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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Does the Thunder need more out of Kevin Durant?

Oklahoman Modified: May 30, 2014 at 1:43 pm •  Published: May 30, 2014
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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 - 05/30 - Kevin Durant's postseason offensive numbers are still solid, but the regular season MVP hasn't had the same all-around impact as we saw a couple months ago. Does OKC need more out of him? Does he have another level to go? Is Scott Brooks secretly a robot. We discuss.

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Thunder Buddies - 05/28 - Since the last time we talked to you, the Thunder has turned its series with the Spurs and its postseason hopes completely around. Serge Ibaka valiantly returned in Game 3 and Russell Westbrook destroyed the world in Game 4. Was it his best performance ever? Did the Thunder handle Ibaka's injury poorly? Who wins this series? We discuss.

Thunder Buddies - 05/22 - Game 1 was bad. Game 2 was worse. Following a 35-point loss the Spurs in one of the poorest performances we've ever seen from the Thunder, we ask: What went wrong? What can they do to fix it? Will Scott Brooks make a lineup change? Or is he out of answers?

Thunder Buddies - 05/20 - The Thunder got blown out in Game 1 in San Antonio, unsuccessfully trying a variety of unique lineups and court combinations. Are there any answers out there for Scott Brooks? Or will this be a short series? Also, why does Berry Tramel hate Tim Duncan? We discuss."

Thunder Buddies - 05/17 - Serge Ibaka is out for the postseason, a potentially crippling blow to the Thunder's title hopes. How big a blow is it? Where will it affect them? Can they overcome it? Who you got in the Spurs series? We discuss it all.

Thunder Buddies – 05/14 - What are we to make of the Thunder after that wild Game 5 comeback? Is it a sign of things to come? Or are there still inherit flaws within the offense that’ll eventually lead to OKC’s downfall? We discuss.

Thunder Buddies – 05/10  - Russell Westbrook and the Thunder have taken control of their second-round series against the Clippers. Has he turned a corner with his play? Is OKC in position to now cruise to the Western Conference Finals? What could derail them?

Thunder Buddies – 05/08 - The Thunder followed up a embarrassing Game 1 loss win an impressive Game 2 win. And Russell Westbrook was the star. We talk about his impressive game, Stone Cold Steve Adams growing legend and much more.

Thunder Buddies – 05/06 - The Thunder got blown out in Game 1, one of the team’s most uninspired playoff efforts in the past five years. What was the biggest issue? And what adjustments must Scott Brooks make to turn this series back to OKC?

Thunder Buddies – 05/02 - Berry Tramel joins us to offer a behind the scenes look into how an unfortunate headline became a national news story. How did we learn of it, what did we think and how could it have been avoided?

Thunder Buddies – 04/30 - It’s panic time in Oklahoma City. Kevin Durant is struggling, Russell Westbrook is jacking wild shots and Scott Brooks isn’t controlling either one. What’s the issue? And is it too late for the Thunder to get it fixed? We discuss.

Thunder Buddies – 04/28 - Was Reggie Jackson’s playoff performance on Saturday better than anything James Harden ever did? Is this the most interesting playoff series for the Thunder since they moved here? We answer all that and more on this episode.

Thunder Buddies – 04/25 - Trailing 2-1 in its first-round series, how much trouble is the Thunder in? And if OKC was to lose, is Scott Brooks in danger of getting fired? A lot of interesting topics to discuss heading into Game 4 and we cover all of them.

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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