By Randy Renner, Senior Writer The NBA’s trade deadline arrives at 2 o’clock in Oklahoma and as they have in years past the Thunder and GM Sam Presti will be working the phones right up to that moment. The Thunder are a bit limited right now in what they can offer teams, namely a first round 2017 draft pick. The Thunder have the pick but because their 2018 first rounder is already...
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Oklahoma City Thunder trade deadline rumors and reports: Will OKC address perimeter shooting concerns?
At the trade deadline’s 11th hour, rumors abound regarding Sam Presti’s next move for Oklahoma City’s roster Will the Oklahoma City Thunder address their publicized outside shooting needs at the eleventh hour of this year’s trade deadline? A definitive answer to this pressing question will crystallize today by 3 PM ET. However, as Thunder Nation awaits, here are Oklahoma...
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It had been exactly a week since Thunder players filled up the hallways, cafeteria and locker room inside the INTEGRIS Thunder Developmen
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When Anthony Morrow was drafted out of Georgia Tech by the Golden State Warriors in 2008, I didn’t think that he would become the greatest shooter in NBA history, but I didn’t believe that he wouldn’t become the greatest shooter either. Watching a montage of his jumper was like looking at a Frederic Bazille painting; every stroke was consistent and precise. Like Bazille, Morrow...
Brett Dawson In today's Oklahoman, we took a look at some key questions as the Thunder enters the post-All-Star break stretch run.
OKC’s player grades through the season’s first 57 games; plus a look ahead at the final 25. The Oklahoma City Thunder pause seven games above .500 at the All-Star break. While OKC's opening 57 contests have featured a collection of sprints and restarts, this reconfigured unit will ultimately define itself throughout the season's final two months. Though missing a key contributor...
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Berry Tramel He’s an NBA superstar who was on a championship contender, but now his team has taken a step back.
Tonitrui sursum: Thunder Up! Esteemed fellow citizens of Thunder Nation: We observe today not just past victories, but a celebration of the future--symbolizing an end as well as a beginning--signifying renewal as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a decade ago. The "Peake" is very different now. For...
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By Brett Dawson Staff Writer email@example.com His All-Star Game news conference completed, Russell Westbrook set out to leave New Orleans with a farewell to the attending media. “I'll see you guys the second half of the season,” Westbrook said. It's a common label for the post-All-Star stretch run, but hardly accurate.
After 72 hours of fun and games in the Big Easy, it’s time to get back to business. The Thunder sit at seventh place in the Western Conference at 32-25 and will likely make the playoffs barring a collapse in the second half of the season. Despite that likelihood, GM Sam Presti has two pathways to choose from as the trade deadline looms: settle for a playoff appearance and look...
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have not been friendly since Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors over the offseason. This has been no secret. The two haven’t even been talking.Well, they’re of course both on the Western Conference All-Star team, and before the game on Sunday night, Westbrook wouldn’t even warm up on the same side of the court...
There’s Russell Westbrook, and then there’s everybody else.Westbrook is known for having a strong personality and marching to the beat of his own drum. Those personality traits appeared to be on display during pregame warmups for Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.According to reporters in attendance who captured both photo and video evidence, the Oklahoma City Thunder star warmed...
LeBron's mad at his team, the New York Knicks are weighing a number of absurd trades, and Lance Stephenson is on a roster. That can only mean one thing: It's February in the NBA and everybody could use a break.Fortunately, we've made it to All-Star Weekend! While it's a bummer to have to survive a few days without real, competitive basketball, All-Star Weekend gives us the chance...
Count veteran big man Kendrick Perkins as one who thinks Kevin Durant could make a return to the Oklahoma City Thunder sooner or later.Durant fled Oklahoma City to join the Golden State Warriors and figures to stick around for quite a long time. But with LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers and winning a title, some have started to wonder if Durant might follow a similar...
I’m done with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Not because of the team—but because of the fans. On the morning of July 4th, KD declared his independence from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Explaining his decision in The Players’ Tribune, Durant said: The primary mandate I had for myself in making this decision was to have it based on the potential for my growth as a player—as that...
The Oklahoma City Thunder seem to have regained their footing after temporarily slipping up due to the injury of Enes Kanter. After losing Kanter, the Thunder dropped three straight games. However, after winning their last two, they appear to be back on track. The injury to Kanter was a significant blow to the Thunder’s offense as it placed an even larger burden on Russell Westbrook...
With the all-star game less than two weeks away and the regular season ending April 12, it is quickly approaching crunch time and the real fun is about to start. However, it has been an unusually exciting NBA season up to this point and a two-man race for basketball’s most coveted award. Here are my top-three candidates for most valuable player. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City...
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