• Oklahoma City Thunder: Grading Dion Waiters

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Dion Waiters did an admirable job under the circumstances. He came to the Thunder in mid-season, got thrust into different roles and did his best to be a positive contributor on both ends. But his production left more to be desired, and his end-of-the-year grades reflect that.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: What they're saying about Dion Waiters

    Compiled by Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Everyone seems to have an opinion about Dion Waiters. Some are favorable. Most aren’t. But the men who have coached Waiters and played with him often tell a different story.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Dion Waiters by the numbers

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Dion Waiters added a much-needed scoring threat to an injury-plagued roster. But he struggled all season shooting the ball and it resulted in several career lows in key efficiency categories.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Discussing Dion Waiters

    By Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and Berry Tramel | Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Dion Waiters came to town with a reputation for, among other things, jacking shots and dogging it on defense. After 47 games in a Thunder uniform, we learned that some of that criticism was warranted and some of it missed the mark. Here’s what we saw from Waiters this season and where we see him going forward.

  • OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook named All-NBA second team

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Russell Westbrook recently completed the best season of his career, finishing fourth place in MVP voting. But his statistically dominant year wasn’t enough to earn him All-NBA First Team honors. For the fourth time in his career, he was named to the All-NBA Second Team. Stephen Curry and James Harden — the duo who finished 1-2 […]

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Perry Jones enters offseason facing unknown future

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Jones still has one year left on his relatively cheap rookie deal. Despite what would expectedly be a small role, Jones wouldn’t be eating up much cap space. But he would be taking up a roster spot. And that’s a bigger deal.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Perry Jones' season by the numbers

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Following a flood of injuries, Perry Jones burst out for a fantastic five-game stretch to start the season. Then he got hurt. And upon return, he never really got much of an opportunity and didn’t perform when given the occasional look.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Discussing Perry Jones' season

    By Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and Jenni Carlson | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Three questions for three writers, discussing Perry Jones’ season.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Grading Perry Jones' 2014-15 season

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Perry Jones had a bit more opportunity in his third NBA season, getting some brief spurts in the starting lineup due to the Thunder’s injury issues. But it didn’t prove to be all that more productive than his first two.

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: What should the Thunder do with the 14th pick?

    Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studio’s highly-acclaimed comedy ‘Ted’, but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of the Thunder. Below is our list of episodes (click the link to listen). If you prefer iTunes for your podcast listening experience, click here and subscribe. Hope you enjoy: Thunder […]

  • Former Oklahoma State star Tony Allen named NBA All-Defensive first team

    Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen, a former Oklahoma State star and 2005 Big 12 basketball Player of the Year, was named to the NBA's All-Defensive first team Wednesday. Joining Allen on the first team are Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio, Draymond Green of Golden State, and Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers. It marked the third time to be selected NBA All-Defensive first team for Allen, who during the Grizzlies home playoff games would be greeted with chants of "First team defense" when he made a steal or good defensive play.

  • Report: Former Thunder coach Scott Brooks passing on interviews, likely sitting out next season

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    According to a report from Yahoo.com, Former Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks plans to pass on interview chances with the Denver Nuggets and New Orleans Pelicans and appears inclined to sit out the 2015-16 season, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Brooks, 49, wants to coach again but plans to take the year to look at television opportunities and reconnect with his family living in California, sources said. After missing the playoffs because of a bevy of injuries this year, Oklahoma City fired Brooks in April. Billy Donovan was hired in May to take over as the Thunder's head man.

  • OKC Thunder: Consider No. 14 a consolation prize from the Harden trade

    By Berry Tramel, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    The hidden benefit of the trade was a solid roster and payroll flexibility

  • OKC Thunder: What kind of player can the Thunder get at the 14th pick?

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    The Thunder didn’t hit the lottery on Tuesday night. But the consolation prize isn’t a bad one. It’s official: OKC will have the 14th pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, which takes place on June 25th. In the coming weeks, their options at that slot will be dissected both internally and externally. But NBA history has […]

  • Sam Presti says Kevin Durant's recovery going well, but not yet at a "weight-bearing stage"

    Anthony Slater | Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    The Thunder has a new head coach for the first time in seven years. It has the 14th overall pick in next June’s draft. It has to deal with Enes Kanter’s impending restricted free agency. But Kevin Durant’s recovery from his latest foot surgery remains the most important storyline of this Thunder offseason. With him, OKC is […]

  • Russell Westbrook talks Billy Donovan and his community award with NBA TV

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    During his appearance at the Draft Lottery in New York City, Russell Westbrook joined NBA TV’s GameTime show. It was the first time he’s spoken publicly since the firing of Scott Brooks and the hiring of Billy Donovan. Westbrook, donning a colorful shirt that looked like a bowl of fruity pebbles — still relatively tame by […]

  • OKC Thunder: Anthony Morrow's 2014-15 season by the numbers

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Anthony Morrow was magnificent for much of the season as a sharpshooter off the bench. He played the third most minutes of any season in his career, but he was so good he left most wondering why he didn’t play more.

  • OKC Thunder: Anthony Morrow's lofty offseason goal provides a peek into the mind of one of the league's best marksmen

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff writer | Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Morrow easily could be satisfied with what he did in his first season in a Thunder uniform. But he’s not. He wants more.

  • OKC Thunder: What Anthony Morrow's coaches and teammates have to say about him

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Anthony Morrow’s reputation precedes him. He’s known throughout the NBA as being one of the best shooters in the league. Nobody knows better than those that have played with him and coached him.

  • OKC Thunder roundtable: Discussing Anthony Morrow's present and future impact in OKC

    From staff reports | Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Three writers tackle three questions. Today’s subject: Anthony Morrow.




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