OKC Loud Links: Quiet Weekend Ahead?

Who knows when the next shoe will drop for the Thunder's pursuit to re-sign its key players, most notably James Harden and Eric Maynor. Will the news break on Saturday at midnight? Maybe! Stay tuned.
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SB Nation Free Agency Stream 2012

Stay on top of all player movement and rumors by checking out SB Nation's stream throughout the day.

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Ibaka Deal Could Net $51.5 Million | NewsOK

Ibaka’s base salary is $49 million for the deal that begins in the 2013-14 season, with an additional $2.5 million in potential bonuses for achievements believed to include NBA Defensive Player of the Year and remaining a member of the league’s All-Defensive first team.

Ibaka Not Happy With Olympics | Ball Don't Lie

Yeah, no kidding. When you have one of the best and most athletic defensive players in the world, it's a good idea to keep him on the court when you're trying to deal with a front line that features LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

What Will Princeton Offense Look Like in LA? | Grantland

Pruiti sets aside mere speculation and begins to look at how the Princeton offense has impacted other teams and which Laker components will work within those confines.

Local Investors Join Potential Grizzlies Owner in Bid to Buy Team | Commercial Appeal

Good news for Grizzlies fans:

Prospective Grizzlies owner Robert Pera has reached an agreement with a group of local partners that will practically guarantee the franchise's future in Memphis for another 15 years.

What Does Boston See in Jeff Green | Sports Illustrated

Lowe has never been high on the Celtics re-signing Jeff Green, but he finally got his deal done. The key for the Celtics is, does Green make them better against the Heat? Right now, they are the only team that matters in the East.

Fab Melo vs Folding Chair | SB Nation

Stolen from comments:

Just what happens when you're weighed down by 17 BANNERS AND THE EXPECTATION TO WIN

Kobe Only Eats Meat, Might Live Forever | SB Nation

Really, this post just gives me an excuse to link to this fashion shoot one more time. Perchance Kobe needs to talk to James Harden on how to pull off the all-white look.

Insiders, Outsiders, and Good Talks | Wages of Wins

Here is what happens when sports economists get together, Part 3.

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