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Paul George is top priority, but other free-agent decisions await Thunder

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.comCarmelo Anthony never was much of a question. Paul George remains the big one.
But with the start of NBA free agency less than a week away — the frenzy begins on Sunday — the Thunder has other uncertain…

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Assessing the NBA’s contenders for Paul George

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comOne week remains until the NBA landscape is changed once again. Paul George, the prize in several teams’ eyes, will be at the center.
On July 1, a handful of the league’s teams are expected to try to court…

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Why the Thunder needs more than a good voice in its next TV announcer

By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.comA recent morning sojourn for breakfast turned into a chance encounter with Brian Davis.
I definitely wasn’t expecting to bump into the recently let-go Thunder play-by-play announcer as I was waiting on m…

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Report: Melo tells OKC he won’t terminate contract

By Brett DawsonCarmelo Anthony won’t terminate the final year of his contract in Oklahoma City, and the veteran forward has informed the Thunder of that decision, according to a report on Saturday. Yahoo Sports reported that Anthony has let the Th…

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Key takeaways from Thunder’s post-draft press conference

By Brett Dawson and Erik Horne Staff WritersThere was a lot to digest in the late hours following the Thunder’s 2018 NBA Draft, so much that Sam Presti called on some help.
After another late night at the Thunder’s practice facility, one in which the T…

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Kentucky’s Hamidou Diallo — a ‘thermonuclear’ athlete — and intriguing gamble for Thunder

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.comMaybe it could have gone differently for Hamidou Diallo.
Maybe if the Kentucky guard had entered the NBA Draft last year, had opted to skip college after a redshirt semester and never played a game for …

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The Thunder’s 2018 NBA Draft class at a glance

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.comThe Thunder selected two players in Thursday’s NBA Draft and will add another via trade. A look at the incoming rookies:
Hamidou Diallo, G, Kentucky
Height: 6-foot-6
Weight: 197 pounds
Hometown: Queens,…

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Reports: Former Iowa State guard Deonte Burton, Italy’s Awudu Abass joining Thunder for summer league

By Erik HorneThe Thunder’s Las Vegas Summer League roster is starting to take shape.ESPN.com’s Ian Begley reported Friday that former Iowa State forward Deonte Burton will be a member of the Thunder’s summer league team.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Looking back at the draft and ahead to free agency

By Erik Horne Brett DawsonWelcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios’ highly-acclaimed comedy ‘Ted,’ but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of the Thunder.Below is our list of episod…

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Sam Presti says conversations ongoing as Carmelo Anthony option deadline approaches

By Erik HorneSince Carmelo Anthony’s eyebrow-raising exit interview and Thunder general manager Sam Presti’s response, has anything changed?Anthony is set to make a lot of money.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Thunder, Paul George keeping lines of communication open

By Brett DawsonIn Oklahoma City on Thursday, Thunder general manager Sam Presti led a group of front-office personnel that worked into the late hours of NBA Draft night. Halfway across the country, some other Thunder staffers were living it up at …

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Report: Thunder to acquire Kentucky guard Diallo

By Brett DawsonThe Thunder selected two players in the second round of Thursday’s NBA Draft. It may have to wait a while to complete its draft night. Shortly after the draft, Oklahoma City acquired Kentucky guard Hamidou Diallo in a trade wit…

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Thunder selects Virginia’s Hall, UT-Arlington’s Hervey in second round

By Erik Horne, Staff Writer, ehorne@oklahoman.comIn a second-round of mass movement in the 2018 NBA Draft, the Thunder stayed put.
With two selections within five picks of each other in the second round on Thursday, the Thunder selected Virginia guard …

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Suns get their coveted center; Ayton to anchor young squad

By BOB BAUM Associated PressPHOENIX — For most of their half-century in existence, the Phoenix Suns have coveted a big-time center.
In 1969, they lost the coin flip with Milwaukee for Lew Alcindor, now known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and chose Neal Walk …

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NBA Draft: Thunder selects Virginia’s Hall, UT-Arlington’s Hervey in second round

By Erik HorneIn a second-round of mass movement in the 2018 NBA Draft, the Thunder stayed put.With two selections within five picks of each other in the second round on Thursday, the Thunder selected Virginia guard Devon Hall No.Read more on NewsOK.com

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2018 NBA Draft order, TV info, time: When will the Thunder select?

By Jeff PattersonBaring general manager Sam Presti pulling off a trade, there will be little action for the Oklahoma City Thunder until late Thursday in the NBA Draft.The Thunder does not own a first-round pick this year but has two second-round picks …

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No sure things for Thunder in NBA Draft, but notable names abound in second round

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.comThere were lots of reasons to draft Terrance Ferguson.
The Thunder’s first-round pick in last season’s NBA Draft had played a professional season in Australia and yet ranked among the youngest prospects…

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The all-time NBA Draft — the best pick from every slot

By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressThere’s a definitive answer every year to the question of who is No. 1 in the NBA Draft.
But who is the No. Read more on NewsOK.com

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Why does the NBA draft before free agency?

By Berry TramelThe NBA Draft is Thursday night. The NBA free agency period starts 10 days later.The NFL free agency period begins in mid-March.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Owasso’s Milton keeps his cool as NBA Draft approaches

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.comThe zen approach is working for Shake Milton.
There is uncertainty for the former Owasso High School and SMU star as Thursday’s NBA Draft approaches.Read more on NewsOK.com

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