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Thunder prepare to start season without Durant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook is entering new territory. For the first time in his career, the ultra-athletic Oklahoma City Thunder point guard will be without Kevin Durant for an extended period of time. Durant, the reigning NBA MVP and scoring champion, was diagnosed with a Jones fracture in his right foot and had surgery on Oct. 16. His status will be evaluated six weeks...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah And The 2nd Team All NBA Picks

(Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America) Joakim Noah And The 2nd Team All NBA Picks By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… G-Russell Westbrook I’m counting on a big year from Russ, both because he’s the man in OKC for the near future, and because hopefully he will play a full season. While he has his shortcomings and critics,  he has definitely grown to be...
Via HoopStuff
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook Throws Down Insane Reverse Dunk Against Raptors (Video)

Russell Westbrook looks plenty ready to put the Thunder on his back, as shown by this monster reverse dunk off a steal against the Raptors in preseason. Someone wants to be the real MVP…just ignore the score.
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook misses fastbreak reverse dunk against Toronto

In a Friday night Oklahoma City Thunder preseason game against the Toronto Raptors in Wichita, Russell Westbrook had a nice steal in the third quarter. He went for the fancy reverse dunk on the breakaway but, unfortunately, it didn’t go the way he planned it to. Here is the vine: Westbrook made it look so easy, too. It just would’ve been better if it went in. Maybe next time...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The stage is set for the rise of Russell Westbrook

When the devastating news broke that Kevin Durant would be missing anywhere between six to eight weeks of action, I admit my first thoughts shifted away from Durant. It’s not that I wasn’t concerned about Durant; watching anyone forced out of a game he loves because of an unforeseen injury is always a crushing sight. […] The post Setting The Stage For World War Westbrook appeared...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizz Starters Sit, Thunder Rolls: 117-107

Russell Westbrook cruises to the basket for an easy bucket. He does that. A lot. My producer on SportsTwist said that last night’s preseason game between OKC & the Grizzlies was going to be a “no-name” affair — that both teams were going to sit key players and play bench guys a LOT of minutes. That’s what happened. Thunder win, Grizzlies lose. Score 117-107. Yawn. So...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook provides a peek at life without Kevin Durant

Moments before retaking the floor following a timeout, Russell Westbrook turned back toward the scorer’s table and delivered a sharp directive to Steven Adams. “Every time,” Westbrook said. The point guard had found a play that worked against Memphis, and Westbrook needed to make sure his center saw the same thing. It was a simple two-man game, where Westbrook read the defense...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook Has Played 94 Percent Of His Minutes With Durant Since 09-10

Scott Brooks hasn't staggered the minutes of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook during his tenure as head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant will miss several weeks to begin the 14-15 season due to a foot fracture. Westbrook has played 94 percent of his minutes over the past five seasons with Durant also on the floor.
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder News: Russell Westbrook poised for MVP season

Last season the Oklahoma City Thunder leaned on franchise star Kevin Durant to lead them, while All-Star Russell Westbrook was sidelined with knee injuries. Durant had an incredible run, and earned the NBA's Most Valuable Player award. Now, it's Durant who's injured, and this time it's Westbrook who could have an MVP season.Image by Keith Allison, via Wikimedia...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook doesn't know what a meme is

Even though he’s been at the center of many a piece of viral internet media (otherwise known as a meme) Russell Westbrook had this to say...
Via Athlon Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook: “I Can’t Win Games By Myself’

If you’ve followed Russell Westbrook’s career thus far, then you may have chuckled when you read that headline like I did. Is the new team orientated Russell Westbrook sincere? You be the judge. “It’s not about me. It’s about our team. I can’t win games by myself. I can’t do anything by myself,” Westbrook said Monday. “I kind of want to take the attention off me...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite injuries, 'no excuses' for Thunder this season

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Scott Brooks wouldn't take the easy way out and say his team has just been unlucky. Because, really, there's some truth in that. The Thunder have been unlucky. Devastatingly so. Russell Westbrook's knee two seasons ago, Serge Ibaka's calf last season and now Kevin Durant's foot. The first two effectively resulted in the Thunder's season ending...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook Claims He Doesn’t Know What Memes Are

Although Russell Westbrook is a professional athlete who no doubt has a ton of responsibilities and incredible demands on his time, I’m pretty sure he has friends and family who alert him to the many memes using his likeness. Well nonetheless, the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard is the subject of yet another hilarious meme involving an MVP trophy in part because Kevin Durant...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook: No new role

In the wake of Kevin Durant's preseason injury that will likely sideline him at least the first month of the season, the big question has been what Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook is going to do. But according to the star point guard, it's all business as usual. "It's not about me. It's about our team. I can't win games by myself. I can't do anything...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook Fractures His Arm Celebrating Kevin Durant’s Fractured Foot

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will miss 6-8 weeks after fracturing his arm celebrating the news that teammate Kevin Durant would miss 6-8 weeks with a fractured foot. “Russell was pretty excited to get extra shots,” said Thunder head coach Scott Brooks. “When I told the team that Kevin would be out, he started jumping around the locker room, yelling and...
Via Sports Pickle
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook says he does not know what memes are

When Kevin Durant got injured, fans and NBA heads alike were salivating over the fact that Russell Westbrook was going to be the #1 option for the Oklahoma City Thunder. A lot of people were taking shots at the explosive Thunder point guard, saying that he would take 482 shots per game (okay, I said that, too). All these memes (captioned pictures) of Russell Westbrook were made thereafter...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Out 6-8 Week - Jones Fracture (Foot)

The NBA preseason has just begun and the injury list is piling up!  Yesterday it was Bradley Beal (click here to read more) and this morning the Oklahoma City Thunder have made Kevin Durant's injury official.  According to Sam Presti's statement, the average return time is 6-8 weeks!  The Thunder also saw Reggie Jackson leave Friday's game with a wrist injury....
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder investing heavily in youth as window closes

Championship windows are notoriously fickle. Not every team gets to be the Spurs and sit through a decade-long window of championship contention with a never-ending, revolving door of great players that fit a role and stars who are completely selfless. Those just do not exist everywhere — and they all seem to be in San Antonio. Championship windows open and then close as quickly...
Via Bloguin Best
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder investing heavily in youth as window closes

Championship windows are notoriously fickle. Not every team gets to be the Spurs and sit through a decade-long window of championship contention with a never-ending, revolving door of great players that fit a role and stars who are completely selfless. Those just do not exist everywhere — and they all seem to be in San Antonio. Championship windows open and then close as quickly...
Via Crossover Chronicles
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaq Believes Russell Westbrook Needs To Take 'Step Back'

Shaquille O'Neal recently discussed the dynamic between Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant and had pointed words toward Westbrook. “In the history of the game, every one-two punch — the one or the two — has to sacrifice and step back. Russell Westbrook don’t step back enough for me,” O’Neal told Nola.com. “At some point, for the betterment of the team, you’ve...
Via RealGM
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Brooks: Westbrook is 'the best point guard in basketball'

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Thunder coach Scott Brooks isn't known for making bold declarations. He is not shy about Russell Westbrook. ''I believe Russell's the best point guard in basketball,'' Brooks said. ''And that's been happening over time. I've seen Russell every practice every game every film session, and he's really put a lot of time...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder coach: Westbrook best point guard in NBA

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Thunder coach Scott Brooks thinks Russell Westbrook is the best point guard in the NBA. Westbrook wholeheartedly agrees. Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul could argue with Brooks, as could several others. But Westbrook's numbers and overall success show that the statement isn't far-fetched. Westbrook's Thunder beat Paul's Clippers in...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook agrees with Brooks that he is best point guard in NBA

This will always be a heated discussion: who is the best point guard in the NBA? Well, Scott Brooks mentioned his opinion during Thunder Media Day. From Royce Young of ESPN: Thunder coach Scott Brooks believes that Russell Westbrook is the “best point guard in basketball” — and Westbrook couldn’t argue with his coach’s assessment Monday. Brooks almost seemed eager to bestow...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook: "I'm the best point guard" in NBA

Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks believes that Russell Westbrook is the “best point guard in basketball” — and Westbrook for the first time, refused to argue with his coach assessment.  “I believe Russell is the best point guard in basketball,” Brooks said, unprompted. “That’s happened over time. I’ve seen Russell every practice, every game, every film session...
Via Thacover2
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook to cameo on Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger

It looks like one of the NBA’s biggest stars is appearing on Nickelodeon soon! Via The New York Post: NBA All-Star Russell Westbrook will make a guest appearance on Nickelodeon’s new show, “Henry Danger,” for an episode set to air in November. Westbrook, a point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder, will play “Shawn,” who claims to be only 13 years old when he joins Henry’s...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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