Articles from The Oklahoman Oklahoma City Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry
  • Thunder Chat Recap: The market for Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb, NBA Draft and the assistant coach search

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    POWER LUNCH CHAT -- Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry answered a variety of questions on the Thunder, the NBA playoffs and the draft on Monday's Power Lunch chat. Here's the recap:

  • Thunder season review: Kyle Singler roundtable discussion

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    Three writers tackle three questions. Today’s subject: Kyle Singler. What’s one thing you liked about Kyle Singler’s game and one thing that made you scratch your head? Darnell Mayberry, beat writer: I liked that he played the game the right way. He wasn’t always effective. In fact, he...

  • Thunder season review: Kyle Singler makes mark in final eight starts

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff writer | Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    When Kyle Singler walked into Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. on the morning of Feb. 21, he walked into a new world. That morning shootaround was the first time he took the court with his new team, and moments before the session began former Thunder coach Scott Brooks pulled Singler...

  • Thunder season review: What they're saying about Kyle Singler

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    What they’re saying about Thunder forward Kyle Singler. Thunder guard D.J. Augustin — “Kyle’s the type of guy…that he can go a game without playing at all and be thrown in the next game and play well. That’s hard to do. That’s really hard to do on this level. And I respect a guy like that.”...

  • Thunder season review: Kyle Singler's season report card

    darnell mayberry | Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    Kyle Singler’s season with the Thunder got off to a slow start. But he finished fairly strong. His inconsistency and overall lack of quality production, however, can’t be ignored when grading his time in a Thunder uniform. C+ 3-point shooting: Singler got off to a slow start upon his arrival,...

  • Thunder season review: Kyle Singler by the numbers

    darnell mayberry | Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    Despite landing a starting role immediately on an injury-plagued team, Kyle Singler’s statistical production plummeted to career -low levels in OKC. Here’s a look at what he did in a Thunder uniform. 0.7: Assists per game. 2.1: Rebounds per game 3.7: Points per game. 4.3: Fouls per 36...

  • The best question teams are asking at the NBA Draft Combine

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    It’s far from the zoo that is the NFL scouting combine, because it has far less silliness. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a level of absurdity being conducted at the NBA Draft Combine. With teams potentially about to make multimillion dollar investments, they want to know everything they...

  • Report: Thunder targeting fired Pelicans coach Monty Williams as assistant coach

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Recently fired New Orleans coach Monty Williams reportedly is among a select group of candidates Thunder coach Billy Donovan has targeted to join him on the bench in Oklahoma City. A Yahoo! Sports report said Williams was one of several “ambitious” former ex-NBA coaches that Donovan is attempting...



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Darnell Mayberry


OKC Thunder Senior Reporter

Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in 2004.


Mayberry joined The Oklahoman’s sports staff in 2005 after a year at the Akron Beacon Journal, where he covered the University of Akron men’s basketball team, high schools and recruiting. Since arriving at The Oklahoman, Mayberry has become the leading authority on the NBA as the only traveling media member and the only reporter to cover every NBA game ever played in Oklahoma City.


He served as the paper’s beat writer on the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets from 2005-07, broke the news of the Seattle SuperSonics’ settlement negotiations with the City of Seattle in the summer of 2008, a development that allowed the team to relocate to Oklahoma, and has covered the Thunder since the franchise’s inception.


Mayberry and his wife, Courtney, were married in 2010 and live in Oklahoma City.



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