The Oklahoman "On Thursday night against the Warriors, following an untimely Kevin Durant injury, the Thunder faltered down the stretch. And much of that was due to the point guard play. Reggie Jackson struggled all night, while Russell Westbrook missed some crucial and contested late-game shots, with both..." December 20
ESPN.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 20
OKC Thunder are listing SF Kevin Durant (ankle) as OUT for their game on Sunday vs. Pelicans.
USA Today "The Lakers were without Nick Young down the stretch in a tight game against the Thunder Friday night after Young was ejected with more than 11 minutes to play. Thunder center Steven Adams initiated contact with Young while coming down the floor, and Swaggy P responded with an elbow to Adams’..." December 20
CSN Bay Area "The Warriors reverted to their winning ways Thursday night, outlasting the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-109 at Oracle Arena. One game after their franchise-record 16-game win streak was snapped at Memphis, the Warriors fell behind early but rallied back to remain in front for most of the game to..." December 19
Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant dropped 30 in the first half on Golden State and was on his way to what looked like an epic game when the play above happened. Durant rolled his ankle, and while X-rays were negative Durant did not return for the second half of what was an eventual Warriors win. Durant now will sit..." December 19
Yahoo! Sports "While Rajon Rondo continued to say publicly he was committed to staying with the Boston Celtics, Rondo's former teammate and close friend, Kendrick Perkins, knew he truly felt different. "He wanted out, but he would never say that though," Perkins told Yahoo Sports. Perkins and Rondo were..." December 19
Covers.com "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant missed the second half of Thursday's 114-109 loss to the Golden State Warriors with a sprained right ankle, but insisted afterward it's nothing serious. "I wanted to play, but we want to be cautious," Durant said after the game. X-rays taken at..." December 19
Durant: "It was the foot I had surgery. I wanted to play, I wanted to go back out there, but they just wanted to be cautious."
Scott Brooks says Durant's minutes will remain in the mid-thirties.
Mitch McGary is out for the next 2-3 weeks with periostitis (inflammation) in his left tibia. His court activity will be lowered.
The Oklahoman "Throughout a nightmare opening month, the Thunder’s health luck was unbelievably rare in the worst of ways. But during this renaissance December run, the Thunder’s health luck has been mildly rare in the best of ways. Twenty-five games into the season, the Thunder has all its rotation..." December 17
Youngest to Reach 15k Points (via ELIAS) LeBron (25 yrs, 79 days) DURANT (26 yrs, 78 days) *tonight Kobe (27 yrs, 136 days)
USA Today "Given the sorry state of the Los Angeles Lakers these days, it doesn't take much to get the storied team's fan base excited about the possibilities for a better tomorrow. In that regard, Kevin Durant may have just made their day. When asked about Kobe Bryant's recent passing of Michael..." December 17
CBSSports.com "SI.com reports that the Oklahoma City Thunder have called the Denver Nuggets to explore the possibility of a trade for one of their many talented forwards. Teams continue to look at Denver as an appealing trade partner. While the Cavs have been trying to extract Timofey Mozgov, league..." December 15
The Oklahoman "After a dominant run through last season’s Western Conference playoffs — outplaying Mike Conley, Chris Paul and Tony Parker along the way — Russell Westbrook popped Damian Lillard and the Blazers for 38 points in this season’s opener. Coach Scott Brooks had called him the league’s best point..." December 13
Sporting News "While they have stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook at small forward and point guard, the Oklahoma City Thunder have long needed to fill a hole on the wing at shooting guard. The Thunder have tried to address that issue with a number of moves, and their latest effort could be in a trade..." December 13
The Oklahoman "More than a week into his return, Kevin Durant is yet to have that signature “I’m back” game. But on Thursday, he finally tossed up one of those quintessential closing acts — the kind that earned him the nickname Slim Reaper during a particularly terrorizing stretch last season. Durant is a..." December 12
The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant returned Tuesday night to the friendly confines of Chesapeake Energy Arena. Actually, check that “Energy” part. The Peake didn’t sizzle with excitement upon Durant’s first home game of the season. It was almost as if the crowd realizes that Durant’s return will come in stages...." December 10
The Oklahoman "The search for consistency continues. But signs began to point toward the Thunder figuring some things out in a 114-101 victory over Milwaukee inside Chesapeake Energy Arena on Tuesday night. Progress, while slow, appears steady. At the same time, the favorable result again is most..." December 10
The Oklahoman "Brandon Jennings raced into the open court, knifed down the lane and looked to have a relatively clear layup to tie the game. But instead – with two seconds left and the Pistons trailing by two – Jennings kicked it out to a wide-open Josh Smith on the wing, who gladly hoisted up one of his..." December 08
The Oklahoman "With 2:40 left in Friday night’s win over the Sixers, Kevin Durant swooped in for a transition layup that had little meaning on the final result. But from an individual standpoint, it held plenty of significance. The hoop got Durant into double-figures for the 407th consecutive game. But the..." December 07
Pro Basketball Talk "The Philadelphia 76ers are playing their best basketball and with that are on the current longest winning streak of the season. That Oklahoma City Thunder seem unconcerned. Kevin Durant will remain on his minutes restriction of 30 in his second game back from foot surgery when the Thunder..." December 06
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson felt the urgency to perform on Tuesday night to help get his team back on track. It was the same motivation Anthony Davis, Tyreke Evans and the rest of the Pelicans' players had against the Oklahoma City Thunder. They had been having a rough time with their..." December 03
Sporting News "Welcome back, Kevin Durant. Good gravy, do you have some work to do with this team. Durant, the NBA's reigning MVP, played for the first time this year on Tuesday, returning from a fracture in his right foot that was surgically repaired in mid-October. Durant scored 27 points, shooting 9-for-18..." December 03
The Oklahoman "Scott Brooks stopped and thought about the question before answering. “Any lineup changes?” the coach was asked Monday. Brooks began with an “Um” before proceeding with a pregnant pause that left all in attendance at the end of the Thunder’s practice wondering if this would be the moment he..." December 02
Scott Brooks says no changes as of yet with Durant's status. Says he's progressing and went through a full practice today though.
SB Nation "Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant will return from a foot injury Tuesday against the New Orleans Pelicans, Thunder coach Scott Brooks announced. Durant will come back to the court just over six weeks after suffering a Jones fracture in his right foot. Durant's return, coupled with Russell..." December 02
Grant Jerrett and Mitch McGary assigned to the OKC Blue. Both will play for them at 2 p.m. today at Cox Center.
Perry Jones didn't practice. Mitch McGary did.
The Oklahoman "It started in the pre-game introduction line. Russell Westbrook raced onto the court so fast you would have thought he was shot out of a cannon. All the energy that he had pent up for the past 14 games exploded from his pores before his name was even announced over the public address..." November 29
CBSSports.com "The Oklahoma City Thunder have something to be thankful for: point guard Russell Westbrook is back in the lineup. Thunder head coach Scott Brooks told reporters this at Friday's shootaround that Westbrook will start against the New York Knicks and Reggie Jackson will come off the..." November 29
Russell Westbrook will play tonight, per Scott Brooks.
The Oklahoman "In what amounted to the closest thing possible to a must-win November NBA game, a frustrated Scott Brooks had already seen enough. Down 10 midway through the first quarter to a bad Jazz team, the Thunder coach yanked all his starters and went deeper into a depleted roster. And the all-bench..." November 27
With the Thunder's hardship exception expiring, the Thunder will release Sebastian Telfair to get down to the required 15-player minimum.
The Oklahoman "It’s a thankless job, one that few ever notice until things go horribly wrong. And only then do most observers consider its importance. We’re talking about inbounding the basketball. “It’s not easy,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. “People think it’s easy. ‘Just throw it in.’ But you’re..." November 26
The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook participated in ‘most’ of Thunder practice on Monday afternoon, including contact drills for the first time since their injuries. “They did participate and looked good,” Scott Brooks said. The superstar duo continues an accelerated path toward recovery,..." November 25
CSN Bay Area "Steve Kerr's new favorite player may have upgraded his status Sunday night. Marreese Speights continued his run of fine offensive performances, putting in 28 points as the Warriors won their fifth consecutive game, a 91-86 grinder over the Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma..." November 24
The Oklahoman "As expected, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant participated in practice Saturday, joining their Thunder teammates in select portions of non-contact drills. Both are said to be progressing from their respective injuries on schedule. “They looked good,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks...." November 24
CBS Sports Fantasy News "Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (foot) and guard Russell Westbrook (hand) are both "healing at an accelerated rate" and could be back in the starting lineup as early as the end of next week, according to the Oklahoman. Both players made some progress while working out this week and are..." November 23
Brooks said Durant and Westbrook will go through portions of non-contact practice tomorrow.
CBSSports.com "n the Los Angeles Lakers' opening night loss to the Houston Rockets, Kobe Bryant got into a tussle with Dwight Howard, and later had some insulting, and extremely NSFW words for his former teammate. Then last Sunday in a Thunder loss to the Rockets, Kevin Durant called Howard a name as well. On..." November 21
Next Impulse Sports "In case you missed it, the Swaggy P Show Los Angeles Lakers won their second game in a row Wednesday night, improving to 3-9 on the season and officially bumping the Oklahoma City Thunder (3-10) to the cellar of the Western Conference. The half-game difference came courtesy of the Thunder dropping..." November 21
Washington Post "Might we soon see Kevin Durant in those famous Sonic ads that feature those two hilarious dimwits talking up the gazillion different soda options? It’s a possibility. The NBA MVP announced on We Thursday morning that he’s a new spokesperson for the fast-food chain. Make those diet sodas,..." November 20
Denver Post "Reclaiming the Pepsi Center as an arena Nuggets opponents need to be worried about again starts with a single step. After going just near .500 here in the past two seasons, including a 1-3 start this season, they'll have to rebuild the good times brick by brick. And so, they went about doing..." November 20
Salt Lake Tribune "Oklahoma City continues to struggle without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Once again playing without their injured All-Stars, the short-handed Thunder suffered a 98-81 loss to Utah on Tuesday night at EnergySolutions Arena. Jeremy Lamb scored 19 points, but Serge Ibaka and Reggie..." November 19
Sporting News "The Oklahoma City Thunder now sit at 3-8 on the season and are still without stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Based on those early struggles, assumptions have been made about what the Thunder can do going forward. But a positive sign came for OKC on Tuesday, when Durant and Westbrook..." November 18
Sportress of Blogitude "The Houston Rockets’ 69-65 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday was obviously an ugly affair, as the final score abundantly illustrates. Given that both teams were apparently incapable of putting the ball in the hoop, for whatever reason, it nonetheless wasn’t the prettiest display of..." November 18
The Oklahoman "Harden held out for what he believed he was worth. Jackson is now doing the same. “I fell into the same situation, and that could have been my only contract And I’m sure Reggie feels the same way,” Harden told The Oklahoman. “He has to get the money that he’s earned and that he’s worked his whole..." November 17