- Jul 23, 2016 - Alex Abrines signed a multi-year contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
- Jul 22, 2016 - The Oklahoma City Thunder renounced their free-agent exception rights to Derek Fisher.
Oklahoma City Thunder Front Office
Russell Westbrook playing as the unequivocal alpha and omega with a finely crafted set of elite role players is perhaps the ultimate fulfillment of his basketball destiny. Perhaps it is also the ultimate fulfillment of this asset-rich Celtics' era.
Without the development of friendships as teammates and the on-court test drive of playing with each other as part of Team USA, the 2010 Heat and 2016 Warriors probably never happen.
A small-market team fought for championships every year, gaining global prominence and pride as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook defied the long odds facing a multi-national entertainment product that stakes its identity in the middle of a state most known for its unbeautiful dust.