Thunder Rumors & News

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook has been selected to the Western Conference All-Star reserves, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Knicks beat Thunder behind Carmelo Anthony’s 31 points

    New York Daily News "In the short time that Langston Galloway has played for the Knicks, the undrafted rookie has emerged as an unlikely Garden favorite. On Wednesday night, following the Knicks’ fourth win in five games — this one a 100-92 victory against the Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder — Carmelo..." January 29

  • Kevin Durant said to have eye on Knicks

    New York Daily News "The countdown to Kevin Durant’s free agency has already begun in places like New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington and especially Oklahoma City, where the next 18 months will fly by faster than Russell Westbrook on the break. Phil Jackson and the Knicks have until July 1, 2016 to get their..." January 29

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    Frank Isola @FisolaNYDN

    OKC was close to trading Reggie Jackson to Denver, according to a source. He is expected to be moved before the deadline.

  • Durant out Wednesday with toe sprain

    The Score "A toe sprain will sideline Kevin Durant for a second consecutive game when the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the New York Knicks on Wednesday, head coach Scott Brooks said. Durant, who missed Monday's victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves due to the toe injury, was listed as day-to-day on..." January 28

  • 2 reasons why Durant to Knicks in 2016 may just be a pipe dream

    New York Post "Already there have been reports, theories and blueprints on how the Knicks will chase the Thunder’s Kevin Durant in his expected free agency in the summer of 2016 — yeah, right, not this summer but the summer after this summer. Like with impending blizzards and shutting everything down, you..." January 28

  • Kevin Durant, J.J. Watt join AFI

    ESPN.com "Outside of alcohol, there's no category in sports marketing that's as competitive as the insurance industry. Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance is hoping to raise its profile among the big players in the business by signing two of the biggest names in sports: Oklahoma City Thunder..." January 26

  • Inconsistency difficult to overcome for Thunder

    Fox Sports Southwest "th Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the Thunder always have the ability to look as good, or better than any team in the NBA. But, even with the two superstars, the Thunder's ability to look completely lost is something that has attached itself like a fungus to this team for the better part..." January 26

  • Cavaliers make statement with 108-98 win over powerhouse Thunder

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers continued to roll Sunday, procuring their sixth consecutive win with a 108-98 statement victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The game lived up to its billing: star players going at one another, highlights galore and trash talking. Cleveland once again did it with..." January 26

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    Just in from OKC PR: Kevin Durant (left great toe sprain) will not play tonight. #Twolves

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    Tom Withers @twithersAP

    Kendrick Perkins starting at center for #Thunder because Steven Adams has migraine. #Cavs

  • Dion Waiters: I've grown since trade

    ESPN.com "Less than two weeks after being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dion Waiters was back in Cleveland on Saturday, preparing for Sunday's game against his former team. While LeBron James acknowledged shortly after the trade, which ended up netting the Cavaliers J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert..." January 25

  • Grant Jerrett Assigned to Oklahoma City Blue

    NBA.com "The Oklahoma City Thunder has assigned forward Grant Jerrett to the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti." January 24

  • Kevin Durant: ‘I don’t need the All-Star vote to validate me as a player’

    ESPN.com "Reigning league MVP Kevin Durant says a drastic drop-off in fan votes that cost him a starting spot in next month's NBA All-Star Game won't serve as any extra motivation as he tries to lead Oklahoma City back into the playoff picture. "I don't need the All-Star vote to validate me as a..." January 24

  • Westbrook hits game-winner in victory over Wizards

    The Oklahoman "A white banner stretched across the railing at the bottom of the 400 level. “KD4DC2016,” it read. The freshman basketball team from his high school alma mater, Montrose Christian, served as the halftime entertainment, playing a free-wheeling yet strategic game of 5-on-5. An in-game..." January 22

  • Thunder tops Heat as OKC finally gets above .500

    The Oklahoman "Russell Westbrook was asked after Sunday night’s win at Orlando what is the key to winning on the road. He said staying together. Two nights later, the Thunder earned its second road victory on this five-game trip because Westbrook was simply marvelous when it came to staying with..." January 21

  • Lakers Top 2015 List Of NBA's Most Valuable Teams; Average Franchise Is Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion

    Forbes.com "What do you get when you combine a massive new $24 billion television contract, a nearly six-year bull market in equities creating tremendous wealth, and cheap credit? You get a massive rise in sports franchise values, with the NBA serving as ground zero for the current boom. The average NBA team..." January 21

  • Serge Ibaka shooting the 3-ball more

    The Oklahoman "Serge Ibaka is making a transition this season that Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh has nearly perfected. Shooting the 3-ball. Through his first three seasons, Bosh attempted only 37 3-pointers. He didn’t take more than 50 in any of his first nine seasons. Last year, Bosh attempted a..." January 21

  • Kevin Durant comes to Washington Wednesday, fans already buying Durant Wizards jerseys

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Washington Wizards are 29-13, if the playoffs started today they would be the No. 2 seed in the East ahead of teams like Toronto, Chicago and Cleveland. They would also be a real playoff threat — when Nene is healthy the Wizards are a tough out for any team. This is the kind of team a lot of..." January 20

  • Dion Waiters on Thunder: 'They give me the ball; Like, I touch the ball'

    CBSSports.com "Dion Waiters has always been a bit of a polarizing prospect. He seems to have the talent to be an excellent player in the NBA, but his style of play can leave you wondering if he knows it's a team game and not an individual sport. At least, that's how it appeared for him while he was on the..." January 20

  • Thunder hammers Orlando 127-99

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant picked off an errant pass by Evan Fournier, took off the other way and spotted a streaking Russell Westbrook before tossing a sky-high alley-oop attempt that sailed high and well left of the rim. Westbrook, of course, went up and got it anyway, saving the ball from flying out of..." January 19

  • Russell Westbrook channels his inner Marshawn Lynch

    Pro Football Talk "From the world of the NBA comes a post-game press availability that sounded a lot like the post-game press availabilities involving Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. Via our corporate cousins at PBT, Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook consistently came back to “execution” when..." January 18

  • Durant requests Waiters’ locker be moved away from Jackson's

    Pro Basketball Talk "When the Thunder engaged in a three-team trade with the Knicks and the Cavaliers that netted them Dion Waiters, the rumors began to swirl that Reggie Jackson was on his way out. Jackson has not only expressed a desire to have a starter’s role in the league, but stands to command a high dollar..." January 17

  • Sources: Nets back away from Brook Lopez trade talk with Thunder

    Yahoo! Sports "After progressing in serious talks on a deal to send center Brook Lopez to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Brooklyn Nets backed away from discussions Friday afternoon, league sources told Yahoo Sports. "Standing pat at this time," one Nets source told Yahoo Sports. "There was nothing we..." January 17

  • Report: Nets want to flip Kendrick Perkins (if acquired in Brook Lopez trade) for Thaddeus Young

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Nets and Thunder are negotiating a trade that would send Brook Lopez to Oklahoma City. To make salaries match, the Thunder would certainly ship out Kendrick Perkins. But Brooklyn doesn’t actually want Perkins. The Nets just want his expiring contract to help facilitate the..." January 17

  • James Harden just misses triple-double as Rockets roll past Thunder

    Houston Chronicle "Building the lead was fun, or at least the Rockets seemed to be enjoying themselves as if the game was ending, rather than just starting. Trevor Ariza banked in a 3 from the corner. James Harden barked trash talk until he seemed to run out of things to say. Pat Beverley gyrated and howled at..." January 16

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Nets unwillingness on Lance Stephenson has Brooklyn focused on dealing directly with Thunder for Brook Lopez, league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Report: Lopez-Stephenson-Perkins 3-way trade 'dead'

    CBSSports.com "The potential three-way trade between the Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets is "dead, at least for now," according to the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell. The trade reportedly would have looked something like this: Thunder receive: Brook Lopez Nets receive:..." January 16

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: Nets,Hornets,OKC talking 3-way trade. Brook Lopez 2 OKC, Lance Stephenson 2 BKN, Jeremy Lamb/Jarrett Jack 2 Charlotte.Talks ongoing

  • Thunder is not asking Dion Waiters to be a James Harden clone

    The Oklahoman "Dion Waiters was denied jersey No. 13 because someone somewhere over at Thunder headquarters apparently figured it would evoke memories of the last guy who wore No. 13 in Oklahoma City. As if fans needed a jersey number to remind of what James Harden meant to the Thunder. “Guess they wanted..." January 15

  • How is Reggie Jackson handling trade rumors? “Probably better than you are”

    The Oklahoman "In his fourth season, Jackson’s defense continues to disappoint and his erratic offense simply hasn’t justified the points he yields at the other end. Thunder coach Scott Brooks reached his breaking point Friday against Utah when, early in the fourth quarter, Jackson failed to hustle to a loose..." January 13

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    OKC THUNDER @okcthunder

    NEWS: Thunder recalls Grant Jerrett from @OKCBlue. VIDEO: Jerrett's 22p-11r helps fuel Saturday's win over Reno: http://t.co/Ngd1ZhwOHR

  • Dion Waiters admits to feeling ‘a little bitter’ about the timing of his trade from Cavaliers

    The Oklahoman "Because of some minor injuries to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters was slated to start for the Cavs on Monday night. And even better: It was in his hometown of Philadelphia. “They were calling the starting lineup up,” Waiters remembered. “I’m in my hometown Philly, everybody come..." January 11

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Mitch McGary is on the court doing rigorous individual drills with assistant coach Mark Bryant. Looks healed and ready to go.

  • Robert Swift arrested on armed robbery charges

    CBSSports.com "Deadspin found this story from KIRO in Seattle, where former Seattle Supersonic Robert Swift has been arrested on armed robbery charges this week. Robert Swift was arrested by Snohomish County Sheriff's deputies on Tuesday for allegedly trying to rob a home near Gold Bar. According to..." January 09

  • Kings silence Thunder with 21-point victory

    CSN Bay Area "After a 1-3 road trip, the Kings returned to Sleep Train Arena to begin a six-game homestand where they convincingly defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-83. The Kings (15-20) had lost 10 of their last 13 games and were desperate to turn things around against the Thunder (17-19) who..." January 08

  • Thunder did not want Dion Waiters to wear James Harden’s old uniform number

    Larry Brown Sports "A few days ago, the Thunder made an addition to their roster by acquiring Dion Waiters from the Cavaliers as part of a three-team trade. On the floor, Waiters gives the Thunder another scoring option off the bench to go along with Reggie Jackson. It also gives them insurance for next season in..." January 08

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    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Dion Waiters will be available tonight.

  • What OKC GM Sam Presti saw in Dion Waiters that LeBron James didn't

    The Oklahoman "Dion Waiters apparently wasn’t good enough for LeBron James. But that didn’t make him unsatisfactory for Sam Presti. What we all want to know now is what Presti saw in Waiters that LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t, and why exactly did the Thunder general manager pull the trigger on..." January 07

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Kevin Durant on Dion Waiters: "We're going to make him feel wanted. I don't think he's felt that the last few years."

  • Nets, Thunder talked Brook Lopez trade

    Nets Daily "Ohm Youngmisuk reports that the Nets talked "recently" with the Thunder about a trade that would have sent Brook Lopez to the Thunder in what essentially would have been a salary dump. He tweeted... Was told Nets + OKC recently talked involving Lopez, K. Perkins (expiring deal), P. Jones, L...." January 06

  • Dion Waiters traded to Thunder in 3-team deal involving J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert

    SB Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to send guard Dion Waiters to the Oklahoma City Thunder as part of a three-team trade that will bring Knicks guard Iman Shumpert to Cleveland, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. As part of the trade, Cleveland will also take back J.R. Smith from..." January 06

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Reggie Jackson is not included in a deal to the Knicks, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. So far, unclear if he's headed anywhere at all.

  • 24d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Oklahoma City guard Reggie Jackson could be part of a three-way deal for Dion Waiters, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • 24d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Possible destination for Waiters, league sources tell Yahoo Sports: Oklahoma City.

  • Ty Lawson says he has talked with Kevin Durant about going home to Washington DC

    Pro Basketball Talk "While the Wizards brain trust was making smart off-season moves — re-signing Marcin Gortat, bringing in Paul Pierce —all the talk among fans was on one topic: Would Kevin Durant come home in 2016? LeBron James choosing to return to Cleveland sparked a lot of hope in the DC faithful, and it..." January 03

  • Kevin Durant to face Suns

    ESPN.com "After missing the past six games with a right ankle sprain, Kevin Durant will return to the starting lineup Wednesday when the Thunder host the Phoenix Suns. "I'm feeling good. I'm just ready to play," Durant said after Wednesday's shootaround. "I really can't talk too much about it. I feel..." December 31

  • Report: Durant likely to return to lineup Wednesday vs. Suns

    Fox Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder appear to be getting the reigning MVP back in the lineup. Kevin Durant, who has missed the past six games after injuring his ankle, is likely to return to the lineup against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, ESPN reports. Durant missed the first 17 games of the season..." December 31

  • Kevin Durant goes through full practice, likely to return to Thunder lineup Wednesday vs. Suns

    The Oklahoman "Following a disappointing loss in Dallas, the Thunder went through an intense workout on Monday afternoon – rare for this time of the season. “Today was a work day,” Kendrick Perkins said. “It felt like a training camp practice. One of them days where we came in, punched in the clock and got..." December 30

  • Dirk finds his shot in 112-107 Dallas win over Thunder

    Mavs Moneyball "Tonight's game was Rick Carlisle's 1,000th as an NBA head coach, and he celebrated by starting the three-guard lineup he loves so much. The Mavericks were without Tyson Chandler, who missed his first game this season with back spasms, and the Thunder were still missing Kevin Durant, who remains..." December 29

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