Archive - June 2011

Daily Links – June 30, 2011

14 hours from the lockout, I hope I get to write an article about how they came to a last second agreement… Make sure you read our CBA Articles. They’re great. Part 1 and Part 2. On the bright side, Players and Owners are meeting Thursday. Read More

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Thunder Re-Sign Nazr Mohammed

The Oklahoma City Thunder have re-signed 13 year veteran, Nazr Mohammed, to a one year agreement. Sources have reported the one year contract is for $3.75 Million dollars. Read More

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Daily Links – June 29, 2011

Colby Paxton said the Thunder have graduated Instead, expect to see Presti and the Thunder go with a foreign project that they can stash overseas, or just trade out of this year’s draft altogether.

Dime Mag compared players to Transformers Kendrick Perkins is Optimus Prime. I can’t believe who they compared Russell Westbrook to.

Fox Sports talks about what the draft means to the Thunder Barring something unforeseen, this likely isn’t a move to bear much weight in the direct future. But Jackson’s skills whisper the possibility of playing from both guard positions, and he offers a small hint of insurance should Westbrook or Maynor not be retained (both have only the 2011-12 season guaranteed on their current contracts, though OKC does have a team option for the following season with Maynor). Of course, particularly with Westbrook, this is an insurance you’d have to prefer is never called upon.

Off seasons shopping list for the Thunder Know you’re curious what the first thing is: Top of the List: Get Kendrick Perkins Healthy

The Lockout has sneaked up on KD Despite being Oklahoma City’s union representative, Durant says he hasn’t been able to attend players association meetings because of other obligations this summer.

David Ramsey thinks Reggie Jackson is a perfect fit for OKC “They’re ready to win now,” Jackson said of the Thunder. “They don’t really care what the world says. They are going to prove the world wrong.”

Oh, Serge is trying for the Spanish national team

About 30 hours until the lockout. Make sure you get caught up on what the CBA is about.  Part 1 and Part 2.

Oh, and Nazr Mohammed has agreed to a one year contract extension. More to come later as the amount develops.

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Thunder Pick Up Team Options on Numerous Players

The Oklahoma City Thunder has exercised contract options on five players Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced today.

The Thunder exercised its fourth-year options on guard James Harden, forward Serge Ibaka, guard Eric Maynor and center Byron Mullens, as well as its third-year option on center Cole Aldrich. Read More

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Daily Links – June 28, 2011

We’re under 60 hours until the impending lockout starts…

Which Rookie point guard can make the biggest impact Reggie Jackson – #25 Oklahoma City Thunder: The Thunder had promised Jackson they’d draft him and made good on their word by taking him at 25. Eric Maynor is a potential starting point guard for a PG needy team and if he’s moved, Jackson could find himself backing up Russell Westbrook in 2012. Oklahoma City clearly likes Jackson but he should be ignored in fantasy leagues heading into next season. Read More

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OKC Thunder extend qualifying offer to Daequan Cook

extend qualifying offer

General Manager Sam Presti announced today that the team has extend qualifying offer to guard Daequan Cook. That makes him a restricted free agent.

Cook appeared in 43 games in his first season with the Thunder. In his first season with the Thunder averaged 5.6 points and 1.7 rebounds in 13.9 minutes per contest. Cook, who ranked 11th in the NBA in three-point field goal shooting,  made 65 of 154 three-point attempts (.422) this season.

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Daily Links – June 27, 2011

Reggie Jackson says he’ll give 100% ”It’s what I’ve done my whole life since being up at 5 a.m. in high school shooting to going back to the gym from about 11 to 1 at night. It’s just what I love to do. Definitely, I just want to get better every day and help the team get better.”

In Sam Presti we trust Yet here’s the thing about Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti. Because he has put the Thunder together so well, with just the right mix of athletes and personality, all of them hard workers Oklahomans clamor to get behind, you simply believe in his picks. Read More

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Reggie Jackson jersey to be #15

The Thunder introduced Reggie Jackson at the Thunder basketball camp at the OKC Boy’s and Girls’ Club. A shy, timid Jackson answered questions for the Oklahoma City media, mentioning how Kevin Durant was his favorite player throughout college. Talked about how respect for what Scott Brooks has done for the Thunder organization. Read More

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Who is Reggie Jackson?

Everyone had the same question, who is Reggie Jackson? Reggie Jackson was a beast in the ACC. He was third in scoring in 18.2 PPG, third in assists 4.5 APG, and just sixth in three point shooting at 42.0%.

Jackson is a point guard from Colorado Springs, CO. However, he was born in Italy. Also, was selected as the Colorado Player of the Year by numerous outlets in Colorado. After committing to Boston College, Jackson was selected as All-ACC 1st team selection his junior year and was honorable mention All-American. Read More

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Daily Links, Welcome Reggie Jackson June 24, 2011

Reggie Jackson ecstatic about coming to OKC “Well obviously I’m ecstatic, I’ve been drafted in the first round by a great organization and I feel truly blessed,” Jackson said. “I’m pretty excited about going to a team that can win a championship for many years.

Coach Brooks holds clinic back home Read More

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