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By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comblake GRIFFIN REPORTEDLY ‘NOT OPEN TO GOING ANYWHERE' There's been at least one report this summer that the Thunder would be interested in pursuing Blake Griffin in free agency in the summer of 2017. Now, there's word that OKC — or any other team — may not get a chance. In one of his NBA AM pieces this week, Steve Kyler of Basketball...
Via Thunder Rumblings
11 hours ago

Fans petition to change name of Durant, Oklahoma to Westbrook, Oklahoma

It’s become a trend in the NBA world when a superstar leaves his team for a new one, that fans have to have some type of outrageous or loud gesture to show how angry they are. For LeBron James, it was burning jerseys. Some claimed to do the same for Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant, but for Durant, we have something a little bit different. A petition is urging for the...
Via The Comeback
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder seeking game night entertainers

Erik Horne The Thunder is looking for game night entertainers at Chesapeake Energy Arena to join its Thunder Drummers, Storm Chasers and Rain Drops. Per the Thunder, Thunder Drummers "entertain fans through community events, pre- and postgame performances and as featured entertainers during Thunder home games.
Via Thunder Rumblings
17 hours ago

Thunder to Hold Auditions for Rain Drops

Oklahoma City, Thursday, Aug.
20 hours ago

Thunder fan starts petition to change Durant, OK to Westbrook, OK

Erik Horne One Oklahoman has taken action following the departure of Kevin Durant in free agency ...
Via Thunder Rumblings
22 hours ago

Thunder Seeks Entertainers for Game Nights

Oklahoma City, Thursday, Aug.
1 day ago

Steven Adams might ‘shoot some threes’ with Kevin Durant gone

“Always look on the bright side of life,” the Monty Python crew once sang. With Kevin Durant jumping ship this offseason, Thunder center Steven Adams is trying his best to follow that advice. In a press conference at the North Shore Events Centre in his native New Zealand on Wednesday, Adams saw the good that Durant’s departure might do for his game next season. “It isn’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steven Adams Having A Fun Summer (Winter)

Photo By Dale Budge/New Zealand Herald By Randy Renner, Senior WriterThunder center Steven Adams is used to an August chill. August for Adams back home in New Zealand can be a bit like February here in Oklahoma, the last full month of winter, still weeks away from the beginnings of spring.For Thunder teammates Andre Roberson and Nick Collison the calendar is flipped...
2 days ago

Thunder Up meal time: WTLC reviews the California Burrito and its glorious french fried filling

We introduce a new series today that analyzes some of the best foods we know about. First up? A California specialty! The California Burrito! Since we are mired in the basketball dead zone, post Olympic basketball and pre-NBA training camp, we thought it would be fun to try a new experiment. WTLC is nothing if not a global community, where our writers hail from all over the planet...
Via Welcome to Loud City
2 days ago

Thunder Signs Semaj Christon

OKLAHOMA CITY, August 20, 2016 – The Oklahoma City Thunder signed guard Semaj Christon, it was announced today by Execut
5 days ago

Kevin Durant: ‘I’m at my best if I don’t care if we win or lose’

New Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has drawn a ton of criticism for deciding to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for their conference rivals earlier this summer. Now, one win away from bringing home gold for Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Durant is looking to move forward with another accomplishment while setting his sights on an NBA title in Oakland. Unfortunately...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Possible Routes This Year

The Oklahoma City Thunder lost a superstar this offseason, and their replacement plan is just coming together. Should they expect to fall hard, or can they strike a note of optimism for the future? On July 4th, 2016, this country celebrated its 240th birthday, and Kevin Durant announced that he was leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors. The shockwaves...
Via The Lottery Mafia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder sign veteran guard Ronnie Price

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed veteran guard Ronnie Price. Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced the signing Sunday. Terms of the contract were not released. The 11-year NBA veteran played last season for Phoenix, averaging 5.3 points, 2.4 assists and 19.5 minutes. He also has played for Sacramento, Utah, Portland, Orlando and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter's family disowned him over Turkish political views

Enes Kanter has opened himself up for a great deal of criticism by sharing his views on politics in his native country of Turkey. That apparently is not limited to fans who know him as an NBA player, as Kanter’s family is also said to have disowned him. A story from Seyma Eraz and Yunus Paksoy of Daily Sabah explains how members of Kanter’s family turned their backs on the Oklahoma...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder could pursue Griffin after Westbrook extension

The Oklahoma City Thunder got the biggest win imaginable in the wake of Kevin Durant ditching the franchise, inking Russell Westbrook to an extension. Once thought impossible with Westbrook headed to free agency next summer and perhaps looking forward to leaving with the team gutted, August 4 goes down in team history (for now, at least) as a day the small-market dream stayed alive...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

'THANK YOU RUSS' lights up OKC building for Westbrook

Russell Westbrook just might be the most revered person in the entire state of Oklahoma after he spurned the opportunity for free agency after next season. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar is staying put with the local NBA team after signing a reported three-year, $85.7 contract extension. Westbrook said all the right things about loyalty and the like during a Thursday press...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder's Enes Kanter trolls Lakers fans over Russell Westbrook

NBA analysts and fans expected the Oklahoma City Thunder to deal Russell Westbrook in the wake of Kevin Durant's departure - with the assumption being that Westbrook would eventually bolt in free agency - but the former UCLA star will be staying in Oklahoma for another year at least after news broke that he will sign a three-year contract renegotiation. Lakers fans had been hoping...
Via FOX Sports
21 days ago

AP source: Thunder, Westbrook agree on 3-year deal

A source with direct knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have reached a new deal with All-Star guard Russell Westbrook. The two sides have agreed on a new three-year contract worth $85.7 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team had not announced the deal. The 27-year-old Westbrook is a five-time...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter trolls Lakers after Russell Westbrook extension

By Vincent Frank Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is very good at this social media thing. He’s proven this over and over again during the summer. That didn’t change in the hours following the report that Russell Westbrook had agreed to sign an extension with his Thunder team. Knowing full well that the Los Angeles Lakers were going to show interest in the All-Star...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Russell Westbrook, Thunder agree to contract extension

Russell Westbrook looks like he will be staying with the Oklahoma City Thunder for at least another season. The All-Star point guard is flying to Oklahoma City to sign a contract extension, The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The Thunder are planning to hold a press conference Thursday to announce the deal. According to Woj, the terms of the contract extension are three...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: an early look at next season’s lineup

This upcoming 2016-2017 Oklahoma City Thunder team will look substantially different. Not only has the departure of Serge Ibaka, Randy Foye, Dion Waiters and Kevin Durant drastically altered the team, but the additions of rookie forward Domantas Sabonis, vet Ersan Ilyasova, and a star in Victor Oladipo will make the team appear foreign compared to the squad last season. But for...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
29 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
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Steven Adams gets posterized by a camper, much to the delight of Enes Kanter

For as good as Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams is, he always seems to end up on the wrong end of things on the basketball court. In the playoffs he was repeatedly victimized by Draymond Green, and now the role of his tormentor has shifted from Green to this anonymous kid. Steven Adams gets dunked on @adidashoops #LVL3
Via The Comeback
July 24, 2016  |  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
July 24, 2016  |  Discuss

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