THUNDER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Steven Adams says he will consider wearing a cup

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams isn’t ruling out wearing a cup for Game 4 on Tuesday night. Why would a basketball player consider wearing a cup, you ask? Adams has been knocked in the jewels once in each of the past two games against the Golden State Warriors, with Draymond Green being the culprit both times. A reporter asked him if he’d consider wearing a cup...
Via Sportsnaut
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Maintains Its Poise, Takes 2-1 Lead

It started innocently enough, a short basket deep in the lane by Thunder center Steven Adams to break a 40-all tie in Game 3 of the Weste
Via NBA.com
2 hours ago

Watch how the Thunder controlled both offense and defense vs the Warriors in game 3

The Thunder seized control of game 3 late in the 1st half and never let up. Here are the key plays on how they accomplished their goals. I was trying to find a word or phrase to accurately describe the beatdown the Thunder just put on the Warriors, and I simply couldn't find a word adequate. So instead, I looked to video to find an accurate method for expressing the magnitude of...
Via Welcome to Loud City
2 hours ago

Anatomy of the 32-7 Run: Thunder Maintains Its Poise, Takes 2-1 Lead

It started innocently enough, a short basket deep in the lane by Thunder center Steven Adams to break a 40-all tie in Game 3 of the Weste
Via NBA.com
3 hours ago

Thunder's small-ball lineup produces amazing numbers

Berry Tramel The Thunder’s small-ball lineup was superb in Game 3 against the Warriors on Sunday night.
Via Thunder Rumblings
4 hours ago

Suspension or not, Draymond Green’s kick may cost Warriors

Who would have thought that the outcome of the Western Conference Finals may hinge on a kick? In a series in which Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and Steph Curry are on the floor giving fans a nightly show, the deciding factor in the series may not fall on their world-class talents. Of all things possible, a kick has the probability of being the most important moment of the series...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green fires back at Russell Westbrook

The war of words is heating up just as much as the action is between Draymond Green, Russell Westbrook, the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder. Green, who is potentially facing a suspension for kicking Steven Adams in the family jewels, didn’t appreciate Westbrook saying he did the deed on purpose. Draymond Green: "Russell said I did it on purpose but he's a part...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Erik Horne

From Staff Reports
Via Thunder Rumblings
9 hours ago

Sounds of Thunder: Draymond Green should be suspended

and it is not a close call. The Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green kicked Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams so hard in the groin in game 3 his unborn children felt it, and I am just a bit "tense" about it. No small talk, no chit chat, I want Draymond Green suspended by the time I wake up tomorrow or I am going to get really....."tense." So let's begin with the rules as...
Via Welcome to Loud City
12 hours ago

Draymond Green proclaims his innocence in Steven Adams kick

Draymond Green defended himself in the face of questioning following his controversial kick on Steven Adams during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday. Green was seen kicking Adams in the groin during the second quarter of the game and was assessed a Flagrant 1 foul (video of the play here). After the game, Green was asked whether he thought he might be suspended for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant, Cameron Payne do great pregame handshake

Cameron Payne doesn’t play many minutes, but he’s turned plenty of heads before playoff games dancing and doing intricate handshakes with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. He and Westbrook angered the Dallas Mavericks, namely Charlie Villanueva, who tried to break things up, for doing crazy handshakes on the court during their playoff series. Durant and Payne did a crazy...
Via The Sports Daily
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat privately admit signing Durant is a long shot

The Miami Heat’s reported interest in soon-to-be free agent Kevin Durant makes a ton of sense for numerous reasons. First off, the team needs to add another upper-echelon player to its existing roster in order to contend for a championship. That much was made clear during Miami’s series loss to the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Now take into account...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook is hungry for a champsionship opportunity

Last season, Stephen Curry won his first ever NBA championship. It was well deserved. He won the MVP award for the first time as he played outstanding basketball all season long. This season, Steph Curry one upped himself. He shattered NBA records and prior personal records as he cruised to his second straight MVP award. In doing so, his Warriors broke an NBA record by winning...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Strain: Why Game 3 looms large for the Thunder

The Strain is not just the FX thriller about a destructive and virulent microorganism. It’s the toll a long season takes on a team whose record is 82-12 entering Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. My colleague at Crossover Chronicles, podcaster and columnist John Cannon, has taken care to note how constantly the Golden State Warriors have pushed themselves this season. The...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

10 takeaways from Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals

The uber-exciting series between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder is knotted up at 1-1. Past playoff history shows that Game 2 is arguably the most important game of a playoff series. Teams can take a commanding 2-0 lead or a team can bounce back to tie it up just as Golden State did. With the two games in the books, class was in session during last night’s...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: One Up, One Down

The Oklahoma City Thunder shocked the defending champs, winning in Oakland in Game 1. But the Golden State Warriors punched back hard to even the series. Game 1: If momentum between games actually exists, then the Thunder rode it into Oracle Arena. Russell Westbrook played like a man possessed, nailing heat check three-pointers and drawing foul after foul en route to a 19-point...
Via The Lottery Mafia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steph Curry Knows His 3-Pointer is Good, Stares Down Serge Ibaka Instead of Watching It

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry doesn't need to watch the ball fall through the hoop when he shoots a 3-pointer. He's that good of a shooter, and he continued to prove it Wednesday night during the Warriors' 118-91 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. In the third quarter, Curry hit a 3-pointer to help the Warriors finish...
Via Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry stares down Serge Ibaka before shot goes in

Two-time MVP winner Stephen Curry is a savage, and his troll game is strong. He’s been known to celebrate shots before they go in, and he can talk trash like the best of them. During Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, he tried something similar on a three-point attempt. Curry, who was being guarded by Serge Ibaka on the play, used a great shot fake to get the big guy in...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant curses out Dion Waiters for not passing the ball

When Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant calls for the ball, you give it to him. That goes for Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka or anyone. Apparently, Dion Waiters hadn’t received that memo, and when Durant got wide open in the second quarter of Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, he waved for the ball. Waiters took his time dribbling, weighing his options, and then...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder’s Steven Adams calls Warriors’ guards “quick little monkeys”

The Oklahoma City Thunder came up with a surprising Game 1 win against the Golden State Warriors despite an off-night from their stars Monday, but Thunder center Steven Adams wound up with a loss in a post-game interview with ESPN’s Chris Broussard. Adams chose the wrong term to describe Warriors’ guards Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, as Sports Illustrated’s Kenny Ducey noted...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder take Game 1 from the Warriors

Not everyone was as wrong as Skip Bayless on this series. I replied right away to his silly tweet as it was clear after the San Antonio series that Oklahoma City was a team to be reckoned with. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook now have a team around them with some size, so OKC has length along with being perhaps the most athletic team in the NBA. Meanwhile, Steph Curry was awfully...
Via The Scores Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steph Curry drops five straight from mid-court logo

At this point, we could probably tell you Steph Curry was hitting threes blindfolded from a moving horse and carriage and you would probably shrug it off as no big deal. Well, he’s not quite doing that just yet, but there always seems to be some video evidence surfacing that just makes you pause and say “wow.” With the Golden State Warriors getting set to take on the Oklahoma...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The maturation of Dion Waiters is just what OKC needed

The Western Conference Finals kick off tonight featuring the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors. After what felt like a snooze fest when talking about the NBA playoffs, the fun starts now after the Thunder surprised many by ousting the San Antonio Spurs in convincing fashion. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook played like their usual superhuman selves, but an unsung...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oklahoma City Thunder's remarkable opportunity

The Oklahoma City Thunder, should it lose to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals, would absorb another memorable disappointment. The franchise would have to face another stinging setback, a moment reminiscent of the 2012 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. Another failure against LeBron James — after rallying to defeat the San Antonio Spurs in six games with a coach...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Donovan outcoached Pop, but not in the way one might think

Billy Donovan didn’t coach his team all that well in his first-ever NBA playoff series in late April. The Dallas Mavericks might have lost a 4-1 series to the Oklahoma City Thunder, but Rick Carlisle coaxed so much more out of the resources available to him. The talent disparity between the two teams was too pronounced for coaching to ultimately matter in that series, but the point...
Via Crossover Chronicles
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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