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Preview: Timberwolves at Thunder

Following a disappointing end to their road trip, the Oklahoma City Thunder are likely eager for a return home, however brief. As an added motivation, the Thunder have a chance to secure the longest win streak on their own floor this season Monday night against the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves. Oklahoma City (22-22) won the first three of a season-high five-game trek before dropping...
Via AP on Fox
34 minutes ago  |  Discuss

2013-2014 Season Position Preview

The Thunder enter this season with even more doubt and fan confusion than ever before. Trying to figure out where the Thunder will be at the end of the season is like finding a way to herd cats. There is no real easy way of doing it and most likely it will go horribly wrong and people will mock you for ever thinking of that solution, but here we go.   Thunder Position Preview Point...
Via In The Neutral Zone
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Game #3: Thunder vs. Suns

Where: Chesapeake Arena – Oklahoma City, Okla. When: Nov. 3 @ 6 p.m. CST TV:  Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37, HD 722) Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM, 1430 AM) Home. Sweet. Home, The Thunder come back to Oklahoma City tonight for its home opener, and what a home opener it will be. For every sports writer covering NBA basketball, or Thunder basketball in general,...
Via In The Neutral Zone
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Tristan Thompson Destroys Dion Waiters’ Shot Attempt

Dion Waiters had his shot attempt sent flying away by his former teammate, Tristan Thompson, during Sunday’s Cavs-Thunder game. The post Tristan Thompson Destroys Dion Waiters’ Shot Attempt appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dion Waiters: LeBron James Hasn’t Contacted Me Since the Trade

Dion Waiters is flourishing in OKC, getting more shots per game with KD and Russell Westbrook, than he ever did in Cleveland. Waiters resurgence with the Thunder, says a lot about LeBron James as a teammate in regards to his treatment and bonding with certain guys. Waiters says he keeps in touch with Tristan Thompson and Kyrie Irving of all people, but he says James hasn’t contacted...
Via Thacover2
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Warriors beat writer Marcus Thompson talks Curry vs. Westbrook, playoffs and more

On this edition of TVP, the fellas bring Marcus Thompson, Golden State Warriors beat writer for Bay Area News Group to talk Warriors, Thunder and pickup hoops. The post Marcus Thompson vs. Eddie Maisonet (The Fortune Episode) appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Catching up with the OKC Thunder's 'New Generation'

A few months ago, I was actually optimistic about the long-term health of the Oklahoma City Thunder after Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook went down with injury at the same time. As I wrote then, I figured it would be a good opportunity for the Thunder’s still-developing draft picks to establish more substantial roles for themselves on the team. Well, things didn’t really...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Durant destroys Marcin Gortat with dunk

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant taught Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat a lesson on Wednesday night. And that lesson was that next time, Gortat should just get out of his way and give him a clear path to the hoop. Otherwise, this might happen again....
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Waiters: 'I actually touch the ball' with OKC

Dion Waiters, once one of the many problems in the Cleveland Cavaliers organization, is now thriving as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder after...
Via Athlon Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant bruises elbow on breakaway dunk (Video)

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant suffered a bruised elbow when he used it to brace his fall after a breakaway dunk during the fourth quarter of Monday night's game in Miami.Durant remained down on the court for a few minutes, but was OK and stayed in the game. Durant said afterwards that the injury was just a stinger and did not expect to miss any games due to the injury...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Official Unveiling Of Nike’s KD 7 “All-Star” Sneaker (Pictures)

KD 7 “All-Star” The reigning Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant may find himself on the outside looking in come All-Star Sunday in the Mecca, New York City. If EasyMoneySniper notches a spot to represent the West come February, Durant will premiere the KD 7 “All-Star” silhouette. Innovators at Nike continues nailing tasteful colorway combinations for KD sneaker line time...
Via Basketball Bicker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Beat Heat Despite Minor Kevin Durant Injury Scare

Kevin Durant injury scare aside, the Oklahoma City Thunder had a good night. Many fans were left worrying about a new Kevin Durant injury during the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 94-86 win over the Miami Heat. Durant landed awkwardly after a dunk during the fourth quarter and took some time to get back up. Following a timeout, the reigning MVP was back on the floor. After the game...
Via Basketball Bicker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oklahoman curiously edits ending of Russell Westbrook article

Berry Tramel covers the Oklahoma City Thunder for The Oklahoman. During a post-game interview after the Thunder beat the Warriors last Friday, in which Russell Westbrook had an excellent game, Westbrook proceeded to tell Tramel that he doesn’t like him as part of an ongoing feud between Westbrook and the local media in OKC: (P.S. do NOT make a drinking game out of “drink every...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The OKC Thunder Scored 79 Points in a Half

The Oklahoma City Thunder are in the middle of a season quite unlike any they’ve had, since moving from Seattle in 2008. Burdened with...
Via Athlon Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Teams in the Panic Zone

The NBA is nearing its halfway mark, which is the point where teams are supposed to have some kind of identity for their future. Unfortunately, there are a few of teams in the league that have no clue what’s going on. Those teams have entered what I like to call “The Panic Zone.” Oklahoma City Thunder: DEFCON 3 The Thunder haven’t been winning games. The excuse was that early...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder seeking to become road warriors on upcoming trip

The Thunder start their longest road trip of the season this evening in Orlando. Five games over the next week, with games at Miami, Washington, Atlanta and Cleveland. One home game on Jan. 26 before taking off for another two on the road. Oklahoma City won't play two consecutive home games until Feb 6 vs. New Orleans and Feb. 8 against the Clippers. If the Thunder are going to get...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russell Westbrook goes Marshawn Lynch on media

The new fad in professional sports these days is totally blowing off the media. It’s something that’s been perfected by Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, and others are starting to catch on to the tactic. The latest professional athlete to take a page out of Lynch’s playbook is Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook. The guard’s favorite phrase was ...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook scores lucky basket on missed dunk attempt (Video / GIF)

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook scored the luckiest basket of his career Friday night when his missed dunk attempt bounced straight up into the air and fell straight down through the net.It absolutely has to be seen to be believed.It's been that kind of game for Westbrook so far as he has a near triple-double at the end of the third quarter (16 points, 9 rebounds, 9...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Brooks, Thunder must define players' roles for playoffs chase

OKLAHOMA CITY –€“ Scott Brooks has had to deal with a lot this season. Now, he's got Dion Waiters. Hang on, that's not a bad thing. It's just another thing. The Thunder were already saturated at the shooting guard position. Now things are getting congested. Brooks and the Thunder have something more to worry about than Waiters and the oh-so-crowded guard spot. Because of the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Swift Arrested On Home Invasion Charges

Former NBA player Robert Smith Former NBA player Robert Swift who was arrested for alleged possession of a firearm in November has been arrested again, on home invasion charges. As reported by Amy Clancy of Kirotv, Robert Swift was arrested by Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday for allegedly trying to rob a home near Gold Bar. According to sources, the 7-foot...
Via Basketball Bicker
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder didn’t want to give Harden’s number to Waiters

Dion Waiters ending up with the Oklahoma City Thunder was tough to see coming. But the Cleveland Cavaliers finally found a way to ship off their oft...
Via Athlon Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NBA Player Robert Swift Arrested In Alleged Home Invasion Attempt

The sad spiral for Robert Swift continued Tuesday. The former Seattle Supersonic and Oklahoma City Thunder center was arrested after allegedly attempting to rob a home in Gold Bar, Washington, according to Snohomish County Police. Sources told Amy Clancy of KIRO-TV that the 29-year-old Swift and one other man put masks on their faces and tried to break into a house in broad daylight...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NBAer arrested for attempted home break-in

KING 5 in Seattle is reporting that former Seattle Supersonics and Oklahoma City Thunder center Robert Swift has been arrested for an attempted home break-in. Swift was also arrested on warrant for unlawful possession of a shotgun. Former Seattle SuperSonic Robert Swift arrested in attempted home break-in, had outstanding warrant for unlawful possession of shotgun. Article found...
Via Next Impulse Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Is Dion Waiters a Good Acquisition?

The Oklahoma City Thunder make a questionable move as they bring in Syracuse native Dion Waiters. Waiters has the potential to be a fantastic player in the league, but he has taken a drastic decline in the 2014-15 season. He is shooting an atrocious 26% from 3, and is having difficulty keeping up with the fast-paced NBA game. Regardless of Waiters’ performance this year, why would...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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