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Oklahoma City thought they had their backup point guard problem solved when they signed Derek Fisher Wednesday.
However, Friday night’s double-overtime game against the Minnesota Timberwolves proved that it’s going to take some time for Fisher to get used to his new role.
Fisher stepped on the court Wednesday night and the Oklahoma City crowd gave him a 45-second standing ovation, excited to see the answer to the question Eric Maynor left the team in early January. He played well in his Thunder debut against the Clippers, finishing with five points in 19 minutes, an unexpected amount of playing time for a guy stepping into a new system. However, his second game showed that there are still adjustments to be made.
Fisher only made two shots on 11 attempts and played over 35 minutes against Minnesota Friday night. The Wolves forced Scott Brooks’ hand in playing Fisher more minutes than he would have liked by playing four guards for most of the game. Thabo Sefolosha is still working h...
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One of the big mid season acquisitions this season is the Oklahoma City Thunder adding veteran point guard Derek Fisher. Fisher, who was dealt to the Rockets hours before the trade deadline expired, had his contract bought out by the Rockets just days after they traded for him. After the buyout, he could go play for any team but the Los Angeles Lakers. Naturally, lots of teams were...
Derek Fisher was traded by the Lakers to the Rockets last week and was bought out by Houston. Oklahoma City signed him after he cleared waivers and he made his Thunder debut Wednesday. Fisher scored five points in 19 minutes in a win over the Clippers. He explained his decision to change jersey numbers from two to 37.
“Especially this season, it seemed to be a negative thing...
The Oklahoma City Thunder have assigned rookie point guard Reggie Jackson to their NBA Development League affiliate in Tulsa.
General manager Sam Presti announced that Jackson would join the 66ers in time for their game against the Iowa Energy on Saturday night.
Jackson spent the past two months as Oklahoma City's backup point guard after Eric Maynor sustained a season-ending...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder have recalled rookie point guard Reggie Jackson from the NBA Development League prior to their game against the Miami Heat.
Jackson played only one game for the Tulsa 66ers before being called back up Sunday. He had 22 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in 41 minutes in a win against Iowa.
Jackson had been filling in as Oklahoma...
When Kevin Love hit a game-tying three-pointer with a second left in regulation, Kevin Durant smiled.
Of all the things to do after your team has blown a lead, with the chances of winning before overtime as slim as any, to smile would seem like the least obvious choice. But Durant is a competitor, and this was a challenge. It was as if he knew what was to come, that he and his team...
On Wednesday, it became official that the Oklahoma City Thunder signed 37-year-old guard Derek Fisher. The five-time NBA champion point guard had last played for the Lakers before being traded to Houston just before the leagues trade deadline. The Rockets bought out the rest of his contract before he even played and now hes the backup point guard for OKC.
At least on the surface...
I didn’t consider this until after the fact, but a Thunder/T-Wolves match up really does present a unique degree of potential for epic statistical feats. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have already proven to be one of the most explosive tandems in the history of the game, and Kevin Love has a tendency to put together crazy numerical combinations from time to time. Neither...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook scored 45 points, Kevin Durant added 40 points and a season-high 17 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a career-high 51 points from Minnesota All-Star Kevin Love to beat the Timberwolves 149-140 in double overtime Friday night.
Westbrook set the tone in the second overtime, stealing the ball on Minnesota's opening possession...
Anthony Davis has been studying the shot-blocking skills of Serge Ibaka.
Russell Westbrook scored nine of his career-high 45 points in the second
overtime as host Oklahoma City withstood Kevin Love's 51 points to beat
Minnesota 149-140 for the 11th consecutive time Friday.Kevin Durant added 40
points and a season-high 17 rebounds as the Thunder won back-to-back
games for the first time since March 7.Love set a franchise record and a career...
If any NBA fan missed the double OT thrilla between the OKC Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves, you need to send yourselves to time out because that Friday night game was pure NBA MADNESS!! OKC ended up pulling out the win; 149-140. Russell Westbrook set a career-high with 45 points and Kevin Love had his own career night [...]
A lot of trade action, but what does it all mean?