• 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. […]

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Kings

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    The Thunder continues its West Cost road trip and newly-acquired guard Dion Waiters makes his debut for against the Sacramento Kings. Follow our live coverage with Anthony Slater, Darnell Mayberry and more from around the web.

  • OKC Thunder: Dion Waiters talks about the trade and how he'll fit with the Thunder

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    Because of some minor injuries to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters was slated to start for the Cavs on Monday night. And even better: It was in his hometown of Philadelphia. “They were calling the starting lineup up,” Waiters remembered. “I’m in my hometown Philly, everybody come out to see me play. I’m […]

  • OKC Thunder: Dion Waiters can't wear No. 13 because of James Harden

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    On Tuesday, Thunder writer Anthony Slater first reported that newly-acquired Thunder guard Dion Waiters would wear No. 23 when he arrived. Anyone who’s played basketball before knows that’s the number Michael Jordan made iconic. That’s a burden to bear. In his first media availability Wednesday, Waiters said he didn’t want MJ’s number, however. He wanted […]

  • OKC Thunder: Dion Waiters to play, come off the bench against Kings

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    Thunder coach Scott Brooks said Wednesday that Dion Waiters will make his debut tonight against the Sacramento Kings. Brooks said Waiters will come off the bench for the Thunder, who acquired the third-year guard from the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a three-team trade on Monday.

  • OKC Thunder: Knicks pursuing Reggie Jackson? The pieces may not fit

    Jon Hamm | Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    The Knicks reportedly have interest in Thunder guard Reggie Jackson. But do they have what it takes to acquire him?

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Dion Waiters expected to join Thunder in Sacramento; status for Wednesday still unknown

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    It’s still unknown when Dion Waiters will make his OKC debut. With so many moving parts changing hands in this three-team deal — and with some bad weather on the East Coast complicating travel Tuesday morning — there remains some paperwork to be done and physicals to be passed.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: What OKC GM Sam Presti saw in Dion Waiters that LeBron James didn't

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    What we all want to know now is what Presti saw in Waiters that LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t, and why exactly did the Thunder general manager pull the trigger on acquiring the enigmatic Cavs guard in a three-team trade late Monday night?

  • OKC Thunder: Why the Dion Waiters deal is an OKC reclamation project

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    DION WAITERS — Is the newest Oklahoma City Thunder guard the talent who led Syracuse to the 2012 Elite Eight or the chunky freshman who played “no defense”? For all the talk about Dion Waiters’ scoring potential, Scott Brooks says he has different expectations: “He’s not just coming in here to shoot the ball. He’s going to have to defend and pass the ball.”

  • Ratings watch: Dallas Cowboys-Detroit Lions playoff game gets huge 25.2 rating on KOKH-25

    Compiled by Mel Bracht | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Oklahoma State’s 30-22 victory over Washington in Cactus Bowl gets 16.8 rating for ESPN telecast, which ended at 12:45 a.m.

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: What does the Dion Waiters trade mean for OKC?

    Anthony Slater | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 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 […]

  • Reggie Jackson recaps a whirlwind day: "(I thought) I was traded"

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    The explosion of the information age allows anyone with an Internet connection to receive news at a constant rate. It’s great in so many ways. But it certainly has its occasional pitfalls. And Reggie Jackson experienced one on Monday evening. As he was on his way to the arena for the Thunder’s game with the Warriors, news started […]

  • Kevin Durant high on the Dion Waiters trade: "We're gonna make him feel wanted"

    Anthony Slater | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Late Monday night, a disappointed Thunder locker room was still in the process of digesting an ugly 117-91 loss to the Warriors. But at the same time, players were also still gathering all the facts surrounding the three-team trade that netted Dion Waiters as their new teammate. The deal actually didn’t become official until the game had actually […]