Thunder Rumors & News

  • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook could return next week

    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 22

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Brooks said Durant and Westbrook will go through portions of non-contact practice tomorrow.

  • Kobe Bryant says he and KD didn't mean comments about Howard "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

  • So, Just How Screwed Are The Oklahoma City Thunder?

    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

  • Kevin Durant adds Sonic to list of endorsement deals

    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

  • Nuggets solid in victory over short-handed Thunder

    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

  • Without Durant and Westbrook, Oklahoma City falls in Utah

    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

  • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook workout with eye toward return

    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

  • Report: Durant trash-talked Dwight Howard, repeatedly said, ‘You’re a p*ssy’

    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

  • James Harden on Reggie Jackson situation, 'He's handling it the right way'

    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

  • Rockets hang on for historically ugly win in Oklahoma City

    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

  • Reggie Jackson embracing the task of saving the Thunder’s season

    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

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Perry Jones and Andre Roberson both did not practice today. Unlikely either is available tomorrow against the Rockets.

  • Pistons beat Thunder for first road victory

    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

  • Oklahoma City, Indiana try to stay the course despite diversions

    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

  • Anthony Morrow sparks Thunder past Celtics, 109-94

    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

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says "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

  • Kendrick Perkins wants Rajon Rondo to stay in Boston

    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

  • Milwaukee gets ugly win over Oklahoma City to get back to .500

    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

  • Thunder's Brooks to Cuban: 'Tanking is not something that we will consider'

    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

  • Cuban: Thunder should tank season

    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

  • Trio leads Thunder past Kings 101-93

    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

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    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Anthony Morrow, Andre Roberson and Perry Jones are all out tonight.

  • Russell Westbrook on hand injury: “I’ll get back to where I was”

    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

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    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Perry Jones (knee) and Andre Roberson (foot) didn't practice today. Anthony Morrow (knee) did. Possible Morrow plays tomorrow.

  • Grizzlies hold off Thunder to remain perfect

    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

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Brooks says Morrow getting closer. Roberson out. Perry day-to-day.

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    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Russell Westbrook on the court after Thunder shootaround, with a basketball. No cast or brace on his injured hand.

  • Thunder to sign Ish Smith "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

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Kevin Durant appears to have his walking cast off. He's strolling around with shoes on.

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    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

  • With strong second half, Raptors beat Thunder

    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

  • Durant taking Kobe's advice to heart "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

  • Brook Lopez pours in 18 in return as Nets rock Thunder

    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

  • Durant Could Delay Free Agency Until 2017 For Larger Max Contract

    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

  • Kevin Durant admits Paul George's injury influenced him to leave Team USA

    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

  • Kevin Durant says small market of Oklahoma City was Pau Gasol’s primary concern in free agent meeting with Thunder

    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

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Brooks says Jackson will start tonight if he can go.

  • Sources: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson focused on restricted free agency in 2015

    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

  • Short-handed Thunder grinds out impressive win over Nuggets

    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

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    OKC THUNDER @okcthunder

    News: Russell Westbrook undergoes successful hand surgery. Will be re-evaluated in four weeks.

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Jeremy Lamb (back) is doubtful for tonight as well. Looks like the Thunder will be going at it with just eight players again.

  • Russell Westbrook could miss four to six weeks after breaking his hand

    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

  • Clippers open Steve Ballmer era with 93-90 victory over the Thunder

    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

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Official word on Westbrook is a right hand injury. His return is questionable.

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • The Thunder aren't good enough to rest Russell Westbrook

    SB Nation "With Kevin Durant out, the Oklahoma City Thunder revolve around and rely upon the talents of one man: Russell Westbrook. In OKC's opener Wednesday at the Blazers, Westbrook was fantastic fuel for the Thunder, driving, shooting and distributing the ball with abandon and scoring effectively. He was..." October 30

  • Gasol: Picking Bulls Over Spurs, Thunder Was Most Difficult Decision Of My Life

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks pursued Pau Gasol in the offseason, but they didn't have the cap space or title contender status that he was looking for. Choosing between the Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder was "probably the most difficult decision that I made in my career and in..." October 30

  • Lillard, Blazers' defense show up in fourth quarter of 106-89 win over OKC

    CSN Northwest "Any comparisons between Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook and Portland point guard Damian Lillard seemed silly through three quarters of Wednesday night's 106-89 opening-night win for the Trail Blazers at the Moda Center. Westbrook dominated the game and Lillard, scoring 36 points in..." October 30

  • Extension talks with Reggie Jackson likely to continue next summer

    The Oklahoman "The clock continues to tick toward Friday’s deadline for the Thunder to come to terms on a contract extension for guard Reggie Jackson. But as the deadline nears, a deal appears unlikely to get done and talks will have to resume next summer when Jackson becomes a restricted free agent. The..." October 30