Oklahoma City Thunder

Sam Presti press release on Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul: 3 Key takeaways

Whether you refer to OKC Thunder lead man Sam Presti as a GM or magician his recent acts are adding to his lore. With that in mind T.I. offers three key takeaways from his recent statement. OKC Thunder General Manager has been busy this offseason especially in the past week or so. First, he was […] Sam...

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4 days ago, Thunderous Intentions, Oklahoma City Thunder

Details emerge regarding draft picks traded from Rockets to Thunder

Five days after agreeing to terms on the blockbuster trade that sends Russell Westbrook to Houston and Chris Paul to Oklahoma City, the Rockets and Thunder officially completed that deal on Tuesday night. Now that the trade has been finalized, we know exactly what the language looks like on the draft...

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4 days ago, Yardbarker, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder

Bill Simmons argument OKC Thunder could be West’s x-factor merits consideration

Reviewing the shifts in the NBA during free agency media mogul Bill Simmons believes the OKC Thunder could be the Western Conference x-factor this year. Diving into the current roster there is a good reason to buy into his argument. When you love a team it’s often hard to separate emotion from...

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4 days ago, Thunderous Intentions, Oklahoma City Thunder

The dilemma: should OKC Thunder keep Chris Paul or move him?

The OKC Thunder had a huge shakeup this offseason, including shipping off franchise pillar Russell Westbrook. In return Chris Paul arrives but what should OKC do with CP3? The OKC Thunder are a dramatically different team than they were at the start of the offseason. What looked like a team that was...

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4 days ago, Thunderous Intentions, Oklahoma City Thunder

OKC Thunder and small market teams face uphill battle to be competitive

Superstars have seized control of the NBA as teams like the OKC Thunder get the short end of the stick. With the CBA set until 2023 does this concerning shift mean small markets face an uphill battle to being competitive? Following the OKC Thunder trades of Paul George, Jerami Grant, and Russell Westbrook...

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4 days ago, Thunderous Intentions, Oklahoma City Thunder

Thunder GM: ‘Russell Westbrook is the Most Important Player’ in Franchise History

Thunder GM: ‘Russell Westbrook is the Most Important Player’ in Franchise History

The Oklahoma City Thunder officially announced the Russell Westbrook trade Tuesday, with general manager Sam Presti calling him “the most important player in the brief history” of the franchise. “Russell Westbrook is the most important player in the brief history of the OKC Thunder. He...

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4 days ago, SLAM Magazine, Oklahoma City Thunder

Russell Westbrook trade to Houston official, Thunder praise him on way out door

Russell Westbrook trade to Houston official, Thunder praise him on way out door

“Russell Westbrook is the most important player in the brief history of the Oklahoma City Thunder." —GM Sam Presti

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4 days ago, NBC Sports, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder

Russell Westbrook 'Most Important Player' in Thunder History After Rockets Trade

Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti didn't hold back when talking about Russell Westbrook after the Houston Rockets officially announced Tuesday that they acquired him via trade...

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4 days ago, Bleacher Report, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City acquires Chris Paul, two first-round draft picks and the right to two pick swaps

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City Thunder has acquired guard Chris Paul, two first-round draft picks (2024 and 2026) and the right to two first-round pick swaps (2021 and 2025) from the Houston Rockets in exchange for guard Russell Westbrook, it was announced Tuesday by Thunder Executive Vice President...

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4 days ago, NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder

Report: Before Paul George trade, Thunder were already preparing to trade Russell Westbrook next year

Report: Before Paul George trade, Thunder were already preparing to trade Russell Westbrook next year

Would Oklahoma City have actually made the move?

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5 days ago, NBC Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder

Minnesota Timberwolves: 3 Andrew Wiggins trades with Thunder

After striking out in free agency, the Minnesota Timberwolves will be looking to boost fan morale slightly before the season, possibly by trading the controversial Andrew Wiggins. After making the playoffs in 2018 and then missing it again in 2019, the Minnesota Timberwolves are looking to avoid another...

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5 days ago, Hoops Habit, Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder

Video: Pascal Siakam Says 'S--t Happens' About Thunder-Paul George Trade Rumors

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam was reportedly the subject of trade talks between the Raptors and Oklahoma City Thunder this offseason, but the rising star isn't sweating it...

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5 days ago, Bleacher Report, Oklahoma City Thunder

Kevin Durant OKC Thunder exit is back in the news with Andre Iguodala revelations

With Russell Westbrook’s trade, the OKC Thunder core quartet who played in the 2012 NBA Finals is gone. But, it’s Kevin Durant’s 2016 departure which is the hot topic once again. While OKC Thunder fans continue to process the loss of Russell Westbrook it’s afforded Thunder Nation...

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5 days ago, Thunderous Intentions, Oklahoma City Thunder

You Know What, Let’s Rebuild Those Jerseys Too

If we’re gonna start fresh, let’s go the whole 9 yards. Things are pretty crazy right now. The OKC Thunder have amassed a treasure trove of future assets that surely have Sam Hinkie drooling in his Denver Broncos office (I didn’t know that either). The Process has moved southward, rebranding itself...

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5 days ago, Welcome to Loud City, Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder's rebuild will take some time

Oklahoma City Thunder's rebuild will take some time

Oklahoma City Thunder head into a major transition with Westbrook's exit

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5 days ago, FOX Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder

Chris Paul Trade Rumors: Heat Want Previously Dealt Picks from Thunder

NBA trades can get complicated, especially when trading draft picks deep into the future. This could be a significant holdup in a potential trade involving Chris Paul and the Miami Heat...

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6 days ago, Bleacher Report, Oklahoma City Thunder

Windhorst: Thunder Not in a Hurry to Make Chris Paul Trade After Westbrook Deal

While the Oklahoma City Thunder are expected to trade Chris Paul , a move might not come quickly. Brian Windhorst of ESPN explained the situation Monday on the Rich Eisen Show ...

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6 days ago, Bleacher Report, Oklahoma City Thunder

How We Got Here: Rise and Fall of the Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder drafted Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden in three straight years. But over the last 10 years, the Thunder have had many ups and downs. Watch the video above to see the rise and fall of the OKC Thunder...

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6 days ago, Bleacher Report, Oklahoma City Thunder

Thunder GM was reportedly crushed after trading Paul George

Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti has torn down the team’s roster about as effectively as you could hope for when entering a rebuilding phase, but that doesn't mean he is pleased with the way the offseason has gone. Despite acquiring 15 future first-round picks by trading Paul George and...

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6 days ago, Yardbarker, Oklahoma City Thunder

Reevaluating if big swing trades by OKC Thunder and Raptors were worth the risk

Big swing trades by the OKC Thunder and Raptors for Paul George and Kawhi Leonard ironically ended with both moving to the Clippers. Given neither resulted in long term stays were the risk-reward moves worth it? Last summer the move by the OKC Thunder (a year prior) to trade for Paul George was deemed...

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6 days ago, Thunderous Intentions, Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors

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