THUNDER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Every 2009-2016 NBA MVP will now play for Warriors or Cavaliers

The 2017 NBA Finals matched up not only the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers but featured (at the time) the men who had won seven of the league’s previous eight NBA MVP awards. With the news that Derrick Rose will join the Cavaliers, that gap is closed.If you won an MVP from 2009-2016, you now play on one of the two teams that have matched up in each of the last three...
Via Sportsnaut
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why hasn't Terrance Ferguson signed with the Thunder?

Thunder first-round draft pick Terrance Ferguson is the last man standing. So what's going on? When Brooklyn signed first-round pick Jarrett Allen to a multi-year contract Thursday, it left Ferguson as the last unsigned first-round pick from this summer's draft.
Via Thunder Rumblings
11 hours ago

Thunder Teams Up With OKC-County Health Department

Oklahoma City, Monday, July 24, 2017 – The Oklahoma City Thunder, in partnership with the Oklahoma Ci
Via NBA.com
12 hours ago

What's up with Terrance Ferguson's contract?

Erik Horne Thunder first-round draft pick Terrance Ferguson is the last man standing.
Via Thunder Rumblings
13 hours ago

Sam Presti's trade for Paul George almost didn't happen

Berry Tramel Sam Presti is being hailed for his Paul George trade, in the same way he was panned for the James Harden trade almost five years ago. Such is the fate of general managers.
Via Thunder Rumblings
15 hours ago

Report: Thunder interested in trading for Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony seems like he has only one team in mind that he is willing to waive his no-trade clause for, but are the Oklahoma City Thunder hoping they can convince him to make it two?Bill Simmons of The Ringer reported on Monday that the Thunder are interested in trying to acquire Anthony. The Thunder have already given Russell Westbrook another pure scorer to play alongside...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Make Two More Contracts Official

By Randy Renner, Senior Writer The Thunder roster keeps expanding with now 15 players officially under contract (the most they can have when the regular season starts) 14 of those deals are guaranteed. Semaj Christon, who spent much of last season as Russell Westbrook's backup, is the one player who's contract isn't guaranteed. The deadline for the Thunder to make a decision on Christon...
Via InsideThunder.com
18 hours ago

Sound of Thunder: Let the Oklahoma City Thunder Summer Games Begin

Thunder set to begin their annual LA summer work-outs with new faces and a clear mission. In what has become a summer tradition, members of the Oklahoma City Thunder, old and new, will meet in L.A. next week to work off some of the summer rust. However, with so much on the line this season, this summer session could become the most critical of any to date as it will be the first...
Via Welcome to Loud City
1 day ago

Cavs rejected Paul George deal & lost out on Chris Paul because of Kyrie Irving

It would be an understatement to say that Kyrie Irving has put the Cleveland Cavaliers in a tough spot.Usually in late July, when summer league is ending and the free agency frenzy has dried up, basketball typically takes a back seat to baseball and the start of football training camp. However, Cavs star, Kyrie Irving, has catapulted the NBA back to the top of the sports world headlines...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Signs Dakari Johnson

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 22, 2017 – The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed center Dakari Johnson, it was announced today by Exe
Via NBA.com
2 days ago

The OKC roster is all set for next season

OKC has been very active this off season. After the blockbuster trade for Indiana’s Paul George, OKC still wasn’t done rounding out their roster. By shedding salary, the Thunder were allowed to resign restricted free agent starter Andre Roberson and add a host of other free agents to help bolster the bench. Though George and Roberson were the most glamorous of the Thunder...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder optimistic Westbrook will sign extension

Russell Westbrook is eligible to opt out of his current contract after the 2017-2018 season, but the Oklahoma City Thunder are reportedly confident they can sign him to an extension before he becomes a free agent.Earlier in the week, Paul George implied that he and Westbrook will make a joint decision at the end of the upcoming season about whether or not they want to remain in OKC...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Paul George will consider ‘everything’ in free agency next summer

The Oklahoma City Thunder were willing to risk trading for Paul George even if they only get to keep him for one season, though George insists he has not made up his mind about where he will end up next summer. And those close to him say the star swingman is not lying.Royce Young of ESPN says he was told by a source with “direct knowledge” of George’s thinking that the 27-year...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hundreds of Oklahoma City fans welcomed Paul George at the airport

Paul George might very well be a rental for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but that won’t be because the OKC fans weren’t enthusiastic about having him as a part of the team. It’s a rabid fanbase, one that adopted the Hornets in the wake of Katrina, to the point that they became the obvious go-to market for teams threatening to leave their cities for greener pastures. That team...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder GM: Team has made contract offer to Westbrook

The Oklahoma City Thunder face the real possibility of losing two key free agents once the summer of 2018 comes calling. Recently acquired All-Star forward Paul George is slated to become a free agent following the 2017-18 season.Meanwhile, reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook will likely opt out of his contract and become a free agent himself. While George and the rest of the Thunder...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George got assurances about the Oklahoma City Thunder from… Kevin Durant?

Just because Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City, that doesn’t mean he’s left behind how he feels about it. Paul George found that out after he was traded to the Thunder by the Indiana Pacers in early July after he said he would opt out of his contract following the 2017-2018 season. While the chance to play alongside Russell Westbrook must have been appealing, George also finds...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder rotation: post-free agency edition

The Oklahoma City Thunder have made some moves in free agency to improve the team. They signed Patrick Patterson and Raymond Felton to improve the depth of the team, and traded for Paul George to have a second superstar on the team. The 2018 rotation will look mostly similar to the 2017 rotation, and the additions of George, Patterson, and Felton should make the team better. Here...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Roberson defends leaving awful tip at bar after signing new deal

Andre Roberson recently got paid — receiving a three-year, $30 million deal to remain with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. That’s probably more than he would’ve received from other teams, so you’d think Roberson would have been excited about it, especially since he gets to remain with his BFF Russell Westbrook. He celebrated by hitting up Chupacabra Cantina...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder teammates troll Andre Roberson over tip drama

Andre Roberson earlier this week signed a three-year, $30 million deal to remain with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The development of course merited some merrymaking, which involved Roberson and some pals hitting up a bar for some drinks. It came to light afterward, that Roberson, in a bid to have his tab come out to an even $500 and some incorrect math, left a $13.97 tip on a $487...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant jokingly takes credit for Roberson, Waiters deals

Kevin Durant — presumably jokingly — took personal credit for the new deals signed by former teammates Andre Roberson and Dion Waiters.The Golden State Warriors superstar and Finals MVP took to his YouTube community page to muse upon his supposed sole influence on the contracts for his former Oklahoma City Thunder teammates, even referring to Waiters as “my first born,” albeit...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder’s offseason moves improve team

The Oklahoma City Thunder are looking to improve from a sixth-place finish in the Western Conference in 2017. In the first week of July, the Thunder made some great moves that have fans thinking that the Thunder can make it to the Western Conference Finals next season. The first move was the one that surprised everyone, though it shouldn’t have been that surprising given general...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading The Deals: Thunder Get Andre Roberson, Patrick Patterson On Value Contracts

The Oklahoma City Thunder pursued better all-around players in free agency like Rudy Gay but decided to stick with the guaranteed defense and availability of Andre Roberson on an affordable contract for a starter while hoping his glaring deficiencies on offense will be less of an issue now that they've added Paul George, and to a lesser extent, Patrick Patterson. Roberson signed...
Via RealGM - NBA
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russell Westbrook goes nuts celebrating Paul George signing

Thunder fans were super excited after the team pulled a stunning trade out of nowhere to land Paul George on Friday night.But no one was happier than Russell Westbrook.Check out this video of Westbrook and his buddies celebrating the big trade, which shows how pumped Russ is to play alongside PG13. He’s no Kevin Durant, but Russ has to be excited about playing alongside someone...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Paul George traded to Thunder on low cost gamble

Paul George has been one of the NBA's best two-way stars, but he's in that great yet not quite transcendent range where a strong supporting cast is needed to be a real title contender. Now George gets to slide down a spot and be the second star behind Russell Westbrook and all it took for the Oklahoma City Thunder was the same package they acquired when they traded away Serge Ibaka...
Via RealGM - NBA
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan sends MVP Westbrook brief congratulatory note

Michael Jordan took a moment — but not much more, evidently — to send Russell Westbrook a note of congratulations for winning the MVP award in a landslide, garnering 69 of the possible 101 first-place votes. And while brief, Jordan’s message to the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar was quite profound and inspirational. Indeed. Can’t argue with His Airness’ statement right...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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