TAG: Oklahoma City Thunder

GIFs / Oct 15, 2014 / 10:45 am

GIF: Russell Westbrook Gets The Steal And Goes Coast-To-Coast

Russell Westbrook, Jon Leuer

After news Kevin Durant will be out for 6-8 weeks with a Jones fracture in his right foot, all eyes turned towards his fellow all-star, Russell Westbrook. #WhyNot Russ was diplomatic after the injury, expressing faith that the team will step in conjunction with his own role, and it was clear during last night’s 117-107 win over the Grizzlies. Read More »

Smack / Oct 13, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Russell Westbrook: “It’s Not About Me. I Can’t Win Games By Myself”

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook is nothing if not himself. So as he and the Oklahoma City Thunder face life without Kevin Durant for the first time in franchise history, it’s hardly surprising that Westbrook says his game won’t change while his MVP-winning teammate recovers from a fractured foot. Read More »

NBA / Oct 12, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Assessing The Oklahoma City Thunder In Wake Of Kevin Durant’s Injury

Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka

Kevin Durant is irreplaceable. The Oklahoma City Thunder could perhaps duplicate the reigning MVP’s incredible production by using a cavalcade of young reserves in his approximate two-month absence due to a Jones fracture, but the threat of Durant can’t be reproduced. And once you account for the massive strides he made last season as a playmaker and defender, it becomes even clearer that the Thunder will have to make wholesale adjustments while their franchise player recovers. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 12, 2014 / 11:53 am

Report: Kevin Durant Estimated To Miss 6-8 Weeks With Foot “Jones” Fracture

Kevin Durant

After practice yesterday, Kevin Durant informed the Thunder he was experiencing “discomfort” in his right foot. After the Thunder looked at the foot in question, the 2014 NBA MVP was diagnosed with what’s called a “Jones Fracture,” which normally requires surgery. After surgery, Durant is expected to miss 6-8 weeks while recovering. Read More »

NBA / Oct 8, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Video: Timofey Mozgov Sends Kevin Durant To The Floor With Two-Handed Block

Timofey Mozgov, Kevin Durant

Perhaps it’s time to change the meaning of “Mozgov’d?” Nah. But Timofey Mozgov will make a positive name for himself this season should he makes sick blocks like this one on Kevin Durant a routine development. Read More »

instagram / Oct 6, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Video: Westbrook Knocks Down 3-Pointer Over Durant

Russell Westbrook

While the Oklahoma City Thunder haven’t had a chance to play other NBA teams or internatonal squads in the preseason yet, they did hold their blue/white scrimmage in front of a small crowd over the weekend. Obviously when you’re doing an intra-squad scrimmage involving OKC, you put all-stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on opposite teams and sometimes you get fun moments like this one uploaded to their Instagram account. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 30, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Report: Kevin Durant Can’t Palm A Basketball

Derek Fisher, Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant stands at least 6-10. His wingspan is approximately 7-5, and his fingertips hang less than 10 inches from the rim when he puts his arms above his head. Despite those Gumby-like proportions, though, there’s finally something KD can’t do on the court that some of our reads can – palm a basketball. Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Kevin Durant Says He Has Killer Instinct Of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant

Kevin Durant

26 year-old Kevin Durant, already established as one of the greatest basketball players the game has ever seen, is finally comfortable in his own skin. The reigning MVP and four-time scoring champion made that clear in an illuminative, wide-ranging interview with Sam Amick of USA Today. Absent from the piece are platitudes, generalities, and typical company lines that Durant so frequently espoused as he grew to super-duper-stardom since being drafted in 2007. In their place are moments of real, unfiltered insight, like Durant’s admission of the profane thoughts he had for those who criticized his decision to withdraw from FIBA World Cup play this summer. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 29, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Scott Brooks Says Russell Westbrook Is “Best Point Guard In Basketball”

Russell Westbrook

A sizable contingent of supposed NBA experts think Russell Westbrook is a shooting guard, and some even believe the Oklahoma City Thunder would be better off without him. Don’t count coach Scott Brooks among them. At the team’s media day, Brooks said his much-maligned star “is the best point guard in basketball.” Read More »

Latest News / Sep 29, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Oklahoma City’s Serge Ibaka Might Not Know Who Teammate Mitch McGary Is

Serge Ibaka

Media day is the gift that gives, and gives, and gives. We’ve alreadychronicled the quotes, revelations, and so much more concerning actual basketball, and will continue doing so as they emerge Sometimes, though, the amusing human interest story is most entertaining. As it was on Friday with Gregg Popovich and Boris Diaw, it is now for Serge Ibaka and Mitch McGary. Read More »