• Blake Griffin calls assault charges a distraction

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    The day after news broke that Blake Griffin had been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery, the Clippers' superstar power forward said at practice Thursday that he couldn't really speak about the incident. The case filed in Las Vegas Justice Court alleges that the former OU forward squeezed the hand and shoulder of and/or slapped Daniel Schuman, 39, in the face over an incident involving the use of a camera at Tao Nightclub. "I feel more bad just for the fact that it's a distraction," Griffin said. "And I don't know how big of a distraction it really is, but it is. And that's what I feel mostly bad about."

  • VIDEO CLIP: Russell Westbrook to guest star on Nickelodeon show this Saturday

    Anthony Slater | Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Russell Westbrook is an outspoken Taylor Swift fan, presented at the Teen Choice Awards last year and dons outfits that occasionally look like they’re picked out by a colorful eighth grader. So, of course the Thunder superstar is guest starring on a Nickelodeon show this coming weekend. On Saturday night at 7 p.m. CT on Henry […]

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 109-94 win over the Celtics

    Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Behind a monster second half, the Thunder beat the Celtics 109-94 in Boston on Wednesday night, improving to 3-6 on the season. Here are five observations: 1. Breakout 2nd half – The first six quarters of this road trip were an offensive disaster. OKC shot 33 percent in a brutal loss to the Bucks on Tuesday night, […]

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Celtics

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    The Thunder looks to get its first road win of the season tonight against the Boston Celtics. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Berry Tramel from H&H Shooting Sports

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Want to talk to Berry Tramel? Get your questions in on the Thunder, Cowboys and Sooners on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. Tramel will be answering your questions live from H&H Shooting Sports.

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 85-78 loss in Milwaukee

    Anthony Slater | Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    The Thunder lost 85-78 in Milwaukee on Tuesday night, slipping to 2-6 on the season. Here are five observations: 1. Subpar performance – If you gauged the confidence level of Thunder fans before each of the eight games so far this season, this is probably the one most felt best about. Coming off a nice home win over surprising […]

  • Thunder TV interest waning with no Durant or Westbrook

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    It's not a complete surprise, but TV interest in the Thunder is down. Want proof? Brian Mahoney, NBA writer for The Associated Press, says that NBA TV dropped two consecutive Sunday Thunder games before adding the Nov. 16 Thunder-Rockets game back.   No Durant, no Westbrook, no interest? NBA TV drops planned telecasts of Thunder games on the next two Sundays. — Brian Mahoney (@briancmahoney) November 11, 2014 //   NBA TV adds one of the Thunder games that was dropped this morning, Sunday's home game against the Rockets. — Brian Mahoney (@briancmahoney) November 11, 2014 //   Maybe NBA TV will also add the Thunder's home contest against the Golden State

  • Five reasons the Thunder shouldn't tank the 2014-15 season

    Erik Horne | Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sparked a conversation Sunday about the Oklahoma City Thunder and why it should consider sitting its stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Tanking. The age-old ethical debate on how to get rich quick in the NBA. If you’re team is struggling and lacks hope without its injured players (like the […]

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Bucks

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder is after its first two-game winning streak of the season, against rookie phenom Jabari Parker and the Milwaukee Bucks. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: No secret why the foul shooting has dipped

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    The Thunder made its foul shots on Sunday, and it was a good thing. The Thunder made 23 of 27 from the line and beat Sacramento 101-93. Sort of like old times, when it was automatic that the Thunder would convert from the foul line. The Thunder has been historically good at foul shots. Let’s […]

  • Should the Thunder tank? Mark Cuban says why not

    Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban openly wondered Sunday whether it would be in the Oklahoma City Thunder's long-term best interests if superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook sat out the rest of the season. "The question I don't think anybody has asked is, why don't they pull a David Robinson and try to get Tim Duncan?" said Cuban, speaking before the Mavericks hosted the Miami Heat. The Thunder are currently 2-5 but will be without Durant and Westbrook for at least another month. If the Thunder took the Cuban approach and sat Durant and Westbrook, it would likely land one of the top prospects in the 2015 NBA Draft. "I'm not suggesting anything," Cuban said. "I'm just curious why the question hasn't been asked because I'm curious what the answer is."

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Ready to talk some NBA basketball? Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry is live on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. answering all your Thunder-related questions.

  • Marcus Smart out 2-3 weeks with ankle injury

    Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Boston Celtics rookie Marcus Smart has been ruled out for 2-3 weeks after an MRI revealed a left ankle sprain with bone bruising. Celtics.com reports that the former Oklahoma State guard underwent an MRI Friday night at New England Baptist Hospital after going down in pain in the Celtics' game against the Indiana Pacers. Smart played just 16 minutes in Boston's 101-98 win. Good news for the Celtics, bad news for the Oklahoma City Thunder: Starting point guard Rajon Rondo successfully had screws removed from his surgically repaired left hand. He'll miss Saturday's game against the Chicago Bulls, but is expected to be available against the Thunder in Boston on Wednesday.

  • OKC Thunder players sing jingle with helium voices

    Erik Horne | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Now we have a real debate on our hands. No, not what the Thunder's starting lineup should be. We need to figure out what's the best Thunder-releated Edmond Hyundai commercial. The latest ad with Thunder players is out and it's pretty funny. Serge Ibaka, Nick Collison, Reggie Jackson, and best of all, Kendrick Perkins each sing the Edmond Hyundai jingle after inhaling some helium. Any time you can get Perk to sound like a chipmunk, it's good for business. But does it top the overall cuteness and appeal of the Kendrick Perkins Jr. Edmond Hyundai commercial from year's past? I say no, but you decide.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Grizzlies

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Can the Oklahoma City Thunder hand the Memphis Grizzlies their first loss of the season? Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • Thunder getting better? Kevin Durant walking without boot

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    There were actually some positive health updates out of Oklahoma City Thunder practice Thursday. One was the news of Kevin Durant walking without his walking boot . The NBA's Most Valuable Player hasn't seen any game time this season following foot surgery, but his road back seems to be going as scheduled. Another positive was Jeremy Lamb taking some jump shots. Lamb (back) hasn't played for the Thunder in five games so far this season. Per Darnell Mayberry, Perry Jones (knee) and Andre Roberson (knee) didn't practice on Thursday.

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: Can the Thunder still navigate its way to the postseason?

    Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 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 - 11/06 (<--Click here) - The Thunder's injuries just won't stop. How big a concern is it moving forward? What, if anything, can we take from this opening month? What's wrong with the water in OKC? We discuss all that and more, including a heated debate about Serge Ibaka's

  • Thunder set to sign PG Ish Smith with hardship exception

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder are adding some help at the point guard spot. The Thunder are set to sign veteran point guard Ish Smith with its hardship exception, per Darnell Mayberry. Smith, 26, is a 6-foot guard in his fourth year out of Wake Forest. Smith has career per-game averages of 2.9 points, 2.0 assist and 1.4 rebounds. Smith appeared in 70 games for the Phoenix Suns in 2013-14. The hardship exception allows teams with at least four injured players who will be sidelined for at least two weeks to exceed the 15-player maximum roster. For a team to qualify for the exception, all four players must miss at least three consecutive games while sitting out those two weeks. The Thunder has certainly  fallen under that criteria in the early stages of the NBA season.

  • OKC Thunder: A look at what the other top NBA rosters would look like with the Thunder's current injury situation

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Injuries are random. They have no pattern. Sometimes they won’t come for months. Occasionally they’ll arrive in bunches. No NBA team is immune. But not many, in the history of the game, have seen a flood of bad injury luck this thick this early in a season. It’s been an avalanche of epic proportions for the Thunder. Five games in, […]

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Berry Tramel from H&H Shooting Sports

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Berry Tramel is chatting live from H&H Shooting Sports, talking OSU on the off week, OU vs. Baylor and the Thunder injury ward. Get your questions in now.