Celtics send Kemba Walker and picks to Oklahoma City for Al Horford, Moses Brown

Well we didn’t even have to wait until the start of free agency for NBA teams to start shaking up and trying to improve their roster for the 2021-22 season. The Boston Celtics I sending Kimbra Walker the number 16 overall pick in this year‘s dress and a second round pick inIn 2025 is here no to the Oklahoma City Thunder that in exchange for Al Horford Moses Brown and a 2023 second round pick. When he was a quiet before the 20 1920 season in a sign in trade…

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Sunday’s Thunder and Sixers game postponed due to league’s health and safety protocols

From the NBA: Official release: NEW YORK — The National Basketball Association game scheduled for tonight between the Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena has been postponed in accordance with the league’s Health and Safety Protocols. Because of ongoing contact tracing within the Sixers, the team does not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with the scheduled game against the Thunder.

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Wednesday’s Rockets and Thunder game postponed

From ESPN: The Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thundergame for Wednesday night has been postponed, the league announced. The NBA said three Rockets players have returned tests that were either positive or inconclusive for coronavirus under the NBA’s testing program. In addition, four other players are quarantined at this time under the contact tracing protocol. Contact tracing protocols caused the Rockets to send home three players Wednesday after rookie teammate Kenyon Martin Jr. returned a positive coronavirus test and needed to be tested again for confirmation, sources told ESPN. John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins and Martin were…

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Sixers ship Al Horford to OKC for Danny Green and picks

From Tyler Conway of B/R: A year after inking him to a four-year, $109 million contract, the Philadelphia 76ers are moving on from Al Horford. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers traded the 34-year-old, along with a “lightly-protected” 2025 first-round draft pick and the No. 34 overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft, to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Danny Green and Terrence Ferguson.  Wojnarowski added that Oklahoma City will also receive the rights to Vasilije Micic, who currently plays in Turkey and was drafted No. 54 overall by Philadelphia in 2014.   This…

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Chris Paul traded to Phoenix Suns

The first major Jersey change of this truncated NBA offseason transpired Monday as the Oklahoma City Thunder sent star point guard Chris Paul to the Phoenix Suns. The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania provided additional details of the transaction: The move seemingly symbols the beginning of a full-on rebuild in Oklahoma City. For Paul this will be the third franchise he will suit up for in the past three seasons. After being traded to the Thunder last year, it was thought that his time there would be little more than…

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NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers pursuing Thunder guard Schröder

from Rob Goldberg of B/R: The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly involved in “active talks” to acquire Dennis Schroder in exchange for the No. 28 pick of the 2020 NBAdraft, per Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard averaged 18.9 points and 4.0 assists per game last season, almost exclusively off the bench, and finished second in voting for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award behind Montrezl Harrell. He could provide additional scoring depth for the Lakers as they look to defend their 2020 NBA title. Anthony Davis is expected to re-sign with the…

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Oklahoma City to promote Mark Daigneault to head coach

From nba.com: The Oklahoma City Thunder are promoting assistant Mark Daigneault to become the team’s next head coach, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Daigneault, 35, makes the rise after Oklahoma City and former head coach Billy Donovan mutually agreed to part ways in September.  After a two-month coaching search, the franchise ultimately decided to hire from within. Daigneault has been with the franchise since 2014, mostly serving as head coach of the G League Oklahoma City Blue. He previously worked as an assistant under Donovan at the University of Florida. Daigneault, who will become…

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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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