• Berry Tramel chat recap: Travis Ford, Serge Ibaka's return and Kevin Durant's comments

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Berry Tramel answered readers' questions on the Power Lunch chat Wednesday live from H&H Shooting Sports.

  • Durant: "I would love to get my jersey retired here"

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    It doesn’t sound like Kevin Durant is looking to go anywhere anytime soon. The face of the Thunder franchise said in a recent interview with Revolt TV that he would like to play with one franchise his entire career and could see his jersey retired in Oklahoma City. The topic came up when the interviewer […]

  • Gerald Green looks back on decision to bypass Oklahoma State for the NBA

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    While the fate of Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford twists in the wind, the men’s basketball program’s next great hope, Jawun Evans (Justin F. Kimball High/Dallas, Texas), will take the national stage Wednesday night in the 38th McDonald’s All American Game. Evans, a 6-foot point guard who has drawn comparisons to a young Chris Paul, […]

  • Kevin Durant on Instagram: Surgery and recovery 'just a small obstacle when I look at the big picture'

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Thunder forward Kevin Durant had season-ending bone graft surgery on Tuesday in New York City — the third procedure on his right foot in less than six months. Following his surgery, Durant posted a photo of himself in a hospital bed and message on Instagram. Not what I envisioned coming into this season. But I’m […]

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: How should this Thunder season be viewed?

    Anthony Slater | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 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 the Thunder. 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 […]

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant has successful foot surgery

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Thunder announced that Kevin Durant underwent successful bone graft surgery on his right foot Tuesday in New York City. Durant's surgery was for the fifth metatarsal on his right foot. The procedure was performed by Dr. Martin O'Malley, with Thunder medical personnel present at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. The procedure will keep Durant out of basketball activities for four to six months. The 2013-14 NBA Most Valuable Player only appeared in 27 games for the Thunder this season, finishing with averages of 25.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists per contest. More from NewsOK : Kevin Durant is out indefinitely Tramel: Believe this: Sam Presti will not trade Kevin Durant Another curse of Kevin Durant's injury: Foul shooting

  • Report: Patrick Beverley out for season

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Houston Rockets starting point guard Patrick Beverley will undergo season-ending left wrist surgery on Tuesday, according to ESPN.com. Beverley injured his wrist in the Rockets' March 23 game against the Indiana Pacers. The team just got center Dwight Howard (knee) back from a nearly two-month absence.

  • WATCH: Blake Griffin with the Block of the Year in the NBA

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Blake Griffin is athletic. You knew that. But you've never seen the former OU star block a shot, with his off hand, while spinning. Yep. Boston Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko gets Griffin in the air with the pump fake, but clearly didn't anticipate Griffin blocking his shot in such a manner.

  • Another curse of Kevin Durant's injury: Foul shooting

    Berry Tramel | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The Thunder made just 21 of 32 foul shots in a five-point loss at Utah on Saturday night. That once was a rare occurrence for Oklahoma City. But not this season. The Thunder made just 11 of 18 foul shots in a 10-point loss at Atlanta. Just 12 of 21 in a five-point loss at […]

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Anthony Slater

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Questions about the Thunder? Join Anthony Slater on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. for some Thunder talk on the playoff race, Sunday's rally against the Suns and more.

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 109-97 win in Phoenix

    Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Here are five observations from the Thunder’s 109-97 win in Phoenix: 1. Huge road win – The road map for the shorthanded Thunder of late has typically included a hot start, a first half double-digit lead and a second half crumble, resulting in a disheartening loss. It happened in Dallas a couple weeks ago and again in Utah on […]

  • VIDEO: Russell Westbrook throws down alley-oop dunk over ... Enes Kanter

    staff reports | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Look out below, Enes Kanter. In the first half against the Phoenix Suns, Thunder guard D.J. Augustin had two options on the fast break in Kanter and Russell Westbrook. Augustin threw up the lob, and Westbrook outleapt Kanter for the slam, in the process putting his own teammate on a poster. Westbrook scored 15 consecutive Thunder points to end the first half, but Oklahoma City trailed 62-54 at the break.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Suns

    staff reports | Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Thunder tries to extend its lead over the Phoenix Suns for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the Web.

  • Report: Rick Barnes fired at Texas

    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Rick Barnes has been fired as the head coach of Texas men's basketball after 17 seasons, according to ESPN.com. Barnes went 402-180 during his tenure in Austin, winning three Big 12 regular-season titles and making an appearance in the 2003 Final Four. The Longhorns finished 20-14 this season, 8-10 in the Big 12, and were ousted in the round of 64 by Butler in the NCAA Tournament. Oklahoma City Thunder players Kevin Durant and D.J. Augustin are just a few NBA standouts who were coached by Barnes in Austin during his coaching tenure. In Durant's only season under Barnes, he won National Player of the Year honors in 2006-07.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Jazz

    staff reports | Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The stretch run has begun. Looking to bounce back from a blowout loss, the Oklahoma City Thunder takes on the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the Web.

  • Film Room: How bad are the Thunder's current defensive issues?

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Back in mid-November, with nearly half the roster in a suit jacket, walking boor or both, an undermanned but gritty Thunder squad handcuffed the potent Rockets, holding Houston to 69 points on 28 percent shooting. But the Thunder still lost that night, the second of what would be six straight defeats despite giving up less than […]

  • Daniel Orton opens up about Manny Pacquiao, life after the Thunder

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Since being waived by the Thunder in October 2013, Daniel Orton has been signed and waived by Washington, signed and waived by Philadelphia, signed and released by two teams in the Chinese Basketball Association and signed, fined and released by a professional team in the Philippines. While playing for one of his teams in China, […]

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: What's at the root of the Thunder's defensive problems?

    Anthony Slater | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 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 the Thunder. 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 […]

  • OKC Thunder: Scott Brooks ranked No. 20 among NBA coaches by ESPN

    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Scott Brooks has put together a pretty good resume since taking over as Thunder head coach in 2008, but the Thunder coach is ranked 20th out of 30 NBA coaches in ESPN's latest front-office rankings. ESPN's Forecast panel rated every team's coach on "his guidance and leadership in terms of how it affects overall on-court success, both in the short and long term." Predictably, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is No. 1 on the list, followed by Atlanta Hawks coach (and former Spurs assistant) Mike Budenholzer, Golden State's Steve Kerr, Dallas' Rick Carlisle and Chicago's Tom Thibodeau in the top five. Numerous other coaches who haven't had the success or tenure of Brooks (Kerr and Budenholzer included) are ranked ahead of him. Here's the complete list . Last on the list? Former Thunder guard and first-year New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Berry Tramel

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Join Berry Tramel live from Syracuse and the NCAA East Regional for some Sooners, Thunder and Cowboys talk live on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.




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