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Thunder, Lakers expressing interest in Evans

The Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder are interested in signing point guard Tyreke Evans, according to a report from ESPN. Evans is meeting with the Lakers on Monday. He met with Oklahoma City Sunday night in Los Angeles ESPN Sources: Free agent guard Tyreke Evans meeting with the Lakers today. He met with Oklahoma […]


Noel to decide from three suitors, possibly four

Free-agent center Nerlens Noel has reportedly narrowed his decision to three teams. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, Noel will decide between the Los Angeles Lakers, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Washington Wizards, with the New Orleans Pelicans also showing interest. Sources: Free agent center Nerlens Noel has narrowed decision on signing to […]


Timberwolves interested in Bertans, Brewer

The San Antonio Spurs extended a $1.6 million qualifying offer to Davis Bertans, making him a restricted free agent and preserving their right to match any offer he receives. It appears San Antonio may have to do that, according to a report. Darren Wolfson of KSTP reports the Minnesota Timberwolves might be interested in both […]


NBA players think OKC will get rid of Anthony

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s current luxury-tax bill — including the repeater tax — is $130 million, the largest luxury-tax bill NBA history. After re-signing Paul George and Jerami Grant to large contracts once free agency started, the attention around league circles turned to Carmelo Anthony and his future with the franchise. As expected, Anthony opted in to his $27.9 million […]


George commits to four-year deal with Thunder

All-Star forward Paul George has committed to a contract and will return to the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to a report from ESPN. George’s new contract is for four years and $137 million, per ESPN, with a player option on the third year. George had been linked to the Los Angeles Lakers since the end […]


Grant agrees to three-year pact to stay with Thunder

While the big news for the Oklahoma City Thunder was re-signing Paul George, the team also agreed to re-up with another forward. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Thunder have agreed to a three-year, $27-million deal to bring Jerami Grant back. Oklahoma City forward Jerami Grant has agreed to a three-year, $27M contract to […]


Party time: Westbrook throwing bash, George in attendance

All signs are pointing toward Paul George remaining with the Oklahoma City Thunder. In fact, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti wanted to conduct the Thunder’s meeting with George, who is an unrestricted free agent after opting out of his deal with the Thunder last week, in OKC, with a […]


Report: George ‘strongly considering’ remaining in OKC

Paul George is “strongly considering” signing a two or three-year deal to remain with the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to a report from the New York Times. The Thunder have done a great job of selling George on their future and the All-Star liked playing with Russell Westbrook and Steven Adams and for coach Billy Donovan. During the regular season, George […]


Thunder’s George opts out of deal; where to next?

Not surprisingly, Paul George is set to become a huge NBA free-agent prize. And one of the the league’s biggest mysteries — as no one knows where he’ll go next.’ All that is known is George has informed the Oklahoma City Thunder he is opting out of the $20.7 million option in his contract and […]


Roth: Cutting to the chase on LeBron’s options

There has been a lot of talk recently about what it means if LeBron James exercises his player option for the 2018-19 NBA season, and much of what is being said is inaccurate. Therefore, I think it’s worthwhile to quickly breakdown James’ options and clear up some of the incorrect information floating around out there. […]


Pindowns: Time for a new award — ‘The MVP, other than LeBron’

LeBron James comes to a team, it goes to the NBA Finals. LeBron James leaves a team, it languishes in either mediocrity (Miami) or purgatory (Cleveland, both times). For the fifth consecutive season, James didn’t win the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award Monday night. He has not won it since the 2012-13 season. LeBron has […]


Jones: Cavs’ summer-league squad will be interesting to watch

Some random pindowns on the heels of a busy, calm-before-the-storm weekend across the NBA… 1. While there is much uncertainty regarding what the 2018-19 Cleveland Cavaliers will look like because LeBron James continues to keep the basketball world waiting, the franchise has quietly put together a team to compete in the Las Vegas Summer League […]


George staying in OKC would hurt Lakers’ chances of landing LeBron

If Paul George decides to not return home and sign with the Los Angeles Lakers this season and chooses to remain with the Oklahoma City Thunder, that would be a blow to the Lakers’ hopes of luring LeBron James to LA this summer. According to a report by Sam Amick of USA Today, the tea […]


Melo picks up option with Oklahoma City

As expected, Carmelo Anthony has made it official. He’s opting in to the $27.9 million player option for the 2018-19 season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to a report. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports said Anthony, acquired from the New York Knicks last summer, picked up the option by not exercising his early termination […]