Player News - Thunder

Date: Team: Pos:

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot was traded to the Thunder.

The 76ers are stacked at shooting guard and small forward with their Zhaire Smith pick and adding Wilson Chandler, so TLC had almost no chance to get into the rotation this season. He likely won't be in the rotation with the Thunder either as he tries to find an offensive identity.
Jul 19 - 5:01 PM

Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala will be traded to the Thunder in the Carmelo Anthony deal.

The Hawks have been trying to get Schroder off their books for basically all of 2018, and they were finally able to do so in the Melo salary dump. Schroder still has three years and about $46.5 million left on his deal, and he won't be an unrestricted free agent until 2021. Obviously, his fantasy value takes a gigantic hit as Russell Westbrook's backup, but he'll play some SG minutes at times. Jeremy Lin and Trae Young will handle the PG time for the Hawks now.
Jul 19 - 4:46 PM

The Hawks have reportedly been trying to move Dennis Schroder for weeks, but haven't found much of a market for him.

Through five years of NBA experience, Schroder still hasn't shown much progress with his 3-point shot (29.0% from distance last year) and he seriously struggles on the defensive end of the floor, so it'll be tough for Atlanta to find another NBA club willing to take on his contract worth roughly $46.5 million over the next three seasons. Additionally, Schroder still hasn't been cleared on misdemeanor battery charges stemming from a September arrest, and while Atlanta management has expressed confidence that Schroder will be able to avoid jail time, opposing GMs aren't so certain.
Jul 18 - 11:13 AM

Andre Roberson (knee scope) said he's on track to be ready for training camp.

He ruptured his patellar tendon in January and then had a knee scope in May to reduce the swelling and speed up the recovery process. Roberson can shoot "slight jump shots" and can do some ball handling drills, but he hasn't been cleared to run yet. Even if he wins the starting shooting guard role, Roberson's fantasy appeal is limited to steals (1.2), blocks (0.9) and rebounds (4.7).
Source: Newsok.com
Jul 12 - 10:20 AM

Hamidou Diallo scored 19 points with eight rebounds and two 3-pointers against the Nets on Saturday.

He caught the NBA's eye when he put up a wild 44-inch vert at the 2017 combine, and those hops were on display during this win. Diallo's biggest concern was his jumper, but he had it working today while doing a little of everything else. The Thunder picked him up in a trade on draft day and they have to be happy with his first performance. He'll be someone to watch this week, but he doesn't have much short-term fantasy value.
Jul 7 - 9:04 PM

Dakari Johnson scored 20 points with eight rebounds, three steals and three turnovers in 25 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

He saw some spot-start action last season while Steven Adams was hurt, and he showed he is capable of being bench depth in the NBA. Nerlens Noel signing with the Thunder likely hurts Johnson's chances for minutes while the team is healthy, though.
Jul 6 - 7:37 PM

Raymond Felton has agreed to a one-year deal with Oklahoma City.

He talked about how much he would love to re-sign with OKC and it looks like he got what he wished for. Felton will continue to stay in a backup point guard role and log around 15-20 minutes a game for the Thunder. From a fantasy standpoint, he has virtually no value.
Jul 4 - 12:39 AM

Nerlens Noel has agreed to a two-year deal with the Thunder.

Noel received interest from the Lakers, Wizards and Pelicans in addition to the Thunder, but ultimately, he decided to sign with OKC. His contract has a player option on Year-2, so Noel is hopeful that he'll be able to up his stock with a productive season with a playoff team in order to again hit the open market in 2019. Noel might only be looking at minutes in the 20s operating as Steven Adams' backup, so it could be tough for him to churn out standard league value.
Jul 2 - 2:57 PM

Nerlens Noel has reportedly narrowed his choices down to four teams: the Wizards, Lakers, Thunder and Pelicans.

Noel is coming off a disastrous 2017-18 season in which he was sidelined for three months due to a thumb injury and then suspended for the final five games of the season due to a drug suspension. However, when healthy, he has typically been productive on a per-minute basis. The Thunder are already facing a hefty luxury tax, so their inclusion is surprising. Landing in L.A. or Washington would probably give Noel the best chance at carving out significant fantasy value next season.
Jul 1 - 8:51 PM

Jerami Grant has agreed to re-sign with the Thunder for $27 million over three seasons.

That's a nice value for OKC and they are having a great night with the news of Paul George's return. Carmelo Anthony is also slated to come back, but he struggled big time and Grant was stealing some of Melo's minutes at the end of the year. Grant had a lot of suitors including the Magic, Pacers and Bulls, and a return to OKC isn't the best news for his fantasy value after he averaged 8.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 2017-18. If the Thunder can find a way to get rid of Melo, Grant would be somewhat intriguing.
Jul 1 - 12:22 AM

Paul George has agreed to a four-year, $137 million max contract with the Thunder, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

Wow. It's a three-year deal plus a player option, so major props to the Thunder for getting this deal done. Perhaps getting PG on a three-plus-one deal is the biggest news of all. The Thunder are going to be paying some serious tax this year to get them to almost $300M for their roster this year. PG said Russell Westbrook was his guy, and apparently he wasn't kidding.
Jul 1 - 12:21 AM

Paul George has committed to sign a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

It's officially Woj bomb season. All day we've seen the talk of PG going to Russell Westbrook's party with OKC's front office in attendance, so it wasn't smoke and mirrors. This is a year after PG said he wanted to go to Los Angeles, so credit to Westy and the OKC guys to pry him away. At the party, he had something to say. "I’m here to stay," George said. "We can bring it home." OKC doesn't have much cap room, so they'll be rolling with a similar squad and may lose Jerami Grant.
Jun 30 - 11:44 PM

Members of OKC’s front office will be at Russell Westbrook's party, according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports.

Yes, this is still about the NBA. All signs point to a celebration of Paul George signing with the Thunder unless he plans on doing something extremely cold blooded. Westbrook also flew eight hours to leave a family vacation to go to this party. For now, the expectation across the league will be that George is staying for at least one more year.
Jun 30 - 10:29 PM

According to Royce Young of ESPN.com, Paul George arrived in Oklahoma City late on Saturday afternoon, as Russell Westbrook is hosting a private party in town late Saturday night as free agency opens.

Yes, this is how we get NBA news in 2018. Several Twitter sleuths are tracking a similar story about what is being called a "summer hype house party" at a property near Lake Arcadia. The ESPN report adds that Nas is expected to perform for the 500 guests. Like the first track on Illmatic, this could be The Genesis on several PG-13 rumors today.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 30 - 7:30 PM

Paul George and Russell Westbrook have worked out together intermittently the last couple of months, and the two have stayed in steady contact, according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports.

PG has said that winning is his top priority in his decision, and he's said that Westbrook is "my guy" recently. The Lakers still are in the mix and George has maintained he'd like to play there at some point, but maybe OKC can keep him as they'd be paying a hefty tax bill next season.
Jun 30 - 2:50 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Waiver Wire: Top Targets

    Waiver Wire: Top Targets
  •  
    Waiver Wire: Get Tucker

    Waiver Wire: Get Tucker
  •  
    MLB: Snag Odor and Eovaldi

    MLB: Snag Odor and Eovaldi
  •  
    Waiver Wire: Grab Ohtani

    Waiver Wire: Grab Ohtani
  •  
    NASCAR: Grading picks

    NASCAR: Grading picks
  •  
    Waiver Wire: Go Conforto

    Waiver Wire: Go Conforto
  •  
    MLB: Buy Kiermaier & Story

    MLB: Buy Kiermaier & Story
  •  
    NASCAR Fantasy: Michigan

    NASCAR Fantasy: Michigan