2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
48-34, 2nd in Northwest

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Oklahoma City projects to save $2.6M towards the luxury tax after trading Dakari Johnson to Orlando. The savings will only incur if the Thunder sign one of their second round picks (if Rodney Purvis is waived) this year and not a player to the minimum exception.

13h

Meg Rowley and Chris Herring Join The Show

Bill discusses the major trades as we approach the deadline in the MLB with Fangraphs writer Meg Rowley then discuss the Kahwi and Carmelo trades with 538's Chris Herring.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Something to note even though the Thunder and Melo are going separate ways, OKC has deep appreciation for his professionalism/communication with them throughout the process. One example of the collaboration was the Thunder allowing Melo to meet with other teams/explore potential opportunities while still under contract, and Melo's agreement to waive his no trade clause if it expedited his release and helped the Thunder.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Also of note: The Thunder created a $10.8 million trade exception in the Carmelo Anthony deal.

1d

Carmelo Anthony Traded

Tony Kornheiser and Frank Isola weigh in on the Carmelo Anthony trade and if he will ultimately end up in LA or Houston, if loyalty should matter in pro sports, Boogie Cousins explanation and much more.

Can Carmelo Anthony accept role as 6th man? (2:10)
Cain: Carmelo being traded, waived is 'fall from grace' (0:49)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Here are the contract breakdown for Dennis Schroder and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot: The 24 year-old Schroder is under contract for the next three seasons with a $15.5 million cap hit. In addition, Schroder has $2M in unlikely bonuses in his contract that range from All-NBA, All-Star participant, games played and wins. The 23 year-old Luwawu-Cabarrot is under contract for the next two seasons at $1.5M and a 2019-20 $2.5M team option that the Thunder have until October 31 to exercise.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Oklahoma City was able to accomplish two things by trading Carmelo Anthony to Atlanta, improve the roster while saving $73M this season. The Thunder will now see their projected luxury tax bill drop from $150M to $88.8M, a savings of $62M. In addition, Oklahoma City will save an additional $11M in salary savings with the Dennis Schroder $15.5M contract and the $1.5M cap hit of Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. The Thunder now have a payroll of $148.7M, down from $159.6M. The roster in Oklahoma City also improves with the addition Schroder, a starting quality point guard that will back up Russell Westbrook and adding a young wing in Luwawu-Cabarrot. Instead of having the $9.3M dead cap hit with Anthony on the stretch provision, Oklahoma City essentially is paying $5M for the next three seasons for a 24 year-old point guard who has started 161 games in five seasons.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The pick the Thunder are sending the Hawks is a 2022 lottery protected first rounder (1-14), league sources tell ESPN. If it doesn't convey, it'll become two second rounders the following year.

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1dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Melo headed to Hawks, will be waived

OKC will deal Carmelo Anthony to the Hawks for a package that includes Dennis Schroder. Anthony will be waived, and the Rockets are front-runners for him.

Woj bombs highlight frenzied free-agency period (1:17)
Proposed Melo-Schroder deal bring mixed reactions (1:17)
Burton drills buzzer-beater to lift Thunder over Magic (1:37)
Diallo with the one-handed slam (0:18)
Do Thunder have chance to make it out of the west? (1:16)
10d

Melo To H-Town?

Michael Smith and the national panel debate if the Rockets would be a good fit for Carmelo Anthony, if LeBron should have trusted the process, recap Ronoldo heading to Juventus and much more.

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11dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Carmelo meeting with prospective teams

Carmelo Anthony and his representatives have met with Houston Rockets and Miami Heat officials in recent days with the permission of the Oklahoma City Thunder in advance of Anthony's inevitable departure, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

OKC's Thomas shows acting skills with huge flop (0:32)
Does it make sense for Carmelo to join the Rockets? (1:17)
Diallo goes baseline for thunderous two-handed hammer (0:19)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder announce re-signing Jerami Grant. "We are thrilled to have Jerami continue his development and career with the Thunder," Sam Presti said. "Jerami's versatility and overall speed are an important aspect to our effort to evolve and build on our style of play going forward. We believe Jerami's best basketball is in front of him."

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder make it official in signing Nerlens Noel. "We are excited to bring Nerlens to the Thunder," Sam Presti said. "In addition to being a multi-faceted defender‎, he moves the ball at a high level for a player at his position, which complements our existing core."

Team Stats

Points Per Game107.912th
Rebounds Per Game45.15th
Assists Per Game21.328th
Points Allowed104.410th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-184834.585
2016-174735.573
2015-165527.671
2014-154537.549