Thunder Rumors & News

  • 20h
    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Mitch McGary is out for the next 2-3 weeks with periostitis (inflammation) in his left tibia. His court activity will be lowered.

  • Healthy Thunder rolls to a seventh straight win in Sacramento

    The Oklahoman "Throughout a nightmare opening month, the Thunder’s health luck was unbelievably rare in the worst of ways. But during this renaissance December run, the Thunder’s health luck has been mildly rare in the best of ways. Twenty-five games into the season, the Thunder has all its rotation..." December 17

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    NBA.com/Stats @nbastats

    Youngest to Reach 15k Points (via ELIAS) LeBron (25 yrs, 79 days) DURANT (26 yrs, 78 days) *tonight Kobe (27 yrs, 136 days)

  • Kevin Durant on Kobe Bryant: 'I'd want to play with a guy like that'

    USA Today "Given the sorry state of the Los Angeles Lakers these days, it doesn't take much to get the storied team's fan base excited about the possibilities for a better tomorrow. In that regard, Kevin Durant may have just made their day. When asked about Kobe Bryant's recent passing of Michael..." December 17

  • Report: Thunder have inquired about Wilson Chandler trade

    CBSSports.com "SI.com reports that the Oklahoma City Thunder have called the Denver Nuggets to explore the possibility of a trade for one of their many talented forwards. Teams continue to look at Denver as an appealing trade partner. While the Cavs have been trying to extract Timofey Mozgov, league..." December 15

  • Russell Westbrook's 34 points help OKC beat Timberwolves

    The Oklahoman "After a dominant run through last season’s Western Conference playoffs — outplaying Mike Conley, Chris Paul and Tony Parker along the way — Russell Westbrook popped Damian Lillard and the Blazers for 38 points in this season’s opener. Coach Scott Brooks had called him the league’s best point..." December 13

  • Thunder express interest in Nuggets' Wilson Chandler

    Sporting News "While they have stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook at small forward and point guard, the Oklahoma City Thunder have long needed to fill a hole on the wing at shooting guard. The Thunder have tried to address that issue with a number of moves, and their latest effort could be in a trade..." December 13

  • Quiet for most of the game, Kevin Durant explodes late to close out Cavs

    The Oklahoman "More than a week into his return, Kevin Durant is yet to have that signature “I’m back” game. But on Thursday, he finally tossed up one of those quintessential closing acts — the kind that earned him the nickname Slim Reaper during a particularly terrorizing stretch last season. Durant is a..." December 12

  • Why Kevin Durant's style means his game is coming back more slowly than Russell Westbrook's

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant returned Tuesday night to the friendly confines of Chesapeake Energy Arena. Actually, check that “Energy” part. The Peake didn’t sizzle with excitement upon Durant’s first home game of the season. It was almost as if the crowd realizes that Durant’s return will come in stages...." December 10

  • OKC beats Bucks for third straight victory

    The Oklahoman "The search for consistency continues. But signs began to point toward the Thunder figuring some things out in a 114-101 victory over Milwaukee inside Chesapeake Energy Arena on Tuesday night. Progress, while slow, appears steady. At the same time, the favorable result again is most..." December 10

  • Thunder escapes Pistons 96-94

    The Oklahoman "Brandon Jennings raced into the open court, knifed down the lane and looked to have a relatively clear layup to tie the game. But instead – with two seconds left and the Pistons trailing by two – Jennings kicked it out to a wide-open Josh Smith on the wing, who gladly hoisted up one of his..." December 08

  • Rusty Kevin Durant struggling to adjust to new substitution pattern

    The Oklahoman "With 2:40 left in Friday night’s win over the Sixers, Kevin Durant swooped in for a transition layup that had little meaning on the final result. But from an individual standpoint, it held plenty of significance. The hoop got Durant into double-figures for the 407th consecutive game. But the..." December 07

  • Kevin Durant remains on minutes restriction. Not that it will matter vs. Sixers.

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Philadelphia 76ers are playing their best basketball and with that are on the current longest winning streak of the season. That Oklahoma City Thunder seem unconcerned. Kevin Durant will remain on his minutes restriction of 30 in his second game back from foot surgery when the Thunder..." December 06

  • 14d
    OKC THUNDER @okcthunder

    News: Thunder assigns forward Mitch McGary to @okcblue of @nbadleague Blue team plays at @TexasLegends Fri night.

  • Pelicans take advantage of their balanced attack to beat Thunder, 112-104

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson felt the urgency to perform on Tuesday night to help get his team back on track. It was the same motivation Anthony Davis, Tyreke Evans and the rest of the Pelicans' players had against the Oklahoma City Thunder. They had been having a rough time with their..." December 03

  • Durant a big help, but he can't solve all of Thunder's problems

    Sporting News "Welcome back, Kevin Durant. Good gravy, do you have some work to do with this team. Durant, the NBA's reigning MVP, played for the first time this year on Tuesday, returning from a fracture in his right foot that was surgically repaired in mid-October. Durant scored 27 points, shooting 9-for-18..." December 03

  • Kevin Durant could play as early as Tuesday at New Orleans

    The Oklahoman "Scott Brooks stopped and thought about the question before answering. “Any lineup changes?” the coach was asked Monday. Brooks began with an “Um” before proceeding with a pregnant pause that left all in attendance at the end of the Thunder’s practice wondering if this would be the moment he..." December 02

  • 16d
    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Scott Brooks says no changes as of yet with Durant's status. Says he's progressing and went through a full practice today though.

  • Kevin Durant to return from injury Tuesday against Pelicans

    SB Nation "Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant will return from a foot injury Tuesday against the New Orleans Pelicans, Thunder coach Scott Brooks announced. Durant will come back to the court just over six weeks after suffering a Jones fracture in his right foot. Durant's return, coupled with Russell..." December 02

  • 18d
    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Grant Jerrett and Mitch McGary assigned to the OKC Blue. Both will play for them at 2 p.m. today at Cox Center.

  • 19d
    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Perry Jones didn't practice. Mitch McGary did.

  • Russell Westbrook returns, leads Thunder to rout of Knicks

    The Oklahoman "It started in the pre-game introduction line. Russell Westbrook raced onto the court so fast you would have thought he was shot out of a cannon. All the energy that he had pent up for the past 14 games exploded from his pores before his name was even announced over the public address..." November 29

  • Happy Thanksgiving, Thunder: Russell Westbrook is back

    CBSSports.com "The Oklahoma City Thunder have something to be thankful for: point guard Russell Westbrook is back in the lineup. Thunder head coach Scott Brooks told reporters this at Friday's shootaround that Westbrook will start against the New York Knicks and Reggie Jackson will come off the..." November 29

  • 20d
    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Russell Westbrook will play tonight, per Scott Brooks.

  • Jeremy Lamb leads huge OKC bench performance in win over Utah

    The Oklahoman "In what amounted to the closest thing possible to a must-win November NBA game, a frustrated Scott Brooks had already seen enough. Down 10 midway through the first quarter to a bad Jazz team, the Thunder coach yanked all his starters and went deeper into a depleted roster. And the all-bench..." November 27

  • 21d
    Royce Young @royceyoung

    With the Thunder's hardship exception expiring, the Thunder will release Sebastian Telfair to get down to the required 15-player minimum.

  • Thunder still searching for an inbounder

    The Oklahoman "It’s a thankless job, one that few ever notice until things go horribly wrong. And only then do most observers consider its importance. We’re talking about inbounding the basketball. “It’s not easy,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. “People think it’s easy. ‘Just throw it in.’ But you’re..." November 26

  • Westbrook and Durant progressing in rehab, Westbrook could play Friday

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook participated in ‘most’ of Thunder practice on Monday afternoon, including contact drills for the first time since their injuries. “They did participate and looked good,” Scott Brooks said. The superstar duo continues an accelerated path toward recovery,..." November 25

  • Speights bails out Warriors in OKC

    CSN Bay Area "Steve Kerr's new favorite player may have upgraded his status Sunday night. Marreese Speights continued his run of fine offensive performances, putting in 28 points as the Warriors won their fifth consecutive game, a 91-86 grinder over the Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma..." November 24

  • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook practice, participate in non-contact drills on Saturday

    The Oklahoman "As expected, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant participated in practice Saturday, joining their Thunder teammates in select portions of non-contact drills. Both are said to be progressing from their respective injuries on schedule. “They looked good,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks...." November 24

  • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook could return next week

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (foot) and guard Russell Westbrook (hand) are both "healing at an accelerated rate" and could be back in the starting lineup as early as the end of next week, according to the Oklahoman. Both players made some progress while working out this week and are..." November 23

  • 26d
    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Brooks said Durant and Westbrook will go through portions of non-contact practice tomorrow.

  • Kobe Bryant says he and KD didn't mean comments about Howard

    CBSSports.com "n the Los Angeles Lakers' opening night loss to the Houston Rockets, Kobe Bryant got into a tussle with Dwight Howard, and later had some insulting, and extremely NSFW words for his former teammate. Then last Sunday in a Thunder loss to the Rockets, Kevin Durant called Howard a name as well. On..." November 21

  • So, Just How Screwed Are The Oklahoma City Thunder?

    Next Impulse Sports "In case you missed it, the Swaggy P Show Los Angeles Lakers won their second game in a row Wednesday night, improving to 3-9 on the season and officially bumping the Oklahoma City Thunder (3-10) to the cellar of the Western Conference. The half-game difference came courtesy of the Thunder dropping..." November 21

  • Kevin Durant adds Sonic to list of endorsement deals

    Washington Post "Might we soon see Kevin Durant in those famous Sonic ads that feature those two hilarious dimwits talking up the gazillion different soda options? It’s a possibility. The NBA MVP announced on We Thursday morning that he’s a new spokesperson for the fast-food chain. Make those diet sodas,..." November 20

  • Nuggets solid in victory over short-handed Thunder

    Denver Post "Reclaiming the Pepsi Center as an arena Nuggets opponents need to be worried about again starts with a single step. After going just near .500 here in the past two seasons, including a 1-3 start this season, they'll have to rebuild the good times brick by brick. And so, they went about doing..." November 20

  • Without Durant and Westbrook, Oklahoma City falls in Utah

    Salt Lake Tribune "Oklahoma City continues to struggle without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Once again playing without their injured All-Stars, the short-handed Thunder suffered a 98-81 loss to Utah on Tuesday night at EnergySolutions Arena. Jeremy Lamb scored 19 points, but Serge Ibaka and Reggie..." November 19

  • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook workout with eye toward return

    Sporting News "The Oklahoma City Thunder now sit at 3-8 on the season and are still without stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Based on those early struggles, assumptions have been made about what the Thunder can do going forward. But a positive sign came for OKC on Tuesday, when Durant and Westbrook..." November 18

  • Report: Durant trash-talked Dwight Howard, repeatedly said, ‘You’re a p*ssy’

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Houston Rockets’ 69-65 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday was obviously an ugly affair, as the final score abundantly illustrates. Given that both teams were apparently incapable of putting the ball in the hoop, for whatever reason, it nonetheless wasn’t the prettiest display of..." November 18

  • James Harden on Reggie Jackson situation, 'He's handling it the right way'

    The Oklahoman "Harden held out for what he believed he was worth. Jackson is now doing the same. “I fell into the same situation, and that could have been my only contract And I’m sure Reggie feels the same way,” Harden told The Oklahoman. “He has to get the money that he’s earned and that he’s worked his whole..." November 17

  • Rockets hang on for historically ugly win in Oklahoma City

    Houston Chronicle "Welcome back, Pat Beverley. And just to make you feel at home, here’s a game that you more than anyone must love. Ugly. Physical. Emotional. All defense all the time, only in part because there was so little offense to get in the way. Picture a one-on-one Hunger Games of a showdown. Pat..." November 17

  • Reggie Jackson embracing the task of saving the Thunder’s season

    Yahoo! Sports "Reggie Jackson still doesn’t own a car. He drives a Hyundai on a sweetheart lease with an Oklahoma City dealership. He’d use a moped, but understands that’s probably a bad idea. He shops for his clothes on the Macy’s and H&M clearance racks, forever searching for the double markdown – red sticker..." November 15

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Perry Jones and Andre Roberson both did not practice today. Unlikely either is available tomorrow against the Rockets.

  • Pistons beat Thunder for first road victory

    Detroit News "Five years ago to the day, Brandon Jennings introduced himself to the world with a 55-point game as a rookie with the Milwaukee Bucks. Friday, he reminded impressive Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson that he can heat up at any time, no matter who's in his face. Jennings' quick,..." November 15

  • Oklahoma City, Indiana try to stay the course despite diversions

    Washington Post "Kevin Durant grabbed a basketball during a timeout in the Thunder’s Tuesday night game against the Bucks and started dribbling behind his back and then between his legs when Russell Westbrook approached. Durant stopped and playfully tried to give the ball to Westbrook, who smiled, waved him off..." November 15

  • Anthony Morrow sparks Thunder past Celtics, 109-94

    The Oklahoman "He gave you glimpses Tuesday night in Milwaukee. But it was his season debut and he was on a minute restriction. One night later, the real Anthony Morrow was unleashed and he showed you just how much he could mean to the Thunder’s offense. And as each subsequent shot splashed through the..." November 13

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says

    ESPN.com "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • Kendrick Perkins wants Rajon Rondo to stay in Boston

    Boston Herald "Former Celtic Kendrick Perkins was dribbling down memory lane before last night’s game when he was asked if he believes his friend Rajon Rondo will stay with the Celtics after he becomes a free agent next summer. “He should,” said Perk, a Celt for seven-plus years before being traded to..." November 13

  • Milwaukee gets ugly win over Oklahoma City to get back to .500

    Brew Hoop "The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 85-78 to get back to .500 and collect their first winning streak in 20 months. Let us celebrate for a small amount of time, and then never speak of this specific game ever again. Though Milwaukee had 15 and 16 point quarters to bookend the..." November 12

  • Thunder's Brooks to Cuban: 'Tanking is not something that we will consider'

    Sporting News "On Sunday, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban offered his opinion on the state of the Thunder, who have yet to see reigning MVP Kevin Durant on the court and lost All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook to an injury just two games into the season. “The question I don’t think anybody has asked is, why..." November 12