhile, this guy is like a plumber. So Kevin Durant and this guy are arguing with each other and I am reading this in a newspaper thinking, 'Dude, you are Kevin Durant. Why are you arguing with a plumber? (There’s nothing wrong with being a plumber, I might add) but you are Kevin Durant!' Same thing with RGIII and Colin Kaepernick. I’m like, 'Dudes, why are you arguing with someone on the Internet?' I always use this analogy when it comes to sports fans: Just because you watch Grey’s Anatomy doesn’t mean you can perform an operation." Sports Illustrated

On a night he scored a career-high 54 points, Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook also picked up his 16th technical foul, which will enforce an automatic one-game suspension. "I ain't got no view on it," Westbrook said. "He called it and we'll move on from it." ESPN.com

April 12, 2015 Updates

How have you had to adapt or evolve from when you first started coaching in this league to now with how the game has changed? George Karl: I think every year you have to be aware of where the game is going and how it’s changing. Come on. The game, when I got in it in the ’80s, the 3-point shot had no value. Teams were probably shooting the 3-ball less than 10 times a game. Maybe less than five times a game. And now the game is dominated by the 3-ball. And then the hand-checking that was taken off a couple of years ago, giving the freedom where from my early 80 years to probably the early 2000s you didn’t like little guards because you could hold them and grab them and post them up and abuse them and be physical with them. Now little guards are probably a necessity. Or if you’re lucky you have a fast, quick, strong little guard like Russell Westbrook. Oklahoman

April 10, 2015 Updates
 

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

   

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