THUNDER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Thunder journal: Enes Kanter mum on Warriors chatter matter

By Brett Dawson and Erik Horne Staff WritersAs the Thunder walked off the court after Wednesday's loss to the Warriors, Russell Westbrook shouted at teammate Enes Kanter not to exchange pleasantries with someone. It remains a mystery who Westbrook colorfully instructed Kanter not to say “what's up” to, but Kanter cleared up at least this much on Saturday: It wasn't former Thunder...
Via Thunder Rumblings
8 minutes ago

For the Thunder Consistency is a Season-Long Objective

Oftentimes the Thunder coaching staff will look at a stretch of the season and assess a set of games as a group.
Via NBA.com
4 hours ago

Thunder roundtable: Debating Westbrook's All-Star starter snub, trades and how high OKC can finish in the West

The Oklahoman's Thunder coverage team of Jenni Carlson, Brett Dawson, Erik Horne and Berry Tramel answer four questions about team, from Russell Westbrook to looking ahead at potential playoff position. Russell Westbrook not starting the All-Star Game is ______. Carlson: Good news for the game itself.
Via Thunder Rumblings
22 hours ago

Oklahoma City Thunder week in review: the insult, disappointment, and injury suffered by Westbrook, Adams and company

It was a week to forget in Thunder land For the Oklahoma City Thunder, the preceding week brought about an unhallowed triad of insult, disappointment, and injury that coincidentally aligned with a nightmare scheduling scenario. THE INJURY While Oklahoma City has been ill-received along their league-mandated six-game estrangement from Chesapeake Energy Arena, Steven Adams has...
Via Welcome to Loud City
23 hours ago

The Oklahoma City Thunder need to address flaws

The Oklahoma City Thunder are fresh off of yet another vicious beating from the Golden State Warriors.  Russell Westbrook was able to continue his triple double exploits but his teammates failed to match his intensity.  In this particular game the talent discrepancy between the Warriors and Thunder was incredibly glaring.  If the Thunder are to make a run in the playoffs this...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook responds to All-Star snub

If Russell Westbrook is upset about missing out on a starting spot in the All-Star Game, he isn’t showing it.The starters for the All-Star Game were revealed on Thursday, and Westbrook is not one of them despite being first in the media and player vote among Western Conference guards. Westbrook, who was behind Stephen Curry and James Harden in the fan balloting, says there are...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sounds of Thunder: Why Russell Westbrook is not starting in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game

We should have seen it coming for about a month now, but now it’s official. The second player in NBA history to still be averaging a triple-double after the mid-season point is not starting in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. At this juncture, Russell Westbrook has amassed 21 triple-doubles. He is currently averaging 30.6 pts, 10.4 assts, and 10.4 rebounds. Only Oscar Robertson and...
Via Welcome to Loud City
1 day ago

Zaza Pachulia not intimidated by Russell Westbrook’s threat

Russell Westbrook has put his grudge with Kevin Durant aside for the time being, after Zaza Pachulia dropped him with a cheap shot during Wednesday night’s game. What really upset Westbrook, though, is that Pachulia stood over him and stared him down afterward.Westbrook vowed to get Pachulia back in the future, and had this to say about it after the game.“He hit me kind of hard...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant: Outside world making Thunder rivalry bigger than it is

Kevin Durant has always downplayed the bad feelings between himself and the Oklahoma City Thunder, and in his mind, outside observers continue to make much more of it than is really happening.Durant told Michael Lee of the Vertical that his rivalry with Russell Westbrook isn’t nearly as big a deal on the inside as it appears to be on the outside.“The outside is taking it more...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Phil Naessens Show: catching up on the Thunder

Listen to the Phil Naessens Show as we try to catch up on the big events that have taken place since last summer. A lot has taken place for the Thunder since the last time I was a guest on the Phil Naessens Show. But you already knew that. So Phil and I do the best we can to make our 18 minutes together worth while, talking about The Split, the rookies, the challenge, and where the...
Via Welcome to Loud City
2 days ago

Oklahoma City Thunder: One trade that could shake up the west

As of now, the Oklahoma City Thunder are currently the seventh seed in the Western Conference, despite Russell Westbrook’s historic season. OKC clearly must make moves if they hope to become a true contender this year. There is one move that could catapult the Thunder to being one of the two favorites in the Western Conference. First, we must identify the problem. Westbrook currently...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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