The Oklahoman's Week in Review: State finances, downtown developments and the Thunder trade

FROM STAFF REPORTS Ben Felder reviews the state budget shortfall and revenue failure, Don Mecoy looks at a proposed condo development near Automobile Alley, and Darnell Mayberry talks about the new players on the Thunder roster. 
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5 hours ago

More chat questions on Thunder trades, the brothers Stoops & Mike Gundy

Berry Tramel My online chat was quite populated Thursday. I went almost an hour, but the questions kept coming
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8 hours ago

Oklahoma City Thunder’s final 25 games; wins and losses

The Thunder are reconfigured and heading into the final stretch. How will they do? The Thunder resume the remainder of their season tonight as they face the Lakers, with two new players in Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott in tow, as well as the possibility of Enes Kanter’s return following a mishap. With 25 games remaining in the season, the Thunder sit at 32-25, good for 7th in the...
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9 hours ago

Why Oklahoma City Thunder trade deadline additions Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott bring value to OKC

Presti did it again. Now Russ has his shooter, and OKC has experience at the power forward #ThunderUp Welcome to Loud City – Taj Gibson & Doug McDermott As the NBA trade deadline drew near, Sam Presti did what Sam Presti does. He generally managed the heck out of this franchise. While there had been weeks of speculation and hearsay, the Oklahoma City Thunder fan base was getting...
Via Welcome to Loud City
12 hours ago

Presti says Gibson, McDermott “Excellent Fits” with the Thunder

All season long this Thunder group has grinded it out, working hard hours to fight collectively for every inch on the floor.
19 hours ago

Thunder Acquires Gibson, McDermott and Draft Pick

22 hours ago

Report: Bulls pushed for Andre Roberson in deal with Thunder

The Chicago Bulls must really want to corner the market on non-shooters.According to a report by K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune on Thursday, the Bulls “pushed hard” for Andre Roberson to be included in their deadline day deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but the Thunder resisted, preferring instead to re-sign Roberson. The Bulls ultimately settled instead for Cameron...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cameron Payne will have chance to shine with Bulls

The Chicago Bulls are preparing to give new acquisition Cameron Payne every chance to make the point guard position his own.After dealing Doug McDermott and Taj Gibson to Oklahoma City to get Payne, it was made pretty clear that the Bulls are essentially ready to hand the keys over to the 22-year old. The Thunder also felt very strongly about Payne, but simply accepted that he was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Pull Off "Great Trade Robbery" With Chicago

By Randy Renner, Senior Writer Thunder fans like to say “In Presti We Trust” in homage to OKC general manager Sam Presti and from all indications Presti has pulled off another steal. The team hasn’t made anything official but minutes before the NBA trade deadline hit the Thunder sent backup point guard Cameron Payne, backup forward Joffrey Lauvergne and backup shooting guard...
1 day ago

Oklahoma City Thunder trade deadline rumors and reports: Will OKC address perimeter shooting concerns?

At the trade deadline’s 11th hour, rumors abound regarding Sam Presti’s next move for Oklahoma City’s roster Will the Oklahoma City Thunder address their publicized outside shooting needs at the eleventh hour of this year’s trade deadline? A definitive answer to this pressing question will crystallize today by 3 PM ET. However, as Thunder Nation awaits, here are Oklahoma...
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1 day ago

The Aesthetic: Pushing the boundaries of the three-pointer

When Anthony Morrow was drafted out of Georgia Tech by the Golden State Warriors in 2008, I didn’t think that he would become the greatest shooter in NBA history, but I didn’t believe that he wouldn’t become the greatest shooter either. Watching a montage of his jumper was like looking at a Frederic Bazille painting; every stroke was consistent and precise. Like Bazille, Morrow...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder trade deadline thoughts and predictions

After 72 hours of fun and games in the Big Easy, it’s time to get back to business. The Thunder sit at seventh place in the Western Conference at 32-25 and will likely make the playoffs barring a collapse in the second half of the season. Despite that likelihood, GM Sam Presti has two pathways to choose from as the trade deadline looms: settle for a playoff appearance and look...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

West teammates hilariously celebrate Durant and Westbrook oop

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have not been friendly since Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors over the offseason. This has been no secret. The two haven’t even been talking.Well, they’re of course both on the Western Conference All-Star team, and before the game on Sunday night, Westbrook wouldn’t even warm up on the same side of the court...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook warms up apart from teammates at All-Star Game

There’s Russell Westbrook, and then there’s everybody else.Westbrook is known for having a strong personality and marching to the beat of his own drum. Those personality traits appeared to be on display during pregame warmups for Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.According to reporters in attendance who captured both photo and video evidence, the Oklahoma City Thunder star warmed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook avoids Kevin Durant questions with fashion talk

How things ultimately play out between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook while the two share the same bench as Western Conference teammates is arguably the most interesting subplot of 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend. Kevin Durant already briefly addressed it, so it makes sense for Russell Westbrook to do the same.Unless Westbrook doesn’t feel like it, of course.During a media availability...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will break these NBA All-Star Game records?

LeBron's mad at his team, the New York Knicks are weighing a number of absurd trades, and Lance Stephenson is on a roster. That can only mean one thing: It's February in the NBA and everybody could use a break.Fortunately, we've made it to All-Star Weekend! While it's a bummer to have to survive a few days without real, competitive basketball, All-Star Weekend gives us the chance...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if Kevin Durant returned to Thunder

Count veteran big man Kendrick Perkins as one who thinks Kevin Durant could make a return to the Oklahoma City Thunder sooner or later.Durant fled Oklahoma City to join the Golden State Warriors and figures to stick around for quite a long time. But with LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers and winning a title, some have started to wonder if Durant might follow a similar...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why I’m Done with the Oklahoma City Thunder

I’m done with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Not because of the team—but because of the fans. On the morning of July 4th, KD declared his independence from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Explaining his decision in The Players’ Tribune, Durant said: The primary mandate I had for myself in making this decision was to have it based on the potential for my growth as a player—as that...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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