Oklahoma City Thunder

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  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    The Rockets and Thunder officially completed their blockbuster trade of Chris Paul, first round picks in 2024 and 2026, and pick swaps in 2021 and 2025 for Russell Westbrook on Tuesday.

    Westbrook and Harden and now officially reunited and will be performing massive pre-game routines at the Toyota Center. Meanwhile, the Thunder officially have Chris Paul on the roster and are free to move him if they choose. Watching how Sam Presti begins this rebuild process will be interesting, to say the least.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Chris Paul
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Brian Windhorst of ESPN is reporting that the Heat are open to the idea of teaming up Chris Paul with Jimmy Butler, but what has hung the entire negotiation up is the discussion of picks.

    The Thunder holds two of Miami’s future first round draft picks, an unprotected selection in 2021 and a protected one in 2023. The Heat want those included in a potential deal and Oklahoma City has no shortage of assets as, since draft night, Sam Presti has acquired a remarkable eight first-round picks. Windhorst also added that the Heat seem to be CP3’s preferred destination and if he actually ends up in South Beach, he could retain his strong fantasy value.

    Source: NESN.com

  • Chris Paul
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Though they are still interested in acquiring his services, the Miami Heat have so far been uninterested in meeting Oklahoma City's asking price for Chris Paul according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

    The assumption by most pundits heading into these trade talks was that it would likely take the Thunder including assets to move the Heat into taking on CP3's massive contract. While we don't know what the Thunder have put on the table in these talks, it's evident that they have not met the threshold to make the financial commitment worth it to the Heat. If Miami isn't a landing spot for Paul, it will be tough to imagine another team, fringing on contention, lining up for his services. It's looking like a real possibility that he starts the season in Oklahoma City, where he will have a lot to prove to contenders that he is worth making a move for. His presence would help Shai Gilgeous-Alexander from a development standpoint, but would likely put a dent in his potential fantasy value.

    Source: Barry Jackson on Twitter

  • Darius Bazley
    PF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Darius Bazley was the only Thunder player to score in doulble figures (11 points) in a 69-68 win over Croatia in Summer League play on Friday.

    Bazley is one of the more interesting rookies in his draft class, being the only one to opt for an internship instead of playing a year of college hoops. He struggled with his shot, going 4-for-10 from the field and missing both of his attempts from the line. He did add some nice cash counters to his line in the form of three treys, one steal and one block, along with six boards. With the Thunder headed into full rebuild mode, Bazley's training camp and preseason progress will be a must-watch for deep-league fantasy managers.

  • Alex Abrines
    G, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Barcelona announced today their new deal with Alex Abrines, who will be reunited with his former team, signing a two-year contract.

    Abrines is no stranger to Barcelona, as he spent four seasons with the club before moving to the NBA with the Thunder. He was named the EuroLeague’s Rising Star in 2016 and helped Barca win a Spanish League championship in 2014, but he had some off court issues this year that forced him to stay away from basketball and it’s good to see him back to a familiar place.

    Source: Eurohoops

  • Chris Paul
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Sam Amick is reporting that Sam Presti and Leon Rose, the agent for Chris Paul, will meet in the coming days to determine what's next for his client.

    The Thunder just dealt their franchise icon and seemed intent on clearing the deck for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to lead a rebuild, and the Heat were the most mentioned suitor in talks surrounding Russell Westbrook to begin with. Miami clearly wants to add a top-level point guard to pair with Jimmy Butler and could find it easier to work out a deal for Paul than they did for Westbrook. Amick adds that the Thunder "would engage and have interest" in making a deal with the Heat, so stay tuned. Miami has been hesitant to include their top young players, but if OKC is offering up Paul as well as some of their stockpile of picks, it may be hard for the Heat to walk away.

    Source: Sam Amick on Twitter

  • Luguentz Dort
    G, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Luguentz Dort shot 4-of-6 in Thursday's 92-87 win over the Blazers, coming off the bench to score 12 points in 15 minutes with a pair of 3-pointers.

    Dort is on a two-way deal this season and could end up seeing more time than originally thought with the Thunder seemingly leaning into a rebuild. He turned down draft-and-stash offers to try his hand at the NBA so we'd imagine he's closer to the big club than most two-way players.

  • Kevin Hervey
    F, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Kevin Hervey finished Thursday's Summer League victory with 20 points, seven rebounds, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers.

    Hervey followed up a 17 & 17 outing with another great game, and he's definitely catching some attention with his play in Vegas. He's unlikely to crack the NBA this season but the 57th pick in 2018 is trending upwards, and who knows what happens in OKC with the way they're dealing players out these days.

  • Chris Paul
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Chris Paul was sent to the Thunder in a package for Russell Westbrook on Thursday night.

    This is a long play for the Thunder, but it looks like they'll go into the season with Paul on the roster. If that's the case, he should do a nice job providing tutelage to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and may bump up his performance from last season since he might actually touch the ball.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook to the Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul, first-round picks in 2024 and 2026 and pick swaps in 2021 and 2025.

    What a bombshell on a Thursday night. For all the talk about Westbrook to the Heat, we've ended up with the reuniting of Westbrook and James Harden. Paul will again become the main ballhandler in Oklahoma City and Westbrook and Harden can fight over who gets to chuck up more shots.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Danilo Gallinari
    SF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Danilo Gallinari is now officially a member of the Thunder.

    Gallinari will have a ton of opportunities to get shots up in OKC, as he's the only primary scorer currently on the roster. Just hope that he can stay healthy once again because there is definite top-40 potential here.

    Source: Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Thunder have officially acquired Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

    Gilgeous-Alexander looks like the centerpiece of the Thunder's rebuild, though his fantasy stock looks dicey until Russell Westbrook is dealt. SGA had a fantastic rookie season and finished with top-100 value over the last couple of months, and when the deck is cleared he'll have the keys to the car in OKC. That should help mitigate playing with a lesser supporting cast, somewhat, and Gilgeous-Alexander remains a great dynasty asset. Top-100 returns would be a nice result for next season, so hopefully we get some quick resolution on the Westbrook situation.

    Source: Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Mike Muscala
    PF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Thunder GM Sam Presti anounced on Wednesday that the team has signed forward/center Mike Muscala.

    Muscala split last season between the Sixers and the Lakers, appearing in 64 games (10 starts) and averaging 7.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 20.4 minutes per game. He will provide some much needed depth for a Thunder team that just traded away Jerami Grant to the Nuggets. Oklahoma is on the verge of blowing the entire team up so it’s not out of question that Muscala earns significant minutes next year.

    Source: Nba.com

  • Hamidou Diallo
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Hamidou Diallo scored 11 points with two assists and a steal on 5-of-12 shooting in 25 minutes vs. Croatia on Tuesday.

    Diallo might be staring at an increased role next season after the recent trades, and rumors of more coming, the Thunder made. Diallo's shot is still too inconsistent to be relied upon, but he can fly. If he can find himself in the rotation, he may find himself on the fantasy radar in deeper leagues.