Thunder Rumors & News

  • Durant, Westbrook step up as Thunder crush Pelicans, 121-95

    Welcome To Loud City "In a game that was basically decided by the end of three quarters, the Oklahoma City Thunder overran the New Orleans Pelicans, 121-95. The first quarter of the game was competitive, but the Thunder amassed a 17 point advantage over the course of the second and third quarters. The main catalysts..." February 12

  • Shaq, Iverson among finalists for 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class

    The Score "Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson were among the 14 names announced as finalists for the 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class on Friday afternoon. The finalists for basketball's highest distinction include: Shaquille O'Neal Allen Iverson Kevin Johnson Sheryl Swoopes Eddie Sutton..." February 12

  • Report: Some Warriors executives believe Golden State will sign Kevin Durant

    Pro Basketball Talk "An NBA general manager reportedly believes Kevin Durant will sign with the Warriors. That general manager, unless it was Bob Myers in the first place, has company. Chris Broussard of ESPN on Durant: There are people in Golden State that think they’re getting him. People in management,..." February 12

  • NBA committee seeks feedback for corporate logos on jerseys

    ESPN "The NBA is moving a step closer to putting advertisements on jerseys. Sources told ESPN.com that the league sent out a memo this week, ahead of the owners meeting Sunday at the All-Star Game in Toronto, where the topic of putting corporate logos on uniforms is expected to be..." February 12

  • Wife of Thunder coach Monty Williams dead at 44 after car crash

    Yahoo! Sports "Awful news out of Oklahoma City: Ingrid Williams, the wife of Oklahoma City Thunder associate head coach Monty Williams, died Wednesday from injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Tuesday night. She was 44 The Oklahoman reported Wednesday that Ingrid Williams was being "treated for..." February 11

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojVerticalNBA

    Devastating news on loss of Ingrid Williams, wife of OKC assistant Monty Williams. She was involved in car crash. The Williams have 5 kids.

  • Kevin Durant on Memphis' radar?

    Hoops Hype "With or without Gasol, Memphis’ mandate will be unchanged: make the playoffs. They are working to keep Conley in summer free agency, with Memphis planning to be one more contender with two stars that will try to persuade Kevin Durant to make it a Big Three, league sources said. Durant’s the..." February 10

  • Kevin Durant less likely to sign with Knicks after they fired Derek Fisher

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Knicks reportedly believed hiring Derek Fisher made them a contender for Kevin Durant this summer. If they were right, firing Fisher – a respected former teammate of Durant with the Thunder – certainly didn’t help New York’s ability to lure the superstar in free agency. Ian Begley of..." February 10

  • Hiring Scott Brooks would help Knicks lure Kevin Durant

    CBS Sports "Report: Hiring Scott Brooks would help Knicks lure Kevin Durant By James Herbert | NBA writer February 10, 2016 9:46 am ET The New York Knicks have a coaching search to do, and it'll be one of the most fascinating ones in a while. Knicks president Phil Jackson typically doesn't hire people..." February 10

  • OKC Thunder: Offense overcomes poor defensive effort in win over Suns

    The Oklahoman "Cameron Payne hustled back in transition, slid with a Devin Booker drive and absorbed the first charge of his young career. Kevin Durant bolted off the bench to congratulate him with a howl and high-five. Two plays later, Serge Ibaka stood tough on a Markieff Morris fourth quarter post-up,..." February 09

  • Russell Westbrook a Realistic Possibility for Knicks

    Yahoo! Sports "As a young NBA coach, the fastest path to losing a locker room comes this way: Behave like a player. To fly to California and visit a girlfriend in the middle of the New York Knicks' training camp – engaging Matt Barnes in a Tom-and-Jerry tussle-and-chase – cost Derek Fisher dearly. Fisher lost..." February 09

  • How Spike Lee, the NBA commissioner and ESPN took a stand on gun violence

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In late October, the film director Spike Lee visited the National Basketball Association's Manhattan headquarters to discuss a bold idea. He had, for months, wanted to produce a commercial that would denounce gun violence in America. It is perhaps the most polarizing subject in the country, but..." February 09

  • Former coach Scott Brooks discusses his firing

    The Oklahoman "After six-plus years with the Thunder, Scott Brooks was fired this past April. Ever since, he went radio silent, not making any public comments about OKC's decision to let him go. That ended on Tuesday morning. Brooks joined The Vertical's Chris Mannix for a podcast, discussing a variety of..." February 09

  • Kevin Durant Was a Credentialed Super Bowl Photographer

    The Big Lead "Kevin Durant was a credentialed photographer at Super Bowl 50. KD was there on assignment for The Players Tribune, the only publication with the financial resources to actually financially afford to send multiple people to cover the Super Bowl. " February 08

  • Warriors survive scare from Thunder in Oracle

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors confronted another “statement game” Saturday night and, once again, made a semi-convincing argument on their behalf. Meeting Oklahoma City for the first time this season, the defending champions blew a 20-point lead but summoned just enough defense at crucial times to post a..." February 07

  • Kevin Durant says the Thunder are not 'scared' of the Warriors or Spurs

    CBS Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder stormed back in the second half against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, but their comeback fell short as they lost 116-108. Kevin Durant was instrumental in the Thunder's rally, hitting big threes down the stretch and finishing with a double-double of 40 points..." February 07

  • Kevin Durant brushes off free-agency speculation: “Once that time comes, I’ll make that decision”

    Pro Basketball Talk "It goes without saying that with the Thunder and Warriors playing each other for the first time on Saturday night, Kevin Durant free-agency talk has been at an all-time high. The hot rumor this week is that the Warriors are the frontrunners to land Durant this summer, which would shake up the..." February 07

  • Warriors' Steve Kerr downplays Kevin Durant-Golden State rumors

    CBS Sports "There has been a lot of chatter about Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant potentially joining the Golden State Warriors in free agency. Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday that the champs were the "significant frontrunners" if he chooses to jump ship. Before the Warriors'..." February 07

  • Kevin Durant-Blake Griffin deal needs perfect storm, and it could be brewing

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers have informed teams they're not interested in trading Blake Griffin despite the superstar forward's fight with an equipment manager that has him out as long as two months, league sources told CBS Sports on Friday. Yet despite the Clippers' steadfast support of Griffin..." February 06

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka thrill in final seconds to top Magic on OKC's off defensive night

    The Oklahoman "As Kevin Durant fingered at the black tape stretching the length of his left ring finger, he described a move that he's been doing since he says he was 6 years old. At the end of what he called “the left-right cross,” Durant elevated and made a 3-pointer on the left wing for the game-winning..." February 04

  • These 2016 NBA restricted free agents could be trade bait in the next few weeks

    SB Nation "Three of the biggest names dealt at last year's NBA trade deadline (Brandon Knight, Reggie Jackson, Enes Kanter) had something in common: they were fourth-year players on the verge of getting paid in free agency. None of the three were top-level stars, and their incumbent teams didn't see the..." February 04

  • Rockets won’t trade Dwight Howard, will chase Kevin Durant

    The Sports Daily "The Houston Rockets plan to have their cake and eat it too this summer. Contrary to reports that the Boston Celtics engaged Houston in trade talks involving center Dwight Howard, sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday that the Rockets are not looking to trade Howard before the Feb. 18 deadline even..." February 04

  • Durant says he's '100 percent locked in' to Thunder despite Warriors reports

    The Score "Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant's upcoming free agency has the basketball world buzzing about where he may potentially end up this summer. A recent report by Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski linking the former league MVP to the Golden State Warriors only added fuel to the..." February 03

  • Spurs, Clippers, Thunder Eye Adreian Payne

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs, Clippers and Thunder have “fringe” trade interest in Adreian Payne, as Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities says in his latest edition of “The Scoop” podcast. The No. 15 pick from the 2014 draft has seen spotty playing time this season but this week returned earlier than planned from..." February 03

  • Lifetime Sets Movie About Kevin Durant’s Mom; Queen Latifah Produces, Cassandra Freeman Stars

    Deadline "Cassandra Freeman (Inside Man, Single Ladies), Tracie Thoms (Cold Case, Rent), Pauletta Washington (Wilma), Daniel Bellomy and Nic Few (Major Crimes, The Exes) have been cast in Lifetime original movie with the working title of The Real MVP: The Wanda Pratt Story, based on the life of NBA star..." February 03

  • The NBA's nightmare of Kevin Durant signing with the Warriors is very real

    SB Nation "As Kevin Durant's free agency draws closer, rumblings that the Golden State Warriors could somehow sign the 2014 MVP keep getting louder. Those whispers exploded Tuesday when Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the defending champs are the "significant" front-runners to sign Durant if..." February 03

  • Russell Westbrook wins point guard matchup with John Wall as Thunder tops Wizards

    The Oklahoman "John Wall is taller than Russell Westbrook and the rare point guard who can present a challenge for the Thunder’s lightning quick lead man in a footrace. So without his typical height and speed advantage on Monday night, Westbrook went to the power game. On three of the Thunder’s first four..." February 02

  • Warriors serious threat to sign Kevin Durant

    Yahoo! Sports "The Golden State Warriors’ plan of pursuit predates their 2015 championship run, a bold plot to declare the futility of resistance. It isn’t only that the NBA champions are determined to recruit Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, the truth is that they’re the most intriguing destination to him. If..." February 02

  • Clippers Willing To Deal Blake Griffin For Durant In Sign-And-Trade

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Clippers are determined to play out the season with Blake Griffin despite receiving trade calls on his availability. The Clippers are expected to pursue Kevin Durant in free agency and wouldn't hesitate to trade away Griffin for him." February 02

  • Lakers have 'little, if any' chance to sign Durant

    Silver Screen And Roll "Kevin Durant free agency rumors are beginning to fly with just a few months left of the NBA season, and if he does leave the Oklahoma City Thunder this summer, the Golden State Warriors are "significant frontrunners," according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Durant, 27, wants to compete..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Lakers believe Russell Westbrook coming in 2017

    Pro Basketball Talk "Go to your local grocery store and buy a box of Kosher salt (the good stuff) for this one. You’re going to need it. Lakers management does believe that in the next couple summers they are going to land a major free agent that is going to quickly change the 9-40 team’s fortunes. Someone who can..." February 01

  • Enes Kanter could be key to Thunder becoming true contender

    Sporting News "Midway through the third quarter Friday night, the Thunder needed some help. To be more exact, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook needed some help on the offensive end against the Rockets. The Thunder needed someone to answer the bell — and that someone was Enes Kanter. The fifth-year pro..." January 30

  • Kevin Durant's late-game defensive effort helps Thunder get spirited win over Rockets

    The Oklahoman "James Harden went left and Kevin Durant shuffled right with him, cutting off his path to the baseline. So Harden spun back then weaved around a bit, trying to use his sturdy body and prodding but controlled dribbling style to create space. But Durant remained draped all over him, causing the..." January 30

  • How Thunder's Anthony Morrow turned his jumper into NBA's fastest weapon

    Sporting News "When the ball reaches Dion Waiters' hands, the Thunder have seven seconds on the shot clock. With two Hawks guards running him off the 3-point line, Waiters has no choice but to put the ball on the floor. He blows by Bazemore, while Schroder flees the scene to guard D.J. Augustin, and is met by..." January 30

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Kevin Durant on Curry's comment: pic.twitter.com/gGMRIEq2aR

  • All-Star Reserves Announced

    NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Cameron Payne has a concussion and will go through NBA protocol to determine his return. He's out tomorrow against the Rockets.

  • Cameron Payne leaves Timberwolves game with concussion-like symptoms

    The Oklahoman "The Thunder's tumultuous road trip continued on Wednesday night in Minnesota, with rookie point guard Cameron Payne leaving OKC's game against the Timberwolves with concussion-like symptoms. Payne was nailed in the head while defending a Zach LaVine drive early in the second quarter. He stayed..." January 28

  • Thunder closes out strange but successful road trip with win in Minnesota

    The Oklahoman "Six days ago, the Thunder set out on its longest road trip to date, a four-game trek that started in Dallas, ended in Minneapolis and included a four-day stay in New York during one of the worst blizzards in the city’s history. Along the way, OKC’s starting center sprained his elbow, its..." January 28

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • Kevin Durant pours in 44, leads Thunder to overtime victory over Knicks

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant shimmied, set and shot the final free throw for the last of his season-high 44 points. Forty-four in Madison Square Garden, the most he's ever scored in the nation's most famous sports arena. Durant lingered afterward for a quick postgame interview, enticing many of the awed Knicks..." January 27

  • Kevin Durant could sign one-year deal as UFA

    The Oklahoman "The Thunder spent part of its Monday afternoon on the lower east side of Manhattan, practicing at a spacious warehouse called Basketball City, located just up the shore from the Brooklyn Bridge. It sits about four miles southeast of Madison Square Garden and four miles northwest of the..." January 27

  • Kevin Durant dodges free agency questions before facing Knicks

    Pro Basketball Talk "This summer, the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets will both try to make a pitch to free agent Kevin Durant. While there’s a long line of teams that want to make that pitch, people in Durant’s camp have promoted the idea of coming to New York to him, sources have told NBC Sports. That shouldn’t..." January 27

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Steven Adams will play for the Thunder. No Carmelo Anthony for the Knicks.