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Kevin Durant blasts media for treating Kobe Bryant poorly

    Kobe Bryant has played horribly this season, but Kevin Durant does not feel that the five-time NBA champion’s poor play warrants the criticism he has received in the media. When asked on Monday about Bryant announcing his decision to retire at the end of the season, Durant went off on the media for the way they have treated Kobe. “I’ve been disappointed this year...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Thunder Assign Josh Huestis, Mitch McGary To D-League

The Oklahoma City Thunder has assigned forwards Josh Huestis and Mitch McGary to the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League. Huestis has appeared in four games (all starts) for the Blue this season, averaging 10.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.00 blocks in 31.3 minutes per game. Huestis has not appeared in a game for the Thunder this year. McGary has played in...
Via RealGM
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NBA Efficiency Differential Rankings: Thunder Back In Top-5

The Oklahoma City Thunder have climbed back into the top-5 in Efficiency Differential, joining the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers. The Thunder had a +4.5 Efficiency Differential last week, which now sits at +6.6. Other teams making notable gains: Magic (17th to 12th), Clippers (15th to 20th), Rockets (26th to 23rd) Teams dropping...
Via RealGM
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Durant, Westbrook take shots at Reggie Jackson

    After spending the first three full seasons of his NBA career with the Thunder, Reggie Jackson was traded to the Pistons in February. Detroit apparently saw enough from Jackson after the trade that they were confident enough in his abilities to offer him a five-year contract worth $80 million. On Friday, Jackson returned to Oklahoma City to face the Thunder and recorded...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant returns and so do the Oklahoma City Thunder’s title hopes

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) brings the ball up the court in action against the Brooklyn Nets during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY SportsIt was only six games, but it felt like an eternity for the team. And it always seems like either Durant or Westbrook is going down with an injury. After missing six games...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Revisiting the James Harden Trade

Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden on the USA basketball team. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY SportsRemember when Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden all played on the same team? The Thunder trio had just come off a loss in the finals to the Miami Heat and they were all young superstars brimming with potential. NBA fans everywhere were excited...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant opens up about friendship with Russell Westbrook

Kevin Durant was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on Thursday night. And to no surprise, his Thunder teammate and close friend, Russell Westbrook presented him. Ahead of his induction, Durant sat down earlier this week with’s Anthony Slater for a lengthy interview in which he discussed at-length his friendship with Westbrook. Slater notes that Durant has been...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons rethinks feelings about the James Harden trade

Ever since the Oklahoma City Thunder traded superstar James Harden to the Houston Rockets in 2012, one of the biggest critics of the trade has been former ESPN columnist and famed basketball fanatic Bill Simmons.Well, at least until now. Jeremy Lamb has a higher PER than James Harden. And Harden quit on Kevin McHale. I am ready to re-think my feelings about the Harden trade....
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook donates 850 meals to Oklahoma City kids

Russell Westbrook, in conjunction with his Why Not? Foundation, served up 850 Thanksgiving meals on Tuesday to members of the Oklahoma City chapter of the Boys & Girls Club. The Thunder superstar — who was accompanied by his wife Nina — not only provided the food but took part in serving up the meals to the kids. Russell Westbrook: "My duty and who I am as a person...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Waiters misses breakaway layup vs New Orleans (Video)

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dion Waiters missed a breakaway layup during the first quarter of Wednesday night's game against New Orleans.Waiters stole a Pelicans pass to put himself in position for the easy score, but couldn't convert. Waiters was clearly frustrated with himself afterwards. It was that kind of night, as he scored only 4 points on 2-for-10 shooting. He's gotta play...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russell Westbrook abuses Isaiah Thomas during dunk

Isaiah Thomas isn’t going to want to watch this anytime soon…. The post Watch: Russell Westbrook abuses Isaiah Thomas; throws down monster dunk appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Crossover Chronicles
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Envy: What Thunder fans said - 11/16

The Celtics knocked off the Thunder in Oklahoma City 100-85, holding OKC to just 15 points over the game's final 17 minutes.  Watching your team lead by 11 in the third quarter and then lose by 15 is clearly a very frustrating experience.  Thunder fans took most of their aggression out on new head coach Billy Donovan.The highlights (with my own commentary):(Is there such a thing...
Via Celtics Life
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant hurts hamstring against Wizards

This was not the homecoming Kevin Durant was hoping for. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward suffered a left hamstring strain in the first half of OKC’s 125-101 victory against Durant’s hometown Washington Wizards. He finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the half, but did not return after suffering the injury. Kevin Durant holds his left hamstring after drive in second...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

D.J. Augustin takes eight steps and traveling is not called

From Monday’s game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets: The tweet’s brief caption says all that needs to be said. Um. This Shot Counted. With Pro Referees On The Court. — BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) November 3, 2015   The post Traveling is now eight steps — at least in Houston appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Crossover Chronicles
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten takeaways from Thunder-Spurs opening night

There were a million different storylines from the first real night of the NBA season, which featured 14 different games and all but two of the league's 30 teams in action, but the most intriguing game was easily the showdown between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs. The two Western Conference powers both came into the game with huge questions, as the Thunder are...
Via RealGM - NBA
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Collison: OKC's Unsung Hero

There are only seven active NBA players who have spent more time with a single franchise than Nick Collison. Collison will begin his 12th consecutive year as a part of the Oklahoma City Thunder/Seattle Supersonics organization on Oct. 28. And there’s a reason they’ve kept him around for so long.Collison is the ultimate team player. He sets screens, takes charges, and does the...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Thunder starters need to stay healthy this year

For the last few years, the Oklahoma City Thunder have been on a short list of legitimate contenders to capture the NBA title. Surprisingly, it hasn't happened.   Back in 2012 the Thunder went on a convincing Western Conference championship run, methodically taking out the defending champion Dallas Mavericks (4-0), the Los Angeles Lakers (4-2) and the San Antonio Spurs (4-1)....
Via The Sports Quotient
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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