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Oklahoma City’s Dion Waiters Plays a Key Role in Thunder’s Success

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – MARCH 20: Dion Waiters #23 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks against the Atlanta Hawks on March 20, 2015 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images) The Oklahoma...
Via The Sports Journal
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There he goes again: Luke Ridnour traded for fourth time in past week

The "Strive For Five" is on for NBA guard Luke Ridnour. The 34-year-old veteran was traded for the fourth time in the past week on Tuesday when Oklahoma City sent him to Toronto for a $2.85 million trade exception and the rights to Tomislav Zubcic. Ridnour's offseason started with him getting dealt from Orlando to Memphis last Wednesday. Memphis then shipped him veteran to Charlotte...
Via Fox Sports
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Luke Ridnour reportedly traded for fourth time in a week

“I wanna make you feel wanted,” is a lyric made famous by country singer Hunter Hayes. That song, “Wanted,” may also be NBA point guard Luke Ridnour’s current ballad of choice. After all, for the fourth time in a single week, the 34-year-old has been traded. Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports the Oklahoma City Thunder have shipped Ridnour to the Toronto Raptors...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marquis Teague Will Play for Oklahoma City Thunder in Summer League

Former Wildcat Marquis Teague will get another chance to prove his worth in the NBA. According to Vigilant Sports’ Scott Agness, Teague will play with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA summer league. Marquis Teague will be with Oklahoma City for Summer League, per source. — Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) June 26, 2015 He will […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
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Thunder Hire Mo Cheeks as Assistant

Billy Donovan has a huge task ahead of him.  That task involves trying to win Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook their first NBA championship.  To do so, many smaller tasks will need to be accomplished. One of those tasks was accomplished today.  Donovan hired one of his assistant coaches.  He made the decision was to hire Maurice Cheeks.  Cheeks has been a head coach in the...
Via TopSportsReport
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Are the Oklahoma City Thunder still Durant’s team?

In 2007 the Seattle Supersonics held the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft. As they looked forward to the future, they traded Ray Allen and Glen Davis to the Boston Celtics for Jeff Green, the No. 5 overall pick. When Seattle traded Allen, they hoped to find a new franchise player with their No. 2 overall pick. They got what they wished for that year when the Portland Trail Blazers...
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WATCH: Kevin Durant destroys kid at 'Super Shot' game

Whether it’s a hoop in an NBA arena, at Rucker Park, or inside Dave and Buster’s, Kevin Durant can shoot on it, well. The Thunder star stopped by a Dave and Buster’s in California and made the day of a few lucky kids by shooting around with them on the “Super Shot” game. They were...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant plays Pop-A-Shot arcade game against little kids in California

For those of you wondering what Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is doing for the summer, it appears that he’s spending some time in California. Earlier today, Durant was at a Dave and Busters in Culver City and decided to play some Pop-A-Shot arcade basketball game against some little kids: .@KDTrey5 stopped by @DaveandBusters in Culver City and is challenging random kids...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cameron Payne already thinks he can compete with Westbrook...sort of

The Oklahoma City Thunder got their top target last night, selecting Cameron Payne with the 14th pick in the draft. Payne will immediately challenge for the backup point guard spot, and will probably also see time playing off the ball alongside Russell Westbrook. Payne knows he has a lot to learn from Westbrook, but there's one area where he feels like he can already compete with...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cameron Payne Sees Fit With Thunder, Will Do Whatever Asked Of Him

The breakout star of NBA Draft week, Cameron Payne, found himself in a unique position when the Oklahoma City Thunder selected him with the 14th pick on Thursday night. He was taken by a team that should contend for a championship next season despite missing the playoffs altogether this spring, but may not get much of a chance to showcase his playmaking skills early on. “I was...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who the Thunder Should Draft Tonight

With the NBA draft coming up, the Oklahoma City Thunder hold the 14th pick, although no one seems to know what the team will do with the pick. The Thunder are in an interesting situation, they have no need for more bench players, they really need to find a two-way player at shooting guard that will give Kevin Durant more reasons to stay in Oklahoma City. The Thunder have three ways...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder…decisions, decisions, decisions

The Oklahoma City Thunder are in a peculiar position this draft day.  They put together a very good season last year, so good in fact that many are surprised that a 45 and 37 record leads to a lottery pick in the draft. But a lottery pick they have, so that begs the question, what do the Oklahoma City Thunder need to do to return to the playoffs and win that elusive NBA title?  They...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Last minute changes before the NBA Draft

Jeremy Lamb has a high possibility of ending up in Charlotte As expected, the Oklahoma City Thunder are keep the fans anxious about the NBA Draft tonight. Not only have they not come clear about who they want to pick, but also are keeping private what they are doing with the 14th pick overall. However, it has been reported that General Manager Sam Presti has put three players on...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Adams has decent shot-putting attempt in Instagram video

While the Oklahoma City Thunder look to bounce back into the playoffs next season, it seems that big man Steven Adams will be a huge part if they do. Recently, Adams took a trip overseas to visit his sister in Switzerland and in case you didn’t know, Valerie Adams is a famous Olympic shot-putter. During Steven’s trip, he decided to try his hand at shot-putting and well, he does...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder trade Jeremy Lamb to Hornets for Matt Barnes

By Vincent Frank The Matt Barnes era in Charlotte lasted all of one week. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, the team has traded Barnes in a deal that includes former first-round pick Jeremy Lamb heading from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Hornets. Though, Bonnell went on to indicate that Barnes will not end up in New Orleans as a part of the deal. It’s...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder place Jones, Novka and Lamb on the trading block

With just a day left before the NBA draft, rumors are swirling that the Thunder are trying to obtain an extra pick or move up  a few spots. Doing so won't be easy or cheap, which is why they're shopping Perry Jones III, Steve Novak and Jeremy Lamb, according to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.Jones and Lamb have had flashes of promise, but they've mostly disappointed during their...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook’s explicit anti-cancer shirt: F–k F–king Cancer’ (pic)

Russell Westbrook, like pretty much every sensibly minded person in the world, isn’t a big fan of cancer. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar posted a photo on social media in which he’s rocking a shirt that makes his anti-cancer stance abundantly — and explicitly — clear. “F**k F**king Cancer.” Yep, that about says it all....Read More The post Russell Westbrook’s explicit...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Profile: Oklahoma City Thunder (Pick 14)

Oklahoma City Thunder 2014-15 Record: 45-37 (9th, West) Draft Picks: 14 (First Round), no second round pick Team Strengths: Hello, we’re talking about a team with two of the five best scorers in the NBA. Even with Kevin Durant missing 55 games last season, the Thunder still posted the tenth-best offensive rating in basketball, just two years removed from leading the league...
Via Crossover Chronicles
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant on Stephen Curry and LeBron James: “I Don’t Deserve to Be up There with Them This Year”

As one of the faces of the NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant is also one of the most grounded stars in the game. Coming off an injury-plagued 2014-15 campaign that saw him play just 27 games, Durant is expecting big things for himself next year. He also understands full well that he can’t be compared to the two-biggest stars on NBA’s biggest stage, LeBron James...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook's company unveils NBA-themed eyewear

An eyewear company fronted by Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook has announced a partnership with the NBA — the second collaboration between the league and the company — through which a limited series of team-inspired frames will be released in July. Westbrook Frames, a company co-owned by the dynamic point guard launched in 2014,...Read More The post Russell...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Donovan's supremely difficult balancing act with Thunder

The most essential difference between coaching in the pros and coaching in college is — and always has been — a very simple one: The colleges are a coach’s game, while the pros are about the players. As great as Gregg Popovich and Phil Jackson might be — and they’re both as good as we’ve seen in professional basketball, up there in the top reaches of the pantheon with...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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