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  • Russell Westbrook Missed Saturday’s Game For The Birth Of His Twin Daughters

    Uproxx "Russell Westbrook doesn’t tend to miss many games. Aside from a handful of injuries — including an untimely collision with Pat Beverley in 2013 that torpedoed OKC’s postseason hopes — Westbrook is one of the NBA’s iron men. He’s far too..." November 19

  • Thunder star Paul George is averaging career-highs in 4 major categories

    Clutch Points "Paul George of the Oklahoma City Thunder is logging in career-highs in four major statistical categories. As observed by Redditor goochbruise, Paul George is averaging career-highs in points, rebounds, assists, and steals. Specifically, he’s putting..." November 19

  • Report: 4 teams interested in trading for Cavs’ Kyle Korver

    Cavs Nation "Per Gery Woelfel of Woelfel’s Press Box, Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Kyle Korver has piqued the interest of four teams early in the 2018-19 season: the Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles..." November 16

  • Knicks’ Enes Kanter: Steven Adams Always ‘Tells Me I Suck’

    Heavy "It’s hard not to love seeing two big men in the NBA jawing back and forth at each other. But apparently, when New York Knicks center Enes Kanter and Oklahoma City Thunder big man Steven Adams do it, there’s plenty of love in those comments. While the two players..." November 15

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • Thunder’s Russell Westbrook won’t play vs. Mavs Saturday

    Clutch Points "The Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Dallas Mavericks Saturday night, and star point guard Russell Westbrook will miss his third straight game. Westbrook suffered a left ankle sprain against the New Orleans Pelicans on Nov. 5. In..." November 09

  • Russell Westbrook ruled out against Rockets

    247 Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder have been forced to deal with the absence of Russell Westbrook on multiple occasions so far this season. It appears that they're going to have to face that fact once again on Thursday. According to the team's official injury report,..." November 08

  • Carmelo Anthony speaks highly of Thunder as Rockets pay a visit: Oklahoma City holds 'special place' in my heart

    Houston Chronicle "Before fans in many arenas get settled in their seats, Carmelo Anthony routinely walks to the scorer’s table, waiting for a dead ball rather than the opening tip, to take his place on the court. When it happens early in the first quarter Thursday night, Oklahoma City’s..." November 08

  • Can Houston unlock 'Olympic Melo' after OKC's failed experiment?

    ESPN "When Carmelo Anthony accepted a trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder three weeks before the 2017-18 season, the thought was that the star addition would create the NBA's next big three, one powerful enough to compete with the Golden State..." November 08

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • Report: Russell Westbrook has sprained ankle, won’t miss much time

    Larry Brown Sports "Russell Westbrook left Monday night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans after suffering what looked like it could have been a serious ankle injury, but the news has all been good for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Westbrook rolled his ankle in an ugly way while trying to contest..." November 06

  • Could the Thunder Survive Without Russell Westbrook?

    The Ringer "Russell Westbrook can seem indestructible sometimes. Like a rim-seeking vibranium missile, inhaling any energy a defense throws his way and transforming it into an even more senses-shattering attack. Or like a pull-up-jumper-shooting Wolverine whose mutant healing abilities allow him to come..." November 06

  • Westbrook out vs. Cavs, reportedly avoids serious injury

    ESPN "Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team announced Tuesday. Westbrook sprained his left ankle late in the third quarter jumping for a rebound. After letting out a scream and slapping the floor,..." November 06

  • X-rays on Russell Westbrook’s ankle are negative

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder received some preliminary good news regarding Russell Westbrook’s ankle injury. Westbrook left Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans in the third quarter after rolling his left ankle. Westbrook appeared to be in significant..." November 06

  • Paul George playing through nerve issue in his foot

    The Oklahoman "Maybe what's ailing Paul George's shooting is in his foot. The Thunder forward has been streaky all season, continuing Thursday with a 4-of-20 performance, including 0-of-10 from 3-point range, in the team's 111-107 win against Charlotte. In postgame,..." November 02

  • How NBA sparked the American sports gambling gold rush

    ESPN "On a Saturday afternoon in October, the race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino is packed with horse racing enthusiasts cheering on the ponies. No one is paying attention to what's hanging on the wall, but it's a big deal, a sign of a monumental shift in the American..." November 01

  • Police brought onto court to keep Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley separated

    Sporting News "Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley are at it again. The two guards had to be separated during the Thunder's matchup with the Clippers on Tuesday. October 31

  • Steven Adams goes through workout prior to Thunder vs. Clippers

    247 Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder are just hours away from hosting the Los Angeles Clippers at Chesapeake Energy Arena but there is still one major question that needs to be answered prior to the opening tip and that is the status of veteran center Steven Adams. After being ruled out of..." October 30

  • '107 is the new 100.' How scoring trends in the NBA are setting a new bar for what a good defense is.

    Los Angeles Times "Washington coach Scott Brooks stood outside the visiting locker room at Staples Center on Monday night, a tinge of defeatism in his voice — and this was before his team allowed the Clippers to score 136 points. The scoring this season is completely rewriting the rules of what a..." October 30

  • Report: NBA to Push Back Opening Night 1 Week for 2019-2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season will tip off Oct. 22, 2019, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Monday. By comparison, the 2018-19 campaign began Oct. 16, when the Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road against the..." October 30

  • Thunder Exercise Option On Terrance Ferguson

    Hoops Rumors "The Thunder have exercised their 2019/20 team option on Terrance Ferguson‘s rookie contract, the team announced today in a press release. The move locks in Ferguson’s $2,475,840 cap hit for next season. Ferguson, the 21st overall pick in the 2017 draft,..." October 29

  • Westbrook misses Thunder practice Saturday

    The Oklahoman "Russell Westbrook (sore shoulder) did not practice Saturday, according to Thunder coach Billy Donovan. Donovan did not specify which shoulder was bothering Westbrook had hurt. “I think he’ll be fine,” Donovan said of Westbrook’s availability for OKC’s..." October 28

  • Paul George: Russell Westbrook is the right kind of ‘a–hole’

    New York Post "  It turns out all the Thunder needed to keep a superstar around was for Russell Westbrook to grow..." October 26

  • Russell Westbrook Says There's 'No Need to Panic' over Thunder's 0-4 Start

    Bleacher Report "  The Oklahoma City Thunder couldn't have scripted a much worse start to the 2018-19..." October 26

  • Paul George Admits 'Some Players Have a Hard Time Playing With LeBron'

    Complex "When Paul George agreed to a four-year, $137 million max deal with the Thunder this past summer, a lot of fans—even some in OKC—were perplexed. George was a native of Palmdale, California, and there had been real hints he was headed to Hollywood the moment his deal was up. But..." October 25

  • Paul George admits he never felt OKC trying to recruit him

    Clutch Points "  Paul George shocked the basketball world over the summer when he decided..." October 25

  • NBA Execs Looking Ahead To 2019 Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Front office executives around the NBA, even on probable playoff teams, are already looking ahead to 2019’s free agent period, according to Brian Windhorst of, who notes that next summer’s group of star free-agents-to-be is generating plenty of early..." October 24

  • Hamidou Diallo signs with Under Armour

    247 Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder rookie and former Kentucky guard Hamidou Diallo has signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Under Armour. In addition to Diallo, Under Armour also recently announced the signings of Philadelphia 76ers All-Star big man Joel Embiid, formerly with..." October 23

  • The Blockbuster NBA Trades We Want to See This Season

    Bleacher Report "The NBA season is underway. Teams are fighting for initial positioning, stars are asserting themselves as celestial presences and youngsters are trying to carve out larger roles in their rotations. The entertainment level is off the charts. We still want..." October 23

  • Russell Westbrook won't have minutes restriction in Thunder return

    ESPN "After missing the opening two games, Thunder star Russell Westbrook will make his return on Sunday against the Sacramento Kings. Westbrook will be in his standard starting spot and has no minutes restriction, Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. Westbrook underwent arthroscopic..." October 21

  • Russell Westbrook gets into verbal spat with Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell

    Clutch Points "Oklahoma City Thunder superstar point guard Russell Westbrook is one of the most intense players in the NBA, so even if he’s not playing in a game, he’s still going to have some type of effect on it. Westbrook is still out after having right knee surgery in early..." October 20

  • Westbrook cleared for full-contact practice, close to return

    The Score "Help appears to be on the way for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Superstar point guard Russell Westbrook has been cleared to participate in full-contact drills and practice, suggesting his return to game action is imminent, according to ESPN's Royce Young. The 29-year-old..." October 20

  • Russell Westbrook to make season debut on Friday, according to Clippers coach Doc Rivers' 'inside sources'

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers' "sources" claim that Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook will make his season debut on Friday, after missing Tuesday's season opener while recovering from offseason knee surgery. According..." October 19

  • Paul George says he would've joined Lakers if Pacers didn't trade him

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Paul George revealed to ESPN's The Undefeated that he "would have been in a Lakers uniform" if he had never been traded from the Indiana..." October 18

  • Russell Westbrook's injury time out could put Thunder on ropes early

    USA Today "On opening night, the Oklahoma City Thunder, with Russell Westbrook sitting courtside in his inimitable style of streetwear, gave the fully-stocked Golden State Warriors a major fright on the champ’s floor. A cause for optimism, right? How about time to..." October 18

  • Should the Mavericks bring back Corey Brewer?

    Mavs Moneyball "The Dallas Mavericks have a problem. Heading into the regular season, the team is dealing with a number of injuries to key players. The most notable are the ones to Dirk Nowitzki and Harrison Barnes. Of the two, however, the absence of Barnes may have the biggest impact. In..." October 16

  • Schroder willing to do "whatever it takes" to help Thunder

    247 Sports "Dennis Schroder was the focal point of the Atlanta Hawks during his last two NBA seasons. However, Schroder could have a very different role during his first season with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Regardless of whether Russell Westbrook is healthy to begin the season,..." October 15

  • Russell Westbrook listed as out for season opener against Warriors

    Sporting News "Russell Westbrook is not expected to play in the Thunder's season opener. The 29-year-old star is listed as "out" for Oklahoma City's game against Golden State on Tuesday, according to ESPN. Westbrook underwent a knee procedure in mid-September that was..." October 15

  • Thunder's Westbrook, George ready to lead Oklahoma City into future with questions in past

    USA Today "Russell Westbrook’s recruiting pitch isn’t so much a pitch at all. Flashy dinners or getaways are not the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar’s style. That’s too much of a change to his personality. “I’ve always done the same thing,”..." October 15

  • Thunder Waive Four Players

    Hoops Rumors "The Thunder have waived guards Abdul Gaddy and Scotty Hopson and forwards Donte Grantham and Dez Wells, according to a team press release. The moves pare Oklahoma City’s training camp roster to 16 players. Gaddy saw spot duty in four preseason games. He has mostly..." October 13

  • Paul George Sides With Jimmy Butler in Timberwolves Feud

    Complex "Everybody's got Jimmy Butler thoughts. The bellicose Timberwolves star set the internet ablaze on Wednesday with his expletive-filled practice peacocking. Former Wolves star Kevin Garnett spoke at length about the situation, and now Thunder wing, and Butler buddy, Paul George, has..." October 12

  • Thunder Sign Scotty Hopson, Dez Wells

    Hoops Rumors "The Thunder moved back to the preseason limit of 20 players today, announcing a series of signings in a press release. Veteran guard Scotty Hopson and forward Dez Wellsjoined the team, along with forward Donte Grantham, whose signing has been expected..." October 11

  • Russell Westbrook Not Cleared for Full Practice, Opening-Night Status Unknown

    Bleacher Report "Oklahoma City Thunder superstar point guard Russell Westbrook has not been cleared for full practice because of a knee injury, and it remains unclear if he'll be available for the team's season opener on Tuesday, Oct. 16, against the Golden State Warriors,..." October 11

  • Thunder Waive Bryce Alford, K.J. McDaniels, Richard Solomon

    Real GM Basketball "The Oklahoma City Thunder has waived guard Bryce Alford, forward K.J. McDaniels and center Richard Solomon. Alford appeared in three preseason games and averaged 2.3 points and 0.7 rebounds in 3.0 minutes per contest. " October 10

  • Who should the Thunder start at shooting guard?

    Welcome To Loud City "There’s a big opportunity for an OKC wing player to step up this season — perhaps bigger than the team would like. When Andre Roberson played last year, the Thunder blew it’s opponents out of the water, suffocating teams with one of the best defenses in the..." October 09

  • Steven Adams has a massive Mexican food order

    Yardbarker "Steven Adams is a big man and has a big appetite. And the amount of food he eats still leaves longtime teammate Russell Westbrook surprised. Westbrook shared a video on social media of Adams’ order during a recent meal at a Mexican restaurant. Adams appeared to have two..." October 08

  • Thunder not rushing to find replacement despite Roberson's latest setback

    Yardbarker "With Andre Roberson now out until at least December, the Thunder won’t rush into the free agency market to find a replacement, according to Erik Horne of The Oklahoman. Coach Billy Donovan plans to give closer evaluation to players who have either been injured or..." October 07

  • Why Andre Roberson's injury setback puts the Thunder's playoff chances in jeopardy

    CBS Sports "We still don't know if Russell Westbrook, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Sept. 12, will be ready for the Thunder's opening-night matchup with the Warriors. But we do know for sure that Westbrook's teammate, Andre Roberson, will not be playing in that game --..." October 06

  • The case for the Thunder to win the championship

    Yardbarker "Much like the past two seasons, the Golden State Warriors will begin the 2018-19 NBA season as the heavy favorites to win the championship (-195 on Bovada). While a three-peat seems inevitable, the NBA is still going to make them play out the season…and who knows — maybe the..." October 06