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  • Carmelo Anthony Is Not Planning to Opt Out of His Thunder Contract

    New York Times "Carmelo Anthony does not intend to opt out of his current contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to a person familiar with Anthony’s decision. Anthony has until Saturday at midnight (Eastern) to exercise the option that would make him a free agent July 1 —..." June 22

  • Thunder to help Carmelo Anthony explore early termination

    Clutch Points "The Oklahoma City Thunder have kickstarted talks with forward Carmelo Anthony’s representatives, giving him a rundown of his potential options with an early termination, according to Brett Dawson of The Oklahoman. OKC general manager Sam Presti noted during exit..." June 22

  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22

  • Report: Rival teams expect Paul George to consider 1+1 contract with Thunder

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul George has openly stated the appeal of playing for his hometown Lakers. He has also openly stated the appeal of staying with the Thunder. That has created significant confusion about his upcoming free agency. Could George find a compromise..." June 22

  • Can Lakers form LeBron-Kawhi-George superteam?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Two weeks ago the cry from some corners of the Internet and a lot of talk radio hosts was that superteams were ruining the NBA… Until they got the chance to talk about a new one being formed. Last Friday, when Kawhi Leonard’s people leaked that he..." June 20

  • George could reportedly return to the Thunder on two-year, $63 million deal

    Sportsnaut "With the start of NBA free agency about two weeks away, there’s a growing sense around the Association that pending free agent Paul George will return to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Long considered a target of his hometown Los Angeles Lakers, George’s possible return..." June 20

  • Report: Rival teams think Thunder can re-sign George to 1-plus-1 deal

    The Score "Convincing Paul George to re-up in Oklahoma City, when the Angeleno had openly pinedfor an opportunity to represent his hometown, always looked to be a tough sell for the Thunder. When they flamed out of the playoffs in the first round against the Utah Jazz, their..." June 20

  • Thunder play-by-play announcer Brian Davis will not return

    The Oklahoman "Brian Davis will not return as the television play-by-play voice of the Thunder. The team released a statement on Friday saying it had informed Davis that his contract will not be renewed for the 2018-19 season.  Davis has been the Thunder’s play-by-play..." June 15

  • Paul George on teaming up with LeBron: 'I like playing with him'

    247 Sports "Two of the biggest names on the free agent market this summer are All-Star forwards LeBron Jamesand Paul George. The two could possibly even team up this summer and while it's only a possibility at this stage, George does like playing with James. Talking to the intrepid..." June 13

  • Paul George Rumors: 'Growing Belief' Thunder Have a Chance to Re-Sign Free Agent

    Bleacher Report "After their disappointing first-round exit in the 2018 NBA playoffs, it looked like the Oklahoma City Thunder's odds of re-signing Paul George were trending downward heading into the summer. According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, however, the Thunder may have a..." June 12

  • Russell Westbrook still shading Kevin Durant after back-to-back titles?

    Sportsnaut "As Kevin Durant was celebrating his second consecutive NBA Finals MVP Saturday morning, his former teammate was apparently throwing shade in the direction of the Golden State Warriors star. Russell Westbrook posted this video to his Instagram account showing the Oklahoma City Thunder..." June 09

  • Donovan Mitchell says he plans to recruit Paul George to Utah Jazz in free agency

    Salt Lake Tribune "Throughout the season, the biggest stars in the NBA seemed to seek out Donovan Mitchell at the end of games. The Utah Jazz’s star rookie doesn’t see why that should change this summer. In an interview with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski this week, Mitchell discussed his..." June 09

  • Lonzo Ball, JR Smith Lead Betting Odds for Next NBA'er Busted for Burner Account

    Bleacher Report "Burner social media accounts are apparently all the rage in the NBA. Just ask former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant. And now, you can bet on which player will be caught using one..." June 08

  • Paul George’s bond with Russell Westbrook a major factor for his return to Thunder

    Clutch Points "Paul George could stay put this summer if no major shakeups take place in this approaching 2018 offseason. The relationship between the soon-to-be free agent forward and franchise star Russell Westbrook has grown immensely over the course of one season together, giving his stay in..." June 08

  • Report: Thunder have 'real opportunity' to re-sign Paul George

    247 Sports "Expected to opt out of his contract, Paul George will be one of the big names on the free agent market this summer and could possibly leave Oklahoma City after just one season. But while teams like the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers have been linked as..." June 06

  • Woj: LeBron James, Paul George Will Have to Talk About Lakers

    Bleacher Report "That sound you hear in the background? Los Angeles Lakers fans rifling through their old Photoshop piles. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported LeBron James and Paul George will need to have a discussion about teaming up with the Lakers this summer..." June 06

  • Report: Rockets will aggressively pursue George this summer

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Rockets came within just one win of the NBA Finals this season, and their hunger may only be intensifying from here. During ESPN’s “NBA Draft: On the Clock” special on Tuesday, star basketball reporter Adrian Wojnarowski spoke on Paul George’s..." June 06

  • How can the Rockets land LeBron James or Paul George this summer?

    Clutch Points "After a franchise-best 65-win regular season and a seven-game slugfest against the Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets are headed into a momentous offseason. Chris Paul, Trevor Ariza, Luc Mbah a Moute and Gerald Green will all be unrestricted free agents on July 1, while Clint Capela..." June 05

  • Steven Adams' 'like' of anti-Melo comment was accident, says Thunder

    The Oklahoman "It doesn’t take long for a social media gaffe to spread like wildfire. Take Steven Adams. Early Monday, the Thunder center liked an Instagram comment in reply to a graphic asking fans to choose the most valuable of four OKC players – himself, Russell..." June 05

  • Steven Adams gets caught liking anti-Carmelo Anthony comment on Twitter

    Clutch Points "By the looks of it, hard-hitting big man Steven Adams won’t be joining the Carmelo Anthony fan club any time soon, as the Oklahoma City Thunder center was seen “liking” a comment from a Twitter user who dismissed Anthony as an important piece to the..." June 04

  • NBA To Experiment With Coach Challenges During Summer League

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA will use this July’s Las Vegas Summer League to test out a new coach’s challenge system for referees’ calls, sources tell ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. According to Windhorst, league officials are still working out the exact details of how the system will work,..." June 04

  • Royal Ivey To Join Knicks’ Coaching Staff

    Hoops Rumors "Thunder assistant Royal Ivey will accept a position on David Fizdale’s coaching staff with the Knicks, posts Ian Begley on ESPN Now. Ivey, who grew up in New York, is in the process of finalizing a deal with the organization. He had interest from other teams, including the..." June 02

  • NBA Explains Why They Will Seek Royalty From Sports Betting

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver expounded on the NBA's position on seeking a royalty from legal sports betting now that it will be widely legalized in the United States. "One of the issues we had on the table and have been seeking is a so-called integrity fee," said Silver. "And the..." June 01

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: No anthem policy alterations needed

    San Francisco Gate "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the league has no plans to change its longtime policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem, in the wake of the NFL adopting a similar rule last week. The NFL’s decision followed a tumultuous season in which several players..." June 01

  • NBA Still Not Interested In Pursuing Expansion

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA continues to resist the idea of expansion despite an obvious location in Seattle and strong candidates in Las Vegas, Mexico City and Kansas City. "As I said before, expansion is not on our agenda right now. We may turn back to it at some point," said Silver when..." June 01

  • Paul George Rumors: Rockets High on Star, Lakers Still Favorites

    Bleacher Report "If the Houston Rockets don't land LeBron James, they may already have another target in mind. Kelly Iko of Rockets Wire reported Wednesday that Houston has interest in signing Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George in free agency. Rockets..." May 31

  • Report: Houston to Go After Paul George if They Can't Add LeBron

    12 Up "The entire NBA could be experiencing a meteoric reshuffling this offseason, turning also-rans into contenders with a flick of the wrist. Once again, of course, we're approaching a summer where ​LeBron James may choose to relocate, with franchises tripping all over..." May 31

  • Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan to headline NBA Africa Game 2018

    247 Sports "The NBA released some details about the third NBA Africa Game on Thursday, including the date and location of the event.  From the NBA:  "The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)..." May 31

  • Andre Roberson undergoes arthroscopic surgery on left knee

    The Oklahoman "Thunder guard/forward Andre Roberson had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to relieve synovitis, or inflammation, on his left knee, according to the team. Roberson is four months removed from surgery to repair a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee. Rather than wait for the..." May 30

  • Paul George Not Re-Signing With the Thunder Will Prove Russell Westbrook is a Bad Teammate

    12 Up "​​Paul George is expected to depart from the Oklahoma City Thunder this offseason, which has many people questioning not the organization, but star point guard Russell Westbrook.  The duo's first year together didn't go quite as planned as they lost in the..." May 28

  • Paul George’s agent telling people client will re-sign with Thunder

    Pro Basketball Talk "That rumor Paul George will leave the Thunder? How about the exact opposite? Allegedly, apparently, Paul George plans to stay with the Thunder. I know. It’s not what people believe. But in separate conversations, I’m told P.G.’s agent has told people..." May 25

  • James Harden, LeBron James headline 2017-18 All-NBA First Team

    Sporting News "The NBA on Thursday announced James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant have been named to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team. May 24

  • Report: OKC assistant Ivey up for job with Knicks

    The Oklahoman "Royal Ivey reportedly is a candidate for a job back home.  The Thunder assistant coach and New York native has interviewed for an assistant position with the Knicks under new head coach David Fizdale, ESPN’s Ian Begleyreported on..." May 24

  • Gobert, Davis, Oladipo, Holiday, Covington On 2018 NBA All-Defensive Team

    Real GM Basketball "Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans lead the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive First Team. Gobert was voted to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the second year in a row, as selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.  The..." May 23

  • Mitchell, Simmons Voted Unanimous All-Rookie First Teamers

    SLAM Online "Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Sixers guard Ben Simmons were voted as unanimous NBA All-Rookie First Team selections, the NBA announced on Tuesday. Celtics wing Jayson Tatum would have been unanimous First-Team, if not for one Second-Team..." May 22

  • NBA playoffs mired in worst pre-Finals competitive-game drought ever

    Pro Basketball Talk "Exciting games. Clutch plays. Close finishes. Remember those? The NBA playoffs have hit a lull. It has been 11 days since the last game decided by fewer than 10 points. Longer competitive-game droughts have occurred – though not many, and never before..." May 22

  • Thunder trying to avoid having to rebuild this offseason

    Yardbarker "After making significant trades the past two summers, Thunder GM Sam Presti is hoping for a quieter offseason, writes Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman. Of course, that will largely be determined by Paul George, who is expected to opt out of his $20.7MM salary for next season and test the free..." May 21

  • Sam Presti not ready to rebuild Thunder yet

    The Oklahoman "In June 2016, Sam Presti traded Serge Ibaka for Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis and Ersan Ilyasova, the latter of which was eventually dispatched for Jerami Grant and a top-20 protected first-round draft pick. In June 2017, Presti traded Oladipo and Sabonis for Paul..." May 20

  • Jerami Grant Optimistic About Re-Signing With Thunder

    Real GM Basketball "Jerami Grant enters free agency after becoming a key part of the Oklahoma City Thunder rotation in his second season with the club. The Thunder exercised their 17-18 team option on Grant last offseason, which prevented him from becoming a restricted free agent but makes him an..." May 20

  • Trae Young interviews with Thunder, others at NBA Combine, doesn't participate in on-court work

    The Oklahoman "Former Oklahoma point guard Trae Young is one of the most intriguing prospects in this week's NBA Combine in Chicago. While Young doesn't have overwhelming size or speed, his ability both to score and facilitate as a point guard make him an almost-certain top 10..." May 18

  • Andre Roberson's value to OKC emerges in his absence

    The Oklahoman "The Thunder was cruising to its seventh consecutive victory and Andre Roberson had no incentive to make the move he did. No, not the baseline cut on offense that inevitably led to his season-ending injury. The Thunder was dominating the Pistons on the road, up 23. Every..." May 18

  • 2018 NBA Draft Picks By Team

    Hoops Rumors "While the Sixers were knocked out of the 2018 playoffs in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the underdog Celtics, few teams are better positioned in this year’s draft than Philadelphia. The 76ers own six of the 60 picks in the 2018 NBA draft, including a pair of..." May 17

  • Rockets Were Optimistic About Trade For Carmelo Anthony Before Phil Jackson's Exit

    Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets pursued a trade for Carmelo Anthony last offseason and sources say they were optimistic at one point that a three-way deal would be agreed upon with the New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers. The talks with the Knicks, however, fizzled, after the exit of Phil..." May 16

  • NBA Owners To Gain From Legalized Sports Betting, Players Could Be Next

    Hoops Rumors "New Jersey is expected to offer sports bets by the end of the month and many states will likely open up their own shops in the coming months. It’s a huge win for the gambling community and those in the gaming industry, but it’s also a huge win for owners of NBA..." May 16

  • Here Are The Odds For Every Team (And Every Pick) In The 2018 NBA Draft Lottery

    Dime Magazine "The 2018 NBA Draft order will finally be set on Tuesday night when the league completes its annual Draft Lottery to determine who gets the first 14 picks of the first round. The Phoenix Suns hold the top spot in the lottery, earning themselves a 25 percent at landing the top pick, but..." May 15

  • Season was 'entertaining' from Patrick Patterson's perspective

    The Oklahoman "Patrick Patterson considers himself a film connoisseur, so much so that he's going after internships with movie production agencies this summer. Like basketball, Patterson knows his flicks. When asked which movie should have won the Academy Award for “Best Picture”..." May 15

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