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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Durant won't rush back, says injury 'win-win' "The door swung open, and Kevin Durant rolled in -- literally, on a scooter -- to speak with the media for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a Jones fracture in his right foot. "It's definitely a different experience for me," Durant said Tuesday. "I've never been injured before,..." October 21

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Durant on possibly coming back sooner: "Nah, I'm not going to rush it all. That's one thing I'm not going to do."

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    No Lamb, no Reggie Jackson, Ibaka is game-time decision and no KD of course

  • 3d
    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Add Jeremy Lamb to list of minor Thunder injuries. Left heel contusion, out tonight.

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • Kevin Durant undergoes successful surgery "After discussing it for nearly a week, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant finally underwent surgery at the OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina the team announced Thursday. Durant will be re-evaluated in six weeks. Recovery time for the injury is supposed to be..." October 16

  • Kevin Durant sits on bench without walking boot or limp

    The Oklahoman "In somewhat of a surprise, Kevin Durant was in the building on Tuesday night. The Thunder’s injured superstar sat on the OKC bench during an preseason game against Memphis, wearing his signature KD’s without a protective boot on his fractured right foot. Durant even bounced around a little..." October 15

  • Russell Westbrook provides a peek at life without Kevin Durant

    The Oklahoman "Moments before retaking the floor following a timeout, Russell Westbrook turned back toward the scorer’s table and delivered a sharp directive to Steven Adams. “Every time,” Westbrook said. The point guard had found a play that worked against Memphis, and Westbrook needed to make sure his..." October 15

  • Kevin Durant still not sure of foot fracture treatment

    USA Today "Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is still considering treatment options for the Jones fracture in his right foot and a decision about whether or not to have surgery won't likely be made on Monday, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. The people spoke to USA TODAY..." October 14

  • Russell Westbrook: No new role "In the wake of Kevin Durant's preseason injury that will likely sideline him at least the first month of the season, the big question has been what Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook is going to do. But according to the star point guard, it's all business as usual. "It's not about me. It's..." October 14

  • Steven Adams defends himself, says he's not a dirty player

    The Oklahoman "As he enters his second NBA season, Steven Adams already has a reputation around the league. Some say he’s a dirty player. Zach Randolph insinuated as much Monday, the day before his Memphis Grizzlies faced the Thunder for the first time since losing to OKC in the first round of the 2014..." October 14

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    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Serge Ibaka practiced fully today. "Looked good" per Scott Brooks.

  • Kevin Durant fractures foot "Kevin Durant has a fractured foot and the Oklahoma City Thunder say they are not sure how long the NBA's MVP will be sidelined. General manager Sam Presti said in a statement Sunday that Durant informed the team of "discomfort" in his right foot after practice a day earlier. He underwent..." October 13

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Sam Presti also says Reggie Jackson may miss a little time as well with a right wrist contusion but will be back relatively soon.

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • HBO reality series starring Kevin durant debuts in November

    Awful Announcing "HBO Sports has done a fine job with unscripted programming before, particularly the 24/7 series that’s followed boxers during the weeks leading up to key matches and hockey players before playing in the NHL Winter Classic. This time, the network will cover an athlete during his offseason and take..." October 12

  • Reggie Jackson suffers arm injury vs. Dallas

    The Oklahoman "Thunder point guard Reggie Jackson left Friday’s preseason game at Dallas with an arm injury. A team official said only that Jackson had a right wrist injury and is scheduled to be re-evaluated Saturday in Oklahoma City. The injury occurred with 9:19 remaining in the third quarter, when..." October 11

  • 11d
    Royce Young @royceyoung

    The Thunder say Reggie Jackson is just day-to-day with a right wrist contusion. Took a hard fall last night against the Mavs.

  • 12d
    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Serge Ibaka (sprained ankle) has been ruled out for tonight's preseason game at Dallas.

  • Durant dismisses talk of giving up guaranteed contracts

    ESPN Dallas "Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant strongly dismissed Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's suggestion that the NBA consider eliminating the maximum restrictions on contracts in exchange for players giving up guaranteed money. "I don't think that makes sense," Durant said Friday. "Give up..." October 10

  • Kevin Durant filming HBO reality show

    CSN Washington "Kevin Durant had quite the offseason. Certainly felt like there was a weekly story or more on the NBA's reigning Most Valuable Player and Oklahoma City Thunder star on the pages of (thanks for reading, by the way). Now comes a new perspective on all those KD stories in the form..." October 10

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Thunder rookie forward Mitch McGary will be out 5-7 weeks with a fracture in his left foot. The injury occurred Wednesday at Denver.

  • Durant on max deals: A lot of guys are worth more "Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant told reporters many players are worth more than the value of their maximum contracts, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports. Durant, the reigning Most Valuable Player, also agreed with LeBron James' assertion that the league's owners won't be able to claim..." October 08

  • 17d
    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Nick Collison (ankle sprain), Sebastian Telfair (quad), Serge Ibaka (ankle sprain) and Perry Jones (rest) out for Thunder's scrimmage today

  • Thunder Mitch McGary brings infectious enthusiasm

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant takes a lot of shots. And he tends to make a lot of them. During games. During practice. After practice. On his own time. The four-time scoring champ has spent a lot of hours refining a shooting stroke that’s ascended to a level few humans have ever reached. So it’s no surprise..." October 01

  • Updated NBA season win totals released "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    In chat for @SportsCenter to air this week, Kevin Durant tells ESPN he intends to be on Team USA for 2016 Olympics after his '14 summer off

  • Kevin Durant battles the noise

    USA Today "The fingerprints were fresh on the window next to Kevin Durant, the screaming kids having followed the NBA's MVP from the steps of the Oklahoma State Capitol building to the black Chevy Suburban that barely escaped the adoring masses. Another day of off-court work in his home away from home was..." September 29

  • Kevin Durant squashes beef with Lil B (or so he says)

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant… really good at feuding with rappers. Kevin Durant… good enough at ending feuds with rappers? The Thunder’s future might just depend on it. Durant got into it with The Game earlier this summer, but they put the issue to bed. That left Durant’s beef with Lil B. The Thunder..." September 29

  • Sam Presti: Reggie Jackson won't be traded before season; Perkins out 2 weeks to start camp

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti opened his press conference on Thursday with injury reports headed into preseason camp, as well as an update on the status of contract negotiations with Reggie Jackson. Presti said that trading Jackson before the season is not something he's even..." September 25

  • Kevin Durant receives game ball from Redskins owner Daniel Snyder

    The Oklahoman "It's been a good week for professional franchises in the DC area. Which means, from a fan's perspective, it's been a solid week for Kevin Durant. On Wednesday, the Washington Nationals clinched the NL East title, leading Durant to send out a celebratory Instagram post the next day, showing off..." September 20

  • Nike Unveils Kevin Durant 'Easy Money' Sneaker "Nike didn't waste much time making a splash with Kevin Durant after he decided to stay with the company despite a tempting offer from Under Armour. The KD7 Easy Money shoe, which will be released to the public Sept. 10, is pushing a lightning theme. That's how Nike is including Ben Franklin,..." September 09

  • Why supply and demand may keep Reggie Jackson in OKC

    The Oklahoman "When Reggie Jackson discussed negotiations on his contract extension last week, he didn’t exactly paint a very rosy picture. In fact, if you read Jackson’s thoughts on the matter in his Q&A with The Oklahoman, there’s a good chance you came away thinking his days in a Thunder uniform are..." September 08

  • Andre Iguodala Pokes Fun At Haka Dance; Steven Adams Is Not Amused "The New Zealand national team did a haka dance before playing Team USA in the FIBA World Cup Tuesday, and it was neat to watch, as haka dances are. (James Harden and Derrick Rose seemed puzzled as it happened, but whatever.) The Warriors' Andre Iguodala, who isn't playing in the tournament,..." September 04

  • Russell Westbrook announces engagement on Instagram

    Tulsa World "Russell Westbrook and longtime girlfriend Nina Earl made an announcement on Instagram on Wednesday. The pair are engaged. Westbrook posted a picture of Nina wearing a ring." September 04

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    Orazio Cauchi @paxer89

    Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans are among the teams that showed interest in forward Joe Ingles, sources told @sportando

  • 50d
    darren rovell @darrenrovell

    Told Durant's Nike contract pays him $275M + $2.5M a year in salary (for 10 years) & an additional guaranteed $25M in retirement.

  • Reggie Jackson talks about contract extension negotiations

    The Oklahoman "Thunder guard is in China with NBA Nation, the league’s largest touring event for fans. He says the Thunder is wildly popular in China. Reggie Jackson traveled to China last week to take part in NBA Nation, the league’s largest touring event for fans. While there, the Thunder guard took some..." September 02

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    Manny Navarro @Manny_Navarro

    #Marlins have traded minor league pitcher Chaz Roe to the #Yankees for cash considerations. He was 3-3 with a 3.66 ERA in Triple A

  • LeBron James is understandably thrilled that Kevin Durant signed with Nike

    USA Today "Kevin Durant having the opportunity to opt out of his Nike contract created a market for a historic amount of money being thrown around by competing for not only Durant but for what would have been a monumental business accomplishment for Under Armour. The Baltimore-based company, according to..." September 01

  • Sources: Nike near Durant megadeal "At the 11th hour, Nike just simply couldn't let Kevin Durant walk away. With Durant on the verge of a move to Under Armour, sources told ESPN on Sunday that Nike has exercised its right to match any rival shoe company's offer to the Oklahoma City Thunder star. Nike has countered Under..." September 01

  • Mitch McGary on his pot use in college: 'So what' "A positive marijuana test administered by the NCAA is the reason Mitch McGary is no longer on the Michigan basketball team. What many criticized to be an archaic rule -- a year-long suspension for a single positive test -- basically forced McGary's hand, and he opted in late April to pledge for..." August 30

  • Report: Thunder trade Hasheem Thabeet to Sixers who plan to waive him "The Philadelphia 76ers will accept just about any and all reclamation projects, except former No. 2 overall pick Hasheem Thabeet. For Philadelphia, the move nets them nothing more than a bit of cash. According to salary information from Shamsports, only $500,000 of Thabeet's deal is guaranteed...." August 26

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • Sources: Durant offer by UA at least $265M "Kevin Durant's representation Roc Nation Sports informed Nike on Wednesday that he has a deal on the table with Under Armour worth between $265 million and $285 million over 10 years, sources told The deal includes Under Armour stock and other incentives, such a community center built..." August 22

  • Keeping Reggie Jackson is a priority, but it won't be easy

    The Oklahoman "Players who have completed three years of their rookie contract are eligible for an extension with that team. After a fourth season, they are restricted free agents. Which means if their franchise makes a qualifying offer — a one-year contract for 125 percent of the player’s previous salary, which..." August 21

  • How much has Jay Z factored in Kevin Durant’s flaky summer?

    New York Post "Kevin Durant’s abrupt decision not to participate with Team USA in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain surprised some and rankled others. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar cited fatigue, though president of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo mentioned a “contractual situation” while discussing the..." August 20

  • Extension Candidate: Reggie Jackson

    Hoops Rumors "Thunder fans are experiencing some déjà vu. A guard entering his fourth year with the team, proven as an effective backup and a capable starter, is due for rookie contract extension talks. The player shined in the postseason, helping guide Oklahoma City deep into the playoffs, and is seeking an..." August 17

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