ESPN.com "This was supposed to be a possible preview of the Western Conference finals, with the Golden State Warriors rolling into Memphis one victory shy of matching a franchise record and facing the only team they've yet to beat during their remarkable run this season. The only suspense, though, came..." March 29
ESPN.com "Returning to play against his former team on Saturday, Thunder center Enes Kanter claimed to have more to say about his tumultuous tenure with the Utah Jazz, but didn't hold back all that much. "I love it," Kanter said of his change of scenery. "It's a team I've never experienced before and I..." March 29
Enes Kanter on OKC: "Everything there is just professional. Everything they do is for the players. You just only focus on basketball."
Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28
ESPN.com "Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery on his ailing right foot and will miss the remainder of the season, Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced Friday. The news comes a week after Presti announced that Durant been "removed from basketball activities" and insinuated he..." March 28
The Oklahoman "Kawhi Leonard snared a defensive rebound, turned up court and took off. It wasn’t a blazing fast break. Leonard wasn’t even in a hurry. He was patient and pensive as he pounded the ball up the floor. And the Spurs didn’t have a numbers advantage. But the next eight seconds summed up so much..." March 27
San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up From dominant to dreadful, the Spurs have yet to enjoy much consistency even as they won 10 of 13 coming into Wednesday’s home game against Oklahoma City. But, much like their recent conquest at Atlanta, just about everything came together for the Spurs, who set a season-high..." March 26
The Oklahoman "Technically, it would be inaccurate to call the Thunder unbeatable at home. But since the day after Christmas, visitors to Oklahoma City have found the Thunder to be pretty darn close. The Los Angeles Lakers learned that lesson Tuesday night, as the Thunder cruised to a 127-117 victory..." March 25
CBS Sports Fantasy News "Upon further review by the NBA, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook did not record a triple-double on Sunday against the Heat, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. " March 24
The Oklahoman "The latest tidal wave of nagging injuries has again stripped this Thunder team of both star power and depth at the season’s most inopportune time. It has rotted a year that began with so much promise. But within the avalanche of adversity, amid the rubble of wounded bodies, a few promising..." March 24
The Oklahoman "For the first time since Jan. 31, the Thunder didn’t score at least 100 points Sunday. But for the first time since late February, Oklahoma City didn’t need to. The team’s defense reemerged in an afternoon matinee against Miami, finally producing four quarters of steady stops that atoned for..." March 23
Scott Brooks said Enes Kanter showed enough in practice yesterday and responded well today. Back and starting today.
ESPN.com "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison will miss at least the next 10 days with a sprained left ankle, Scott Brooks announced at practice on Saturday. Collison rolled his ankle in the fourth quarter of the Thunder's 123-115 win over the Hawks on Friday. Following the game, Collison needed..." March 21
CBS Sports Fantasy News "Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced on Friday that forward Kevin Durant will be removed from basketball activities. He will be further evaluated at a later unknown time, leaving him out indefinitely. "We've made the decision to remove him from basketball activities. He's not making the..." March 21
Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21
SLAM Online "Russell Westbrook is on an absolute tear right now. Six triple-doubles in eight games, the NBA’s leading scorer and an all-around menace on the court. He’s got lots of fans, including none other than Allen Iverson. In fact, The Answer said last night during the Sixers broadcast that he’s “the..." March 21
Enes Kanter (ankle) is out tonight against the Hawks.
Postgame X-rays negative on OKC Thunder center Enes Kanter, revealing mild sprain of left ankle, source tells RealGM. Day-to-day rest, ice.
The Oklahoman "Russell Westbrook couldn’t stomach the way the game was going. And how could he? For the first 24 minutes, the Boston Celtics basically bullied the Thunder in its own building, and as Westbrook walked to the locker room at halftime he had no choice but to face that fact. “After the first..." March 19
Brooks rules Durant out for tomorrow.
No Kevin Durant tonight vs Celtics, per Thunder.
Larry Brown Sports "Russell Westbrook is playing the best basketball of his career, and the Oklahoma City Thunder guard could very well end up winning the NBA MVP Award when the season is finished. Just don’t ask him about it. With Kevin Durant out nursing an injury, Westbrook has regularly recorded triple-doubles..." March 18
Serge Ibaka underwent an arthroscopic knee procedure this morning to address swelling and soreness. He's expected to return in 4-6 weeks.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The bounce-back game for Dallas was a smashing success Friday when the Mavericks recovered from a 33-point loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers to spank the Los Angeles Clippers by 30 points. On Monday, it was all about the Mavs trying to withstand the physical challenge the Oklahoma City Thunder..." March 17
USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17
The Oklahoman "Nikola Mirotic is averaging 8.7 points a game as a Chicago Bulls rookie. But in 61 minutes of court time against the Thunder, Mirotic had scored 48 points. And when Steven Adams fouled out with a flurry of four whistles in a span of less than four minutes, the Thunder seemed in trouble..." March 16
ESPN.com "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka will undergo a knee procedure to address some persistent soreness, sources told ESPN.com. It is not clear how long Ibaka will be sidelined following the surgery. Ibaka has missed the Thunder's past two games with what the team has called knee..." March 16
The Oklahoman "Thunder coach Scott Brooks doesn’t know how Serge Ibaka injured his right knee – whether it was an accumulation thing or a one-play accident. But however it happened, the right knee soreness forced the Thunder’s high-flying power forward to miss a second straight game on Sunday, sitting out..." March 16
No Serge Ibaka (knee) today vs Bulls. Enes Kanter and Steven Adams will play.
Kevin Durant went through a portion of practice, according to Brooks and played some 3-on-3.
Brooks says Ibaka did not practice today. Day to day. Adams and Kanter didn't practice either. Adams has a right thigh contusion
ESPN.com "Russell Westbrook recorded his sixth triple-double in eight games Friday night, a feat sealed after a quick conference at the scorer's table awarded him a 10th rebound. Westbrook had unlatched his mask and walked to the Oklahoma City Thunder bench with 2:13 remaining in their blowout of the..." March 14
Dion Waiters is starting in place of Kyle Singler tonight.
Serge Ibaka is out tonight with right knee soreness. Day-to-day. Mitch McGary will start in his place.
Clips Nation "Behind a masterful performance from Chris Paul, the Clippers dominated the Thunder throughout the game, and were up by double digits most of the second half. Supporting Paul were JJ Redick, DeAndre Jordan, and Matt Barnes, all of whom were excellent. Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook was almost..." March 12
SB Nation "The NBA Players Association has officially rejected cap smoothing when the new TV deal comes into play. Get ready for an absolutely wild summer in 2016. The National Basketball Players Association has informed the NBA that it will not agree to "smoothing" of the salary cap prior to the 2016-17..." March 12
Larry Brown Sports "Sam Presti heard the rumor that he would consider trading franchise icon Kevin Durant and shot it down forcefully. The rumor started when former Portland exec Tom Penn told Colin Cowherd that he would expect Presti to trade Durant if the 2014 league MVP does not commit to re-signing with the..." March 12
New Orleans Times-Picayune "The Pelicans took advantage of an opportunity to move closer toward the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with 17 games remaining in the regular season. New Orleans overcame a sluggish start, rolled through the second quarter on the strength of its backups and enjoyed a 20-point..." March 11
Kevin Durant was evaluated today and is expected to return to play in a week to two weeks, Thunder coach Scott Brooks announces.
Kevin Durant did not practice today and Scott Brooks says he's ruled out for tomorrow.
SB Nation "Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is on a tear with fellow star Kevin Durant sidelined after another foot procedure. With Durant set to become a free agent in 2016, ESPN analyst and former NBA executive Tom Penn thinks these factors will make it "much more likely that Durant ultimately..." March 10
The Big Lead "How absurd has Russell Westbrook’s five triple-doubles in six games streak been? The Oklahoma City point guard has carried the Thunder while Kevin Durant has been out with a foot injury, and his stats in February are on the short list for one of the greatest months in NBA history (31.2 ppg, 10.3..." March 10
CBS Sports Fantasy News "Thunder forward Kevin Durant continues to make improvements from his foot injury after recently increasing his workouts, reports The Oklahoman. Durant had been conducting light-shooting drills, but increased it to include full-court running along with cutting and jumping." March 09
The Oklahoman "The dazzling has become the norm. The breathtaking, the expected. The astonishing, the standard. Sunday was just another night at the office for Russell Westbrook, who led the Thunder past Toronto 108-104. Another triple-double. Another career high match. Another short list — make that..." March 09
Steven Adams will not play tonight at Chicago. Scott Brooks sounded like Sunday is a possibility.
Looks like Durant is pushing off his foot much more than he was a week ago https://t.co/JNRT9B8r79
The Oklahoman "At some point, some point soon at this rate, we’re going to run out of ways to effectively put into words what Russell Westbrook is doing. In his latest act, which came on a frigid but otherwise ho-hum Wednesday night, against a ho-hum opponent, Westbrook erupted for 49 points, a career-high 16..." March 05
Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Westbrook has probably already missed too many games – 15 – to win MVP this season. But darn it if he isn’t going to try, anyway. The Thunder guard had 49 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists in a win over the 76ers tonight, his fourth straight triple-double. 49 points? Career..." March 05
Kevin Durant asked if he'll return this season: "No doubt."