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
With the Thunder's hardship exception expiring, the Thunder will release Sebastian Telfair to get down to the required 15-player minimum.
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
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
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
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
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
Brooks said Durant and Westbrook will go through portions of non-contact practice tomorrow.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Perry Jones and Andre Roberson both did not practice today. Unlikely either is available tomorrow against the Rockets.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
ESPN Dallas "Mavericks owner Mark Cuban openly wondered Sunday whether it would be in the Oklahoma City Thunder's long-term best interests if superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook sat out the rest of the season. Cuban said he would not consider it a breach of NBA integrity if the Thunder essentially..." November 11
The Oklahoman "With a one-time 17-point lead dwindled to four, Thunder coach Scott Brooks peered down his bench and called on the reserve guard who’s been in the organization less than three days. Ish Smith – the 16th man on a roster that will soon only be able to hold 15 – was suddenly thrown into the fire...." November 10
Anthony Morrow, Andre Roberson and Perry Jones are all out tonight.
Pro Basketball Talk "It’s hard to stay competitive when you’re down two of the 10 best players in the NBA. And indeed, the Oklahoma City Thunder have started the season 1-5 with Kevin Durant out with a foot fracture and Russell Westbrook undergoing surgery to repair a broken hand. On at least one of those fronts,..." November 09
Perry Jones (knee) and Andre Roberson (foot) didn't practice today. Anthony Morrow (knee) did. Possible Morrow plays tomorrow.
Fox Sports Tennessee "The Grizzlies continued their perfect start, escaping Oklahoma City as Serge Ibaka's three-point attempt as time expired clanked off the rim to reach 6-0 for the first time. The Thunder were overmatched and undermanned -- they suited up just nine players due to injuries to Kevin Durant, Russell..." November 08
Brooks says Morrow getting closer. Roberson out. Perry day-to-day.
Russell Westbrook on the court after Thunder shootaround, with a basketball. No cast or brace on his injured hand.
ESPN.com "With as many as eight players sidelined by injuries, the Thunder will sign guard Ish Smith using a hardship exception recently awarded by the league, according to a source. He is expected to be in uniform Friday against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Oklahoman earlier reported news of Smith's..." November 07
Kevin Durant appears to have his walking cast off. He's strolling around with shoes on.
PG Ish Smith underwent a physical for the Thunder today in OKC and has been pegged as the team's hardship relief. Could be in uniform Friday
Toronto Sun "In a season in which the Raptors have played down to the level of competition, last night was a little different. This time around they played down to the level of their opponent’s health. With only eight healthy bodies, a number that was further trimmed by one early in the third..." November 05
ESPN.com "After suffering the first significant injury of his career, Kevin Durant got some advice from another superstar forced to grow used to watching his team from the bench -- Kobe Bryant. "Kobe reached out to me at one point right after I got out of surgery," Durant told ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike"..." November 04
New York Post "The Nets made their home opener a happy one. Thanks to a balanced scoring attack and an injury-riddled opponent, the Nets made quick work of the Thunder, winning 116-85 Monday night in front of a sellout crowd of 17,732 including owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who watched the game from his private..." November 04
Real GM Basketball "It is believed that Kevin Durant has already made it known to some people that his free agency decision in 2016 will come down to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards. Some teams are optimistic that Durant will consider all options as a free agent. Durant could also sign a..." November 04
Washington Post "While heading to a gym in Oklahoma City to host his annual basketball camp, Kevin Durant sent a text message to Team USA Coach Mike Krzyzewski to let him know that he needed to talk about something important. Durant had made up his mind that he was drained and could no longer dedicate his summer..." November 04
Pro Basketball Talk "It was a virtual certainty that Pau Gasol would leave the Lakers in free agency last summer, after the team hit a downward spiral in terms of its ability to contend for titles, and following two straight seasons where Gasol himself was marginalized by the organization’s head coaches. The only..." November 04
Brooks says Jackson will start tonight if he can go.
Yahoo! Sports "After discussions on a contract extension perished on Friday, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson is determined to pursue restricted free agency as a means to hunt a starting job in the NBA, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Jackson has been described as eager to get on the market next..." November 02
The Oklahoman "It was everything the Thunder stands for and then some. All the buzzwords that have come to define what Oklahoma City is all about were put on display in 48 minutes of the most inspired basketball you might ever see. There was energy and effort, defense and determination, teamwork and..." November 02
News: Russell Westbrook undergoes successful hand surgery. Will be re-evaluated in four weeks. pic.twitter.com/PPFgyw6JiQ
Jeremy Lamb (back) is doubtful for tonight as well. Looks like the Thunder will be going at it with just eight players again.
The Oklahoman "The early indication is that Russell Westbrook could miss four to six weeks after fracturing the second metacarpal in his right hand Thursday against the Los Angeles Clippers. It could keep the Thunder's electric point guard sidelined through mid-December and add him to an already ridiculously..." November 01
Los Angeles Times "The Clippers unveiled a new ad campaign before their season opener, with Blake Griffin dunking and DeAndre Jordan flexing and Chris Paul directing amid a montage of plays shown on the video board. Then they went out and lived up to the "be relentless" theme Thursday night at Staples Center...." October 31