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  1. The Thunder are not stuck with “Ibaka or Harden”

    Aug 18, 2012, 5:46 PM EDT

    U.S. Olympic basketball player Harden watches during a training session ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the M.E.N Arena in Manchester

    With Serge Ibaka officially signed to a four-year extension worth a reported $48 millon with the Oklahoma City Thunder, a mighty cry went out across the land. “James Harden is available!” Naturally, if the Thunder paid Ibaka more than some measley sum, there was no way that they would be able to retain Harden. They…

  2. How the Hornets can rebuild in five easy steps from the Chris Paul trade

    Dec 15, 2011, 3:02 AM EDT

    Dell Demps

    Are you a small market franchise that just lost the best player in franchise istory? Trying to understand how to move on after losing the best player to ever don your laundry? Are you the New Orleans Hornets? Then have no fear! I’m here to show you the road to redemption in five easy steps.…

  3. Thunder get creative with Nick Collison’s contract

    Nov 24, 2010, 11:31 AM EDT

    collison

    Oh, Sam Presti is being clever again. We told you yesterday that the Thunder have locked up Nick Collison in a new deal that runs through the summer of 2014. It helps keep their core together and gives them a solid backup big they know they can count on. But the deal itself, pretty creative,…

  4. Thunder owners extend GM Sam Presti, then let basketball people make basketball decisions. Crazy.

    Jul 22, 2010, 1:38 PM EDT

    Look at the lineup of teams where ownership lets the basketball people make basketball decisions: Spurs, Celtics, Lakers, Magic, Thunder. Notice the similarities there? Oklahoma City today announced it has extended its deal with general manager Sam Presti, the team announced today. That is the best move they made this off-season (and they’ve made a…

  5. Kevin Durant re-ups with the Thunder for five years, and there is much rejoicing

    Jul 7, 2010, 11:40 AM EDT

    Kevin Durant announced that he has agreed to a five-year extension with the Thunder (worth a reported $85 million) and the only loser is uniform grammar usage. He will remain a Thunder. The Thunder is lucky to have him. Are they? Damn those tricky, singularly plural team names. Of course, it’s of slightly more significance…

  6. Sam Presti denies interviewing for Kevin Pritchard's job

    Jun 8, 2010, 12:28 PM EDT

    I’m not sure if there was a specific moment where things went sour between Kevin Pritchard and the Portland Trailblazers, but at this point the funk in the air is undeniable. And Sam Presti doesn’t want any of it stinking up his place with the Thunder or his status as one of the top GMs…

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