• Why would the Thunder re-sign Enes Kanter and Kyle Singler?

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    They’re the Thunder’s lone two free agents this summer, and they both have flaws sizable enough that some fans wouldn’t mind seeing them gone. Still, the Thunder has expressed its desire to re-sign Enes Kanter and Kyle Singler, both of whom will be restricted free agents on July 1. Kanter was a double-double machine in […]

  • [UPDATE] Serge Ibaka responds to rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson dunk callout

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    Meet former Arizona swingman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. He’s known for his length, energy, defense and athleticism. He’s a high flyer who is projected to be a first-round pick in next month’s NBA Draft. But before he’s even been drafted, Hollis-Jefferson already has his eyes set on someone he wants to put on a poster, and that […]

  • Thunder Chat Recap: The market for Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb, NBA Draft and the assistant coach search

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    POWER LUNCH CHAT -- Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry answered a variety of questions on the Thunder, the NBA playoffs and the draft on Monday's Power Lunch chat. Here's the recap:

  • The Thunder's (slim) chance at the NBA Draft Lottery and who it should pick

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    NBA DRAFT LOTTERY -- The Oklahoma City Thunder has a 1.8 percent chance of landing a Top 3 pick in the NBA Draft. Stranger things have happened. With the NBA Draft Lottery coming up Tuesday, Anthony Slater and Berry Tramel discuss who the Thunder should target with a potential Top 3 pick or the No. 14 selection.

  • Marcus Smart voted to NBA All-Rookie Second Team

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was one of 10 players to earn NBA All-Rookie honors for the 2014-15 season. The former Oklahoma State guard was voted to the All-Rookie Second Team, receiving the sixth-most voting points among first-year players (142 total points; 28 first-team votes, 86 second-team with first-team votes worth two points each). Smart […]

  • Report: Maurice Cheeks a possible Thunder assistant coach candidate

    staff reports | Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    A former Oklahoma City Thunder assistant could be in the mix to return to the Thunder bench under Billy Donovan. Yahoo Sports sources are reporting that former Thunder assistant Maurice Cheeks has emerged as a possible candidate for Donovan's staff. Yahoo Sports reported Sunday that former New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams is one of several "ambitious" former ex-NBA coaches that Donovan is attempting to talk into taking his top two assistant positions, and it appears that Cheeks is in that group. Cheeks was an assistant under Scott Brooks in Oklahoma City from 2009-2013, and has had head coaching stints in Portland, Philadelphia and Detroit. It's been reported that Donovan's former Florida assistant Anthony Grant will join the Thunder staff as the No. 3 assistant. Other assistants on the radar are Chicago's Andy Greer, Portland's Nate Tibbetts, and the New York Knicks' Brian Keefe.

  • The best question teams are asking at the NBA Draft Combine

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    It’s far from the zoo that is the NFL scouting combine, because it has far less silliness. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a level of absurdity being conducted at the NBA Draft Combine. With teams potentially about to make multimillion dollar investments, they want to know everything they possibly can about each player. As […]

  • Report: Thunder targeting fired Pelicans coach Monty Williams as assistant coach

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Recently fired New Orleans coach Monty Williams reportedly is among a select group of candidates Thunder coach Billy Donovan has targeted to join him on the bench in Oklahoma City. A Yahoo! Sports report said Williams was one of several “ambitious” former ex-NBA coaches that Donovan is attempting to talk into taking his top two […]

  • Thunder showed interest in point guards and shooters at the NBA Draft Combine

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Point guards and shooters garnered much of the Thunder’s attention in Chicago this week at the NBA Draft Combine as the team prepares for the June 25 draft. More than half of the team’s allotted one-on-one interviews were done with that group of players. Oklahoma City conducted individual interviews with Arizona shooting guard Stanley Johnson, […]

  • Report: Bill Simmons to no longer appear on ESPN platforms

    Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Bill Simmons will no longer appear on ESPN platforms, including Grantland and his podcasts. SI.com reports that ESPN and Simmons have worked out a deal that officially ends his tenure as a "front-facing employee." SI.com's report says that Simmons will also no long appear on TV for ESPN.

  • VIDEO: Blake Griffin makes 180, no-look shot against Rockets

    Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Former Oklahoma hoops star Blake Griffin has had a heck of a playoffs (averages of 21.9 points, 12.8 rebounds and 6.2 assists in 13 games), and this circus shot Thursday night against the Houston Rockets might have been the best play of that run. Alas, the Clippers gave up a massive fourth-quarter lead in a Game 6 loss, so the beauty of this shot was buried after the final buzzer. May the shot live on here.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Anthony Slater

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Join Thunder writer Anthony Slater on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. to talk some Thunder offseason, the NBA playoffs, the NBA Draft Combine and more.

  • Former Sooners forward TaShawn Thomas reflects on time at OU, looks ahead to pro career

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Former OU forward TaShawn Thomas is in Chicago taking part in the this year’s NBA Draft Combine with hopes of showing teams he’s worthy of a selection in next month’s draft. Thomas, who averaging 11.6 points and 6.5 rebounds in his lone season with the Sooners, scored eight points with six rebounds and three assists […]

  • Chat recap: Jenni Carlson on who the Thunder should draft and Keith Ford's next destination

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Jenni Carlson answered your questions Thursday on the live chat from The Oklahoman's Career Fair at State Fair Park. Here's the recap.

  • Drew Gooden or Nick Collison: Whose career would you take?

    Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    I watched the Hawks-Wizards on Wednesday night, which meant I saw Drew Gooden play 12 minutes for the Washingtons. I have to be honest; until these playoffs, I didn’t know Gooden still was in the NBA. Watching Gooden got me to thinking about his old college sidekick, Nick Collison. Gooden and Collison came in together […]

  • Thunder Girls open auditions scheduled for July 25

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    The Thunder will host an open audition for the 2015-16 Thunder Girls dance team on Saturday, July 25, at the Blue Development Center in Edmond. Auditions will begin at 10 a.m. and are open to participants only. To prepare for the audition, 12 optional prep classes will be held from May to July. Each 90-minute […]

  • PHOTOS: The Thunder's leaked NBA Christmas jersey looks fantastic

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    The NBA has caught a lot of criticism for its Christmas jerseys over the past few years. Well, if the photos which leaked on Wednesday (courtesy of Paul Lukas at Uni Watch, via an industry source), are the actual Christmas jerseys to come, the NBA got it right this time. Check out the Thunder unis. […]

  • Kendrick Perkins involved in domestic dispute, according to police reports

    Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Cleveland Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins was involved in an alleged domestic dispute in Westlake, Ohio. The former Thunder big man and his wife, Vanity Perkins, were pulled over on the side of a road, according to the Westlake (Ohio) Police Department. A 911 caller suggested Perkins' wife instigated the dispute. From SBNation.com: Police responded to a 911 caller suggested that Vanity Perkins, Kendrick's wife, was the one who instigated the dispute outside the car. "It looks like he was trying to get out and the person, which I think was a woman, was trying to pull him back, like grabbing him and pulling him back in," according to audio of the 911 call. "Looks like the woman is hitting the man and he's trying to get out of the car parked on the side of the road," the caller continued. No charges have been filed, but a report has been submiteed to the Westlake City Prosecutor for review.

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

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Join Berry Tramel on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. for some NBA playoffs, Thunder, Sooners and Cowboys talk. Get your questions in here and Berry will jump on live from H&H Shooting Sports.

  • OKC Thunder: First images of the signature Kevin Durant 'KD 8' shoes leaked

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Mon, May 11, 2015

    As these playoffs have shown, despite his team being at home and his foot being in a boot, Kevin Durant’s market appeal remains high. The Thunder star is currently being featured in national advertisements by Sonic and Sprint, which commonly air during postseason games. And on Monday morning, the first images of his next signature sneaker […]