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Despite collapse, Thunder get moral victory in season opener

As far as moral victories go, Wednesday would have to rank pretty high. Of course, we're talking about a team that went to the Western Conference Finals a season ago, has been in the Finals in recent history and is in the conversation when it comes to teams that could win it all. Moral victories?  Yeah, that's where we are now as the 2014-15 season opened up late Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Unlikely To Sign Reggie Jackson To Extension

The Oklahoma City Thunder are unlikely to agree upon an extension with Reggie Jackson, which will allow him to become a restricted free agent in 2015. The Thunder will have the right to match any offer Jackson receives from another club. Oklahoma City agreed upon extensions with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka and Thabo Sefolosha, but were unable to with Jeff Green and...
Via RealGM
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook With Nasty Dunk At Buzzer To End 1st Half (Video)

Russell Westbrook is going to enjoy this time without Kevin Durant. The Thunder point guard already has 25 point at the half during the season opener. Westbrook ended the half against the Blazer with this emphatic dunk over two Blazers. His Thunder teammates loved it. h/t cjzero
Via Thacover2
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook wears aluminum foil-like outfit

I love that Russell Westbrook is trolling and we still fall for it every single time. You knew he was going to come strong for the first game of the season and he didn’t disappoint. Twitter of course reacted. Russel Westbrook look like he got on a aluminum foil jacket — Dj SkeeDro (@skeedro24) October 30, 2014 Russell Westbrook looks like he's dressed in aluminum foil...
Via BlackSportsOnline
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Center Steven Adams Says Refs Warn Him Not To Bite People

The Oklahoma City Thunder announced this morning that, finally (mercifully?), someone other than Kendrick Perkins will be their starting center for the 2014-15 season. That someone is Steven Adams, a New Zealand-born center who made a name for himself during his rookie season as both a thorn in the side of opposing players and a Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder

Lightning strikes the plains. The darkness, for but a brief moment, has vanished. As the storm moves in, we await the coming thunder. But there’s nothing yet. How near? How long will we wait? Then, in the back of our minds, we wonder if this was a fabrication, a complete phantasm of light, and the thunder will never reached those hallowed grounds. 2014 in review Last year, we worried...
Via Analytics Game
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: Can Westbrook lead the Thunder in Durant's absence?

Editor's note: This is the 27th of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Kendrick Perkins; PF Serge Ibaka; SF Kevin Durant (when healthy); SG Reggie Jackson; PG Russell Westbrook. Key Reserves C Steven Adams; SG Jeremy Lamb; PF Nick Collison; G-F Anthony Morrow; F Perry Jones; G-F Andre Roberson; C-PF Mitch McGary; PG Sebastian...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant creates Washington Wizards buzz with tweet

Kevin Durant grew up just outside of Washington, D.C. The Oklahoma City Thunder star will be a free agent after the 2015-2016 season, and there has already been speculation that one of the frontrunners to sign Durant will be the Wizards. On Monday, Durant got the Twitter world buzzing when he responded to a tweet...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Adams was Tom Hanks’ character from Cast Away for Halloween

Halloween is on Friday and some people already had their Halloween partie over the last few days or so. The Oklahoma City Thunder celebrated it a few days ago; we saw Russell Westbrook dress up as one of the policemen from the Netflix series, Orange Is The New Black. Steven Adams went as Tom Hanks’ character from the movie, Cast Away: Or maybe Steven Adams dressed as Tom Hanks...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Morrow Joins Thunder’s Growing Injury List

Injuries ravage the Oklahoma City Thunder as the regular season quickly approaches them. Their superstar forward, Kevin Durant, rolls in to speak with the media on a scooter, while touted rookie, Mitch McGary, continues to be riddled with health concerns. On Thursday, the team suffered another blow, when Anthony Morrow suffered an MCL sprain in practice. As reported by Darnell Mayberry...
Via The League News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Injury Update: Anthony Morrow injures left knee

The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Anthony Morrow is set to miss 4-6 weeks after he tweaked his left knee during practice.Morrow suffered a sprain on his left medial collateral ligament and the Thunders announced today that his injury will be re-assessed in about a week's time.Anthony Morrow has a left MCL sprain and will miss the start of the regular season.— Royce Young...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Anthony Morrow Out 4-6 Weeks

Anthony Morrow, Oklahoma City Thunder       As of Friday, 10/24/14, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Anthony Morrow is set to miss the regular season opener due to an injury sustained while practicing. He suffered an MCL sprain in his left knee on Thursday during practice. The usual recovery time for said injury is anywhere from four to six weeks. He still has to go for further evaluation...
Via Basketball Bicker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

OKC Thunder’s Anthony Morrow Out 4-6 Weeks With MCL Sprain

As of Friday, 10/24/14, Oklahoma City Thunder's Anthony Morrow is set to miss the regular season opener due to an injury sustained while practicing, according to Royce Young of ESPN.  He suffered an MCL sprain in his left knee on Thursday during practice. The usual recovery time for said injury is anywhere from four to six weeks. He still has to go for further evaluation...
Via Basketball Bicker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: HBO releases trailer of 'The Offseason: Kevin Durant'

Kevin Durant, as the reigning Most Valuable Player of the NBA, is a busy man. He loves basketball but he understands that he also has to do other things that come along with being a superstar. One of the things he did was do a documentary with HBO. You can watch the trailer of The Off-Season here: This shows how much he really loves the game of basketball and how extremely hard...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
7 days 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
7 days 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
7 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
9 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
9 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
10 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
14 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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