Thunder journal: Steven Adams, Thunder visit Prime Minister of New Zealand

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comSteven Adams' summer adventure continues. John Key, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, posted photos to his Facebook page of his visit with Adams and numerous Thunder players and staff on Monday.
Via Thunder Rumblings
14 hours ago

Watch Steven Adams and Andre Roberson sing Backstreet Boys in New Zealand

Matt CarneyWe've now reached the musical portion of Steven Adams' New Zealand summertime adventure. After visiting with the country's prime minister on Monday, a video popped up on the Thunder's Twitter account of Roberson, Adams and companions singing along to the Backstreet Boys' 1999 hit "I Want It That Way.
Via Thunder Rumblings
1 day ago

PHOTOS: Steven Adams, Thunder visit with New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key

Erik Horne Steven Adams' summer adventure continues. John Key, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, posted photos to his Facebook page of his visit with Adams and numerous Thunder players and staff.
Via Thunder Rumblings
1 day ago

Oklahoma City Thunder Head Coach Billy Donovan says Russell Westbrook's role will be 'totally different' next season

Oklahoma City Thunder Head Coach Billy Donovan joined The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski to talk about OKC's roller-coaster off season. Friday, Oklahoma City Thunder Head Coach Billy Donovan appeared on Adrian Wojnarowski's noted Vertical Podcast to discuss hot topics regarding OKC basketball. Chief among the conversation was Russell Westbrook's off-season extension and expected...
Via Welcome to Loud City
2 days ago

Does Jordan's Russell Westbrook ad throw shade on Kevin Durant?

If you ask Oklahoma City Thunder fans, Kevin Durant ran from a challenge when he jumped ship and signed with the Golden State Warriors this summer. A new Jordan ad featuring Russell Westbrook appears to capitalize on that sentiment. Some run, some make runways. #AJXXXI — Jordan (@Jumpman23) August 26, 2016 It’s no secret that Westbrook is bitter about...
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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...
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Thunder to Hold Auditions for Rain Drops

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Thunder Seeks Entertainers for Game Nights

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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
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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
12 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
15 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
21 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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Russell Westbrook, Thunder Agree Upon $85M Extension

Russell Westbrook will be always nothing if not different. From his unmatchable, violent approach to the game, his fashion curation and detachment with the media, Westbrook is a perennial MVP candidate and commercially viable superstar that doesn't do anything like anyone else. Signing a three-year, $85 million extension with the Thunder exactly a month after Kevin Durant left the...
Via RealGM - NBA
25 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
25 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
26 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...
28 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...
July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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