Thunder guard Alex Abrines (hip) shoots but doesn't practice

Erik Horne Thunder guard Alex Abrines didn't practice with the team on Thursday, but coach Billy Donovan said the rookie guard is close to a return from a right hip contusion. Abrines has been cleared to do light shooting and movement, but will be evaluated again Friday to see if he can return to contact. Alex Abrines (hip contusion) didn't practice today but participated in light...
Via Thunder Rumblings
13 hours ago

Russell Westbrook OK with how Thunder was constructed

Erik Horne On Wednesday, a story from Rolling Stone Magazine was published that centered on former Thunder forward Kevin Durant and his decision to leave Oklahoma City for Golden State. On the same day, a story was published by Sports Illustrated which focused on Russell Westbrook and his continuing on with the Thunder post-Durant. In the Sports Illustrated piece entitled "Russell...
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13 hours ago

Thunder guard Anthony Morrow returns to team after birth of twin boys

Erik Horne Anthony Morrow said he's been getting about three-and-a-half to four hours of sleep a day since the birth of his twin boys Tuesday in Oklahoma City. Sleeping on couches at the hospital isn't easy on a 6-foot-5 frame, but Morrow's not complaining. "It's cool," Morrow said of his girlfriend.
Via Thunder Rumblings
16 hours ago

Russ: "I Think We're In A Good Place"

By Randy Renner, Senior WriterMake no mistake, the Thunder have plenty of things to work on with the regular season now just a handful of days away, but the guy who wears the “0” on his back and is the undisputed number one player on the team thinks “we’re in a good place” heading toward the opener.“I thought we improved the last two games on both sides of the ball,...
17 hours ago

Thirty Futures: Oklahoma City Thunder

Russell Westbrook doesn't need to be defended anymore. Charles Barkley makes fun of his outfits sometimes, but when you show up to games dressed like Thomas Pynchon's idea of a drug dealer-Zontay Smurfblood, purest heroin this side of the Pacific, or at least La Brea-you're going to catch some ribbing. Any lingering, slightly aggrieved Russ advocacy has the air of passe martyrdom...
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Box Score 10/20: Dwyer, Lindor, Towns and Burfict

Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for Game Five of the WNBA Finals. (Watching the shell of the Bears take on the Packers above this finale is madness.) Happy birthday to Keith Hernandez and Eddie Jones. In this date in 1943 the Kansas City Monarchs bested the Hilldale Athletic Club in Game 10 of the first Negro League World Series, and...
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Thunder Waives Reggie Williams

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Jerry West on Kevin Durant criticism: ‘It’s disgusting’

It’s safe to say that NBA legend and Golden State Warriors executive Jerry West doesn’t appreciate the criticism Kevin Durant is facing for joining Golden State. “There were all kinds of players that signed contracts, and we were the ones who got criticized for it when I thought it was justly unfair not only to the Warriors, but more importantly to Kevin,” West said,...
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Durant: Westbrook and I were nothing more than 'work friends'

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were never best friends during their time together as teammates with the Oklahoma City Thunder. We know this for certain now because Durant has admitted it. In a wide-ranging interview with Paul Solotaroff of Rolling Stone, Durant opened up about his relationship with Westbrook and how the two were never more than “work friends.” “We had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Limited Upside Podcast: Reliving the Thunder offseason and previewing the season with SB Nation’s Mike Prada

SB Nation’s Mike Prada welcomes two guests from WTLC as part of his team-by-team series of season previews/offseason reviews. Yes, Kevin Duran’s name comes up. When Kevin Durant announced his decision on the morning of July 4th, I called Marina Mangiaracina (our co-lead editor) that same afternoon and we tried to digest our emotions. I’ve done 40 episodes of the Loud Noises...
Via Welcome to Loud City
1 day ago

Westbrook, Adams power Thunder past Timberwolves 112-94

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook's fans finally got to show their appreciation for his loyalty to the Thunder. Westbrook had 26 points and 10 assists to help Oklahoma City beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-94 on Sunday night. It was Oklahoma City's first home preseason game after opening with two games in Spain, then playing in Dallas and Tulsa. Oklahoma City's crowd cheered...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Turns On The Defense In Front Of Home Crowd

By A. Suave FranciscoThe Oklahoma City Thunder finally returned to the Chesapeake Energy Arena for their fifth preseason game on Sunday night. There's been a ton of questions regarding the new Thunder supporting cast but after a very strong defensive performance and a clear offensive flow, many questions were answered. The Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-94. When they...
4 days ago

WATCH: Russell Westbrook gets into skirmish with Marc Gasol

Russell Westbrook appears to be in midseason form when it comes to his no-holds-barred, aggressive and hyper-competitive on-court demeanor. One needn’t look any further than how the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar mixed it up with Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol during Thursday’s exhibition tilt. The two appeared to run into each other while making their way back down the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook on Durant’s 'selfless' Warriors talk: ‘That’s cute’

Russell Westbrook is still trying to make it clear to the media he doesn’t plan on talking about Kevin Durant all season long. And perhaps the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar made his strongest case yet on Thursday by sarcastically reacting to some comments from Durant. Durant recently spoke at length about how the Golden State Warriors are a lot like a family. This would seem...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Victor Oladipo Make the Leap in Oklahoma City?

Can Victor Oladipo take a step forward as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder? One of the pleasant surprises of the 2016 offseason was the Orlando Magic trading Victor Oladipo. The second overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, Oladipo’s career was seen as up and down, even in the last season. Once viewed as the point guard of the future, Oladipo shuffled back to the shooting guard...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers hoping Joel Embiid is ready for 20-24 minutes by opening night

"The Process" continues to make progress. Sixers head coach Brett Brown said on Monday that he wants to have center Joel Embiid, who has been capped at a 12-minute-per-game limit so far this preseason, ready for 20 to 24 minutes by opening night, per Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News. Brown says Embiid still at 12 minute restriction, wants to have him ready for 20 to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook: European offenses '10 times better' than NBA

Russell Westbrook thinks that NBA offenses have some catching up to do relative to their European brethren. After his Oklahoma City Thunder recently completed a pair of preseason games in Europe against Spanish basketball clubs, Westbrook expressed his belief that offenses here pale in comparison to offenses overseas. “I think one thing people don’t realized is guarding teams...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder G Payne out at least 6 weeks with broken foot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Thunder guard Cameron Payne will be out for at least six weeks after fracturing a bone in his right foot during last week's Blue-White Scrimmage. Payne had previously broken the fifth metatarsal, and he had surgery in July. After consulting with specialists, he elected not to have surgery again, instead hoping the bone will heal on its own. Thunder general...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunders’ Cameron Payne suffers fracture in foot during scrimmage

The Oklahoma City Thunder announced on Thursday that point guard Cameron Payne has an acute fracture in his right foot, which he suffered earlier this week during a team scrimmage. A timetable for Payne’s return is currently unknown. Payne had surgery in late July on his right foot to repair a stress fracture. While the injury from Tuesday is on the same bone, the team said the...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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