Oklahoma City Thunder

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The Thunder have traded forward Serge Ibaka to the Orlando Magic for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova and the newly drafted Domantas Sabonis, perhaps tweaking the roster to appeal to soon-to-be free agent Kevin Durant.

Ibaka has been one of the league's top defenders, but his offensive production has dipped. He averaged career highs of 15.1 points and 8.8 rebounds in 2013-14, but those numbers fell to 12.6 points and 6.8 rebounds last season.

Oladipo fills Oklahoma City's need for a two-way shooting guard. He averaged 16 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists last season.

Stephen Curry knocked down yet another 3-pointer in the waning moments, pulled his jersey up into his mouth and yelled to the rafters in triumph once more.

A special, record-setting season saved for the defending champs, with a memorable comeback added to the long list of accomplishments.

Splash Brothers Curry and Klay Thompson carried the 73-win Warriors right back to the NBA Finals, as Golden State rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-88 on Monday night in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.

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The Washington Post looks at Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan and how he's becoming a top NBA coach.

The Week In Sports

May 21, 2016
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The Oklahoma City Thunder is among two dozen businesses, universities and law enforcement groups urging Oklahoma's Senate leader to kill two measures that would allow most adults to openly carry weapons without training or background checks.


Oklahoma City police say Aubrey McClendon was killed in this morning's fatal car crash in northeast Oklahoma City.

McClendon was Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of American Energy Partners, LP. Previously, McClendon served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake Energy Corporation from 1989-2013. He was also a part-owner of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Aubrey McClendon, the former CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp., was charged Tuesday with orchestrating a conspiracy not to compete for oil and gas leases in northwest Oklahoma, the Justice Department said.

The DOJ explained in a statement:

The Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to a trade just hours before the NBA trade deadline today.

According to multiple reports, OKC will send point guard D.J. Augustin, shooting guard Steve Novak, and two future second round draft picks to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for shooting guard Randy Foye.

The Thunder have lacked a consistent scoring threat at shooting guard. Foye is a combo guard who averaged 6.0 points as a reserve for the Nuggets this season.