THUNDER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Are the Oklahoma City Thunder better off Without Kevin Durant?

Yes, I know what you’re thinking, there is absolutely no way that the Oklahoma City Thunder benefit from one of the top 5 players in the league hitting the road for the Warriors; but just here me out on this one. Now of course Durant’s skill set is unquestionable. He has one of the smoothest shots in the game, can score from anywhere on the floor, and his ability to move like...
Via isportsweb.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

How does the Thunder project in the Western Conference?

Erik Horne It's summertime, which means it's time for wild record projections for the NBA season. The Thunder are widely expected to take a step back in the Western Conference (what team wouldn't without Kevin Durant?).
Via Thunder Rumblings
20 hours ago

Enes Kanter blasts writer over Russell Westbrook bashing

Oklahoma City Thunder big man Enes Kanter is looking forward to playing another season alongside Russell Westbrook, and he wants the analysts and talk show hosts who think otherwise to slow their role. During his usual spot on FOX Sports 1’s “Speak for Yourself” this week, Jason McIntyre went off on Westbrook and said nobody wants to play with the star point guard. “He’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Durant told Westbrook he was returning to Thunder?

Russell Westbrook is said to be angry over Kevin Durant leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder, and that could have something to do with Durant lying to his face about it. During an episode of ESPN’s TrueHoop Podcast this week, Thunder reporter Royce Young said Durant told Westbrook he was staying in Oklahoma City — after the season ended, no less. “Three weeks ago, Kevin Durant’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Westbrook doesn’t want trade, will think about extension

Russell Westbrook may not want the Thunder to trade him, but that does not necessarily mean the star point guard is planning to remain in Oklahoma City beyond next season. In fact, Westbrook could actually make life very difficult for the Thunder by not informing them of his intentions. ESPN’s Royce Young cites sources who say Westbrook does not want to be traded and is intent...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dion Waiters agrees to one-year deal with Heat

Unrestricted free agent Dion Waiters has agreed to a one-year deal with the Miami Heat, reports Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press. Waiters will make $2.9 million. The 24-year-old guard averaged 9.8 points in 78 games for the Oklahoma City Thunder last year, including 15 starts. He shot just under 40 percent overall and 35.8 percent on 3-pointers. Waiters, who has come of...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant’s OKC restaurant will be closed, rebranded

When Kevin Durant announced he was leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder for the team he nearly beat in the playoffs, the Golden State Warriors, Thunder fans found unique ways to get back at him. Some of Durant’s once-faithful fans in OKC took to Yelp! to slam Durant’s restaurant and the results were hilarious. Well, Durant noticed and now he’s making changes. The Warriors...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant thinks Thunder's newest player is going to be 'really good'

The Oklahoma City Thunder signed Spanish guard Alex Abrines to a multiyear contract on Saturday, finally securing the player they selected with the 32nd pick of the 2013 draft.Terms of the deal weren't announced, but it was reported to be three years and around $18 million.The 6-foot-6 Abrines averaged 8.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 37 games last season for FC Barcelona...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder sign Spanish guard Alex Abrines

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed guard Alex Abrines to a multiyear contract. The team announced the move Saturday. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Selected 32nd overall by the Thunder in the 2013 draft, the Spanish player averaged 8.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 37 games last season for FC Barcelona. He shot 41.7 percent from 3-point range...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs strike a new deal with NBA stalwart Manu Ginobli

Any doubts about whether Manu Ginobili retiring have been put to rest; Ginobili will play at least another year with the San Antonio Spurs. Ever since Manu Ginobili entered the NBA he has been schooling the American basketball stars. His European step caught every one off guard. Because of Manu Ginobili, the Euro step is now something just about everyone in the NBA adds to their...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Thunder jerseys going for less than 50 cents in OKC

It’s hard to imagine many in the Oklahoma City area want to buy a Kevin Durant jersey right now. Durant pulled the worst move since The Decision recently, abandoning the Thunder for the Golden State Warriors. As many know, this might not stand as such a huge ordeal had he not went and joined the team that bested the Thunder in the playoffs, not to mention posted the best regular...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter got death threats after failed military coup in Turkey

Enes Kanter’s outspokenness on the failed military coup in Turkey to overthrow government has resulted in death threats on Twitter. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward posted a picture with multiple threats (in Turkish) related to his comments on the coup. Buyrun Bakalım; pic.twitter.com/sUHBfRpyFB — Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) July 20, 2016 “Death threats continue...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Dion Waiters hint he is signing with Sixers?

The Oklahoma City Thunder rescinded their qualifying offer to Dion Waiters this week. It’s a decision that enabled the former lottery pick to become an unrestricted free agent. As a restricted free agent, Waiters held a $12.8 million cap hold — something that clearly impacted Oklahoma City’s ability to upgrade its roster following the departure of Kevin Durant in free agency...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Waiters now an unrestricted free agent

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly rescinded their qualifying offer to guard Dion Waiters, making him an unrestricted free agent. Sources on @TheVertical: Oklahoma City has rescinded qualifying offer on Dion Waiters, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 19, 2016 This is an incredibly interesting move for the...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant: 'I was hurt' after seeing Oklahoma City's reaction to his decision

After Team USA's first official practice in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon, Kevin Durant opened up to reporters about his emotions following his decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors -- citing how he was "hurt" because "he hurt so many people" and how he "understood where they're coming from" in regards to the fans' and people of Oklahoma City's...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

To be or not to be: The Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook edition

Not long after Kevin Durant announced his departure from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City Thunders General Manager Sam Presti knew he was on the ropes of trying to prevent another departure that would almost certainly leave the team with no identity. Do the Thunder run the risk of trying to win over Russell Westbrook next year in free agency, or do they do away with him now for some...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder could trade Westbrook before season

The Oklahoma City Thunder may have a difficult decision to make on Russell Westbrook. And soon. According to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report, there is a “strong belief” among rival general managers that Westbrook is looking to leave Oklahoma City next summer, a developing reality that could force the Thunder to deal their last remaining star before he leaves the franchise for...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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