Thunder Rumors & News

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • Clippers, Thunder reportedly pushing for Wilson Chandler

    CBS Sports "The Clippers have been riddled with injuries (as usual), and it’s no secret that Russell Westbrook needs some help in Oklahoma City, so it makes sense that both teams would be looking to add a piece at the trade deadline. That piece, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, could be..." February 19

  • Mothers of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook ‘sisters for life’

    Larry Brown Sports "The mothers of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook posed for a pretty perfect photo during NBA All-Star Weekend. Much of the talk leading up to this year’s festivities in New Orleans has been about the reuniting of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on the Western Conference squad. Westbrook..." February 19

  • KD wasn't happy to be announced as 'OKC's own'

    USA Today "Kevin Durant has been having an interesting couple weeks. Last weekend, he played in Oklahoma City for the first time since joining the Warriors, and on Sunday he’ll play in the All-Star Game on the same team as Russell Westbrook — something a lot of people, including Draymond Green’s mom, are..." February 19

  • Durant declares Westbrook NBA's best in-game dunker

    CSN Bay Area "For the first time since Kevin Durant chose the Golden State Warriors in free agency, he will be back on the same team as Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. Duarnt and Westbrook played together for eight seasons in Oklahoma City from the 2008-09..." February 18

  • Westbrook prefers talking fashion over Durant

    ESPN "Neither Russell Westbrook nor Kevin Durant were interested at Friday's All-Star media availability in talking about their relationship and how a weekend of being teammates again will play out. Westbrook avoided every Durant related question by redirecting his answer to talk about..." February 17

  • James Harden on Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook feud: ‘I don’t understand what is going on’

    Sportsnaut "James Harden, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will all be teammates once again when the All-Star Game tips off in New Orleans on Sunday. The three former Oklahoma City Thunder teammates were part of one of the most-talented non-championship teams in recent NBA history from 2010-12. Now, they..." February 17

  • Kendrick Perkins 'wouldn't be surprised' if Kevin Durant returned to Thunder

    CBS Sports "Kendrick Perkins visited his old stomping grounds on Wednesday, attending the Oklahoma City Thunder’s shootaround and watching them beat the New York Knicks 106-105 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. In an interview with The Oklahoman, he said that he was surprised that his former teammate Kevin Durant..." February 17

  • Kerr won't say if he'll play Durant with Westbrook in All-Star Game

    ESPN "Golden State coach Steve Kerr isn't ready to reveal whether he plans to play Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook alongside Kevin Durant and the Warriors' other three All-Stars in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game. "I've definitely considered it," Kerr told ESPN Radio on Thursday. "The only thing..." February 17

  • Westbrook triple-double lifts Thunder past Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City wasn't just carrying a simple two-game losing streak when it came into Wednesday night. Both losses to Golden State and Washington were blowouts in which they were never in contention to win. Russell Westbrook wanted to make sure the Thunder were able to put..." February 16

  • Wizards thrash Thunder for third consecutive win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- It's not often a team scores 120 points and claims defense won the game. Seeing as the Washington Wizards stymied Oklahoma City's All-Star Russell Westbrook for the final three quarters, that focus is understandable. Markieff Morris scored 23 points, and John Wall had 15 points..." February 13

  • Durant leads Warriors to win in return to Oklahoma City

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant scored 34 points in his return to Oklahoma City to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 130-114 victory over the Thunder on Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Durant was 12-of-21 shooting from the field to go with nine rebounds in his first game back in..." February 12

  • Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook dined at same restaurant Saturday night

    Sportsnaut "Despite their strained relationship, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant just can’t seem to avoid one another, either on or off the court. Durant and the Golden State Warriors visited Oklahoma City Saturday night for a much publicized game against the Thunder. It was Durant’s first trip back to..." February 12

  • Kevin Durant's mom deeply hurt by 'vicious things' said in return to OKC

    ESPN "Kevin Durant's mother said she was deeply hurt by the treatment she and her son received Saturday night in his return to the city where he played his first eight seasons. "The most vicious things you could say, they said about my son tonight. It's hurtful," Wanda Durant told ESPN after the..." February 12

  • Kevin Durant on Thunder boos: I thought they'd be louder

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant got a frosty reception on his return to Oklahoma City with the Golden State Warriors, but claimed he was expecting the boos to be louder. Durant left the Thunder in free agency after last season and made his first appearance at Chesapeake Arena since then in the Warriors'..." February 12

  • Thunder fans welcome Kevin Durant back to OKC with a shower of boos

    CBS Sports "The reaction for Kevin Durant when he was introduced Saturday night as a member of the visiting Warriors for the first time was what you would expect. It was loud. There were boos. It was sustained. There was debate leading up to the game about whether fans should boo or cheer Durant after..." February 12

  • Thunder C Steven Adams on if he’s talked to Kevin Durant: ‘No’

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Durant returns to Oklahoma City for the first time since he shocked the basketball world by signing with the Golden State Warriors this past summer. Durant himself is expecting a chorus of boos to descend upon him when he takes to the court at Chesapeake Energy Arena in OKC, a city he..." February 11

  • Oklahoma City steakhouse owner on why he denied Kevin Durant's business

    USA Today "Dave Osborn is no dummy. So when the proprietor of Mahogany Steakhouse in downtown Oklahoma City heard that the Thunder’s prodigal son, Kevin Durant, wanted to rent out his restaurant after his first return with the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, it didn’t take Osborn long to..." February 11

  • Did the Warriors Diss Russell Westbrook on Twitter Before Matchup With Kevin Durant?

    CBS Sports "Look, Kevin Durant can say he holds no ill will all he wants for Oklahoma City. Bottom line, though, is the Warriors pretty clearly love sticking it to the Thunder, for some reason. Durant makes his return to Oklahoma City for the first time since abandoning them last summer, and the Warriors..." February 11

  • Russell Westbrook on Kevin Durant's return: Time to 'move forward'

    USA Today "Is the ice melting between Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant? It sure sounded that way Saturday morning, when the Oklahoma City Thunder star showed none of the edge that was so prevalent in his first two meetings against his former co-star. Just hours before Durant and his Golden State..." February 11

  • Kevin Durant traveling with enhanced security on OKC visit

    Sporting News "No one knows exactly how the crowd will react when Kevin Durant returns for the first time to Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena as a member of the Warriors. But Durant is taking no chances. ESPN reports that the star forward has hired extra security for the team's visit to the city and..." February 11

  • OKC Restaurant Turning Down $40k Private Party Because of Kevin Durant

    Black Sports Online "Kevin Durant wanted a nice place to eat after the Warriors play the Thunder on Saturday night. Unfortunately, he is going to have to find another restaurant if this is true." February 11

  • Kevin Durant Will Face EPIC HATE In OKC Return ... Says Kenny Smith

    TMZ "Kevin Durant will face hatred of LEGENDARY PROPORTIONS when he returns to OKC to face his old team Saturday night ... with Kenny Smith saying the crowd is going to destroy him! It's KD's first time playing in OKC since defecting for the Golden State Warriors -- and Smith says there's NO CHANCE..." February 11

  • Russell Westbrook won’t say if Thunder fans should boo Kevin Durant

    Sportress of Blogitude "Kevin Durant makes his first return to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday since he left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors during the offseason. But Russell Westbrook refused to say how Thunder fans should treat the onetime favorite son once he steps onto the court in..." February 10

  • Thunder top Cavaliers behind Westbrook's triple-double

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said his Big 3 wanted to play. Facing the leading candidate for MVP, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving talked their skipper into letting them take the court instead of resting Thursday night. That move only seemed to pick up Russell..." February 09

  • Paul Pierce: Westbrook, Cousins only players with 'competitive fire' gene

    USA Today "Add Paul Pierce to the list of NBA players — both current and former — who have been critical of the level of competition in today's NBA in recent weeks. Making an appearance on Mike & Mike on Wednesday morning, the 39-year-old future Hall of Famer said that the league is far from what it used..." February 09

  • Westbrook's pursuit of triple-double history not lost on Robertson, West

    USA Today "Russell Westbrook, with nearly two-thirds of the NBA’s regular-season schedule behind him, is on pace to join Oscar Robertson as the only players to average a triple-double. It’s mid-February, the time of year when basketball topics such as this one should be deep in the rearview mirror of..." February 09

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City, their incredible history together and a departure that will forever sting

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant announced his divorce from Oklahoma with a 351-word blog post on Independence Day. The Fourth of July is a holiday meant to be spent in public. Oklahoma is a state of small towns in middle America. They do the Fourth bigger and prouder than most: Parades before noon, cookouts..." February 09

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Kevin Durant talks OKC return and 'fake drama' involving Russell Westbrook

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant said in a Tuesday interview with SportsCenter that he‎ has "been thinking" about Saturday night's highly anticipated return to Oklahoma City "for the last month" and just wants "to experience it [and] see how I feel once that moment comes." In a..." February 08

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • Pacers edge Thunder for seventh straight win

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers discovered yet another method to extend their winning streak on Monday night. Indiana shot only 37.9 percent from the field, 65.5 percent from the foul line and was outrebounded 61-37, yet the Pacers limited the Oklahoma City Thunder to 38.6 percent..." February 06

  • Westbrook scores 42 as Thunder roll past Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Portland had a specific game plan when they came into Oklahoma City. Damian Lillard wanted his Blazers to match the physical prowess and intensity of the Thunder and their best player, Russell Westbrook. However, when the Thunder are playing at home in front of a raucous..." February 05

  • Westbrook's 25th triple-double of season leads Thunder over Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City needed a win. The last time out the Thunder were blown off their home court by 28 points. That didn't sit well with Russell Westbrook, who said his team was outplayed. The all-star point guard was going to make sure that wasn't going to happen again any time..." February 03

  • Butler, Bulls beat up on Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Coming off one of its most tumultuous weeks in recent history, the Chicago Bulls easily could have laid down and let the season get away from them. In fact, many NBA analysts believed that is what they were going to do. However, the Bulls are doing something unexpected. They..." February 02

  • Leonard outduels Westbrook, Spurs beat Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- If all anyone expected was a dual in the Alamo City between two of the NBA's erstwhile MVP candidates, San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard and Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, they might have been disappointed by the way the Spurs' 108-94 win over the Thunder on Tuesday at the AT&T Center..." February 01

  • Enes Kanter's chair punch won't doom the Thunder, and here's why

    CBS Sports "When Enes Kanter punched a chair during the Oklahoma City Thunder's 109-98 win over the Dallas Mavericks last Thursday, he cost himself part of his season. The silly decision, made in a fit of rage, resulted in the big man having surgery the next day to repair a fractured right ulna (a broken bone..." January 31

  • James tops 20K points in Cavaliers' jersey in win over Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- As LeBron James showered and dressed Sunday following the Cleveland Cavaliers' 107-91 victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder, he sang and danced to New Edition's "Can You Stand the Rain?" It was a fitting conclusion to what has been a trying week in Cleveland. James..." January 29

  • Enes Kanter apologizes to teammates for breaking forearm

    ESPN "Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter spoke with reporters for the first time Saturday since fracturing his right forearm by punching a chair during the game against the Dallas Mavericks. He said he apologized to his teammates for his "mistake." "Of course it's like a really sad thing..." January 29

  • Mark Cuban almost seems ready to admit Russell Westbrook is a superstar

    Sportsnaut "To the befuddlement of us all, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has staunchly refused to say Russell Westbrook is an NBA superstar in the past. While he’s still not ready to completely buy into the rather obvious truth that the rest of us have accepted, Cuban is relenting just a bit these..." January 28

  • Enes Kanter: Russell Westbrook did not call Kevin Durant ‘b—h a–‘ after game

    The Oklahoman "Amid the talk of Thunder-Warriors, from Zaza Pachulia standing over Russell Westbrook to Kevin Durant and Westbrook exchanging words, Enes Kanter went unaccounted for. The Thunder big man was at the center of a video which showed Westbrook telling him in postgame "E, don't say 'what's up' to..." January 27

  • Thunder's Enes Kanter punches chair, reportedly out 6-8 weeks with forearm fracture

    ESPN "Enes Kanter fractured his right forearm punching his hand on a chair on the Thunder bench in the second quarter of a 109-98 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday and could miss up to two months, league sources told ESPN. The Thunder will re-evaluate Kanter and officially update his..." January 27

  • Thunder win battle with Mavericks, but lose Kanter

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- As Oklahoma City grinds its way through a grueling month of basketball, any win is normally a reason to be happy. However, there were no smiling faces in the Thunder locker room Thursday after they defeated the Dallas Mavericks 109-98 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Even..." January 26

  • Russell Westbrook, Isaiah Thomas lead All-Star Game reserves; Joel Embiid left off list

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the fans/media/players picked the NBA All-Star Game starters, the tough job falls to the coaches: Pick the seven reserves for each side. Hard because each squad has about a dozen deserving guys, and while a few on each side are no brainers it also means some difficult cuts. Cuts will be..." January 26

  • Kings Aspired To Create Big 3 With Russell Westbrook, DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay

    Real GM Basketball "Vivek Ranadive previously told one league insider he aspired for the Sacramento Kings to assemble a big three with Russell Westbrook joining DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay. Before he tore his left Achilles tendon, Gay remained with the Kings because Ranadive believed deeply he would re-sign..." January 26

  • Warriors' Zaza Pachulia: Foul on Russell Westbrook was 'payback' for elbow

    CBS Sports "Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia said in a radio interview Monday that his hard foul on Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook on Jan. 18 was payback for an elbow thrown at him on the previous possession. On KNBR's Murph & Mac show, Pachulia lamented that "very few fans" and..." January 26

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