Thunder Rumors & News

  • Kevin Durant Was a Credentialed Super Bowl Photographer

    The Big Lead "Kevin Durant was a credentialed photographer at Super Bowl 50. KD was there on assignment for The Players Tribune, the only publication with the financial resources to actually financially afford to send multiple people to cover the Super Bowl. " February 08

  • Warriors survive scare from Thunder in Oracle

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors confronted another “statement game” Saturday night and, once again, made a semi-convincing argument on their behalf. Meeting Oklahoma City for the first time this season, the defending champions blew a 20-point lead but summoned just enough defense at crucial times to post a..." February 07

  • Kevin Durant says the Thunder are not 'scared' of the Warriors or Spurs

    CBS Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder stormed back in the second half against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, but their comeback fell short as they lost 116-108. Kevin Durant was instrumental in the Thunder's rally, hitting big threes down the stretch and finishing with a double-double of 40 points..." February 07

  • Kevin Durant brushes off free-agency speculation: “Once that time comes, I’ll make that decision”

    Pro Basketball Talk "It goes without saying that with the Thunder and Warriors playing each other for the first time on Saturday night, Kevin Durant free-agency talk has been at an all-time high. The hot rumor this week is that the Warriors are the frontrunners to land Durant this summer, which would shake up the..." February 07

  • Warriors' Steve Kerr downplays Kevin Durant-Golden State rumors

    CBS Sports "There has been a lot of chatter about Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant potentially joining the Golden State Warriors in free agency. Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday that the champs were the "significant frontrunners" if he chooses to jump ship. Before the Warriors'..." February 07

  • Kevin Durant-Blake Griffin deal needs perfect storm, and it could be brewing

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers have informed teams they're not interested in trading Blake Griffin despite the superstar forward's fight with an equipment manager that has him out as long as two months, league sources told CBS Sports on Friday. Yet despite the Clippers' steadfast support of Griffin..." February 06

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka thrill in final seconds to top Magic on OKC's off defensive night

    The Oklahoman "As Kevin Durant fingered at the black tape stretching the length of his left ring finger, he described a move that he's been doing since he says he was 6 years old. At the end of what he called “the left-right cross,” Durant elevated and made a 3-pointer on the left wing for the game-winning..." February 04

  • These 2016 NBA restricted free agents could be trade bait in the next few weeks

    SB Nation "Three of the biggest names dealt at last year's NBA trade deadline (Brandon Knight, Reggie Jackson, Enes Kanter) had something in common: they were fourth-year players on the verge of getting paid in free agency. None of the three were top-level stars, and their incumbent teams didn't see the..." February 04

  • Rockets won’t trade Dwight Howard, will chase Kevin Durant

    The Sports Daily "The Houston Rockets plan to have their cake and eat it too this summer. Contrary to reports that the Boston Celtics engaged Houston in trade talks involving center Dwight Howard, sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday that the Rockets are not looking to trade Howard before the Feb. 18 deadline even..." February 04

  • Durant says he's '100 percent locked in' to Thunder despite Warriors reports

    The Score "Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant's upcoming free agency has the basketball world buzzing about where he may potentially end up this summer. A recent report by Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski linking the former league MVP to the Golden State Warriors only added fuel to the..." February 03

  • Spurs, Clippers, Thunder Eye Adreian Payne

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs, Clippers and Thunder have “fringe” trade interest in Adreian Payne, as Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities says in his latest edition of “The Scoop” podcast. The No. 15 pick from the 2014 draft has seen spotty playing time this season but this week returned earlier than planned from..." February 03

  • Lifetime Sets Movie About Kevin Durant’s Mom; Queen Latifah Produces, Cassandra Freeman Stars

    Deadline "Cassandra Freeman (Inside Man, Single Ladies), Tracie Thoms (Cold Case, Rent), Pauletta Washington (Wilma), Daniel Bellomy and Nic Few (Major Crimes, The Exes) have been cast in Lifetime original movie with the working title of The Real MVP: The Wanda Pratt Story, based on the life of NBA star..." February 03

  • The NBA's nightmare of Kevin Durant signing with the Warriors is very real

    SB Nation "As Kevin Durant's free agency draws closer, rumblings that the Golden State Warriors could somehow sign the 2014 MVP keep getting louder. Those whispers exploded Tuesday when Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the defending champs are the "significant" front-runners to sign Durant if..." February 03

  • Russell Westbrook wins point guard matchup with John Wall as Thunder tops Wizards

    The Oklahoman "John Wall is taller than Russell Westbrook and the rare point guard who can present a challenge for the Thunder’s lightning quick lead man in a footrace. So without his typical height and speed advantage on Monday night, Westbrook went to the power game. On three of the Thunder’s first four..." February 02

  • Warriors serious threat to sign Kevin Durant

    Yahoo! Sports "The Golden State Warriors’ plan of pursuit predates their 2015 championship run, a bold plot to declare the futility of resistance. It isn’t only that the NBA champions are determined to recruit Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, the truth is that they’re the most intriguing destination to him. If..." February 02

  • Clippers Willing To Deal Blake Griffin For Durant In Sign-And-Trade

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Clippers are determined to play out the season with Blake Griffin despite receiving trade calls on his availability. The Clippers are expected to pursue Kevin Durant in free agency and wouldn't hesitate to trade away Griffin for him." February 02

  • Lakers have 'little, if any' chance to sign Durant

    Silver Screen And Roll "Kevin Durant free agency rumors are beginning to fly with just a few months left of the NBA season, and if he does leave the Oklahoma City Thunder this summer, the Golden State Warriors are "significant frontrunners," according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Durant, 27, wants to compete..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Lakers believe Russell Westbrook coming in 2017

    Pro Basketball Talk "Go to your local grocery store and buy a box of Kosher salt (the good stuff) for this one. You’re going to need it. Lakers management does believe that in the next couple summers they are going to land a major free agent that is going to quickly change the 9-40 team’s fortunes. Someone who can..." February 01

  • Enes Kanter could be key to Thunder becoming true contender

    Sporting News "Midway through the third quarter Friday night, the Thunder needed some help. To be more exact, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook needed some help on the offensive end against the Rockets. The Thunder needed someone to answer the bell — and that someone was Enes Kanter. The fifth-year pro..." January 30

  • Kevin Durant's late-game defensive effort helps Thunder get spirited win over Rockets

    The Oklahoman "James Harden went left and Kevin Durant shuffled right with him, cutting off his path to the baseline. So Harden spun back then weaved around a bit, trying to use his sturdy body and prodding but controlled dribbling style to create space. But Durant remained draped all over him, causing the..." January 30

  • How Thunder's Anthony Morrow turned his jumper into NBA's fastest weapon

    Sporting News "When the ball reaches Dion Waiters' hands, the Thunder have seven seconds on the shot clock. With two Hawks guards running him off the 3-point line, Waiters has no choice but to put the ball on the floor. He blows by Bazemore, while Schroder flees the scene to guard D.J. Augustin, and is met by..." January 30

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Kevin Durant on Curry's comment: pic.twitter.com/gGMRIEq2aR

  • All-Star Reserves Announced

    NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

  • 11d
    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

  • 11d
    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Cameron Payne has a concussion and will go through NBA protocol to determine his return. He's out tomorrow against the Rockets.

  • Cameron Payne leaves Timberwolves game with concussion-like symptoms

    The Oklahoman "The Thunder's tumultuous road trip continued on Wednesday night in Minnesota, with rookie point guard Cameron Payne leaving OKC's game against the Timberwolves with concussion-like symptoms. Payne was nailed in the head while defending a Zach LaVine drive early in the second quarter. He stayed..." January 28

  • Thunder closes out strange but successful road trip with win in Minnesota

    The Oklahoman "Six days ago, the Thunder set out on its longest road trip to date, a four-game trek that started in Dallas, ended in Minneapolis and included a four-day stay in New York during one of the worst blizzards in the city’s history. Along the way, OKC’s starting center sprained his elbow, its..." January 28

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • Kevin Durant pours in 44, leads Thunder to overtime victory over Knicks

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant shimmied, set and shot the final free throw for the last of his season-high 44 points. Forty-four in Madison Square Garden, the most he's ever scored in the nation's most famous sports arena. Durant lingered afterward for a quick postgame interview, enticing many of the awed Knicks..." January 27

  • Kevin Durant could sign one-year deal as UFA

    The Oklahoman "The Thunder spent part of its Monday afternoon on the lower east side of Manhattan, practicing at a spacious warehouse called Basketball City, located just up the shore from the Brooklyn Bridge. It sits about four miles southeast of Madison Square Garden and four miles northwest of the..." January 27

  • Kevin Durant dodges free agency questions before facing Knicks

    Pro Basketball Talk "This summer, the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets will both try to make a pitch to free agent Kevin Durant. While there’s a long line of teams that want to make that pitch, people in Durant’s camp have promoted the idea of coming to New York to him, sources have told NBC Sports. That shouldn’t..." January 27

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Steven Adams will play for the Thunder. No Carmelo Anthony for the Knicks.

  • What ever happened to the circus that was supposed to be Kevin Durant’s free agency season?

    The Oklahoman "The Thunder spent part of its Monday afternoon on the lower east side of Manhattan, practicing at a spacious warehouse called Basketball City, located just up the shore from the Brooklyn Bridge. It sits about four miles southeast of Madison Square Garden and four miles northwest of the Barclays..." January 26

  • Thunder Andre Roberson to miss at least three weeks with knee sprain

    The Oklahoman "After a string of good fortune, the Thunder's health luck has hit a snag. Starting shooting guard Andre Roberson will miss at least three weeks with a right knee sprain suffered in the first half of OKC's Sunday night loss in Brooklyn, The Oklahoman has learned. OKC's training staff will..." January 25

  • Nets muzzle Thunder (besides Durant) for shocking knock-off

    New York Post "More Jonas, please. Maybe the historic blizzard and forced time off refreshed the slumping Nets and cooled off red-hot Oklahoma City. Or maybe Brooklyn was just due. Whatever the reason, the Nets will take it and hope for seconds, after shocking the Thunder 116-106 Sunday at Barclays..." January 25

  • Kevin Durant has seen a unicorn and its name is Kristaps Porzingis

    Washington Post "You can count Kevin Durant among the many admirers of New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis. Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder are in the snowbound Big Apple this week to make their visits to both Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where they surprisingly lost to the Nets Sunday, and Madison..." January 25

  • Nets' frontcourt makes pitch on court to Kevin Durant

    ESPN "Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young recently said they had already started recruiting potential free agents to Brooklyn. On Sunday night, with superstar Kevin Durant in town, Lopez and Young made their pitch on the court. The Brooklyn Nets' frontcourt duo wreaked havoc down low, combining for 45..." January 25

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Tonight's game between the Nets and Thunder will now start at 7:30 instead of 3:30

  • 16d
    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Steven Adams (right elbow sprain) is out for Sunday at Nets. Unlikely for the rest of road trip. He's pretty sore.

  • Thunder weathers Adams injury to beat Mavericks, win 7th straight game

    The Oklahoman "In the first game of a four-game road trip, the Thunder had the eyes of Dallas on them. The Dallas Cowboys, to be exact. Running back Darren McFadden sat courtside at the American Airlines Center in bright red shoes, saying “big shot, big shot” to Dion Waiters every time the Thunder guard..." January 23

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    Sporting News NBA @sn_nba

    Eastern Conference All-Star Game Starters: G: K. Lowry G: D. Wade F: L. James F: P. George F: C. Anthony

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry (GSW) Russell Westbrook (OKC) Kobe Bryant (LAL) Kawhi Leonard (SAS) Kevin Durant (OKC)

  • Russell Westbrook continues assist binge in win over the Hornets

    The Oklahoman "On Wednesday night, Kevin Durant was the recipient, curling off a Steven Adams screen, catching and nailing a 17-footer for the Thunder's first basket in its eventual 109-95 win over the Hornets. The shot was assisted by Russell Westbrook. One night earlier, in OKC's win in Denver, Andre..." January 21

  • This simple rule change will end the intentional fouling epidemic in the NBA

    SB Nation "On Wednesday, the Rockets intentionally fouled Andre Drummond 12 times in a row to start the third quarter. This included intentionally putting the Pistons into the bonus using an end-of-the-bench player for the first five fouls. This is not basketball. While intentional fouling is only an..." January 21

  • The Big Shorts: An era in basketball fashion is coming to an end

    Washington Post "Jerry West, the model for the logo of the National Basketball Association, wore basketball shorts the length of loincloths. Michael Jordan inspired a major alteration when he appealed for a longer and baggier cut. Then a group of freshmen at the University of Michigan known as the “Fab Five”..." January 21