Thunder give No. 35 -- Kevin Durant's old number -- to rookie

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Thunder give No. 35 -- Kevin Durant's old number -- to rookie

On Tuesday, the Thunder signed P.J. Dozier to a two-way contract.

The rookie will wear No. 35 with Oklahoma City.

That's the number Kevin Durant rocked as a member of the Thunder.

Why did Dozier pick it?

"My cousin, my second cousin, is Reggie Lewis. He used to play for the Boston Celtics," Dozier explained to reporters. "That's all it is. It wasn't anything other than that, honestly."

Did anybody say anything to him when he asked for No. 35?

"No. Honestly, I didn't even think twice about it. I had it in preseason at Dallas. I saw it was open and just took advantage of it."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Report: Westbrook signs with OKC for biggest total contract in NBA history

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Report: Westbrook signs with OKC for biggest total contract in NBA history

The NBA's crazy offseason continues. 

Almost three months after Stephen Curry signed the largest contract in NBA history, the Oklahoma City Thunder have given that distinction to Russell Westbrook.

According to reports, the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player will sign a five-year, $205 million deal. That, coupled with the remaining year on his contact pushes the total deal to six years, $233 million -- making that the largest in the association's history.

Curry's $201 million deal had been the biggest. 

Westbrook's new contact comes on the heels of the Thunder trading for Carmelo Anthony in an offseason that includes another deal for former Pacer Paul George.

Seeing the new contract will be a lovely birthday gift for Kevin Durant, who turns 29 years old on Friday and earlier this summer took a discount to return and play for the NBA champion Warriors. 

On his way out of OKC, Enes Kanter has Warriors-related request for Thunder

On his way out of OKC, Enes Kanter has Warriors-related request for Thunder

Editor's Note: The above video is from Nov. 3, 2016.

In a stunning move, the Thunder have reportedly agreed to include beloved center Enes Kanter as part of package to acquire Carmelo Anthony from the Knicks.

A few hours after the news of the reported trade broke, the six-year NBA veteran recorded a farewell video and posted it to Twitter.

After thanking GM Sam Presti, his mustache bro Steven Adams,  his teammates and the whole state of Oklahoma, Kanter made a special request.

"Please beat the Warriors. I'll be watching that game, so please beat the Warriors for me," Kanter said.

Tensions between the Warriors and Thunder have been raw since Kevin Durant bolted OKC for Oakland last summer. The Warriors won all four meetings with the Thunder last season and have won seven straight regular season meetings dating back to the 2015-16 season. During the 2015-16 playoffs, the 73-win Warriors erased a 3-1 series deficit and beat the Thunder in seven games to advance to the NBA Finals.