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THUNDER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Thunder Not Ruling Out Playing Kevin Durant At Center Against Warriors

The Oklahoma City Thunder had Serge Ibaka defending D.J. Augustin in one-on-one situations in practice on Friday ahead of their game against the Golden State Warriors. Billy Donovan didn't rule out having Kevin Durant play center as well. "I don’t know about that necessarily. I think we’ll have to see the way the game goes,” Donovan said. “Kevin is one of those guys, I...
Via RealGM
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

If Kevin Durant can go to Warriors, he can go anywhere

It’s actually kind of surprising that it took this long. After all, before the season it seemed as if Kevin Durant’s looming free agency would be the story of the year. He’s a four-time scoring champion, a former MVP, still just 27 years old, probably the third-best player in the league. Maybe it’s because the explosive Warriors and their baby-faced assassin are all NBA...
Via The Comeback
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will Kevin Durant Leave the Oklahoma City Thunder this Summer?

The rumors continue to swirl around potential free agent destinations for NBA star forward Kevin Durant. Durant realizes he will be one of the biggest headlines in the NBA this offseason. Durant does his best to keep his focus on this current season, but realizes the media and fans know what is on the horizon this summer. Durant stated, “It’s out of my control. Guys are going...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Westbrooks stars again for Thunder in 117-114 win over Magic

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook posted his third straight triple-double with 24 points, a career-high 19 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Orlando Magic 117-114 on Wednesday night. Kevin Durant hit a 3-pointer with a half-second left to cap a 37-point outing for Oklahoma City, which has won five straight and 12 of its last 13. Westbrook has...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lifetime making movie based on life of Kevin Durant’s ‘Real MVP’ mom

The mom who launched a thousand You’re The Real MVP memes is getting her own television movie. Lifetime has announced plans to make The Real MVP: The Wanda Pratt Story, based on the life of Kevin Durant’s mother Wanda Pratt. Production on the film is currently underway and it is scheduled to premiere on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 8, on Lifetime. Queen Latifah and Shakim...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic-Thunder Preview

Nearing a showdown against the NBA's top team, the Oklahoma City Thunder could easily look past their next opponent. After all, they're on a roll while the Orlando Magic are in a prolonged slump and visiting a city where they haven't won in seven years. Still, the Magic have been anything but a pushover against the Western Conference, and the Thunder needed a near miracle to beat...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Warriors the 'frontrunner' for Durant if he leaves OKC

This year’s Golden State Warriors team looks like it has the potential to be one of the greatest teams in NBA history. Just imagine if Kevin Durant was added to the mix. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Warriors are the “significant frontrunners” to sign Durant if he ends up leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder. Golden State has the ability to create the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook best highlights from triple-double against Wizards

As the Oklahoma City Thunder continue to gain ground in the West, Russell Westbrook is showing off his incredible ability to get triple-doubles. Last night, the Thunder hosted the Washington Wizarda and Westbrook put together another memorable triple-double performance with seventeen points, thirteen rebounds, and eleven assists. Check out some of his best highlights in the below...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Interested In Upgrading Wing Position At Deadline

The Oklahoma City Thunder have shown interest on the trade market for available wings. Courtney Lee or P.J. Tucker would represent upgrades at the position for the Thunder. Trade talks have not progressed to the serious stage yet for the Thunder. Oklahoma City isn't yet sure who will play down the stretch amongst Andre Roberson, Dion Waiters, Cameron Payne, Kyle Singler and Anthony Morrow.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan Doing Better Job Than Brooks Holding Stars Accountable

Billy Donovan has reportedly done a better job than Scott Brooks in holding the Oklahoma City Thunder stars accountable on defense in film sessions. The Thunder are always a good defensive team but they can be great when they are dialed in. Oklahoma City currently ranks 12th in defensive efficiency at 104.2 points per 100 possessions allowed.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers and its fans are ready for something new. The struggles of leaning on their aging superstar is finally coming to a close and a bright future can be seen on the horizon. Following Kobe Bryant’s departure, the Lakers are going to look like a totally different team than what people are used to seeing. The rebuilding process has already begun by obtaining promising...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder in need of a more dominant inside presence

With Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combining for a league leading 51.1 ppg this season, the Oklahoma City Thunder have high hopes for a deep playoff run. However, the lack of production from the power forward and center position is holding the Thunder back and may very well be what has delayed them from taking the next step. With Serge Ibaka struggling only averaging 13.0 ppg...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns dunked all over Serge Ibaka

Karl-Anthony Towns has found his groove of late, and that continued into Wednesday night's game against the Thunder. The Timberwolves couldn't quite pull off the upset victory, falling 126-123 in an exciting game, but that was hardly because of Towns.The Wolves rookie went for 19 points, 13 boards and five assists, including this remarkable slam on Thunder shot-blocker and rim-protector...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder beat T-Wolves in another high-scoring thriller

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin Durant had 27 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and hit two huge shots in the final two minutes to help the Oklahoma City Thunder win a second-straight, fast-paced thriller with a 126-123 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Russell Westbrook had 24 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds, while Enes Kanter had 23 points and 10...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder Attempting to Bounce Back against New York Knicks

The snowstorm that destroyed the East Coast over the weekend created some issues for the Oklahoma City Thunder as well. The blizzard prevented Kevin Durant and the rest of his team from conducting their usual pregame practices and shoot-arounds. The Brooklyn Nets capitalized on their chances against the tired Thunder team, and handed them a loss that snapped Oklahoma City’s seven...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant’s unicorn

Which NBA player is Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant’s metaphorical unicorn? Drumroll please… the answer is New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis! So a rookie averaging 14 points and 8 rebounds a game is Durant’s NBA unicorn? Yes, because Porzingis is actually niiice . Durant talked about the skills that Porzingis has, and made a great distinction between athleticism versus...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook talks fashion with Stephen Colbert (Video)

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook was a guest of Stephen Colbert on Monday night's episode of The Late Show where they talked about Westbrook's unique sense of fashion. Westbrook is known for wearing eyeglasses with no lenses, but he now has his own line of eyeglasses and brought a selection of them for Colbert to sample. Westbrook's glasses are now available online at...
Via Holdout Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder Star Kevin Durant Drops 30 on Nuggets

The Oklahoma City Thunder faced the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night and it was a big night for superstar forward Kevin Durant. He is one of the best scorers that the NBA has seen in quite some time and showed off his full arsenal of scoring against the Nuggets. Coming into the game, Durant had averaged 26.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. He shot 51.0 percent of his...
Via Crossover Chronicles
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook stonewalls media about fight with JJ Barea

    Russell Westbrook hates dealing with the media, so you knew the Thunder star was going to bring his best trolling game during his chat with reporters after he was ejected Wednesday night. And he did just that. Westbrook and Mavericks guard J.J. Barea got into a scuffle in the second quarter after Barea grabbed Westbrook’s arm and fouled him. Both players were assessed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings' win is Thunder's loss, and both events carry weight

The Sacramento Kings are the emergent Jekyll-and-Hyde ballclub in the 2016 NBA. The team which lost at home to the Philadelphia 76ers not too long ago was then able to roll into Oklahoma City on Monday night and thump the Thunder by 12 points, 116-104. It’s true that Kevin Durant was out for the Thunder, but you’re not going to find many nights when Russell Westbrook hits...
Via Crossover Chronicles
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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