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Kevin Durant has been a key member of the Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder since he was selected with the second overall pick of the 2007 NBA Draft. However, that could all change in the coming weeks and months. According to reports, the Los Angeles Clippers are attempting to negotiate a sign-and-trade transaction that would send Blake Griffin across to Oklahoma in exchange for Durant. The Clippers are one of the NBA’s most prestigious sides and, while the LA Lakers may be the first Los Angeles team to come into most people’s heads, their city rivals are certainly on the rise.
If Oklahoma City makes Kevin Durant a maximum contract offer this summer, he’ll sign it.
In an interview Wednesday with FanHouse, Durant said he wants to sign
an extension with the Thunder. Negotiations can start July 1.
"Yeah, that’s what I want to do," he said."I want to be here. I want to be part of this organization."
The Oklahoma City Thunder made some good moves at the 2009 NBA Draft. The Thunder I believe did what you need to do leaving a draft and that is "Get Better". I believe that with the moves they made they have done just that.
BY MIKE BALDWIN of Newsok.com
Nearly two dozen point guards, roughly one out of every three players selected, might be taken on June 25.
The trade between the Thunder and New Orleans was cancelled. The trade had Tyson Chandler going to the Thunder in exchange for Chris Wilcox, Joe Smith, and the rights to Devon Hardin. The trade was cancelled because Chandler failed his physical.
Thunder GM Sam Presti announced that the Thunder have traded one of there first round picks for 2009 to the Bulls in exchange for Thabo Sefolosha and cash considerations.
After the Tyson Chandler problem with him not passing the physical and having to be sent back to New Orleans, the Thunder made a trade. The trade sent Chris Wilcox to the New York Nicks in exchange for Malik Rose and cash considerations.