A report says Daequan Cook is being pursued by a Spanish team. Of course he’s a restricted free agent but the Thunder did extend him a qualifying offer. The Spanish team evidently wants him for the entire season with no NBA opt-out.
Trey Kerby of TBJ lists 10 frontcourt players on the verge: “Ibaka is straight-up shredded and seems to be made of only muscle. Kudos. One thing that’s undeniable about Serge is his ability to reject opposing players. In a mere 27 minutes per game last season, Ibaka led the league in total blocks (198) and finished third in blocks per game (2.4). He’s simply a machine, and when he gets starter minutes he’ll be the most intimidating post defender not named Dwight Howard.”
Interesting though, KD is his No. 1: “What can you say about Kevin Durant that hasn’t already been said? He’s the prototypical good guy of the NBA — didn’t make a big deal about his contract extension last year, plays ball for the love of the game as proven by his pro-am tour around the United States and wears a backpack during press conferences. Durantula even gets tattoos in places that will be covered by his uniform and not in full display like most tatted-up ballers! Oh, and he’s pretty good on the hardwood too.”
Jenni Carlson keeping everyone morally sound with another thing on Perk: “Honestly, if you’d have given me the details of this past weekend’s incident, then told me to pick which Thunder player had been the on involved with it, I guarantee that Perkins wouldn’t have been among the first five guys that I picked. Heck, he might not have been in the first eight or nine. I would’ve probably lumped him into the no-way-they’d-do-that group of Nick Collison, Nazr Mohammed and Kevin Durant.”
Russell Westbrook and a few others met Diddy at UCLA. And of course The Jones killed a post about it.
There was a little buzz Kobe might play in the Goodman vs. Drew, but it’s not happening: “Kobe was smiling and saying, ‘Eh, I don’t know if I’m going to be out there,’” Drew League commissioner Din Smiley told The Washington Post. “We’re going to see whats going to happen. [Bryant is] not [coming] right now, but after what happened [Tuesday], I wouldn’t be surprised. I don’t know if he’ll come, but he left us on a good note.”