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THUNDER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Can Russell Westbrook Carry the Oklahoma City Thunder?

This past summer, it was basically a forgone conclusion that the Oklahoma City Thunder would contend for an NBA title this season. With an impressive roster featuring star players like Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Serge Ibaka, it would be hard to argue that OKC did not belong in the upper echelon of the Western Conference.... The post Can Russell Westbrook Carry the Oklahoma...
Via The Garbage Time
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Booker takes shot at Enes Kanter with postgame comments

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 his wish. The Thunder were...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Enes Kanter embraces boos in return to Utah

There is nothing I love more than a good villain, because without them, the world would be pretty boring. With that said, when Enes Kanter kinda-sorta force his way out of Utah at the NBA Trade Deadline this year, one might not expect the Salt Lake City faithful to welcome back the former Kentucky Wildcat with open arms. Here is the video of what transpired: The “Let Me Hear...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

With Durant out for good, is this Westbrook’s team?

In most every hierarchical structure, there is one office reserved for the head of the corporation. Some call it the “C-Sweet”, or simply, the corner office. From the moment Kevin Durant was drafted by the then Seattle Supersonics, he has since resided in this figurative spot at the end of the hall. Coming off the best season of his career, Durant has continually been missing...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant to have another surgery on foot, out 4-6 months

The Oklahoma City Thunder announced on Friday that Kevin Durant will miss the remainder of the 2014-2015 season because of a recurring issue with his foot. Durant, who has been out since Feb. 19 after experiencing soreness in his surgically-repaired foot, is scheduled to undergo another procedure on the same foot — this time a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant will miss remainder of season

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Kevin Durant has been dealing with injury issues all season long, and has unfortunately been ruled out for the rest of the 2014-15 season including the playoffs. From general manager Sam Presti: “As we communicated last week, Kevin was going to use this time to engage in consultation and evaluation regarding the persistent soreness in his right...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder announce Kevin Durant to miss rest of season

Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant has been ruled out for the remainder of the regular season, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced Friday. Durant has been unable to fully recover from a Jones fracture in his right foot suffered during preseason.  He is scheduled to undergo a third surgical procedure. Kevin Durant is out for the remainder of the season. Another procedure to be performed...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook was very ‘confused’ by media after loss

Russell Westbrook enjoys dealing with the media about as much as Marshawn Lynch does, and the Oklahoma City Thunder star has not been shy about showing that this season. Not surprisingly, Westbrook was particularly salty after his team was blown out by the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. The Thunder gave up an eye-popping...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy likens Thunder to One Direction because he’s hip like that (vid)

One wouldn’t suspect it by his appearance, but Jeff Van Gundy is one hip and happening hepcat. One needn’t look any further for evidence than how the ESPN NBA game analyst likened how the Oklahoma City Thunder have been able to carry on despite the absence of superstar Kevin Durant to how the boy band...Read More The post Jeff Van Gundy likens Thunder to One Direction because...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy compares Thunder to One Direction (Video)

ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy worked some pop culture into Wednesday night's NBA broadcast by comparing the Oklahoma City Thunder to pop band One Direction during Wednesday night's game against San Antonio.Specifically, Gundy used Zayn Malik's departure from the band as a reference point to praise the Thunder's ability to compete despite superstar Kevin Durant missing extended time...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird on Russell Westbrook: ‘I hope he wins 10 MVP’s in a row’

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Russell Westbrook has been one of the most dominant players in the NBA this season, and he has shown no signs of slowing down. The Oklahoma City Thunder have desperately needed him to come through with this type of a season due to Kevin Durant’s injury issues that has kept him out for the majority of the season. Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sonics, Thunder, And Honest Talk

Before they morphed into the OKC Thunder, the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, they were the Seattle Supersonics. Watching the Portland Trail Blazers play the Thunder with non-sports people is a golden opportunity to review what happened. Reading former Sonics owner Howard Schultz’s recent letter to his partners on starbucks.com adds to the story. Best of all is tying it all together...
Via Oregon Sports News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder Weekly: On a mission to make playoffs

The regular season is winding down and the Oklahoma City Thunder can control their own fate if they continue to play the way they have been of late. Battling to secure a playoff spot despite injuries to Serge Ibaka and Kevin Durant, the Thunder are playing with a sense of urgency led by superstar Russell Westbrook. Ending the week pretty strong, they have one thing on their mind...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Jackson's kindness to media was issue for teammates?

  Did an act of kindness by Reggie Jackson contribute to him getting shipped out of town by the Oklahoma City Thunder?   It’s a question raised in passing in a Grantland article attempting to explain the deteriorating relationship between the team and the media in OKC. As chronicled by Bryan Curtis, Thunder players Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and others have become...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Sam Presti Salvage the Thunder’s Future?

A difficult week has likely spelled the end of a difficult season for the Oklahoma City Thunder. First came Serge Ibaka’s knee surgery on Tuesday, sidelining the forward for the remainder of the regular season. Friday, we learned Kevin Durant’s rehab was being put on hold indefinitely as his recovery from a Jones fracture in his right foot has not gone as planned. With only 14...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder announce Kevin Durant is out indefinitely

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has been removed from “basketball activities,” general manager Sam Presti announced Friday. Durant, who has been dealing with a foot injury all season, has not been making the anticipated progress from his latest setback during rehab. Presti said Durant will be reevaluated at a later date.  No timetable for a return has been set. ...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder lose Serge Ibaka after knee surgery

The hurt just keeps on coming for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Power forward Serge Ibaka — a candidate for Defensive Player of the Year —...
Via Athlon Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Thunder make the playoffs without Serge Ibaka?

Oklahoma City’s season has been complicated by injuries from the beginning. Kevin Durant has missed approximately half the season with foot/ankle injuries, and MVP candidate Russell Westbrook has missed 16 games with various injuries. Now, forward Serge Ibaka is out indefinitely with knee soreness. It’s unclear how many games Ibaka will miss, but with Durant still out and...
Via Crossover Chronicles
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's the 7 sports documentaries that will premiere at SXSW

SXSW is coming, and sports fans are in for a treat with a slew of dope documentaries that are premiering in Austin this weekend. The post Here’s The 7 Sports Documentaries Screenings That Will Premiere At SXSW appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
19 days ago  |  Discuss

OKC’s Adams, McGary show off their smooth dancing moves

It seems the Thunder aren’t too worried about their postseason lives as the team looks relaxed and in good spirits courtesy of Steven Adams and Mitch McGary. While in the team gym, Adams and McGary showed off their sweet dance moves and when I say they got into the music, they REALLY got into the music as the two moved their hips, snapped their fingers and cut a rug. A video...
Via Crossover Chronicles
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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