• LeBron James: Is this Cavalier mess anything like Miami's troubles of four years ago?

    Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are 19-20 and trailing even the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference standings. LeBron James’ maiden season back in Cleveland has led to roster upheaval (the Cavs traded Dion Waiters) and coach controversy (will David Blatt be run off?) and questions about whether this collection of mega-talent will work. Not at all […]

  • Kevin Durant on Reggie Jackson: 'We're not babying anybody'

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    With the arrival of Dion Waiters, a cloud of uncertainty emerged over Reggie Jackson’s future. Forget a month from now, no one knows how Jackson fits into the picture Thursday night against Houston. His minutes could diminish, his role as the sixth man and trusted closer could soon be taken away. He might even be […]

  • Kevin Durant on Twitter: "I don't like the motives"

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Kevin Durant posted a string of messages to his Twitter account Wednesday questioning why people use the social networking site and, as a result, sparking widespread confusion among his followers. Why do you post on Twitter? — Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) January 13, 2015 You want a voice? You wanna be more popular? — Kevin Durant […]

  • OKC Thunder: Taking a look at each NBA team's record since Thanksgiving

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Thabo Sefolosha’s Atlanta Hawks beat the Celtics last night. In itself, not a remarkable feat. But for the still underrated Hawks, it was their 10th straight win and 24th in the past 26th games. That’s right: The ATLiens are the hottest team in basketball, currently 31-8 and at the top of the Eastern Conference by […]

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: ESPN's Dave McMenamin talks Dion Waiters, Cavs struggles and more

    Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, Jan 14, 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 OKC’s only professional team. 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 […]

  • Oklahoma City Thunder roundtable: What's a realistic move we could see OKC make before the trade deadline?

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    The Thunder is at a bit of a crossroads, sitting at 18-19, on the outside of the playoffs looking in and needing to play far better in the second half. So this seems as good a time as any to check in with one of our occasional roundtables.

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: Would it be wise for OKC to trade Reggie Jackson?

    Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Jan 12, 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 OKC’s only professional team. 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 […]

  • Thunder foes load up: A look at the Western Conference contenders and their trade moves

    Jon Hamm | Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    The Thunder made a trade for Dion Waiters, but other teams in the West aren't sitting idly by.

  • Thunder chat recap: Darnell Mayberry talks Reggie Jackson, OKC trade moves and Scott Brooks' 'big' decision

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: What has happened to OKC's defense?

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    The Thunder, when healthy, hasn’t been a consistently dominant defensive team since the first half of last season. Since then we’ve seen steady slippage and significant struggles in this squad’s ability to get stops. It’s part of the reason why the Thunder remains under .500 and on the outside looking in of the current postseason picture.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Rare five-day break comes at needed time for the Thunder

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    Following Friday night’s win over the Jazz, OKC now has five days off before its next game against the Rockets next Thursday — essentially serving as a second All-Star break.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Dion Waiters makes a splash in home debut as OKC beats Jazz

    BY DARNELL MAYBERRY | Published: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    It was Durant’s drive-and-kick to newcomer Dion Waiters for a dagger 3-pointer with 23 seconds remaining that gave OKC enough breathing room to ultimately escape with a 99-94 home win over Utah on Friday night.

  • Ex-Sonics/Thunder center Robert Swift arrested on warrant at attempted burglary

    Published: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Troubled former NBA player Robert Swift was arrested Tuesday along with another man suspected of attempting to break into a home in Gold Bar, Wash. The Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman, Shari Ireton, tells KIRO the 29-year-old former Sonic was arrested on a warrant from an earlier gun charge and jailed in Seattle. Swift was drafted by the Sonics 12th overall in the first round of the 2004 NBA Draft. The 7-foot-1 Bakersfield, Calif., native played his final NBA season with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008-09, appearing in just 26 games.

  • Seven years in and the Thunder still can't produce a sensible offense

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are averaging 51.3 points between them in the nine wins that the Thunder has notched when both have been in the lineup this season. In those nine games, the duo has shot 50.6 percent from the field. In the four losses in which both have been available, they’re averaging 45.3 […]

  • OKC Thunder: Why Scott Brooks' job should be on the line

    By Berry Tramel | Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    COMMENTARY — The last time Oklahoma City lost two games like this, the coach got fired before he left the arena. That’s unlikely to happen now, but what’s clear from its recent effort is the Thunder has regressed.

  • Thunder chat recap: Anthony Slater answers your questions on what OKC needs to fix

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Thunder beat writer Anthony Slater answered your questions on the Power Lunch chat on Friday. Here's the recap:

  • New York Times Trolls Horrible Knicks With Amazing 'Wanted: Better Basketball' Ad

    Published: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    The New York Times apparently isn't above trolling; the New York Knicks certainly aren't above getting trolled. In a clear jab at the struggling team, The Times published an article titled "Wanted: Better Basketball for a Beleaguered Reporter" on Tuesday, The Huffington Post reports. The short piece noted the team's dismal record and solicited reader suggestions for other basketball teams that beat writer Scott Cacciola could cover instead.

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook have ground to make up in All-Star voting

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    The latest returns on NBA All-Star game voting are in and Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have some ground to make up. Durant is currently fifth among Western Conference frontcourt players with 330,297 votes, while Westbrook is eighth in the West among guards (159,264). NBA All-Star balloting gives fans the chance to vote for the game's starters, selecting two guards and three frontcourt players. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James leads all players with 971,299 votes. Golden State guard Stephen Curry is second with 958,014. Voting ends on Jan. 19, and starters will be announced Jan. 22 live on TNT. Here are the rules on how to vote: http://on.nba.com/1Kp6IXt

  • Report: Former Thunder forward Jeff Green being pursued by Grizzlies

    Published: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    The Grizzlies, looking to bolster their scoring options on the wing in the ever-competitive Western Conference, are actively trying to obtain Miami's Luol Deng or Boston's Jeff Green ahead of the Feb. 19 trade deadline, according to league sources. The Grizzlies (25-10) are currently third place in the Western Conference standings behind Golden State (28-5) and Portland (27-8). Memphis could be looking to add some offensive punch to a team ranked in the middle of the pack in the league in scoring (14th, 101.4 points per game). Green, who played for the Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder from 2007-2010, currently leads the Celtics in points (17.6) and minutes (33.1) per game.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Who is still hung up on James Harden?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    In late October 2013, we planned a project on the first anniversary of the James Harden trade. That monumental Oklahoma night when, during Notre Dame’s dismantling of the Sooners at Owen Field, word came down that the Thunder had traded The Beard to Houston. It was a good idea. Harden had a hold on Thunderville. […]