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Grizzlies, Thunder, Mavs Expected To Pursue Mike Miller

Jul 26, 2015 11:11 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks are expected to pursue Mike Miller.

Miller was traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Portland Trail Blazers and he'll be waived.

The Cavs' trade of Miller "was right thing to do" according to a LeBron James' source. Miller was previously waived by the Miami Heat in a tax-savings move that angered James.

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Tags: Mike Miller, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Durant, Westbrook Organize L.A. Workouts With Several Teammates, Donovan

Jul 21, 2015 8:19 PM

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook worked out together on UCLA's campus on Monday with Billy Donovan in attendance. Durant and Westbrook went through individual shooting and skill drills.

On Tuesday, the trio were joined by several teammates and support staff.

Among those confirmed in attendance: Durant, Westbrook, Donovan, Serge Ibaka, Nick Collison, Steven Adams, Anthony Morrow, Dion Waiters, Kyle Singler, D.J. Augustin, rookie Cameron Payne, assistant coach Monty Williams and Blue coach Royal Ivey.

 

Durant, Westbrook and Ibaka organized the voluntary workouts.

Anthony Slater/Oklahoman

Tags: Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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Celtics Acquire Perry Jones From Thunder

Jul 14, 2015 2:32 PM

The Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed upon a trade involving Perry Jones III.

The Thunder will save approximately $7 million on the luxury tax by unloading Jones.

Jones was the 28th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft out of Baylor and has a career PER of 8.5 in 1,675 career minutes.

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

Tags: Perry Jones, Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Most Execs Expect Kevin Durant To Re-Sign With Thunder In 2016

Jul 13, 2015 1:01 PM

Kevin Durant will become a free agent in 2016 and most league executives informally polled at Summer League by Ken Berger expect him to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and Washington Wizards are likely the only realistic options for Durant should he entertain leaving the Thunder.

Durant could earn an additional $40 million in salary if he were to sign a one-year deal with the Thunder in 2016 to become a free agent again in 2017. Durant would qualify for the 35 percent max available in 2017.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Tags: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Thunder Likely To Shop Steve Novak, Perry Jones III

Jul 12, 2015 11:31 PM

The Oklahoma City thunder are expected to shop Steve Novak and Perry Jones III in trade scenarios with the team over the luxury tax.

The Thunder currently are on pace to have a $24 million luxury tax payment at the end of next season.

Oklahoma City matched the Blazers' offer sheet for Enes Kanter.

Royce Young/ESPN

Tags: Steve Novak, Perry Jones, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Thunder Match Enes Kanter's Offer Sheet With Blazers

Jul 12, 2015 11:29 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder have matched the offer sheet signed by Enes Kanter with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Kanter signed a maximum-level four-year deal with a player option on the fourth year with the Blazers on Thursday worth $70 million.

The Thunder were able to match the offer sheet Kanter signed due to his restricted free agency status.

"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."

 

Kanter's contract includes a trade kicker, which would force the Thunder to pay up to 15 percent of his remaining salary if traded within his new deal.

 

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Tags: Enes Kanter, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Enes Kanter Signs Four-Year, $70M Offer Sheet With Blazers

Jul 9, 2015 3:28 PM

Enes Kanter has signed a four-year, $70 million max offer sheet with the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Oklahoma City Thunder has been expected to match any offer sheet Kanter signs with a rival team.

A max deal for Kanter would put the Thunder on schedule to have a hefty luxury tax bill.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Enes Kanter, Portland Trail Blazers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Reggie Jackson, Pistons Agree Upon Five-Year, $80M Deal

Jul 5, 2015 9:59 PM

Reggie Jackson has agreed upon a five-year, $80 million contract with the Detroit Pistons.

The Pistons acquired Jackson from the Oklahoma City Thunder at the deadline.

Jackson had previously turned down a four-year, $48 million extension from the Thunder.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Reggie Jackson, Detroit Pistons, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Durant On Aldridge: You've Got To Focus On You At This Point Of Your Career

Jul 4, 2015 3:34 PM

Kevin Durant was asked at the Orlando Summer League if he was surprised by LaMarcus Aldridge's decision to leave the Portland Trail Blazers to sign with the San Antonio Spurs.

"No, I wasn't," said Durant. "You could kind of tell once this whole thing started that he was trying to go somewhere else. But in those decisions, man, you've just got to respect the guy for making a decision that was right for him. I know a lot of fans were probably upset in Portland with the decision. But at this point of your life and your career, you've got to focus on you. I said this last year when Mr. James made his decision, it was pretty cool to see a guy do what he wants to do and not worry about what everybody thinks."

Durant himself will be a free agent in 2016 for the first time in his career.

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Tags: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kyle Singler, Thunder Agree Upon Five-Year, $25M Deal

Jul 1, 2015 3:46 PM

Kyle Singler and the Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed upon a five-year deal worth nearly $25 million.

Singler emerged as a key part of Oklahoma City's bench following his acquisition at the deadline from the Detroit Pistons.

Agent Greg Lawrence of Wasserman Media Group completed the deal with general manager Sam Presti Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

 

Singler was a restricted free agent.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Kyle Singler, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Exec Expects Westbrook, Harden To Join Forces With Lakers
Russell Westbrook is not eligible to become a free agent until 2016, while James Harden isn't a free agent until 2018.

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Enes Kanter, Thunder Set Meeting To Discuss 3-4 Year Deal In Early Window
The Thunder and Enes Kanter are expected to discuss three- and four-year contract sheets, sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Offseason Previews Of Thunder, Raptors, Celtics, Jazz, Rockets
Nate Duncan and Daniel Leroux preview the upcoming offseason for the Thunder, Raptors, Celtics, Jazz and Rockets.

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Kevin Durant Could Earn Additional $40M By Reentering Free Agency In 2017
Kevin Durant could earn $40 million in additional salary if he signs a one-year deal in 2016 to reenter free agency in 2017.

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Luke Ridnour Traded By Thunder To Raptors
Luke Ridnour has also been traded this offseason by the Magic, Grizzlies and Hornets.

Darnell Mayberry/Oklahoman

Cameron Payne Sees Fit With Thunder, Will Do Whatever Asked Of Him
Cameron Payne was taken by a team that should contend for a championship next season, but may not get much of a chance to showcase his playmaking skills early on.

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Jeremy Lamb Traded To Hornets For Luke Ridnour
Jeremy Lamb will get a fresh start with the Hornets.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Jeremy Lamb To Be Traded To Hornets
Hornets will acquire Jeremy Lamb from the Thunder involving the contract of Matt Barnes.

Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Thunder Shopping Perry Jones, Jeremy Lamb, Steve Novak
While the Thunder are financially motivated in their attempts to move a combination of those players, they are also looking for a draft pick.

Chris Mannix/Sports Illustrated

Maurice Cheeks Considered Strong Candidate For Thunder Assistant Job
Maurice Cheeks has been off the sidelines since his brief stint as head coach of the Pistons in 13-14.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Monty Williams Agrees To Join Thunder As Assistant Coach
The securement of Monty Williams stands as the first significant coup of Billy Donovan's regime.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Cameron Payne May Have Promise From Thunder At No. 14
Cameron Payne of Murray State has become a player moving up the draft boards of teams rapidly since declaring for the NBA Draft.

Chad Ford/ESPN

Pelicans Hoping To Hire Robert Pack
Robert Pack is unlikely to be retained with the Thunder under Scott Brooks.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Scott Brooks Passing On Interviews With Nuggets, Pelicans
Scott Brooks wants to look at television opportunities and reconnect with his family living in California.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Durant Recovering Well, Not Yet At Weight-Bearing Stage
Kevin Durant hopes to be back on the court by August 1st.

Anthony Slater/Oklahoman

Wolves Win 2015 NBA Draft Lottery
The Wolves have won the lottery with the Lakers moving up to No. 2 and the 76ers staying at No. 3.

RealGM Staff Report

Thunder Appear To Be Targeting Point Guards, Shooters In Draft
The Thunder appeared to focus on point guards and shooters during their interviews at the NBA Draft Combine.

Darnell Mayberry/Oklahoman

Thunder Interested In Monty Williams, Andy Greer, Nate Tibbets As Assistants
Monty Williams was recently fired by the Pelicans, while Andy Greer is currently an assistant with the Bulls and Nate Tibbetts with the Blazers.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Divac, Noel, Bird Among On-Stage Participants For Lottery
The NBA has released the list of on-stage participants for next week's draft lottery.

RealGM Staff Report

Anthony Grant To Join Thunder Coaching Staff
Anthony Grant was an assistant for Billy Donovan at Marshall and Florida until 2006.

Anthony Slater/Oklahoman

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