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  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: How would you grade the Thunder's latest draft class?

    Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 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.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Anthony Slater

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    There are some new recruits coming to Oklahoma City. Who are Mitch McGary, Josh Huestis and Semaj Christon? Get your Thunder draft questions in to Anthony Slater on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Pick-by-pick thoughts on the first round of the NBA Draft

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    I say this every year, but the NBA Draft is so much better than the NFL Draft. Yet the latter receives months and months of buildup, multiple days of coverage and an insane amount of attention. It never lives up to the hype. The NBA Draft rarely disappoints. I thought NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s first […]

  • Oklahoma City Thunder select Michigan's Mitch McGary with the 21st overall pick

    Anthony Slater | Published: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    With the 21st overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, the Thunder selected Michgan center/power forward Mitch McGary. We’ll have full coverage on the selection later tonight and into tomorrow, but for now, here’s a comprehensive video breakdown of his game, via Draft Express:

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Darnell Mayberry

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry is talking NBA Draft on the Power Lunch chat today. What will the Thunder do tonight with two first-round picks? Ask Mayberry at 11 a.m.

  • VIDEO: Kevin Durant unveils new commercial for his new KD 7 shoes

    Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    On Wednesday morning, Kevin Durant revealed the latest in his line of shoes: The KD 7′s, as shown above. And with the unveiling came a new commercial, labeling Durant as “The Badd35t”, as shown below:

  • VIDEO: Kevin Durant's new Nike commercial 'The Baddest'

    Published: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    On Wednesday, Kevin Durant teammed up with Nike to unveil his new shoe, the KD7. Durant's latest commercial dropped as, well with fans and some NBA Hall of Famers deeming KD "the baddest" player in the NBA today. From the YouTube video: "The best? You can spend all day debating that. But the baddest player in the league? There's only one answer to that. Kevin Durant. #THEBADD35T"

  • WATCH: Kevin Durant, Nike unveil the KD7 live at 11 am

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Nike is hosting select media today at 11 a.m. at the Newseum in Washington D.C. to officially unveil the KD7 — the latest in Kevin Durant’s exclusive shoe line. Nike will live stream the 20-minute broadcast in length, hosted by Ahmad Rashad and featuring Durant with Nike designer Leo Chang. In addition to media, 75 […]

  • What the LeBron James news potentially means for the Thunder

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    GMs, prepare your pitches. LeBron James, arguably the most coveted star in all of sports, is back on the free agent market. Every franchise would love to have him. But the reality is, from a financial and competitive standpoint, only a few would be able to make it work. And the Thunder isn’t one of them. There’s […]

  • Live chat recap: Why LeBron James won't be playing for the Thunder

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    On Tuesday, LeBron James decided to opt out of the remaining two years on his contract with the Miami Heat. The news immediately sent the NBA world into hysterics. What will LeBron do? Where will he play next? Not Oklahoma City (but one can dream). It’s well known that only a few teams have a […]

  • NBA chat: Anthony Slater talks LeBron James, Thunder free agency and the trade exception

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Anthony Slater jumped on the Power Lunch chat today to talk about LeBron James's impending free agency, the Thunder's chances of getting into the LeBronathon, and OKC's free agency options. Here's the full transcript:

  • LeBron James will opt out of deal with Miami Heat

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that LeBron James has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract with the Miami Heat and become a free agent on July 1. Opting out does not mean James has decided to leave the Heat, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the four-time NBA MVP nor the team had made any public announcement. James had two years and about $42.7 million remaining on his deal with the Heat. In his four seasons in Miami, the Heat have gone to the NBA Finals four times, winning two championships. James had until June 30 to decide whether to opt out of the final two years of his contract. James is scheduled to make $20 million next season. James could resign with the Heat long-term, but the news of him becoming an unrestricted free agent gives hope to teams looking for an immediate shift in power in the NBA. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: What should OKC do in the NBA Draft?

    Updated: Mon, Jun 23, 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.

  • Jenni Carlson chat: Talking NBA Draft, Thunder trades and Devon Thomas

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    Jenni Carlson was on the Power Lunch chat today talking Thunder free agency targets, a theory on Devon Thomas' future and who Sam Presti would draft. Here's the full transcript:

  • Pat Riley's 'get a grip' good advice for Thunder

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Pat Riley spoke to the media Thursday in Miami. He doesn’t talk all that often. But when he does, it’s interesting. The Miami Heat president addressed his unsteady roster – 14 of the Heat’s 15 players will be or could be free agents, including superstars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh – and basically […]

  • Nick Collison undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Thursday that veteran forward Nick Collison underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Collison is expected to miss 4-6 weeks before returning to normal offseason activities. This past season, Collison appeared in 81 games and averaged 4.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 16.7 minutes per game. Collison, […]

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

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Columnist Berry Tramel is answering your questions on Thunder, Big 12 football and more from H&H Shooting Sports at 11 a.m. Get your questions in now.

  • VIDEO: Kevin Durant's new shoe teased in Nike ad

    Published: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    The latest edition of Kevin Durant's shoe line will be unveiled next week. Nike Basketball released a YouTube teaser on Wednesday to get the hype going about the KD7. The shoe giants will unveil Durant's latest signature shoe in a live online broadcast June 25 at 11 a.m. "Lightning never strikes the same place twice/And neither does KD," the video says. According to the Nike Basketball YouTube video, broadcast legend Ahmad Rashad will host Durant and Nike designer Leo Chang for the live debut "with a few surprises." Photos of the KD VII have already leaked, but who knows what Nike will reveal next week.

  • Thunder chat: Darnell Mayberry talks trade scenarios, starting lineups and CJ Miles

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry was on the Power Lunch chat Wednesday, talking Thunder offseason and potential additions to the roster. Here's the full transcript:

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: What should Sam Presti do this offseason?

    Updated: Tue, Jun 17, 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 - 06/02 - The Thunder's season has come to an end in disappointing fashion. Who is at fault in Game 6? What's next for OKC? Who should they target in the draft? Free Agency? Finals picks? We discuss.