Thunder Rumors & News

  • Trevor Booker takes shot at Enes Kanter with postgame comments

    Larry Brown Sports "Enes Kanter being traded from the Jazz to the Thunder was among the flurry of moves leading up to this year’s NBA trade deadline. Prior to the deadline, there was growing speculation Kanter would be moved after indicating he preferred to be traded away from Utah. The 22-year-old eventually got..." March 30

  • Thunder uses record comeback to defeat Phoenix

    The Oklahoman "For one night, one half actually, it all came together for the Thunder. And on the road, no less. After a nightmarish start and a head-shaking first half that left you thinking this was just another one of those frustrating nights away from the friendly confines of Chesapeake Energy Arena,..." March 30

  • Kevin Durant's injury forces summer of reckoning for Thunder

    SB Nation "Kevin Durant is done for the season and so are the Oklahoma City Thunder. Unless they can somehow avoid the Warriors in the first round, which seems nearly impossible at this stage, the Thunder will be ejected from the playoffs quickly. It will be a bitter end to a bitter season. They'd entered..." March 30

  • Steve Kerr: 'I would vote for Russell Westbrook' for MVP "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

  • Kanter: 'Never liked playing' in Utah "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

  • 2d
    Andy Larsen @andyblarsen

    Enes Kanter on OKC: "Everything there is just professional. Everything they do is for the players. You just only focus on basketball."

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    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

  • Kevin Durant to have more surgery, out 4-6 months "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

  • Time is running out to fix the Thunder's defensive flaws

    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

  • Spurs bounce back from Dallas debacle to destroy Thunder

    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

  • Strong play at home continues as OKC cruises past Lakers

    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

  • Thunder G Russell Westbrook's triple double vs. Heat voided

    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

  • Enes Kanter, Steven Adams and Mitch McGary continue to emerge through injury wreckage

    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

  • Defense rules the day as Thunder beats Miami

    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

  • 8d
    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Scott Brooks said Enes Kanter showed enough in practice yesterday and responded well today. Back and starting today.

  • 9d
    Randy Renner @RandyRenner

    With some better news, Enes Kanter was moving around pretty good today and MAY be able to play tomorrow. #Thunder

  • Nick Collison out with ankle sprain "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

  • Kevin Durant removed indefinitely from basketball activities with foot issues

    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

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    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

  • Allen Iverson: ‘I’m the Biggest Russell Westbrook Fan There Is’

    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

  • 10d
    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Enes Kanter (ankle) is out tonight against the Hawks.

  • 11d
    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Postgame X-rays negative on OKC Thunder center Enes Kanter, revealing mild sprain of left ankle, source tells RealGM. Day-to-day rest, ice.

  • OKC fights back in second half for win over Celtics

    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

  • 11d
    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Brooks rules Durant out for tomorrow.

  • 12d
    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    No Kevin Durant tonight vs Celtics, per Thunder.

  • Russell Westbrook not interested in winning MVP

    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

  • 13d
    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Serge Ibaka underwent an arthroscopic knee procedure this morning to address swelling and soreness. He's expected to return in 4-6 weeks.

  • Mavericks pass physical test, rally to upend OKC

    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

  • NBA playoffs may need a format change

    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

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Scott Brooks improvises and hits on a winning lineup late against the Bulls

    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

  • Serge Ibaka needs knee surgery "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka will undergo a knee procedure to address some persistent soreness, sources told 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

  • Serge Ibaka misses second straight game with knee soreness

    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

  • 15d
    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    No Serge Ibaka (knee) today vs Bulls. Enes Kanter and Steven Adams will play.

  • 16d
    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Kevin Durant went through a portion of practice, according to Brooks and played some 3-on-3.

  • 16d
    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Brooks says Ibaka did not practice today. Day to day. Adams and Kanter didn't practice either. Adams has a right thigh contusion

  • Russell Westbrook denies lobbying for triple-double "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

  • 17d
    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Dion Waiters is starting in place of Kyle Singler tonight.

  • 17d
    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Serge Ibaka is out tonight with right knee soreness. Day-to-day. Mitch McGary will start in his place.

  • Clippers Silence Thunder, win 120-108

    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

  • NBA Players Union rejects cap smoothing, setting up ridiculous 2016 free agency summer

    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

  • Sam Presti blasts rumor that Thunder would trade Kevin Durant

    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

  • Pelicans make push toward Thunder in playoff race after routing Nets, 111-91

    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

  • 19d
    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Kevin Durant was evaluated today and is expected to return to play in a week to two weeks, Thunder coach Scott Brooks announces.

  • 20d
    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Kevin Durant did not practice today and Scott Brooks says he's ruled out for tomorrow.

  • LOL no the Thunder aren't trading Kevin Durant

    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

  • Ex-NBA executive: Thunder could trade Durant

    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

  • Thunder forward Kevin Durant begins increasing workout routine

    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

  • Another triple-double, another day at the office for Russell Westbrook

    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

  • 25d
    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Steven Adams will not play tonight at Chicago. Scott Brooks sounded like Sunday is a possibility.

  • 25d
    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Looks like Durant is pushing off his foot much more than he was a week ago

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