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Spurs, Clippers, Thunder, Heat, Warriors Finish In Top-5 In Efficiency Differential

The San Antonio Spurs finished the 13-14 regular season with the best efficiency differential in the NBA with a mark of +8.1. The Spurs scored 110.5 points per 100 possession while allowing 102.4 points per 100 possessions.

The Los Angeles Clippers ranked second, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors. 

The Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns round out the top-10.

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Via RealGM Staff Report

LeBron, Durant, Kobe, Rose, Curry Have NBA's Best-Selling Jerseys

LeBron James has the NBA's best-selling jersey, beating out Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose and Stephen Curry.

Bryant and Rose played in just 16 combined games.

James has finished with the top-selling jersey in six of his 11 seasons in the NBA.

Via Darren Rovell/ESPN

Harden: 'Definitely, No Question' I'd Still Be In Oklahoma City If Money Wasn't Factor

James Harden was adamant that he saw himself spending his entire career with the Oklahoma City Thunder before turning down a contract extension offer and subsequently being traded to the Houston Rockets in 2012.

“I thought we were going to be together forever," Harden said in a sit down interview. "Russell Westbrook. James Harden. Kevin Durant."

When asked whether he would still be in Oklahoma City if money was not a factor, Harden said: "Definitely. Definitely. No question.

"I felt like I already made a sacrifice coming off the bench and doing whatever it takes to help the team, and they weren’t willing to help me."

Via Hannah Storm/ESPN

Thunder Join Spurs In Securing Homecourt In Finals

The Oklahoma City Thunder have joined the San Antonio Spurs in securing homecourt advantage in The Finals should they make it.

The Thunder are guaranteed to have a better record than both the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat with their win on Friday.

Via Anthony Slate/Oklahoman

Durant Compared To Len Bias By Monty Williams

Monty Williams compared the style of Kevin Durant to Len Bias, who was the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft out of Maryland.

“(Durant)’s a very unique player, reminds me of what Len Bias would have been if he played in the league,” Williams explained. “(At) 6-8, 6-9, can shoot it and run, can dunk and defend, play many positions. I’m just impressed by the way he gets better every year and his passion for the game.”

Williams also added two more players to the Bias comparison.

“I think he’s the most unique guy I’ve seen, like Alex English, Glen Rice, Len Bias, all these guys all in one,” Williams said of Durant. “He does everything. You just can’t recall a guy that long who can do what he does every single night. Shooting from 30 feet on the floor with confidence, then driving to the basket and dunking on guys and then go post up. To top it off, he’s a great teammate and a good kid.”

Via Anthony Slater/Oklahoman

Russell Westbrook: Knee Injury Made Me Even More Mean

Russell Westbrook has played with an increased chip on his shoulder since returning from his latest knee injury.

"For anybody who gets hurt, you come back with a bigger shovel," Westbrook said. "You want to compete, come back better and compete at the level before you got hurt.

"It's made me even more meaner. But that's normal for me."

Westbrook and his teammates believe the point guard was able to learn from sitting and watching the Oklahoma City Thunder.

"He looks like he is more explosive and he's making good decisions," Kevin Durant said. "It looks like he learned a lot just sitting there watching. You think the game more just sitting and watching.

"He always plays with a chip on his shoulder," Durant said. "Angry could be good and bad. But it's on the good side for Russ. He doesn't like anybody he is playing against. He plays with that edge and he plays at a high level."

"Just watch his court awareness. He's very selective about his shot selection now," Kendrick Perkins added. "He is still being aggressive, but he is picking and choosing when to be aggressive, which is helping us."

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

LeBron Concedes Durant Has Performed 'Most Consistent' For MVP Award

LeBron James all but conceded the Most Valuable Player award to Kevin Durant on Wednesday, praising the Oklahoma City Thunder forward as the most deserving candidate.

"I think K.D. has had one heck of a season, and if he was rewarded with the MVP, it would be great," James said. "It would be awesome for him, for his family. It would be a great thing for him. He has played MVP-type basketball. The most consistent basketball player as far as MVP this year. He has put up some great numbers."

Durant has averaged 32 points, 7.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists this season while James has averaged 26.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.5 assists.

Via Joseph Goodman/Miami Herald

Thunder Sign Grant Jerrett

The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed forward Grant Jerrett to a contract.

Jerrett (6-10, 232) joins the Thunder after spending the past season with the Tulsa 66ers where he appeared in 27 games (25 starts) and averaged 15.1 points and 6.1 rebounds in 29.3 minutes per game.

The Thunder secured the rights to Jerrett on draft night after he was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 40th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Thunder Decide Not To Re-Sign Reggie Williams

The Oklahoma City Thunder will not sign Reggie Williams following the expiration of his second 10-day contract, sources tell RealGM.

Williams appeared in three games with the Thunder, averaging 3.7 points in 5.6 minutes per appearance.

Williams has been with the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League this season.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Derek Fisher: Coaching Knicks, Even Coaching In General Not On Radar

Derek Fisher was asked Wednesday about the rumors of him joining the New York Knicks in a possible head coaching role after the season.

"That is not in my radar or in my scope or anything that I've thought about, even coaching in general," Fisher said.

Fisher has consistently stated he will retire after this season.

Fisher's name, as well as Steve Kerr's, have been mentioned as possibilities to become Phil Jackson's hire as head coach.

Via Darnell Mayberry/The Oklahoman

Oklahoma City Thunder Archives

Durant, Al Jefferson Named NBA Players Of The Month For March

Kevin Durant averaged 34.5 points per game in March.

Reggie Williams Signs 10-Day Contract With Thunder

Earlier this season, Reggie Williams appeared in one game for the Thunder.

Joe Johnson, Durant Named NBA Players Of The Week

Joe Johnson is the first member of the Nets to win the award since Devin Harris in 2009.

Westbrook MRI On Right Knee Shows No Issues

Russell Westbrook underwent an MRI on his right knee and it showed "no issues of concern."

Russell Westbrook Leaves Game With Knee Injury, Doesn't Expect To Miss Time

Russell Westbrook inadvertently bumped his right knee into the knee of Kyle Lowry.

Mustafa Shakur Signs 10-Day Contract With Thunder

Mustafa Shakur has appeared in 37 games in the D-League this season.

Reggie Williams Not Offered 2nd 10-Day Contract From Thunder

Reggie Williams will return to the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.

Thunder To Rest Russell Westbrook In Back-To-Backs To End Season

Russell Westbrook is also playing with a minutes restriction.

Thunder To Sign Reggie Williams On 10-Day Contract

Reggie Williams is averaging 21.1 points per game for the 66ers this season.

Thabo Sefolosha To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Calf Strain

An MRI for Thabo Sefolosha's calf injury confirmed a strain.

Caron Butler Picks Thunder Over Heat

Caron Butler has agreed to sign with the Thunder.

Caron Butler, Bucks Reach Agreement On Buyout; Heat, Thunder Deemed Favorites

The Thunder, Heat, Spurs and Bulls will pursue Caron Butler.

Kendrick Perkins Out Up To Six Weeks With Groin Surgery

Kendrick Perkins is averaging 3.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 19.7 minutes per contest.

Sources: Knicks Rejected Thunder's Offer Of First Round Pick For Iman Shumpert

The Knicks deemed Iman Shumpert more valuable than the late first round choice that the Thunder offered.

Knicks Thought Shumpert For Collison Trade Was Done

Sources believe the Clippers may have been posturing to keep the Knicks from dealing Iman Shumpert from being traded to the Thunder.

Westbrook Cleared To Return Against Heat

Russell Westbrook was cleared to return to the Thunder lineup on Thursday for the first time since undergoing another procedure on his knee.

Report: Thunder Interested In Iman Shumpert, Deal Unlikely

Iman Shumpert suffered a sprain MCL in the Knicks' win on Wednesday.

Bucks Continuing Talks On Gary Neal Trade, Await Acceptance

The Bucks have steadily progressed with several teams in discussions on a trade of Gary Neal, a league source told RealGM.

Thunder Reassign Andre Roberson To D-League

Andre Roberson posted 19 points, 11 rebounds and five steals in Tulsa's game on Tuesday night.

Durant Giving Himself 'The Servant' Nickname

Kevin Durant has recently been called 'The Slim Reaper', a nickname he doesn't like.
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