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Sounds of Thunder: The Thunder’s Long Road back to Contention, Part 3.

Sometimes you have to step back before you can move forward. In Part 2 of this series we looked at the Oklahoma City Thunder’s salary cap situation. Simply put, it’s not good. Guaranteed contracts alone put the Thunder $9 M over the projected 2017/18 cap with two of last season’t major pieces, Taj Gibson and Andre Roberson, yet unsigned. Russell Westbrook is sure to be named...
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2 hours ago

Why I’m a fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder

The formative moments that brought us to this point of NBA immersion The unforgettable moments, experiences and images that brought us to our landing spot as Oklahoma City Thunder observers. *** Joshua As an exploring adolescent in my mid-American alcove, there were three ways to fully embrace each afternoon and ephemeral weekend: probing bicycle adventures through uncharted...
Via Welcome to Loud City
5 hours ago

Thunder: Basketball not stopping for Domantas Sabonis in busy offseason

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com Domantas Sabonis is weeks removed from his 21st birthday. If he wanted, he could be headed for the beaches of Malaga, Spain, or vacationing with old college buddies from Gonzaga.
Via Thunder Rumblings
1 day ago

Power Lunch Chat with Thunder writer Brett Dawson

From Staff ReportsType your questions below for Brett:
Via Thunder Rumblings
1 day ago

Thunder Recognizes Winners of Thunder Reading Challenge

OKLAHOMA CITY, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – Throughout the last week, the Thunder r
Via NBA.com
2 days ago

Enes Kanter explains his international travel ordeal after Turkey cancelled his passport

Oklahoma City Thunder star Enes Kanter is back in the United States after a whirlwind of a week that saw him detained in Romania after the Turkish government cancelled his passport. Originally from Turkey, Kanter has been outspoken against president Recep Tayyip Erdogan—a strongman who recently won a rigged referendum that gives him more power and takes away people’s freedoms...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder offseason: WTLC Twitter Q & A free agency and draft questions answered

With limited resources, how will Oklahoma City Thunder GM Sam Presti proceed this offseason? This week’s installment of WTLC Oklahoma City Thunder Q and A centers around pressing topics such as free-agency, the draft, and potential trade scenarios. Thanks to our loyal Twitter followers for supplying a pair of intriguing questions. A: Unlike last summer, when our world hinged...
Via Welcome to Loud City
2 days ago

Enes Kanter wants to become American citizen

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is once again back in the United States after quite a hassle in Romania. Kanter also wants to call America his official home.“Right now I am country-less,” Kanter said, according to ESPN. “I am open to adoption definitely. I am going to try to become an American citizen. I have a green card. We will see if they can speed up the process...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Romania's foreign minister defends Kanter being detained

Earlier this week, Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter took to Twitter with a video in which he claimed his passport had been cancelled by the Turkish embassy.In the video, Kanter suggested his political views — specifically, his criticism of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan — were to blame for his detainment at Henri Coanda Airport. Kanter, who has also reportedly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter unable to leave Romania due to cancellation of passport

Enes Kanter has been unable to leave Romania due to issues with his passport.On Saturday morning, the Thunder forward posted a video to his Twitter account in which he said his passport has been cancelled by the Turkish embassy. The reason Kanter gave is his political views. Take a look at the video below. Kanter has been very outspoken on politics in his native country of Turkey...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook announces birth of son on Instagram

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook made it very clear in his exit interview that his focus for the near future was on his impending son, Noah.Westbrook told the media that he was unsure about what he was going to do as far as his future in OKC goes, and that his focus was on his wife, helping her take care of baby Noah, when he comes.Well, he arrived on Tuesday. They say...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook 'likes' video of Popovich blasting Pachulia

Russell Westbrook’s season may be over, but his pettiness levels are still at an all-time high.On Monday, Westbrook liked a video on Instagram of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich going off on Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia for the play that injured Kawhi Leonard in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, per Carson Cunningham of KOCO-TV. In the rant, Popovich...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Oklahoma City Thunder pursue Blake Griffin this offseason?

Ever since former-Los Angeles Clippers center Glen “Big Baby” Davis stirred up rumors on Kevin Garnett‘s Area 21 show, there has been chatter as to whether current Clippers star Blake Griffin wants to play for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Davis was very adamant that Griffin’s time with the Clippers is up and that he’s looking to pack his bags and play for the city in which...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: THUNDER GAME DAY IN 360!

A 2017 Thunder Game Day VR experience
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Where the Oklahoma City Thunder would be if Durant stayed

As everyone now knows, the Oklahoma City Thunder lost Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors in free agency last offseason. For Thunder fans, the loss was extremely painful especially considering Durant decided to join up with the team that had just defeated the Thunder in the postseason. With the pain of the loss now having subsided ever so slightly, it’s time to ask: Where...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: 2 Things To Do This Off-Season

With the Oklahoma City Thunder’s season having ended at the hands of the Houston Rockets last week, it’s time to assess the team’s current situation and figure out what needs to be done this offseason. Here are two definites: Get Some Shooters What did everybody keep saying? “The Thunder lost because Russell Westbrook has no help!” While that statement has some truth...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant perpetuates 'Cupcake Wars' with Thunder

Kevin Durant appeared to up the ante in a beef with the Oklahoma City Thunder by posing with a tray of cupcakes while attending a San Francisco Giants game Thursday night at AT&T Park.The Golden State Warriors superstar, enjoying some R&R while waiting for the second round of the playoffs, cheerfully posed with Giants mascot Lou Seal while holding some cupcakes. Making the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook hasn’t ‘even thought about’ contract extension

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s season has come to a disappointing end after losing in five games in its first-round series to the Houston Rockets courtesy of Tuesday's 105-99 loss.With that in mind, perhaps it’s not all that surprising that Russell Westbrook says he hasn’t had a chance to think about the future, specifically whether he’ll sign a long-term contract extension...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
29 days ago  |  Discuss

40 Nights Of Hate: Because I Can Shoot Better Than Andre Roberson

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article continues our 2017 NBA Playoffs basketball coverage called 40 Nights of Hate, as the next two months of our lives will be devoted to the greatest postseason basketball tournament known to mankind. Some of our arguments will be rational, many others will be irrational. To hate is to love, as the basketball gods toy with our lives like James Harden...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Westbrook takes shot at Rockets for laughing at Roberson

Near the end of the Houston Rockets’ win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, Houston decided to hack OKC guard Andre Roberson.It worked like a charm. Roberson missed all but two of the eight free throws he attempted in the final minutes (he was 2-for-12 for the game). The Rockets overcame a deficit to escape with a 113-109 win and a 3-1 stranglehold on the series.While Roberson...
Via Sportsnaut
April 24, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rockets bench laughs as Andre Roberson misses free throw

Game 4 between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday afternoon ended in pretty ugly fashion. An otherwise drama-filled playoff game concluded with both teams making dumb mistakes as the Rockets took a 3-1 series lead over their conference rivals.As the fourth quarter continued to play out, it became apparent that Houston was intent on intentionally fouling Thunder...
Via Sportsnaut
April 23, 2017  |  Discuss
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