Thunder renew radio contract with The Sports Animal

The Thunder announced Thursday the team has renewed its partnership with WWLS 98.1 The Sports Animal as the flagship for Oklahoma City basketball.

“We are proud and excited to continue our strong relationship with Cumulus and The Sports Animal,” said Thunder Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Relations Dan Mahoney in a release. “They are the leaders in sports radio in Oklahoma, with passion and excitement for Thunder Basketball.”

The Animal has carried every Thunder game since the team relocated in 2008.

ThunderWins
2013-07-18 19:46:06
Who are we going to cut for miller?
GrapeNUTZ
2013-07-18 19:46:36
ThunderWins liggins
GrapeNUTZ
2013-07-18 16:01:57
OKC needs
OohWeeItsVelvetHoop
2013-07-18 16:02:29
watch out lakers.
GrapeNUTZ
2013-07-18 16:06:42
https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA Mike Miller has cleared amnesty waivers and become a free agent, league source tells Y! Sports
T-Fred
2013-07-18 16:08:03
n addition to game broadcasts and pre- and postgame shows, The Sports Animal will continue to carry “Thunder Insider,” a weekly program devoted to the team. Beginning this season, Matt Pinto will host a weekly call-in Thunder talk show and the station will provide a live stream of Thunder games via its website thesportsanimal.com. That stream will be limited to a 75-mile radius around Oklahoma City. Thunder coverage on The Sports Animal also includes daily reports from Thunder practices, player interviews and regular on-air appearances by Pinto and the team's FOX Sports Oklahoma TV broadcast team of Brian Davis and Grant Long. Live Spanish-language broadcasts of Thunder home games will continue on Cumulus station WKY 930 AM (La Indomable) in Oklahoma City. Veteran broadcaster Eleno Ornelas will return to provide play-by-play. Ornelas also serves as the Spanish-language announcer for the Texas Rangers.
GrapeNUTZ
2013-07-18 16:09:13
https://twitter.com/WindhorstESPN Mike Miller cleared amnesty waivers & is a free agent. Spurs, Thunder, Grizzlies & Rockets among teams with interest in signing him. We need to get him
OBoy
2013-07-18 16:09:44
T-Fred  THE STREAM IS BACK
OBoy
2013-07-18 16:10:33
now would be a good time to clarify, when someone signs after getting amnestied is their new salary in addition to their amnestied contract or does the new team just pay that portion?
Turfright
2013-07-18 16:10:37
GrapeNUTZ We need to get him, mainly so those other teams won't have him.
Turfright
2013-07-18 16:12:08
T-Fred  Does that mean it won't stream over Iheartradio? Are they talking about a "stream" as in radio waves or "stream" as in online. That is weird if it is online and limited to 75 miles.
@davismattek
2013-07-18 16:12:08
Miller cleared. 2 year vet min deal, PLZZ
AlexR44 is El Macho
2013-07-18 16:13:14
I don't want Miller. He's a 60% player (can only play about 60% of the time). Derek Fisher is a more complete player and gives you about the same on offense.
OBoy
2013-07-18 16:13:33
AlexR44 is El Macho we can get both
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2013-07-18 16:14:12
If we sign Miller, I hope he gets all 18 of his necessary back surgeries done immediately, so that he can get healthy, AND so that Brooks can't play him and is forced to feed the brookies some PT. THEN, when Miller recovers, just in time for the last two weeks of the season, he can come in and shoot a few timely 3's in the playoffs.
AlexR44 is El Macho
2013-07-18 16:14:17
@OBoy Who's gone then...Orton?
AlexR44 is El Macho
2013-07-18 16:14:43
I can live with that. LOL
OBoy
2013-07-18 16:15:03
[corporate shill] OBoy so he still has incentive to sign for as much money as he can get? sorry the Blatche thing confused me.
Turfright
2013-07-18 16:15:04
Jax Raging Bile Duct  Best. Plan. Ever.
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:15:38
Stan van the man, realest white man i ever met.. great interview   http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/lebatard
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2013-07-18 16:16:16
OBoy Blatche didn't clear waivers. He requested he be signed for as little as possible so that the Wiz would be on the hook for as much of his contract as possible.
Turfright
2013-07-18 16:16:50
Jax Raging Bile Duct OBoy Vindictive. So Mike Miller will make his $8 mill a year or whatever, anything else is just gravy?
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:17:15
Possible suitors for Miller include Spurs, Thunder, Rockets and Warriors.
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2013-07-18 16:17:21
Turfright Yes.
Turfright
2013-07-18 16:17:37
AlexR44 is El Macho Cutting any Brookie to keep Miller from killing us in the playoffs = worth it.
mattchant
2013-07-18 16:17:54
Lost Ones Yup, that's straight from Woj. And Skolnick, the Heat beat reporter calls OKC the favorite. He might know.
Turfright
2013-07-18 16:18:22
Jax Raging Bile Duct Turfright So, in truth, he will go after the most money, not the place with the coolest hipster district.
OBoy
2013-07-18 16:18:37
Turfright Jax Raging Bile Duct http://www.bulletsforever.com/2012/7/21/3173980/links-ex-washington-wizard-andray-blatche-clears-waivers-becomes-free
mattchant
2013-07-18 16:19:02
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Now that Mike Miller has cleared waivers, according to <a href="https://twitter.com/WindhorstESPN">@WindhorstESPN</a>, I expect OKC (among several interested teams) to be the favorite.</p>— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) <a href="https://twitter.com/EthanJSkolnick/statuses/357971687582613504">July 18, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2013-07-18 16:19:06
Turfright I would if I were him. But he said he wants to play for a contender, which is why he threatened back surgery. Now that he's cleared waivers, he can sign with anyone he wants.
Jooseppi
2013-07-18 16:19:22
mattchant Somebody at Livefyre hates you.
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:19:23
mattchant Lost Ones if healthy that's a huge signing
EatSleepThunder
2013-07-18 16:19:34
I'd love sooo much if we get Miller then he goes off in the finals against the Heat.
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:19:41
mattchant  me i always get the i can't post error
EatSleepThunder
2013-07-18 16:20:14
BUT THEN AGAIN WE ARE TOO CHEAP. SMH.
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:20:18
EatSleepThunder done being a lamp i see huh
Jooseppi
2013-07-18 16:20:31
mattchanthttps://twitter.com/EthanJSkolnick https://twitter.com/EthanJSkolnick https://twitter.com/Smithlin10 https://twitter.com/WindhorstESPN Memphis is in the mix. OKC, from everything I know, is the favorite. Great chance to win a title.
mattchant
2013-07-18 16:20:41
EatSleepThunder We can do it for the minimum. That will stay under the tax. And staying under the tax is the Prime Directive.
OBoy
2013-07-18 16:20:55
We're going to have to guarantee Miller alot of minutes to get him, he requested a trade last year because he was healthy and wanted to play, he thinks he only has 2-3 years left.
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:20:55
http://twitter.com/royceyoung http://twitter.com/royceyounghttp://twitter.com/royceyoung/statuses/357972205759504384 In my mind, Mike Miller's a pretty ideal fit for the Thunder. Elite shooter, playoff tested, willing to play a role. Seems perfect. actually agree with royce
TempBoy Brandon
2013-07-18 16:20:55
mattchant Lost Ones LIKE!!!
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:21:28
OBoy  well their is a lot of minutes. if he's  healthy kd can rest. thabo can play 20 a game like he should
BallSoHard
2013-07-18 16:21:28
Not sure what this is about.... Hopes of Steven Adams pulling on a Tall Blacks singlet against Australia next month have been dashed with the Oklahoma City Thunder saying he will remain in the United States to continue his NBA education. Basketball New Zealand had raised some optimism after declaring they were willing to stump up the $25,000-plus to cover Adams' insurance costs. The Tall Blacks play Australia in a home-and-away series which opens on the North Shore on August 14. But a Thunder spokesman told The Dominion Post that: "Steven will remain in the States to continue his training here during that time."
Lasers
2013-07-18 16:21:34
OBoy the cook minutes?
Jooseppi
2013-07-18 16:21:35
OBoy Probably. You can probably hit him with 20.
Bryson
2013-07-18 16:21:54
So are we here now?
mattchant
2013-07-18 16:21:55
OBoy We need bench scoring. He's a proven scorer off the bench, who spaces the floor to boot. We should be able to find him minutes.
AlexR44 is El Macho
2013-07-18 16:22:02
So racist!
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:22:21
Bryson yes, we only go to good threads
Bryson
2013-07-18 16:22:34
Lost Ones Bryson Shots fired! hahaha
mattchant
2013-07-18 16:23:13
Mike Miller > Fish. #blashphemy
Jooseppi
2013-07-18 16:23:40
mattchant You're thinking about this all wrong. Miller + FIsh #math
EatSleepThunder
2013-07-18 16:23:40
Lost Ones  EatSleepThunder I'll always be a lamp in my heart.
OBoy
2013-07-18 16:23:53
EatSleepThunder Lost Ones and mind
EatSleepThunder
2013-07-18 16:24:08
Jooseppi mattchant Miller + Fish < HOLLIS NO. 1 #realtalk
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:24:09
http://twitter.com/twithersAPhttp://twitter.com/twithersAPhttp://twitter.com/twithersAP/statuses/357972557053431808 Per insider, Mike Miller wasn't coming to Cleveland whether http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cavs claimed him or not. He's still contemplating http://hoopshype.com/twitter/media.html#. how bad is the back surgery?
AlexR44 is El Macho
2013-07-18 16:24:12
Why do you guys hate the Side Part so much? It's a parody. Not meant to be entirely serious.
Jooseppi
2013-07-18 16:24:13
EatSleepThunder Lost Ones That's probably a serious medical issue and I'd recommend getting it checked out.
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2013-07-18 16:24:21
OBoy Oh, sorry. I had my story wrong.
Bryson
2013-07-18 16:24:49
AlexR44 is El Macho What do you mean "you guys?" I go where the conversation is.
mattchant
2013-07-18 16:24:50
EatSleepThunder Jooseppi mattchant Cook, Miller, Hollis, Fish power rankings? Get on it Royce!
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:25:07
[corporate shill] for the min, it's a chance you take
EatSleepThunder
2013-07-18 16:25:13
[corporate shill] We don't need him to play that much. If he can be healthy to play during the playoffs, he'd be worth the minimum.
OBoy
2013-07-18 16:25:39
Lost Ones that'a a guy from cleveland, i would trust the Heat beat writer more if he says he's healthy.
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2013-07-18 16:26:23
Lost Ones He probably does need surgery, but that was something he threw out there so that teams wouldn't claim him off of waivers - he wanted to clear so he could sign where he wanted.
EatSleepThunder
2013-07-18 16:26:28
[corporate shill] Lost Ones "yeah he's trash anyway. we never wanted him"
BallSoHard
2013-07-18 16:26:31
Lost Ones he heard Cavs were interested, so he claimed he needed back surgery...now that he's cleared waivers he is fine
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:26:38
[corporate shill] Lost Ones looking at his preferences, i don't see that happening. place would explode though
mattchant
2013-07-18 16:26:45
[corporate shill] Lost Ones I'll be part of the explosion. :-D Bear with me friends, I promise I'm not a troll.
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:27:10
OBoy Lost Ones yea i didn't notice it was a cavs writer
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2013-07-18 16:27:23
EatSleepThunder LOL @ [insert contending team here] for paying a guy that much who won't even play this year 'cause of his 18 back surgeries LOL
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:27:47
Jax Raging Bile Duct  EatSleepThunder :(
AlexR44 is El Macho
2013-07-18 16:28:09
@bryson Just a general observation of some people on here. They completely bash Tyler Parker's writing. Are they that great? Meh. But it's a break from the monotony of the offseason after summer league and the draft.
OBoy
2013-07-18 16:28:13
Mike Miller getting taped up http://www.historylink101.com/n/images/egyptian-mummy.jpg
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2013-07-18 16:29:22
[corporate shill] Like'd for golfish memories. I'm sitting here trying to think why memories of Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus would mean anything to this board. But then I remembered goldfish, and then iGotcha.
mattchant
2013-07-18 16:29:31
[corporate shill] mattchant Lost Ones Is vet min all that fits under the tax line?
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:29:59
[corporate shill] mattchant Lost Ones  i'm not sure he would command more then the vet, heat is still on the books for the rest of his salary. regardless of what we offer him he gets paid. i think he value winning more then a extra million at this stage
BallSoHard
2013-07-18 16:30:03
I don't like the idea of "finding" minutes for Miller....sounds dangerous
mattchant
2013-07-18 16:30:28
Just throwing it out there, could we trade Ibaka for LMA?
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2013-07-18 16:30:50
mattchant I'd think Portland would say no.
AlexR44 is El Macho
2013-07-18 16:30:56
No thank you.
Jooseppi
2013-07-18 16:31:42
mattchant [corporate shill] Lost Ones Basically. ~$1.373 million under right now. If he signed a 1-year vet deal he'd be making about that much but only ~$880k would be charged to the cap.
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:31:50
mattchant they could have gotten david lee and rush so i don't think so
Sigmund
2013-07-18 16:33:08
[corporate shill] mattchant Lost Ones He'll get 6M regardless whether he signs for vet min or 3M per year, Miami will pay the difference.
OBoy
2013-07-18 16:33:10
mattchant at some point if he keeps complaining i think it could be possible, what else do we have to throw in that would make them interested though? They don't really need Reggie or Lamb, maybe Perry?
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:33:46
Sigmund [corporate shill] mattchant Lost Ones that's what i thought, and at this point he'd want to fuck miami over anyway probably
OBoy
2013-07-18 16:33:54
Sigmund [corporate shill] mattchant Lost Ones that's what i thought.
WestCrook
2013-07-18 16:34:01
If you're on the fence about Mike Miller... Go watch Game 5 of the 2012 NBA Finals and come back here
OBoy
2013-07-18 16:34:12
WestCrook NO DONT DO IT
EatSleepThunder
2013-07-18 16:34:16
WestCrook No... I will never....
Jooseppi
2013-07-18 16:34:22
OBoy mattchant If Perry swung a deal for LMA I'd laugh my head off.
mattchant
2013-07-18 16:34:37
Jax Raging Bile Duct mattchant I think Ibaka's long term deal might be attractive given that LMA is only signed through 14-15
WestCrook
2013-07-18 16:34:41
OBoy WestCrook Looooool
mattchant
2013-07-18 16:35:35
BallSoHard He'll take Jackson's minutes obviously. #Brookstrollol
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2013-07-18 16:35:44
mattchant That's assuming they want to turn down the other 8 deals that are much better than just an LMA for Ibaka swap. I'm saying Ibaka by himself isn't enough to get LMA.
KellOne
2013-07-18 16:36:25
WestCrook There was a game 5?  Can't seem to recall that one...
OBoy
2013-07-18 16:36:29
Jooseppi OBoy mattchant that's not what i meant!!!!!
ThunderChick2010
2013-07-18 16:36:36
EatSleepThunder Lost Ones   I'm hearing "This Little Light of Mine" . . .   ;) (I'm gonna let it shine!)
TempBoy Brandon
2013-07-18 16:37:37
Forget about money... talking strictly basketball, Mike Miller would be a big win for us.
OBoy
2013-07-18 16:38:19
Mike Miller > Mac Miller
WestCrook
2013-07-18 16:38:22
TempBoy Brandon Very BIG
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:38:30
WestCrook haha
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:38:41
OBoy everyone > mac miller
EatSleepThunder
2013-07-18 16:38:55
OBoy McLemore > Macklemore
@davismattek
2013-07-18 16:38:55
Lost Ones OBoy whoa. whoa whoa. calm down.
BallSoHard
2013-07-18 16:39:12
RoyceYoung: In my mind, Mike Miller's a pretty ideal fit for the Thunder. Elite shooter, playoff tested, willing to play a role. Seems perfect.
BallSoHard
2013-07-18 16:40:01
[corporate shill] BallSoHard it does...he's now perfectly perfect.
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:40:53
@davismattek Lost Ones OBoy  mac miller one of the worse rappers alive, although i do secretly enjoy his single a bit -_-
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:41:16
[corporate shill] BallSoHard yea... that's the elephant in the room.
OBoy
2013-07-18 16:41:25
Lost Ones @davismattek OBoy there's a list of current rappers i dislike as much, probably not more than him though.
TempBoy Brandon
2013-07-18 16:41:44
[corporate shill] BallSoHard If he can stand up straight and toss a ball 23 feet from May until the middle of June, I'm cool with that.
BallSoHard
2013-07-18 16:42:23
[corporate shill] BallSoHard well, if he's shooting 41% from 3 when he's 50% I think it's a well worth risk to sign him and try and get him as healthy as possible.
TempBoy Brandon
2013-07-18 16:43:32
Let's pretend all were healthy for the playoffs-- rank in order who you like the most for this team: Mike Miller, JJ Redick, Kevin Martin or Dorell Wright.
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:44:46
TempBoy Brandon If healthy? mike miller would be the cheapest so him, wright , martin, redick
OBoy
2013-07-18 16:45:20
RT WojYahooNBA Oklahoma City has emerged as a frontrunner to sign free agent Mike Miller, league sources tell Y! Sports.
GrapeNUTZ
2013-07-18 16:45:54
https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/357979352480223232 Oklahoma City has emerged as a frontrunner to sign free agent Mike Miller, league sources tell Y! Sports.
Jooseppi
2013-07-18 16:46:03
OBoy Sources say Sam Presti has hired a Spanish la..... wait never mind
EatSleepThunder
2013-07-18 16:46:10
GrapeNUTZ SHABBAZIZ-NGERED!
TempBoy Brandon
2013-07-18 16:46:45
I'm only asking because I'm wondering how much signing Miller would chill out those who freaked out about not signing those other three.
EatSleepThunder
2013-07-18 16:46:45
This is why we wait and not spend all our money at the beginning of free agency.
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:47:10
Just got a text from my sources, okc favorites for mike miller
BallSoHard
2013-07-18 16:47:53
Lost Ones you been holdin' out on us this whole time????
OBoy
2013-07-18 16:48:02
RT  @twithersAP From what I've been told, Miller would prefer going to Memphis. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cavs&src=hash this guy sux
Jooseppi
2013-07-18 16:48:37
https://twitter.com/DarnellMayberry https://twitter.com/DarnellMayberry Sources say Heat will look into amnestying Mike Miller.
BallSoHard
2013-07-18 16:48:44
If we sign Miller, is it a bad sign for Lamb minutes?
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:48:47
BallSoHard Lost Ones  this my most trust worthy source i believe this twi .. i mean guy ;)
OBoy
2013-07-18 16:48:57
Jooseppi Thunder have trade Archie Goodwin
EatSleepThunder
2013-07-18 16:49:00
RT  https://twitter.com/ByTimReynolds: Mike Miller almost certainly will choose between OKC and Memphis. Cleveland gave him the hard sell, then opted to not claim.
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:49:13
Jooseppi  chris broussard disagrees
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2013-07-18 16:49:41
BallSoHard I'd say so.
TempBoy Brandon
2013-07-18 16:49:47
He has a better shot to win a title with OKC than Memphis, and we are about the same market-size. C'mon, Mike... this is a no-brainer.
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2013-07-18 16:50:15
TempBoy Brandon Plus, there are WAY more mullets here. He'll fit right in.
TempBoy Brandon
2013-07-18 16:50:28
BallSoHard I'd think that we'd see a lot of Reggie/Lamb/Miller/Nick/Thabeet lineups.
BallSoHard
2013-07-18 16:51:23
TempBoy Brandon BallSoHard a lot? doubtful we see many minutes without at least one of ibaka/kd/rw in them
Specialosha
2013-07-18 16:51:36
http://dailythunder.com/2013/07/thunder-are-pursuing-mike-miller/
Jooseppi
2013-07-18 16:51:36
Snell.
WestCrook
2013-07-18 16:51:46
We need that down low guy now
OBoy
2013-07-18 16:51:51
Jooseppi he's looked great
BallSoHard
2013-07-18 16:52:03
WestCrook down low guy?
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:52:07
https://twitter.com/Chris_Broussardhttps://twitter.com/Chris_Broussard/status/357295861203615744 Source: http://static03.mediaite.com/sportsgrid/uploads/2012/01/chris-broussard-memphis.jpg interested in mike miller ,  can't confirm give me a minute to steal other tweets
EatSleepThunder
2013-07-18 16:52:30
Lost Ones MEMPIS!
WestCrook
2013-07-18 16:52:45
BallSoHard WestCrook low post guy
Bryson
2013-07-18 16:53:00
Woj saying we're frontrunners
Jax Raging Bile Duct
2013-07-18 16:54:44
Time to move to the next thread folks. This is one of those days that if you don't keep up, you'll be talking to yourself for hours. Which is sad in real life, but even sadder online. So like, don't do that.
KCScuba
2013-07-18 16:55:07
Am I missing something? Why would Mike Miller care how much anyone offers him. If we pay him the minimum, Miami is on the hook for the remainder of his contract, correct? The less we pay, the more they do. Or is it different when he clears waivers and this is actually additional money?
ThunderChick2010
2013-07-18 16:55:18
Jax Raging Bile Duct   I'll be mumbling to myself in the Thursday Bolts . . .
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 16:55:28
KCScuba he wouldn't
KCScuba
2013-07-18 16:56:43
Lost Ones KCScuba exactly. the terms only matter in the sense of the bidding process. why wouldn't have just sign for the min wherever he wants and stick it to the team that just amnestied him?
T-Fred
2013-07-18 17:00:17
KBergCBS Mike Miller, who cleared amnesty waivers and is a free agent, is telling friends he's likely to sign with OKC, league source says. https://twitter.com/kbergcbs/status/357982840622821376
GrapeNUTZ
2013-07-18 17:01:39
Miller for 3.........Bang!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lost Ones
2013-07-18 17:03:25
GrapeNUTZ  is that the sound of his back or breen?
Lasers
2013-07-18 17:08:09
AlexR44 is El Macho I've gotta be in the mood for them, but I think his articles are fun for sure.
senseandsenescence
2013-07-18 22:00:38
ThunderWins Maybe Jerrett just doesn't sign.