After the Westbrook and Paul trade, now what?

The NBA is still reeling from the blockbuster trade between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets. As a reminder, here is who and what were involved in the trade The Thunder received: Chris Paul 2024 first round draft pick 2026 first round draft pick pick swap rights in 2021 and 2025 The Rockets received: Russell Westbrook Last evening Shams Charania broke down the protections surrounded the traded picks. For both these teams, the trade has lead to even more uncertainties. It’s clear that Sam Presti and the OKC…

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Miami Heat ‘expressed interest’ in acquiring Russell Westbrook

Though it seemed highly unlikely six months or even six days ago, Russell Westbrook’s time with the Oklahoma City Thunder could be winding down. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday that the All-NBA performer  “welcomes the idea” of a possible trade this offseason” and that he and the Thunder would like this resolved sooner rather than later. The Miami Heat have shown some preliminary interest. Tim Reynolds of Associated Press reported the two teams have had discussions. However the finances could be a roadblock to bringing Brodie to South Beach. However…

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Oklahoma City trades Jerami Grant to Denver

After shocking the NBA world by trading Paul George Sunday morning, the Thunder apparently are done wheeling and dealing. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that Oklahoma City Thunder are sending forward Jerami Grant to the the Denver Nuggets in exchange for a 2020 first round pick. The deal seems to address the issues of rebuilding for the future and financial relief as it will save the franchise $39 million in salary and luxury tax. Prior to making this trade, the Thunder was staring at a nearly $33 million tax bill.…

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Married Morris wants more PT if he returns to Thunder

Markieff Morris likes plenty of things about the Thunder organization- except his playing time. Speaking to reporters during his exit interview Thursday, Morris was very complementary of the Thunder organization, saying he was open to re-upping with the ballclub, provided he has a more substantial role. Morris signed with the Thunder in February, following his his trade from the Washington Wizards to the New Orleans Pelicans and subsequent waiving by the Pelicans. In the 24 regular season games he played in with the he averaged 6.5 points and 3.8 rebounds…

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Paul George to return tonight against Timberwolves

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George will return to the team’s lineup tonight against Minnesota, according to The Oklahoman and News OK Sports’ Erik Horne. George had missed the last three games with soreness in his right shoulder. In his absence the team went just 1-2.

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Thunder waive Alex Abrines

Saturday the Oklahoma City Thunder waived guard Alex Abrines, ending his three year tenure with the ballclub. Abrines and the team agreed to mutually part ways so he could more fully devote his time and attention to a personal matter that had caused him to miss 19 of the last 22 games. Head coach Billy Donovan had this to say about Abrines and injured wing Andre Roberson before the team’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday: “Obviously Alex has dealt with some personal issues and matters, and you just…

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RBTheBreakThrough Los Angeles Lakers v OKC Thunder live breakdown

YouTuber RBTheBreakthrough is back with another one of his live in game NBA analysis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI0tFkJZpUY&feature=share You can check out his videos at the link below. https://www.youtube.com/user/RBTheBreakThrough

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Melo and Thunder reportedly looking to part ways this summer

Considering the fact that Carmelo Anthony had a horrendous season in his inaugural campaign with the Oklahoma City Thunder, it was no surprise he opted in for the final year of a contract that would pay him nearly $28 million. This, combined with the substantial financial commitments to Russell Westbrook (5yrs/ $205 million), Steven Adams (4yrs/$100 million), and now the recently re-signed Paul George )4yrs/$137 million) and would present the Thunder with an astronomical $150 million in luxury taxes. Accordsing to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Anthony and the…

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Carmelo Anthony has no plans to opt out of contract

In news that will surprise absolutely no one, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony will opt-in to the final year of his contract,, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. Carmelo Anthony does not intend to opt out of his current contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to a person familiar with Anthony’s decision. Anthony has until Saturday at midnight (Eastern) to exercise the option that would make him a free agent July 1 — provided he were willing to walk away from the $27.9 million he…

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Paul George could sign one-plus-one deal with OKC

Since he requested a trade from the Indiana Pacers last season, it was assumed that eventually he’d end up donning the purple and gold (he’d said as much). It was thought that short of a run to the Finals or a championship, his time in Oklahoma City was a mere pit stop on his way to tinsel town. A report from Marc Stein of the New York Times, casts some doubt on that alleged forgone conclusion. Stein reports: More than one rival team has suggested to me that they expect…

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