Arizona Republic "The NBA needs to look into flex scheduling. While TNT’s intracity Lakers-Clippers Thursday nightcap in Los Angeles has not looked intriguing for months, the Suns and Thunder had pop before it even exploded off the US Airways Center court and Valley television screens on Thursday night. While..." March 07
Newly-signed Thunder guard Reggie Williams will wear No. 14.
The Oklahoman "Here’s a brief list of some of Kevin Durant’s defensive assignments during the Thunder’s recent six-game homestand: •Blake Griffin, the Clippers’ hyper-athletic nightmare of a power forward. •LeBron James, the Heat’s do-everything small forward. •Kyrie Irving, the Cavaliers’ lightning..." March 06
The Oklahoman "The Thunder is filling its 15th and final roster spot with the signing of shooting guard Reggie Williams to a 10-day contract, The Oklahoman has learned. The team is expected to announce the signing Thursday morning. Williams, a 6-foot-6 sharpshooter with four years of NBA experience, is..." March 06
The Oklahoman "Caron Butler planted himself in the left corner, a bit out of the fray, as a way to ease himself into his first possession with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Not happening. As Kevin Durant drove toward the lane, sucking in the defense, he deftly fired a cross-court line drive, hitting Butler..." March 05
The Oklahoman "When the worst defensive team in the NBA rolled into town Tuesday, it didn’t take long for the Thunder to realize it could do just about anything it wanted offensively. Russell Westbrook then decided to do something that’s never been done before. Westbrook set a Thunder record by registering..." March 05
Brooks says Caron Butler will play roughly 15 to 24 minutes tonight.
Scott Brooks says Caron Butler could start at shooting guard in place of injured guard Thabo Sefolosha.
The Oklahoman "Russell Westbrook jumped the passing lane, gathered the steal, bolted down the sideline and hammered home a tomahawk slam over a retreating Kemba Walker. All in a blur. It was the type of athletic sequence that has come to define the early part of Westbrook’s career. But it was the kind of..." March 03
Presti said an MRI confirms a calf strain on Thabo Sefolosha and "we're probably going to be without him for a while." Says 4-6 weeks.
Fansided "After he was bought out by the Milwaukee Bucks, veteran swingman Caron Butler was expected to have his pick of title contenders. There was obviously no shortage of suitors and Butler eventually settled on signing with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder, who played in the 2012 NBA Finlas,..." March 02
Reggie Jackson is fine. Practiced today, despite leaving the game last night with what looked like a head injury.
The Oklahoman "Back away from the panic button. Slowly… Cautiously? After three straight losses, the Thunder on Friday returned to its winning ways with a 113-107 win over Memphis inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. But even in victory, issues remain. Consistency was the culprit this time, as the Thunder..." March 01
Steven Adams' status is up in the air tonight with flu-like symptoms. If he's out, Hasheem Thabeet will take his spot, Scott Brooks says.
The Thunder is the latest team to express interest in guard Ben Gordon, source says. Gordon continues to work on a buyout w/ Bobcats.
Yahoo! Sports "Caron Butler has chosen to sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder over the Miami Heat, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Butler informed teams of his decision on Friday morning, a league source told Yahoo Sports. After securing a contract buyout from the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday morning,..." February 28
As Caron Butler gets closer to finalizing a decision, Oklahoma City continues to be a strong consideration, league sources tell Yahoo.
Yahoo! Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat have emerged as frontrunners to sign forward Caron Butler, league sources told Yahoo Sports. After securing a contract buyout from the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday morning, Butler is expected to clear waivers and become a free agent. San Antonio and..." February 27
Oklahoma City and Miami have emerged as frontrunners to sign Caron Butler, with Chicago and San Antonio in pursuit too, sources tell Yahoo.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "It counts as only one win in the standings, but given where the Cavaliers have been lately, and given where they want to go, Wednesday's improbable 114-104 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena felt like so much more. "For us, because of the opponent -- and I'm not..." February 27
USA Today "Once upon a time in NBA lore, Antoine Walker was asked why he shot so many three-pointers and replied, “There are no fours.” Now, the idea of a four-point shot is not only not outrageous but an actual possibility. In an ESPN interview, NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn and VP of..." February 26
Kendrick Perkins will miss up to six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a left groin strain he sustained Thursday against Miami.
Fansided "Derrick Rose, as is often the case recently, is not playing. As the entire fan base prepares for his return, again, most have agreed that he will not be the Rose we saw before. Rose will undoubtedly be at least a step slower, while we can assume he also won’t be as aggressive as he once was. He..." February 24
Clips Nation "On an afternoon when their two superstar players, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, combined to shoot an unspectacular 11-27 from the field, the Los Angeles Clippers still managed to get a crucial road win over the team with the best record in the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder. Who needs Paul and..." February 24
Scott Brooks says Kendrick Perkins (strained left groin) definitely out tomorrow. Steven Adams "likely" to start, Brooks said.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "When it was over, after the Miami Heat had avenged their earlier blowout home loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder with this 103-81 victory Thursday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, LeBron James sat alone, silent, with a towel draped over his head, cotton plugs in each nostril. The Heat forward..." February 21
Lots riding on Shumpert MRI: in addition to possibly going to LAC, source says possible he goes to OKC for 1st round pick. If mcl not torn!
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CBSSports.com "The Thunder just made the best acquisiton on trade deadline day. The team announced Russell Westbrook will play against the Heat on Thursday, his first game since Dec. 25. Westbrook has been out since Christmas after having an arthroscopic procedure on his surgerically repaired right knee...." February 20
The Oklahoman "Russell Westbrook shot free throws, completed a set of playful push-ups as teammate Serge Ibaka balanced a Gatorade bottle on his back and then got out of dodge, darting off the practice court and ducking behind the safe and secluded walls inside the Thunder's training center. When he emerges,..." February 20
The Oklahoman "Will he, or won't he? That is the question Thunder fans are asking about Sam Presti as the NBA's trading deadline approaches. Will the Thunder general manager swing a trade, or will he stand pat and see an already championship-caliber roster through the finish line? One report over the..." February 19
League sources say Phoenix, Charlotte, OKC, Minnesota and Sac have Bucks guard Gary Neal on their radar.
ESPN.com "As he strives to win his first league MVP award and to keep his Oklahoma City Thunder atop the Western Conference standings, Kevin Durant is ready for a new nickname. Just call him "The Servant" from here on out, the star forward told Grantland's Bill Simmons. "I like to serve everybody. My..." February 18
ESPN.com "As the NBA’s leading scorer, Kevin Durant doesn’t hesitate to take any shot on the court. But off it, he wouldn’t mind taking a few less questions about rival LeBron James. Asked during Friday’s All-Star media day session to gauge on a scale of one to 10 how tired he is of having to face..." February 17
Pro Basketball Talk "John Wall‘s final dunk of the night won the 2014 Slam Dunk Contest for the team representing the Eastern Conference, but the drastic format changes to the event, and not any of its dunks, are what will be remembered most from this year’s All-Star Saturday showcase. “I think it was cool,” Wall..." February 16
Pro Basketball Talk "In the first year of the new 3-point contest format, the 27-year old Marco Belinelli emerged victorious, holding off Sophomore Bradley Beal with a contest-high 24-point performance in the tiebreaker round to beat Beal’s 18-point performance. The first format change, which pitted the conferences..." February 16
Pro Basketball Talk "Damian Lillard’s busy All-Star Saturday night started out pretty darn well — with a repeat win. Lillard will be in all three major events on the evening and first out of the gate he and Trey Burke teamed up to win the NBA All-Star Saturday Skills Challenge — by just one tenth of a second over..." February 16
NBA.com "Miami's Chris Bosh hit a half-court shot to give Team Bosh the victory in the Shooting Stars contest that opened up NBA All-Star Saturday night. Bosh and teammates Dominique Wilkins and WNBA player Swin Cash had a final-round time of 31.4 seconds. Each team must hit shots from 10 feet from a..." February 16
Yahoo! Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder are hopeful that injured guard Russell Westbrook will return for Thursday's game against the Miami Heat, a source to Yahoo Sports. The Thunder announced on Dec. 27 that Westbrook had surgery on his right knee for the second time since late October. He was projected to..." February 16
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The stars are aligned in New Orleans this weekend for the NBA’s annual All-Star Game. It’s the perfect stage to remind everyone that Miami’s LeBron James and/or Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant is the game’s best shooter, right? Not according to James and Durant. “Steph Curry [of the Golden..." February 15
ESPN.com "Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant diverted Friday from his longstanding campaign to downplay any conversation about personal achievements by conceding in an interview with ESPN Radio that winning his first league MVP award would "mean a lot." In a sit-down for ESPN Radio's "Meet The..." February 15
SB Nation "Andre Drummond scored 30 points, grabbed 25 rebounds and was selected the Rising Stars MVP as he led Team Hill over Team Webber, 142-136. The second-year big man got most of his work done early; he scored 17 points and collected 11 rebounds in the first half. Kevin Love recognized. Anthony..." February 15
ESPN.com "By next season, the NBA is planning to create and use a centralized replay center to help referees and speed up games. "What we're in the process of doing is we're going to create a central location where we'll have people there who will be watching every game," NBA president of basketball..." February 15
College Basketball Talk "With the shift in leadership from David Stern to Adam Silver, the NBA has begun a new era with Silver taking over as commissioner. Last week it was discussed that one area in which Silver would like to make changes is the NBA’s age limit, which would be raised from 19 to 20 years old if Silver..." February 14
The Oklahoman "The All-Star break was 12 minutes away, but the Thunder looked like a team 12 hours into vacation. For the first three quarters on Thursday night in Los Angeles, OKC couldn’t hit an outside shot, couldn’t string together any stops and seemed like they couldn’t care less. Then Kevin Durant..." February 14
Direct Elect selections 4 Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame: Sweetwater Clifton, Guy Rodgers, Slick Leonard, Sarunas Marciulionis, David Stern.
Bleacher Report "During his first six seasons in the NBA, LeBron James led his team to five winning records and four playoff appearances, losing twice in the second round, once in the conference finals and once in the NBA Finals. He was 24, two months from 25, when his seventh season started. During his first..." February 14
The Oklahoman "When discussing Derek Fisher with those in the Thunder organization, it always turns to the intangibles. A coach on the court. A leader in the locker room. A consummate pro who does all the little things. You know, all those hard-to-quantify qualities that frustrate Thunder fans when used to..." February 13
Fansided "The 2014 offseason will see Carmelo Anthony and likely LeBron James hit the open market and have the chance to choose new teams but already fans are looking ahead to the 2016 offseason. That’s the year that Kevin Durant hits free agency, and much like LeBron James he’ll be doing so in his absolute..." February 13
Hoops Hype "Last weekend, European powerhouse Real Madrid won the Spanish Cup, the ACB's mid-season tournament, with a last-second shot by Rockets draftee Sergio Llull in the final vs. arch rival Barcelona. It was the 37th win in 38 games for Real Madrid, who's not just dismantling opponents in a weakened ACB..." February 13