Kevin Durant is Recruiting Shane Battier
Via Kiiitv.com: An attorney for NBA star and southeast Texas native Kendrick Perkins says he is innocent of all charges stemming from his weekend arrest.
Via Yahoo! Sports: A statement from police in Beaumont, Texas, said officers saw a large crowd outside The Ticket night club just after 2 a.m., and received complaints of fights and pepper spray inside.
Via TMZ: NBA star Kendrick Perkins was arrested in Beaumont, TX this morning for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
As we enter mid-August, the Rumor mill is beginning to churn again. Players are seeing the reality of the lock-out, and the latest player to look at contact offers is the Thunder's own Kevin Durant. Right now he's looking at an offer from Turkish club Besiktas.
The flight of players to Europe continues today with Marcin Gortat, as he joins Deron Williams, Nenad Krstic, and Sonny Weems in signing with a European club team for next season.
Durant is exploring, but not saying anything about his destination. Meanwhile, Robinson is gunning for an NFL tryout.
Via NewsOK.com: Former Oklahoma City Thunder center Nenad Krstic, who was part of a trade with the Boston Celtics, has agreed to a two-year, $8.8-million deal to play for CSKA Moscow, according to a report by the Russian International News Agency. The move comes as no surprise, with the NBA headed toward an apparent lockout and Krstic, a native of Serbia, having already played pro ball extensively overseas.
This off-season workout basically serves as a whose who of Thunder prospects, failed draft picks, guys who have seen spot time in the NBA, and relative unknowns. Why is this workout happening? Well, with the Summer League cancelled and the Collective Bargaining Agreement set to expire, teams have limited time to look at non-draft prospects before the pre-season begins, assuming the lockout lasts an extended period of time.