Sam Presti Rumors

The Thunder have matched the Portland Trail Blazers ‘ offer sheet for Enes Kanter. Kanter signed a maximum-level four-year deal with a player option on the fourth year with the Blazers on Thursday worth $70 million. With Kanter being a restricted free agent, the Thunder had three days to match the offer. They took all three. “We traded for Enes last season with the intention of keeping him as a member of the Thunder for several years to come, and we are excited that he will continue with us,” Thunder general manager Sam Presti said in a statement. “He adds valuable depth to our roster, diversity to our frontcourt and the dimension that he brings offensively will positively impact our team.”
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The Oklahoma City Thunder has exercised its right of first refusal and matched the offer sheet extended to center Enes Kanter by the Portland Trail Blazers, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We traded for Enes last season with the intention of keeping him as a member of the Thunder for several years to come, and we are excited that he will continue with us,” said Presti. “He adds valuable depth to our roster, diversity to our frontcourt and the dimension that he brings offensively will positively impact our team.”
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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.”
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But it wasn’t just the obvious reason — that the Thunder possess a loaded roster — that convinced Donovan. It was that when Donovan sat down with Thunder general manager and longtime friend Sam Presti to discuss the job, he felt the same kind of connection he did with Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley. “The first time we really sat down and talked about this, [Sam] really laid out what the organization stood for, what it was about, what he envisioned going forward, what was important to him as a general manager, and I identified with all those things,” Donovan said. “I felt aligned with those things and I think I shared a lot of those same values with Sam. “Any time you’re working with somebody are you always going to agree? No. Are there going to be differences? Sure. But at the end of it, we’re moving in the same direction, and with Sam I really felt like that was going to be the case.”
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