THUNDER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Another "Homecoming" For A Thunder Opponent

By Randy Renner, Senior WriterSo far it’s been a season of homecomings at Chesapeake Energy Arena as Thunder fans have roared for former favorites Serge Ibaka, Dion Waiters, Jeff Green and Scott Brooks.Tonight a different sort of homecoming as Buddy Hield, the former University of Oklahoma All-American and last season’s college basketball Player of the Year, returns to his adopted...
Via InsideThunder.com
1 hour ago

Oklahoma City Blue big man, Dakari Johnson named D-League Player of the Month

Good news from the farm club. Oklahoma City Blue center Dakari Johnson received the first NBA Development League Player of the Month award this season for games played in November. Johnson, a 7’0”, 255 lb center from Kentucky, and the Thunder’s second-round choice in the 2015 NBA Rookie Draft, averaged 19.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.1 blocked shots while leading...
Via Welcome to Loud City
4 hours ago

Oklahoma City Thunder Film Room: Why OKC struggles to contain the corner 3

Billy Donovan was wise to question his team’s corner three-point defense The Thunder opened the season with a conference leading 6-1 record on the back of the third best defense in the league, boasting a remarkable 94.6 defensive rating. Head Coach Billy Donovan, however, was not impressed. When explaining his trepidation, he mentioned the volume of corner three-point shots his...
Via Welcome to Loud City
14 hours ago

Sounds of Thunder: Legion of Thunder series.

an unusual look at a remarkable playoff run With so much on the line in Billy Donovan's first stab at the NBA playoffs. I just wanted to lighten things up a bit.
Via Welcome to Loud City
17 hours ago

Thunder journal: Donovan on N.O.'s Davis: 'I don't know if anybody has stopped' him

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comIt'll be a battle of two early MVP candidates on Sunday between Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and New Orleans forward Anthony Davis. It'll also be a battle between Thunder rookie Domantas Sabonis and another one of the league's elite frontcourt players. As a young starter, Sabonis has been the primary cover for power forwards ranging...
Via Thunder Rumblings
23 hours ago

Thunder coach Billy Donovan on defending Anthony Davis: 'I don't know if anybody has stopped' him offensively

Erik Horne It’ll be a battle of two early MVP candidates on Sunday between Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and New Orleans forward Anthony Davis. It’ll also be a battle between Thunder rookie Domantas Sabonis and another one of the league’s elite frontcourt players. As a young starter, Sabonis has been the primary cover for power forwards ranging from the 6-foot-10 Blake Griffin...
Via Thunder Rumblings
1 day ago

Can Russell Westbrook sustain his triple double pace?

Prior to the season many NBA fans wondered what the Oklahoma City Thunder would look like with Russell Westbrook as the focal point of the team.  There was a lot of talk about whether Westbrook could average a triple double this season and I’ll admit I scoffed at the notion.  I had witnessed Westbrook’s immense stat stuffing abilities before but I just didn’t think a player...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thunder: Examining the Thunder at the quarter-season mark

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.comThrough 20 games, the Thunder is 12-8, fifth in the Western Conference in the first season since it lost Kevin Durant and traded Serge Ibaka.
Via Thunder Rumblings
1 day ago

Thunder Spreads Love of the Game in Chickasha

Thunder Spreads Love of the Game in Chickasha
Via NBA.com
2 days ago

Practice Roundup - Dec. 2, 2016

The Thunder just got done playing the most games it ever has before December 1st.
Via NBA.com
2 days ago

Thunder Dedicates New Court in Chickasha

Oklahoma City, Thursday, Dec.
Via NBA.com
2 days ago

WATCH: Scott Brooks gets standing ovation in return to OKC

Scott Brooks spent the first eight years of his head coaching career in Oklahoma City, and Thunder fans clearly haven’t forgotten about it. Brooks began coaching the team in 2008 when they were, well, terrible, but led them to an NBA Finals appearance and numerous playoff appearances. With the Wizards squaring off against the Thunder on Wednesday night, Brooks returned to Oklahoma...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook has 35, triple-double as Thunder top Wizards in OT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook scored 14 of his 35 points in overtime and posted his fourth consecutive triple-double to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Washington Wizards 126-115 on Wednesday night. Westbrook added 14 rebounds and 11 assists for his ninth triple-double this season and the 46th of his career. The Thunder have won all four games during his triple...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook is averaging a triple-double nearing December

Though many prognosticators knew that Russell Westbrook was going to have an incredible season in Oklahoma City this year in the post-Kevin-Durant era, no one could have anticipated exactly how he would react to begin this new campaign. Well, 19 games into the season, Westbrook is averaging 30.9 points, 10.3 rebounds and 11.3 assists. No one has averaged a triple-double this late...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Road woes continue for Pistons in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook recorded his second straight triple-double and NBA-best seventh of the season with 17 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Detroit Pistons 106-88 on Saturday night. Westbrook shot just 8 for 22 from the field after scoring at least 30 points for eight straight games. It was just the second time this year...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Westbrook appears to drop F-bomb on Luol Deng during game

Thunder star Russell Westbrook is all business when he steps on the court, and he’s not really interested in chatting it up with his opponents. Luol Deng apparently wasn’t aware of that, as he tried to approach Westbrook while he was walking away during Tuesday’s game. Deng tapped him on the back, and we’re not professional lip readers, but it looked like the dialogue that...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Teague shines in Pacers' 115-111 OT win over Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Jeff Teague scored eight of his 30 points in overtime and the Indiana beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-111 on Sunday night for their first road victory of the season.Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook had his fifth triple-double of the season -- as many as the rest of the NBA combined -- with 31 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds, but went 13 of 34 from the field...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo is emerging for the Oklahoma City Thunder

With the departure of Kevin Durant the Oklahoma City Thunder have relied on Russell Westbrook to shoulder much of the load.  At the beginning of the season Westbrook was often forcing the issue too much as he was seemingly the only player on the team who commanded any attention from opposing defenses.  I was beginning to wonder which player on the Thunder roster would start to...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook hilariously reveals why he doesn’t watch film

Russell Westbrook might have his “We talking about practice?” moment. The Oklahoma City Thunder star talked with Fred Katz of the Norman Transcript about why he doesn’t need to watch  film. Long story short…he doesn’t need to: Russell Westbrook on why he doesn't watch film: "My job is to worry about what I'm able to do. Hopefully, they can stop that." pic.twitter.com...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hubris Of The Oklahoma City Westbrooks

The on-court version of the post-Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder is unfolding and their 6-1 start invited a reframing of offseason expectations, but the material consequences of their talent drop around Russell Westbrook is soberly taking shape. Westbrook is a top-10 talent who plays his heart, soul and body out every night of the season, but the Thunder can't shake the ostensible...
Via RealGM - NBA
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook T'd up for inadvertent groin kick

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was understandably befuddled after he was assessed a technical foul for what by all appearances seemed to be an inadvertent kick to the groin of Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The play in question occurred during the Thunder’s 104-88 loss to the Pistons on Monday night at The Palace. With the Pistons holding...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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