• Thunder Buddies Podcast: How would you grade the Thunder's offseason moves?

    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    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 you enjoy: Thunder Buddies - 07/08 - Mitch McGary had a couple decent showings in the summer league. Is Darnell Mayberry already writing his Hall of Fame speech? Yes. Yes, he is.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder announces signing of Anthony Morrow

    anthony slater | Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Some much-needed sharpshooting has officially arrived in Oklahoma City. The Thunder finally announced the expected signing of Anthony Morrow on Wednesday afternoon, a deal that is worth $10 million over three years, with the final season nonguaranteed. Morrow is a career 43 percent 3-point shooter who shot 45 percent from deep last season in New […]

  • OKC Thunder works sign-and-trade deal to send Thabo Sefolosha to Atlanta

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    The Thunder turned Sefolosha’s departure into an asset, acquiring a a trade exception of slightly more than $4 million from the Hawks.

  • Knicks coach Derek Fisher talks playoffs

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks can make the playoffs and be a contender in the East, says rookie head coach Derek Fisher. "My opinion, based on our roster and the things that we're going to do and who we are going to become, we can compete for playing in the playoffs and a championship in the Eastern Conference," Fisher said on Monday after a summer league game. But there's a catch, for Fisher didn't say this coming season was the year for success in New York, Yahoo Sports reports.

  • Drake ready to hop on the Cleveland bandwagon

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    The past two months have been good to the city of Cleveland, with the Browns drafting super popular quarterback Johnny Manziel and the Cavaliers landing free agent LeBron James, according to ThePostGame.com. In turn, a third beloved but somewhat controversial figure in the sporting world will likely be making his way to northeast Ohio inr the coming years. In a recent interview, the rapper Drake, who has been called the most prominent fan in sports, said he'll be making trips to Cleveland to watch pals Manziel and James play. Drake will be in Cleveland so often, he claimed, that he may even be looking into real estate in northeast Ohio, ThePostGame.com reports.

  • Kevin Durant in 2016: Steven A. Smith thinks it's Wizards vs. Thunder

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Kevin Durant is two years away from free agency, but the talk won’t cease between now and then about where he’ll play in the future. Oklahoma City or somewhere else? It’s not going away. With LeBron James recently deciding to go back to Cleveland, the conversation of stars going home has turned to the league […]

  • Caron Butler says Kevin Durant is his favorite teammate ever

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    New Detroit Pistons swingman Caron Butler jumped on the Pistons’ Twitter account on Tuesday to answer questions from fans. One of those questions: Who’s the toughest player to guard? Kobe still holds that title. Durant after that. RT @LindonNikolaj: @DetroitPistons toughest player to guard?? #AskCaron — Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) July 15, 2014 Fair. At his […]

  • OKC Thunder officially announce the signing of Sebastian Telfair

    anthony slater | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    A move that’s been known about for weeks was made official on Tuesday. The Thunder has signed veteran point guard Sebastian Telfair to a one-year non-guaranteed veteran minimum deal. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to welcome Sebastian to the Thunder organization and Oklahoma City community,” Sam Presti said in a press release. “His […]

  • A closer look at LeBron James's Cleveland return from SI.com

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    In an SI exclusive, Lee Jenkins takes a closer look at LeBron James's return to Cleveland. In Jenkins' follow-up to SI.com's announcement of James' return last week, Jenkins says that despite "King James" insisting he didn't have a plan after losing to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, James has left a "heavy trail of bread crumbs" leading back to Northeast Ohio since he first left in 2010.

  • San Antonio pays tribute to an Oklahoman who helped keep the Spurs

    Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Henryetta, OK, native Bob Coleman, a businessman and civic booster who led an investor group that bought the San Antonio Spurs in 1993, died Saturday at age 82. Coleman's group purchased the Spurs from B.J. "Red" McCombs for $75 million. Among the investors in Coleman's group was The Oklahoma Publishing Company, whose holdings include The Oklahoman and was then owned by the Gaylord family. Thus began an San Antonio-Oklahoma City basketball connection that 15 years after the Spurs purchase helped land an NBA franchise in OKC. Oklahoma City Thunder chairman Clay Bennett served on the Spurs board of directors and represented the franchise in league meetings. Bennett later headed the ownership group that purchased the Seattle Supersonics and in 2008 moved them to his hometown Coleman owned San Antonio-based Texace Corporation, a leading manufacturer of golf hats, caps and visors. He was a 1957 University of Oklahoma graduate who launched the construction of OU's basketball practice facility in 2000 with a $1 million donation to his alma mater.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant inks first big Roc Nation-negotiated deal

    Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Kevin Durant has signed his first major endorsement deal since switching agents to Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward signed a deal Monday to endorse Sparkling Ice, a zero calorie carbonated water drink that is one of the fastest growing beverage brands in the U.S. Terms weren't disclosed.

  • No amount of LeBron James' forgiveness can wash away Dan Gilbert's ineptitude at running a franchise

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    The Cavs over the previous four NBA Drafts have had five top-four selections, including three overall No. 1 picks. And despite LeBron’s return, Cleveland still might not have enough talent to win the Eastern Conference.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Once again, Perry Jones loses important offseason time to a health issue

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    As he angles for opportunity and needs to show improvement, Perry Jones will be on the mend for an important developmental period.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Brian Keefe joins Derek Fisher's New York Knicks staff

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Brian Keefe has joined Derek Fisher's staff with the New York Knicks. It is the second Thunder staffer Fisher has taken with him. Josh Longstaff, a video analyst and player development coach, also joined Fisher's staff.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: OKC, Grant Jerrett reportedly agree on 'multi-year deal'

    BY ANTHON SLATER | Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Grant Jerrett agreed to terms with OKC on a “multi-year deal,” according to Real GM. Terms of the agreement are not known at this time.

  • LeBron James' new coach can't believe his good luck

    Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Two months ago, David Blatt was on top of the world when led undermanned Maccabi Tel Aviv to stunning upsets over CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid for the Euroleague championship, according to USA TODAY. Three weeks ago, he was on top of the world when the Cleveland Cavaliers hired him as head coach, making him the first European-based person to get a head coaching job in the NBA. Three days ago, he was on top of the world when NBA superstar LeBron James announced he would return to Cleveland and play for the Cavaliers, USA TODAY reports.

  • Kevin Durant highlights 2014 USA Basketball training camp roster

    Erik Horne | Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward and 2013-14 NBA Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant highlights the 19-man USA Basketball National Team roster, announced Monday. The team will participate in USA National Team training camp from July 28-Aug. 1 in Las Vegas. The players selected from the camp will participate in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain […]

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Anthony Morrow has paved a unique NBA path to Oklahoma City

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Anthony Morrow entered the 2008 Orlando Summer League expected to be little more than a roster-filler for the Miami Heat. But a shoulder injury to the already established Daequan Cook cracked the door. And Morrow busted it in.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: With Anthony Morrow, OKC completes its checklist of offseason needs

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff writer | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Anthony Morrow, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard/small forward, fills a pressing need for the Thunder with his shooting ability and should bolster the team’s depth on the wing. He’s a career 42.8 percent shooter from 3-point range and connected on 45.1 percent from that distance in 76 games last season with New Orleans.

  • OKC Thunder: What they're saying about Anthony Morrow

    Erik Horne | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Anthony Morrow is coming to Oklahoma City. The free agent sharpshooter agreed to terms with the Thunder on Saturday, giving Oklahoma City a much-needed perimeter option. Here’s the reaction from around the web: Only a couple people on the planet can shoot the ball like Anthony Morrow. That’s a steal for OKC in this market. […]