OKC Thunder: Previewing OKC's season opener vs. the Philadelphia 76ers

The Oklahoman's Erik Horne previews the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. the Philadelphia 76ers. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER AT PHILADELPHIA 76ERS When: 7 p.m., Wednesday Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia TV: ESPN (Cox 29/HD 720, Dish 140, DirecTV 206, U-verse 602/1602); FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722; Dish 416; DirecTV 676-5; U-verse 751/1751) Radio: WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM THREE THINGS TO KNOW...
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Previewing the Philadelphia 76ers season opener

The Philadelphia 76ers start the season off with a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on October 26th. This is a tough matchup for the 76ers because the Thunder are a very tough team that plays well consistently. The Thunder have a very talented roster, while the 76ers still have a young team that is still learning how to play together. This is the preview for the 76ers season...
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Investment group offering to finance Seattle sports arena

For Seattle expansion to happen in the NBA and NHL, the city will need a new arena. A large step towards clearing that obstacle was made on Tuesday. “Chris Hansen and his investment team on Tuesday offered to forgo public financing to build a new sports arena in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood,” Chris Daniels of King 5 News reported. “The group also said it would cover the...
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NBA predictions: Thunder to finish fifth in the West

Berry Tramel The NBA season opens Tuesday night, with the Knickerbockers in Cleveland, the Jazz in Portland and the Spurs in Oakland to play Kevin Durant and the Warriors.
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Thunder guard Alex Abrines expected to play against Sixers

Erik Horne Thunder coach Billy Donovan said rookie guard Alex Abrines should be cleared to play for the team's season opener against Philadelphia on Wednesday. Abrines (right hip contusion) didn't play in the Thunder's final preseason game against Denver on Nov.
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Semaj Christon beats out Mitch McGary and Ronnie Price for final Thunder roster spot

In a surprise move, the Oklahoma City Thunder released Mitch McGary and Ronnie Price to cut the roster down to 15 and kept Semaj Christon to finalize their roster. The 2016-17 Thunder roster is set, well at least for opening night. On Monday the Oklahoma City Thunder announced their final roster cuts, and among them were 3rd year forward Mitch McGary and veteran off-season pickup...
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Thunder to Tip Off Home Schedule on Oct. 28

Oklahoma City, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 – The Oklahoma City Thunder will begin its home schedule on Friday, Oct.
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Thunder waive troubled F Mitch McGary

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Thunder finally cut ties with troubled forward Mitch McGary on Monday. The team announced that it waived McGary, a first-round pick in 2014, along with guard Ronnie Price, forward Chris Wright and center Kaleb Tarczewski. McGary faces two drug suspensions for a combined minimum of 15 games. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said last month that he was...
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Thunder Surprise By Waiving Price And Keeping Christon, McGary also Cut

By Randy Renner, Senior WriterSemaj Christon, who’s been impressive since being acquired by the Thunder in a draft night deal with Miami in 2014, has made OKC’s 15-man roster at the expense of veteran Ronnie Price and his $5 million contract.That was the biggest surprise on cutdown day, when NBA teams have to set their season opening rosters.Price was cut along with 3-year Thunder...
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Mitch McGary to be waived, looking to play abroad

The Oklahoma City Thunder are planning to waive big man Mitch McGary, and he is looking to continue his career elsewhere. The Vertical’s Shams Charania reported on Monday that OKC plans to waive McGary and Ronnie Price. McGary, a former first-round pick out of Michigan, was set to miss 15 games this season due to violations of the league’s anti-drug policy. In addition to...
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Roster Cuts Coming Today For Thunder

By Randy Renner, Senior WriterThe Oklahoma City Thunder have to at least be down to the NBA roster maximum of 15 players by 4 o’clock this afternoon which means four players will need to be cut from the roster.The most obvious choices are training camp invitees Kaleb Tarczewski and Chris Wright. Each will likely be offered roles on the D-League’s OKC Blue. Wright is owed $100...
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Sounds of Thunder: Kevin Durant, please...enough is enough

Another day brings yet another woeful tail explaining why Durant abandoned his Oklahoma City teammates. On July 4th, for many Oklahoma City fans, learning franchise cornerstone Kevin Durant would not return was more emotionally draining than suffering defeat in the 2012 NBA Finals. His calculated decision blindsided adoring fans, devoted teammates, and the entire NBA; but the omni...
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Russell Westbrook, Thunder prepare for life without Kevin Durant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Maybe life after Kevin Durant won't be so bad for the Thunder.After the longtime face of the franchise left for Golden State, crestfallen Oklahoma City fans were worried it was just a matter of time before the team's co-star, Russell Westbrook, would follow suit. In a move that shocked many, Westbrook re-signed with Oklahoma City. The former scoring champion...
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Thirty Futures: Oklahoma City Thunder

Russell Westbrook doesn't need to be defended anymore. Charles Barkley makes fun of his outfits sometimes, but when you show up to games dressed like Thomas Pynchon's idea of a drug dealer-Zontay Smurfblood, purest heroin this side of the Pacific, or at least La Brea-you're going to catch some ribbing. Any lingering, slightly aggrieved Russ advocacy has the air of passe martyrdom...
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Box Score 10/20: Dwyer, Lindor, Towns and Burfict

Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for Game Five of the WNBA Finals. (Watching the shell of the Bears take on the Packers above this finale is madness.) Happy birthday to Keith Hernandez and Eddie Jones. In this date in 1943 the Kansas City Monarchs bested the Hilldale Athletic Club in Game 10 of the first Negro League World Series, and...
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Jerry West on Kevin Durant criticism: ‘It’s disgusting’

It’s safe to say that NBA legend and Golden State Warriors executive Jerry West doesn’t appreciate the criticism Kevin Durant is facing for joining Golden State. “There were all kinds of players that signed contracts, and we were the ones who got criticized for it when I thought it was justly unfair not only to the Warriors, but more importantly to Kevin,” West said,...
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Durant: Westbrook and I were nothing more than 'work friends'

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were never best friends during their time together as teammates with the Oklahoma City Thunder. We know this for certain now because Durant has admitted it. In a wide-ranging interview with Paul Solotaroff of Rolling Stone, Durant opened up about his relationship with Westbrook and how the two were never more than “work friends.” “We had...
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WATCH: Russell Westbrook gets into skirmish with Marc Gasol

Russell Westbrook appears to be in midseason form when it comes to his no-holds-barred, aggressive and hyper-competitive on-court demeanor. One needn’t look any further than how the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar mixed it up with Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol during Thursday’s exhibition tilt. The two appeared to run into each other while making their way back down the...
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Westbrook on Durant’s 'selfless' Warriors talk: ‘That’s cute’

Russell Westbrook is still trying to make it clear to the media he doesn’t plan on talking about Kevin Durant all season long. And perhaps the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar made his strongest case yet on Thursday by sarcastically reacting to some comments from Durant. Durant recently spoke at length about how the Golden State Warriors are a lot like a family. This would seem...
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Can Victor Oladipo Make the Leap in Oklahoma City?

Can Victor Oladipo take a step forward as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder? One of the pleasant surprises of the 2016 offseason was the Orlando Magic trading Victor Oladipo. The second overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, Oladipo’s career was seen as up and down, even in the last season. Once viewed as the point guard of the future, Oladipo shuffled back to the shooting guard...
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Westbrook: European offenses '10 times better' than NBA

Russell Westbrook thinks that NBA offenses have some catching up to do relative to their European brethren. After his Oklahoma City Thunder recently completed a pair of preseason games in Europe against Spanish basketball clubs, Westbrook expressed his belief that offenses here pale in comparison to offenses overseas. “I think one thing people don’t realized is guarding teams...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

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