As the days turned into weeks and weeks into months, the Rockets and Knicks couldn't work out a deal to bring Anthony to join forces with ex-Thunder Harden and newly acquired Chris Paul. But that's not enough, apparently.
Westbrook underwent platelet-rich plasma injections just before the season began.
The "strong belief" is still that Wade will sign with Cleveland.
None of the Thunder stars responded to Durant's criticism directly, but George made a point to thank Oklahoma City's front office for putting the stars together.
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But we also, as a complete team, want to be able to, when we can, demonstrate that unity is important and equality is important. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)But while Dallas dropped to its knees as a team, they all stood up for our National Anthem.
Anthony and Wade were both part of the 2003 NBA Draft, the arguable best class in NBA history. "I've always been kind of a product of my environment and being able to just be a chameleon in the sense of just blending into my situation and making that situation work, whatever it calls for, whether I was with the New York Knicks, whether I was on the United States of America team and even here in Oklahoma". Well I say false.
George spoke with Sam Amick of USA Today on media day and opened up about how he ended up in OKC and what exactly his frustrations with in were.
"Oh, he's free now?" You know, Russ averages a triple-double, and, you know, he couldn't get out of the first round. "I could go on and on (with) the positives in IN, but that's where my thought process and my - that's where I, I guess, my opportunity to leave had opened up".
Since being traded over the weekend to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Carmelo Anthony looks like a new man. Melo, throughout his career, has been one of the league's top scorers, but rarely with a high shooting percentage.
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Despite the lack of service, he was still United's most threatening player, with all three of his shots finding the target. Former Valencia boss Mauricio Pellegrino failed in his four attempts to beat Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid (D2, L2).
Anyone who has been paying attention to the National Basketball Association offseason knows it has been a roller coaster consisting of many trades. During the 2015-16 playoffs, the 73-win Warriors erased a 3-1 series deficit and beat the Thunder in seven games to advance to the NBA Finals. He is taking a more direct route than Anthony to recruit, too, creeping on whichever social media he can.
"I'm in his phones, texts". The Thunder need their stars to come together this season, or else they'll all be gone.
We're almost certain this is a one-year stop for Paul George, who hasn't been on a competitive team since the spring of 2014, when Roy Hibbert was playing like the Iron Giant with a hook shot and the Pacers could give LeBron's Heat no small amount of trouble.
Suns: Warren signs 4-year, $50 million extension PHOENIX - T.J. Warren has signed a $50 million, four-year contract extension with the Phoenix Suns. The 2017-18 season offers much more promise than a year ago for OKC, and lifts a huge weight off of Russell Westbrook's shoulders on both sides of the ball. And the Thunder will make sure they're on his radar because of that.
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After the game, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz's reaction was disappointment with a soul-wrenching loss mixed with pride over the fight. The Hawkeyes recently lost 0-3 to Loyola University Chicago, and they open up Big Ten play against Penn State on September 22.
"We are thrilled to welcome Carmelo to Oklahoma City and the Thunder organization", said Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. "Any time there's an opportunity to make the team better since 2008, we've tried to put ourselves in position to capitalize".
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