Jun 19, 2013 2:53 PM EDT
The Dallas Mavericks have aggressively shopped the 13th overall pick in order to clear cap room this offseason.
The New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder and Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly shown interest in acquiring the pick.
The Mavericks are seeking either a 2014 first round pick or a deal to unload Shawn Marion's contract to create more cap space.
Some around the league believe the Mavericks may have already secured a deal for the pick.
Jun 10, 2013 6:26 PM EDT
Maurice Cheeks has accepted the Detroit Pistons' position of head coach.
Cheeks was most recently an assistant coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder and was previously the head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers.
Cheeks replaces Lawrence Frank with the Pistons.
Jun 08, 2013 1:08 AM EDT
With Kevin Durant headed toward hiring Jay-Z of Roc Nation Sports as his agent, NBA executives and agents wonder if the agency could push Durant out of the Oklahoma City Thunder and toward big markets such as New York or Los Angeles.
Durant is signed with the Thunder through 2015-16.
Durant had been with Rob Pelinka of Landmark Sports.
Jun 07, 2013 10:45 PM EDT
Kevin Durant will leave agent Rob Pelinka to sign with Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports.
"He doesn't want a traditional NBA agent anymore," a source told Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Durant seeks an opportunity to have Jay-Z handle his branding.
"He had a chance to be with his idol and couldn't say no," said a source.
Durant was represented by Aaron Goodwin when he entered the NBA, making Jay-Z's agency his third representation.
Jun 06, 2013 8:36 PM EDT
The Detroit Pistons are preparing to offer their head coaching position to Maurice Cheeks.
Cheeks is a finalist for the position along with Nate McMillan.
Cheeks was previously head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers and has most recently been an assistant with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Jun 05, 2013 1:11 AM EDT
Jeremy Lamb knows he could lose a friend and mentor in Kevin Martin this offseason to free agency. Even so, the young shooting guard is confident next season will bring opportunity for him on the Oklahoma City Thunder.
“They just told me be patient,” Lamb said, “and my time will come.”
The Thunder acquired Lamb in the James Harden trade last offseason.
“Just do all you can to make yourself better because it's only going to help me as well as the team in the long run,” Lamb said.
May 21, 2013 4:27 PM EDT
Kevin Durant has donated $1 million to relief efforts following tornadoes in the Oklahoma City region.
"As the day went on and I saw the footage and the casualties and the houses being blown away, it was tough to see," said Durant. "I call Oklahoma City my home. I go through Moore all the time. It's unfortunate. We're going to come together as a city like we always do and we're going to bounce back."
Durant was in Minneapolis and hopes to return to Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
"Just to get to the hospital, see some kids," Durant said. "Something. Just something to give some hope. Playing for the Thunder, we mean so much to the state. So many people support us and I just want to go back and support those people."
The American Red Cross said the gift from The Durant Family Foundation is meant to match other donations and be an incentive for more people to give. The Thunder also announced a $1 million donation, as did the NBA and players' union.
May 18, 2013 2:39 PM EDT
The Oklahoma City Thunder are not considering using the amnesty clause on Kendrick Perkins.
"We just haven't considered using the provision. ... We think Perk has a lot of value to our team," Sam Presti said Saturday.
Perkins is set to make about $18 million over the next two seasons.
May 18, 2013 12:32 AM EDT
After sporadic playing time as a rookie last season, Reggie Jackson emerged as a critical guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder and averaged 13.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists in the playoffs.
With Russell Westbrook set to return next season, the Thunder might be anticipating a sixth man role for Jackson.
“If that's the number that's called,” Jackson said, “I'm doing my best to just be ready for whatever situation I'm thrown into next year.”
“I'm excited about his future, about what he was able to do during the minutes that he had," Brooks added.
May 16, 2013 12:21 PM EDT
Kendrick Perkins finished the 2013 NBA Playoffs with a PER of -0.7, which is the worst on record for a player with 200 or more minutes.
Perkins had 24 turnovers, 24 points, 39 fouls, five blocks and a plus/minus of -40 in the playoffs.
Perkins was acquired by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2011 in a trade involving Jeff Green.
Scott Brooks played Perkins 23.3 minutes per game in the Conference Semifinals against the Memphis Grizzlies despite clearly being ineffective.
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May 13, 2013 | KING 5 News
Macklemore is a rapper from Seattle.
Russell Westbrook will be off crutches in the next three to four weeks.
The Grizzlies are allowing Kevin Durant to average 35.5 points, 13 rebounds and 7.5 assists.
Kendrick Perkins will receive plenty of minutes against the Grizzlies, who are anchored by Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph.
Apr 29, 2013 | Zach Lowe/ESPN
Kevin Durant dribbled the ball 377 times in Game 3.
Russell Westbrook will miss the remainder of the 2013 NBA playoffs.
Patrick Beverley is sorry that Russell Westbrook suffered a torn meniscus while going for a steal before a timeout, but he doesn't apologize for being aggressive.
Apr 26, 2013 | Daily Thunder
Russell Westbrook will undergo surgery on his right knee for a meniscus tear.
Dwight Howard finished 14th in the Defensive Player of the Year balloting.
In a quote on the cover of Sports Illustrated, Kevin Durant lamented his runner-up status that he believes has plagued him throughout his basketball career.
The Thunder spoke to the Raptors about a trade centered on James Harden for Jonas Valanciunas.
Kevin Durant will finish second in per game scoring to Carmelo Anthony unless he scores 70 points in the final game of the season.
Kevin Durant also has 12 technical fouls this season, tied for third-most in the NBA.
According to Elias Sports, the 2012-13 NBA season is the first in which five different teams have enjoyed win streaks of at least twelve games.
LeBron James captured his fifth straight Eastern Conference Player of the Month award by helping the Heat to an NBA-best 17-1 record as the team chased history.
Ronnie Brewer doesnít think anyone around the Bulls knows when Derrick Rose will return, but he was adamant it should come when only Rose is ready.
John Wall and Russell Westbrook are regarded as two of the most athletics players in the NBA.
Kevin Martin has stated repeatedly he believes the Oklahoma City Thunder are a good fit for him moving forward.
Kevin Durant reached out to Scott Brooks to let him know how much he means to the Thunder's success.
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The Thunder have reassigned Perry Jones, DeAndre Liggins and Daniel Orton to the Tulsa 66ers, the Thunderís NBA Development League affiliate.
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