THUNDER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant talk turns sour in Thunder loss

Erik Horne The saga continues. For those who thought the Kevin Durant/Russell Westbrook beef was done (did anyone?), that’s just not true at all, as seen in Wednesday’s 121-100 Thunder loss in Oakland. Westbrook and Durant exchanged a brilliant sequence in the third quarter in which Westbrook dunked ferociously with his former teammate in his vicinity (former Oklahoman writer...
Via Thunder Rumblings
26 minutes ago

Weary Oklahoma City Thunder overcome by unyielding Golden State Warriors 121-100

Oklahoma City gave a hard-fought effort before Golden State opened the floodgates The Oklahoma City Thunder lost on the road to the Golden State Warriors 121-100 Wednesday night. Prior to an insurmountable third-quarter Warriors surge, Oklahoma City fought tooth-and-nail with their acrimonious 2016 Western Conference Finals antagonists. It was during the penultimate frame, however...
Via Welcome to Loud City
2 hours ago

Durant erupts for 40 as Warriors rout Thunder

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.comOAKLAND, Calif. – Russell Westbrook took an inbound pass and cradled it.
Via Thunder Rumblings
2 hours ago

WATCH: Russell Westbrook forgets to dribble, gets called for travel

Russell Westbrook had a travel against the Warriors on Wednesday that was so blatant, not even he could get away with it. During the third quarter of OKC’s game against Golden State, Westbrook took an inbounds pass under the Thunder’s basket and started to call a play. The problem is Westbrook walked about five steps before bouncing the ball as if he completely forgot he needed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zaza Pachulia knocks down Russell Westbrook

Zaza Pachulia nailed Russell Westbrook with a hard foul and then stood over him disrespectfully just before halftime during Wednesday’s Thunder-Warriors game. Westbrook was getting a screen from Enes Kanter on Andre Iguodala when Pachulia worked through it and rammed into Westbrook with 4.4 seconds left in the first half. After the Oklahoma City guard fell down, Pachulia stood...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

With Adams out, Thunder turns to versatile Grant

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.comOAKLAND – The Thunder isn't the same without Steven Adams. Of that, there's little question.
Via Thunder Rumblings
5 hours ago

Rockets GM Daryl Morey had no idea James Harden would become so good

There’s a strong argument to be made that James Harden is one of the five best players in the NBA today. Back in 2012, the Houston Rockets took a chance on the 23-year-old guard, who at the time was an immensely talented sixth man for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Rockets were prepared to build their team around him, and have since gained plaudits for playing a fairly modest...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

WTLC: Oklahoma City Thunder trade-deadline roundtable musings

The collective analytical minds at WTLC assign each Thunder player a highly-debatable trade ranking. For NBA lovers, the anticipation brought on by the February trade deadline is only eclipsed by the wide open feeding frenzy of the summer free agency period. It’s like a birthday. It’s not quite Christmas, but it will do. With the departure of #35 last summer, this season’s...
Via Welcome to Loud City
1 day ago

Oklahoma City Thunder desperately need another scorer

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s 120-98 road loss on Monday was not just a blowout, it was a wake-up call. For a team that has played well this year, the Thunder are in a strange position. The team has a 25-18 record, which puts them in the seventh spot in the Western Conference if the playoffs were to start today. Yet, they are only playing so well because of one player, Russell Westbrook...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Clocked By Clips In Adams' Absence

By Randy Renner, Senior WriterMissing your defensive anchor and also playing the second night of a road back-to-back is generally not the best recipe for success.The Thunder were doing both Monday night and the results were about as you’d expect.Clippers 120, Thunder 98.But head coach Billy Donovan is not one to just accept things and he was clearly disappointed with how well his...
Via InsideThunder.com
1 day ago

Thunder at LA Clippers Game Recap – Jan. 16, 2017

LOS ANGELES – The Thunder arrived in Los Angeles with the odds stacked against them – on the second night of a back-to-b
Via NBA.com
2 days ago

Despite Adams' Injury Thunder Hold Off Kings For 122-118 Win

By Randy Renner, Senior WriterVictor Oladipo and Enes Kanter carried the Thunder through the first half and then Russell Westbrook took over in the last 24 minutes to lead the Thunder to a harder then it should have been 122-118 win over the Kings in Sacramento.Steven Adams had to leave the game in the 3rd quarter when he got tangled up with Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and crashed...
Via InsideThunder.com
2 days ago

Poor Second Half Sinks Thunder At Minnesota

By Randy Renner, Senior WriterThe problem that’s plagued the Thunder off and on all season hit them smack in the face again last night leading to a disappointing 96-86 loss at Minnesota.Inconsistency is what we’re talking about.Sometimes it’s a game to game problem, look good one game and then everything falls apart the next. Last night it was half to half.In the first half...
Via InsideThunder.com
4 days ago

Westbrook's 18th triple-double leads Thunder past Grizzlies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook posted his 18th triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 103-95 on Wednesday night. Westbrook finished with 24 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists for the 55th triple-double of his career. He already has matched his triple-double total from last season less than halfway through this one, and last...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: One trade that could shake up the west

As of now, the Oklahoma City Thunder are currently the seventh seed in the Western Conference, despite Russell Westbrook’s historic season. OKC clearly must make moves if they hope to become a true contender this year. There is one move that could catapult the Thunder to being one of the two favorites in the Western Conference. First, we must identify the problem. Westbrook currently...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook accidentally nails ref with a basketball

Russell Westbrook isn’t known for his long-range shooting, but on occasion the Thunder point guard can connect from distance. Westbrook showed off his accuracy Wednesday when he absent-mindedly tossed the basketball toward a referee… and hit him squarely in the head. Thunder's Russell Westbrook drills referee in the head with the ball pic.twitter.com/57PygvLNHG — Ben Golliver...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russell Westbrook goes off on refs, gets ejected

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook didn’t have a chance to record a triple-double in Thursday night’s game against the Grizzlies, mainly because he didn’t get to finish the game. Westbrook was upset about a call in the third quarter of the Western Conference matchup, and he made sure to let the officials know about it. That earned him a technical foul. The thing...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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