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  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: Who has impressed you in summer league?

    Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 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.

  • Thunder star Russell Westbrook officially launches Westbrook Frames

    erik horne | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Russell Westbrook made the eyewear game popular in the NBA. Now he has his own line of frames. Westbrook Frames was officially launched on Tuesday, with the Thunder guard offering up 10 different models of sunglasses ranging from $95-145. Unlike some of Westbrook's pre- and postgame frame choices, Westbrook Frames actually have scratch-resistant lenses included. Westbrook had been touting the line of frames this summer, along with his clothing line co-op with Barneys New York, which he helped debut in Paris last week. Westbrook also announced he won't be participating in USA Basketball this summer, so he'll have plenty of time to work on the next big thing in his expanding fashion empire.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Darnell Mayberry

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Darnell Mayberry is talking Thunder live from Orlando at 11 a.m. on the Power Lunch chat. Questions about Summer League, free agency or potential trades? Get your questions in here.

  • Report: Pau Gasol meets with Thunder coach Scott Brooks

    Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    ESPN.com's Marc Stein is reporting that Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks met with free agent forward Pau Gasol on Monday. Gasol is believed to be looking at the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and the Thunder as potential destinations in free agency. Last week, reports emerged that the Thunder was the leading candidate to land the 7-footer, a bold move that would take some shuffling of the Thunder roster. ESPN reported last week that Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were also involved in pitching Oklahoma City to Gasol. Serge Ibaka is also a teammate of Gasol's on the Spanish National Team.

  • Sebastian Telfair turned down bigger money in China for NBA shot with Thunder

    Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Sebastian Telfair reported turned down a mega deal in China for another shot in the NBA. According to RealGM.com, Telfair, who agreed to a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder last week, passed up a two-year $7 million deal from a team in the Chinese Basketball Association. Telfair has instead agreed to a 1-year deal with the Thunder for the veteran's minimum of about $1.3 million. Telfair last played in 2013-14 for Tianjin Ronggang in China, averaging 26 points and six assists.

  • OKC Thunder: Summer League Roster

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    For those of you who’ve been wondering, here’s the roster for the Thunder’s summer league team, along with game times. The team will play four games in the Orlando Summer League, with all games broadcast on NBA TV and NBA.com. Thunder regulars Steven Adams, Andre Roberson, Jeremy Lamb and Perry Jones III are expected to […]

  • OKC Thunder: Grant Jerrett injured, will not play in Summer League

    Published: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder will be without forward Grant Jerrett for the Orlando Summer League. Jerrett sustained an ankle injury that will keep him out of Orlando, as reported by Darnell Mayberry. The 6-foot-10 Jerrett was a revelation in the Summer League for the Thunder last season, shooting 50 percent from 3-point range while averaging 10.8 points per game. Jerrett averaged 15.1 points and 6.1 rebounds in 27 games for the D-League Tulsa 66ers in 2013-14.

  • Serge Ibaka visiting children's centers in his native Congo

    Published: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    Serge Ibaka is spending part of his offseason back in his native Congo. Through the help of UNICEF, the Thunder forward is visiting children's centers in the Congo he's helping to renovate. The We Are Thunder blog posted photos of Ibaka visiting the ASI Girls Center and the Espace Jarrot Boys Activity and Residential Center in Brazzaville. Ibaka is funding renovations for both centers.

  • Thunder guard Sebastian Telfair -- from NYC to OKC

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Sebastian Telfair’s come a long way since his high school phenom days in New York City. The newest addition to the Thunder backcourt was the No. 1 prep recruit in the country in 2004 out of Lincoln High School in Brooklyn (the same school that produced his cousin, Stephon Marbury, and current Indiana Pacers guard/LeBron […]

  • Oklahoma City Thunder to add veteran point guard Sebastian Telfair

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Looking to add depth and experience at the lead guard position following the departure of Derek Fisher, the Thunder has agreed to terms with veteran point guard Sebastian Telfair. Telfair, 29, was the 13th overall pick in 2004. He’s played for seven teams in nine seasons but spent last season in China. In 548 career […]

  • OKC Thunder: Millions of reasons why the Thunder is profitable

    Jon Hamm | Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    A recent report states that the Thunder made $29 million in profit last season. It's actually a trend. Here's how the Thunder have achieved profitability and how a key decision could have changed it all.

  • Thunder draftee Mitch McGary's suspension by NCAA was too drastic says Tom Izzo

    Published: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    Recent Thunder draftee Mitch McGary left Michigan for the NBA while facing a one-year suspension for a failed drug test. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo recently told Associated Press sports editors that "he wasn't crazy about that rule." Had McGary failed a Michigan-administered drug test instead of the NCAA's, he would have only been suspended three games. Had he failed a drug test at another school, the punishment could have been different. Izzo thinks the punishments should be the same across the board. “I think there are policies in place that should be governed for everybody,” Izzo said. “You can’t go to one school and get three chances and one school and get one. I think that’s hard too, it becomes a recruiting advantage.”

  • Russell Westbrook in Paris: Thunder guard visits Fashion Week

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    In June, Russell Westbrook announced that he would team up with Barneys New York on his own clothing line. The partnership included a trip to Paris Fashion Week to promote Westbrook’s styles. The Thunder guard made it to Paris at the end of June, and collaborated with Vogue Magazine on a photo diary you can […]

  • The Thunder's $29 million dollar question

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    How much money does the Thunder have to play with? A profit does not equate to a spending spree. It’s been reported that the Thunder project to make the fifth-largest profit from the NBA’s revenue-sharing system, trailing only big markets such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Boston. From Grantland.com NBA writer Zach Lowe: The […]

  • Kevin Durant shows off 360 spin jumper in workouts

    erik horne | Published: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    Kevin Durant might not bust out the 360 spin and shot in a game, but it is an interesting offseason workout. Durant posted this video on his Instagram account on Tuesday in which he spins on one foot before taking a midrange jump shot. Durant's caption: My brother @aharri21 (Adam Harrington) has me doing some sick stuff for my balance. Challenging to say the least. This is the last video I will be posting of me gettin it in. That's not what I do it for but I thought u guys might like it.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Jenni Carlson

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    What do you think of the Sooners' new uniforms? Who should the Thunder be targeting in free agency? Ask Jenni Carlson on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Report: Thunder, Lakers, Bulls, Heat reach out to Caron Butler

    Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    The Thunder are reportedly among the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls as teams looking to sign veteran forward Caron Butler. Butler, who was acquired midway through the 2013-14 season by the Thunder from the Milwaukee Bucks, is an unrestricted free agent after averaging 8.7 points and 3.2 rebounds in 22 regular season games with the Thunder. Butler averaged 6.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and shot 35.6 percent from 3-point range in 18 postseason games. Butler's future with the Thunder has been in question since the team's exit from the postseason in the Western Conference finals. Butler didn't participate in exit interviews with the Thunder in the beginning of June, and told the Washington Post he'd "have to sit back and think about some things." Butler has previously played for both the Heat and the Lakers in his 12-year career.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Darnell Mayberry

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Is the Thunder looking at Vince Carter and Pau Gasol for help in free agency? Talk about the Thunder offseason with Darnell Mayberry at 11 a.m. on the Power Lunch chat.

  • Report: Oklahoma City Thunder considering free agent guard Vince Carter

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    The Thunder might have its sights set on a specific shooting guard among the bunch in this year’s free agent class. Veteran guard Vince Carter reportedly will attract several suitors as free agency gets underway Tuesday, and the Thunder is said to be one of them. Oklahoma City is expected to be joined by Miami, […]

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: How should Sam Presti and the Thunder attack free agency?

    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 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 - 06/17 - In our first postseason edition of Thunder Buddies, we recap some preseason predictions, map out Sam Presti's potential offseason moves and talk a little draft and free agency. Archive Thunder Buddies - 06/02 - The Thunder's season has come to an end in disappointing fashion.