Thunder Links – We didn’t want you anyways Battier Edition – December 8, 2011

Shane Battier tweeted, “Let’s go heat!!!!!” So, he’ll be playing with the heat. Which is funny, his tweet came about 28 hours or so (thanks cbssports.com for your math) before you can actually sign or talk to players about signing. Sorry Thunder fans.

KD’s rip move is no longer a shooting foul. “Rip-through” moves, in which an offensive player swings the ball into a defender’s outstretched arm and then attempts a shot once he has created contact, will be considered non-shooting fouls if the contact begins before the offensive player starts his shooting motion.” (cont…)

Sam Scarritt-Selman of the The Miscellany News wrote that the Thunder are doing it the right way (Like we had any doubt).From management to the coaching staff to the players, what we have in the Thunder is an entity wholly dedicated to doing things the “right way.” It’s a smartly run franchise that makes the rest of the league seem oafish and uncreative by contrast. (cont…)

NBATV’s Chris Webber gives his preview of the Thunder.

I know it’s not Thunder related, but Ricky Rubio gave an interview yesterday and said Derek Fisher was a great player, wtf?

John Mayer for bettor.com writes about Harden and Sefolosha. Thabo Sefolosha, the 27 year old shooting guard from the Oklahoma City Thunder, has so far been utilised as a defence specialist with a specific role to limit the key players of the opposing teams and make the steals. (cont…)

Insidehoops gives a crazy trade for Amar’e Stoudemire. OKC: Eric Maynor ($2,338,721 in ’12-13) + Serge Ibaka ($2,253,062 in ’12-13) + Nate Robinson’s Expiring ($4,500,000) + Kendrick Perkins ($7,800,531 in ’12-13) + Pick(s); then deal Perkins elsewhere (i.e. to Boston for Jermaine plus 2012 1st pick(s)??)

Sam Presti gave an interview to the media. Here it is.

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