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Thunder fire coach Scott Brooks

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Wednesday that they have fired head coach Scott Brooks. “This is an extremely difficult decision on many levels. Scott helped establish the identity of the Thunder and has earned his rightful place in the history of our organization through his seven years as a valued leader and team member,” said Sam Presti,...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder to evaluate Scott Brooks future

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports The Oklahoma City Thunder are expected to spend time evaluating coach Scott Brooks before committing to bring him back for the final year on his contract, according to Yahoo Sports. According to Yahoo Sports, Brooks is guaranteed for the 2015-16 season on his deal, with the Thunder holding a team option for 2016-17. The Thunder missed the playoffs...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook avoids suspension

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will not face an automatic one-game suspension after the NBA rescinded a technical foul he received during last Sunday night’s loss to the Indiana Pacers. It was Westbrook’s 16th technical foul of the season, which would have resulted in an automatic one-game suspension. Westbrook will play against the Portland Trail Blazers...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook: I ‘compete harder than anybody else’ in the NBA

  Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had 54 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in Sunday night’s 116-104 loss to the Indiana Pacers. But he picked up his 16th technical foul and took a career-high 43 shot attempts in 41 minutes. “I don’t really give a damn what nobody thinks, to tell you the truth, man,” Westbrook said of the 43 shots, via ESPN.com. “I...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder fading in race for final playoff spot in West

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Thunder have lost three straight, and their playoff hopes are in jeopardy. Oklahoma City will enter Tuesday's game against San Antonio just a half game ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference playoffs. The top eight teams advance to postseason play. The Thunder have reached the playoffs five straight years. They've played...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant ‘would love’ jersey retired in OKC

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports Kevin Durant, who underwent season-ending foot surgery Tuesday, recently spoke about his future with the Oklahoma City Thunder. “I love it here, man. I love my teammates, I love the city, I don’t really think about anywhere else,” Durant told Revolt TV in a recent interview, per ESPN.com. “I hear it all the time, don’t get me wrong, and...
Via Sports-Glory
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant will miss remainder of season

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Kevin Durant has been dealing with injury issues all season long, and has unfortunately been ruled out for the rest of the 2014-15 season including the playoffs. From general manager Sam Presti: “As we communicated last week, Kevin was going to use this time to engage in consultation and evaluation regarding the persistent soreness in his right...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird on Russell Westbrook: ‘I hope he wins 10 MVP’s in a row’

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Russell Westbrook has been one of the most dominant players in the NBA this season, and he has shown no signs of slowing down. The Oklahoma City Thunder have desperately needed him to come through with this type of a season due to Kevin Durant’s injury issues that has kept him out for the majority of the season. Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird...
Via Sports-Glory
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Collison Out Minimum Of 10 Days With Sprained Ankle

Nick Collison sprained his left ankle on Friday and will miss at least the next 10 days. Scott Brooks said the injury will sideline Collison through at least March. Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka and Enes Kanter also remain out for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Thunder GM: Kevin Durant ‘removed from basketball activities’

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Kevin Durant has been “removed from basketball activities,”  Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced Friday. “He’s not making the progress we’d hoped or expected,” Presti said, per ESPN. Durant could be shut down for the season. “Essentially, that’s the direction we’re headed right now.” Durant underwent...
Via Sports-Glory
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka out four to six weeks

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka underwent successful arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to address right knee soreness. “After monitoring the soreness in Serge’s knee and having taken several intermediate steps to assess and manage the discomfort, it was determined that the necessary next step in the evaluation was to see a specialist to...
Via Sports-Glory
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook: ‘I need to stop turning the ball over’

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook recorded his sixth triple-double in eight games Friday night. Westbrook had 29 points, ten rebounds and 12 assists in the Thunder’s 113-99 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The triple-double is Westbrook’s eighth of 2014-15, making him the first player since Jason Kidd in 2007-08 to have eight or more in a season (Kidd had 13...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook posts fourth consecutive triple-double

  Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook went off Wednesday for his fourth consecutive triple-double. Westbrook set career highs with 49 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Thunder to a 123-118 overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Westbrook became the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989 to post at least four consecutive triple-doubles, according to ESPN...
Via Sports-Glory
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook has facial surgery to repair dent

Don Ryan/AP Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook underwent a procedure Saturday to address a fracture to the zygomatic arch of his right cheek, Thunder executive vice president and general manager Sam Presti announced. The procedure was performed by Dr. John Joseph Rehm and Dr. Jason Hamilton at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute in Los Angeles, Calif. Westbrook will...
Via Sports-Glory
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook has a dent in his head from teammate’s knee

  Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook was evaluated at a Portland-area medical facility after being kneed in the head late in the Thunder’s 115-112 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. Westbrook took the blow to the side of his head from teammate Andre Roberson’s knee as he dove toward the ball in anticipation of missing his own free throw...
Via Sports-Glory
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant undergoes second foot procedure

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The Oklahoma City Thunder executive vice president and general manager Sam Presti announced Sunday that Kevin Durant underwent a minor procedure to help reduce pain and discomfort in his surgically repaired right foot. Durant will be re-evaluated in a week. “As we have conveyed, Kevin has experienced increased soreness in his right foot recently...
Via Sports-Glory
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch The Thunder’s Latest Behind-The-Sideline-Reporter Handshake

If you remember back in early January, Nick Collison and Steven Adams went viral with their epic stare down handshake seen here: Now, about a month later, we have Jeremy Lamb and Perry Jones getting in on the handshake action behind the same local sideline reporter. The second one is better no question about it. I never really understood the hype about the first one in the first...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Nick Collison Extension Grade

(Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) Oklahoma City Thunder: Nick Collison Extension Grade By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content/At Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 years, 7.5 million With the Oklahoma City Thunder being one of the most loyal franchises in all of sports this extension should not come as much of a surprise. Collison has spent his entire 10 year career with...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant tweets NBA writer, calls him a dumbass

On Tuesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder re-signed forward Nick Collison to a two-year, $7.5 million deal. It’s really a minor move that in the grand scheme of things, isn’t much of a big deal. Former ESPN NBA writer chimed in on the signing. Dude who averages 3 pts & 3 rebs gets 2-year/$8M extension. No wonder they won't make the playoffs. — Chris Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA...
Via Awful Announcing
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant roasts NBA writer Chris Palmer

Kevin Durant roasted an NBA writer over Twitter Tuesday for criticizing a teammate’s contract extension. The Oklahoma City Thunder signed veteran Nick Collison to a two-year, $8 million extension Tuesday. Durant, who has been teammates with Collison his entire career, congratulated the veteran over Twitter: Congrats Mr. Thunder, such a honor to play alongside you...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant fires back at NBA writer on Twitter

Nick Collison reportedly got a new deal with the Thunder and Kevin Durant got fired up. Just a Tuesday in Oklahoma City. After Collison reportedly got a two-year contract with Oklahoma City, Durant Tweeted Meanwhile, a former ESPN writer who covers the NBA lashed out and said: That caused Durant to come back with this: Durant has missed three of the past four games with a toe injury...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant fires back at NBA writer on Twitter

Nick Collison reportedly got a new deal with the Thunder and Kevin Durant got fired up. Just a Tuesday in Oklahoma City. After Collison reportedly got a two-year contract with Oklahoma City, Durant Tweeted Meanwhile, a former ESPN writer who covers the NBA lashed out and said: That caused Durant to come back with this: Durant has missed three of the past four games with a toe injury...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant rips reporter who knocked Nick Collison extension

Another day, another twitter kerfuffle involving an athlete. This edition features Kevin Durant going after former ESPN NBA reporter Chris Palmer, who took a shot at Nick Collison's new two-year, $8-millon contract. Durant was very excited about Collison's new deal. Palmer, on the other hand, was not a fan of the contract. Durant was not going ot stand for that kind of talk, so he...
Via Fox Sports
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Thunder sign Nick Collison to multi-year deal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed forward Nick Collison to a multi-year contract extension. The team made the announcement on Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 34-year-old Collison is the longest tenured member of the organization. The 6-foot-10 Collison ranks among the franchise's all-time career leaders in rebounds (3rd, 4,370 career rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant calls out NBA writer over Twitter

Kevin Durant always seems to keep it interesting on social media, and on Tuesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar did so again when called out an NBA writer formerly in the employ of ESPN. Durant didn’t take too kindly to Chris Palmer criticizing the Thunder’s decision to sign Nick Collison to a multi-year contact extension,...Read More The post Kevin Durant calls ex-ESPN...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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