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Thunder rebuild basketball courts for Oklahoma tornado victims

There are three new courts in Moore, thanks to a donation from the Thunder and its foundation, "Thunder Cares." Thunder players Serge Ibaka and Sebastian Telfair along with training camp invitees Michael Jenkins, Richard Solomon, Lance Thomas and Talib Zanna were in Moore, Okla., Wednesday to officially open three outdoor courts that were rebuilt after tornadoes wiped them...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

(Some of) Your burning Oklahoma City Thunder questions answered

A week from now no one is going to be worrying about whether Russell Westbrook shoots too much. And everyone will be worrying about when Kevin Durant is coming back.  Those things are guarantees. Past that, no one knows who will start, who will sit, who will come off the bench and if the Thunder will have the kind of team good enough to get back to the NBA Finals. Lots of questions...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Exercise Rookie Options On Adams, Roberson, Jones, Lamb

The Oklahoma City Thunder exercised their third-year options on Steven Adams and Andre Roberson in addition to its fourth-year options on Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb, the team announced Wednesday. During his rookie season with Oklahoma City, Adams appeared in 81 games (20 starts) and averaged 3.3 points, 4.1 rebounds (ninth among NBA Rookies) and 14.8 minutes while being named to...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Won’t Rush Rehab; Eyes December Return

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant said in a Tuesday press conference, he plans to be patient with his broken right foot. “I’m not going to rush it all. That’s the one thing I don’t want to do,” the reigning NBA MVP said. “I’m sure I’ll feel better in two or three weeks, but definitely don’t want to rush it and wind up hurting it even more…hopefully by...
Via Basketball Bicker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Join 76ers In Opposing Lottery Reform

The Oklahoma City Thunder have joined the Philadelphia 76ers in opposing the NBA's proposed changes to the draft lottery system. Sam Presti has attempted to warn other small-market executives that changing the system is a risky proposition for their franchises. Uner the proposed new system, the worst four teams have a 12 percent chance at the first pick, No. 5 has an 11.5 percent...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Picture him rollin': Kevin Durant wheels into press conference on scooter (video)

Kevin Durant met with the media on Tuesday for the first time since undergoing surgery to treat a fracture in his right foot. Despite the severity of the injury, the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar had an air of optimism about him, almost creating the impression that he’s already rolling along in his recovery progress …...Read More The post Picture him rollin': Kevin Durant...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant launching signature underwear collection

Kevin Durant is expanding his apparel empire and stepping into the underwear game. The NBA MVP recently signed an endorsement deal with action sports accessory brand Neff, according to The Associated Press. Neff founder Shaun Neff told the AP that Durant will launch a signature underwear line with the company in time for next year’s back-to-school crowd. ”We just thought that...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score Browsing – Preseason Week 2

The emergence of Steven Adams as a legit force down-low is at hand. Scott Brooks can’t play the ‘he makes us better’ card anymore with Kendrick Perkins, nor can he deny that Adams is a legit double-double threat – something Perkins has never really come close to approaching in his 12 seasons. Perk is a ‘young vet’ – still only 29 years old but with the movements and...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder season preview: Roster analysis

As October draws to a close, we are just eight days away from tip off to yet another NBA season. With the disappointment of last season’s finish behind them, the Oklahoma City Thunder are focused on winning a championship once again. This time, however, they will have to start their quest without reigning league MVP Kevin Durant for the first two months of the season. The four...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Seeing Improved Offense In Steven Adams

Steven Adams returned to the Oklahoma City Thunder this season as a much improved offensive player. Adams' production on offense was inconsistent and limited last season. “I think he’s just settling down,” Kevin Durant said. “Getting more comfortable.” “I thought he made a leap last year in the playoffs,” Russell Westbrook said. “I think that’s when the leap...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook Throws Down Insane Reverse Dunk Against Raptors (Video)

Russell Westbrook looks plenty ready to put the Thunder on his back, as shown by this monster reverse dunk off a steal against the Raptors in preseason. Someone wants to be the real MVP…just ignore the score.
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The stage is set for the rise of Russell Westbrook

When the devastating news broke that Kevin Durant would be missing anywhere between six to eight weeks of action, I admit my first thoughts shifted away from Durant. It’s not that I wasn’t concerned about Durant; watching anyone forced out of a game he loves because of an unforeseen injury is always a crushing sight. […] The post Setting The Stage For World War Westbrook appeared...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder News: Russell Westbrook poised for MVP season

Last season the Oklahoma City Thunder leaned on franchise star Kevin Durant to lead them, while All-Star Russell Westbrook was sidelined with knee injuries. Durant had an incredible run, and earned the NBA's Most Valuable Player award. Now, it's Durant who's injured, and this time it's Westbrook who could have an MVP season.Image by Keith Allison, via Wikimedia...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite injuries, 'no excuses' for Thunder this season

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Scott Brooks wouldn't take the easy way out and say his team has just been unlucky. Because, really, there's some truth in that. The Thunder have been unlucky. Devastatingly so. Russell Westbrook's knee two seasons ago, Serge Ibaka's calf last season and now Kevin Durant's foot. The first two effectively resulted in the Thunder's season ending...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant rips max contracts, says top players are underpaid

The NBA's new 9-year, $24 billion television deal will almost triple the league's revenue. But players feel they're not getting a fair slice of the pie after the recent revenue increase. LeBron James and Deron Williams recently weighed in on Monday, and now Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant shared their thoughts on Tuesday. Durant specifically ripped max contracts, and...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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