TAG: Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA / Jan 16, 2015 / 9:30 pm

Video: Russell Westbrook (Kind Of) Dunks All Over Draymond Green

Russell Westbrook

No player in basketball’s collection of missed dunks is more impressive than Russell Westbrook’s. Should this be added to the group? You tell us. Watch Westbrook go back-door on Steph Curry and rise for huge “jam” on Draymond Green – kind of. Read More »

NBA / Jan 16, 2015 / 3:15 pm

Report: OKC-Nets Talks Falter; Rockets Are Now Interested In Brook — Huh?

Brook Lopez, Dwight Howard

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Nets-Thunder talks have disintegrated because for Brooklyn, “there was nothing we liked.” But Woj also said that Houston had inquired about Brook Lopez‘s services, which is weird because they already have a center; his name is Dwight Howard — in case you’ve forgotten about him during his disappointing opening half to the 2014-15 season. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 16, 2015 / 11:30 am

Report: Three-Team Trade Nixed, But OKC Could Still Get Brook Lopez

Kendrick Perkins, Brook Lopez

Welp, it seems the Nets weren’t interested in Brooklyn’s Born Ready. After reports surfaced last night of a proposed three-team swap sending Brook Lopez to Oklahoma City, Jarrett Jack and Jeremy Lamb to Charlotte and Lance Stephenson to Brooklyn, it fell apart today because of Brooklyn’s unwillingness to take on Stephenson. But the Thunder are determined to get Brook and his fragile foot, and they could still receive the Nets center in exchange for Kendrick Perkins. You read that right. Read More »

NBA / Jan 15, 2015 / 10:45 pm

Video: James Harden Splits Trap For Soaring Lefty Slam

James Harden

Basketball is almost always beautiful. Players like James Harden routinely make it breathtaking. Watch the Houston Rockets superstar show off his rare amalgam of skill and athleticism by splitting the trap and soaring for a lefty slam in his team’s 112-101 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 15, 2015 / 10:00 pm

Report: Thunder Targeting Brook Lopez In Potential Three-Team Trade

Brook Lopez, Steven Adams

The Oklahoma City Thunder might not be done dealing just yet. Just a week after acquiring Dion Waiters from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Sam Presti and company are reportedly in discussions with the Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets on a three-team trade that would land them former All-Star center Brook Lopez. Read More »

NBA / Jan 15, 2015 / 4:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Ty Lawson On Amateurism, Point Guards, & Denver’s Playoff Hopes

Ty Lawson

The first half of 2014-2015 hasn’t gone how the Denver Nuggets envisioned. Plagued by an unrelenting injury bug and a dreadful six-game losing streak in early November, the Nuggets find themselves on the outside looking in on the loaded Western Conference playoff race – with the fully healthy Oklahoma City Thunder just above them.

But if Ty Lawson’s dominant recent play is any indication, Denver’s lack of health fortune and awful start to the season might not doom them after all. The speedy 6-0 point guard has recovered from a balky ankle to play perhaps the best ball of his career in January, averaging 21.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 9.2 assists per game on scintillating marks of 57.1 percent overall and 47.1 percent from beyond the arc.

In the midst of leading his team to a 5-1 start to the month, the perpetually underrated Lawson graciously took some time to talk with Dime about his clothing store, the shady nature of amateurism, changing nature of point guard play, Denver’s postseason hopes, and more in a thoughtful, wide-ranging interview. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 13, 2015 / 12:00 pm

Jackson Says He’s Handling Trade Rumors “Probably Better Than You Are”

Reggie Jackson, Elijah Millsap

It’s been a tough 2014-15 season for the Thunder’s Reggie Jackson. With Dion Waiters joining the OKC cast, it’s unclear if the Thunder will keep their off-the-bench guard since he’ll be a restricted free agent this summer. When asked about those trade rumors after OKC’s win over Utah on Friday, he made it clear he’s handling them “probably better than you are. Ya’ll are bringing it up.” OK then. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jan 8, 2015 / 12:30 am

Russell Westbrook Murders Rim So Hard The Kings Crowd Is Impressed

Russell Westbrook

We don’t want to gloss over the fact Russell Westbrook really struggled to find the bottom of the cup in Oklahoma City’s 104-83 loss to the Kings tonight. He was a dreadful 3-of-19 in the loss, but in the opening period Russ annihilated the rim after splitting defenders on the high pick-and-roll. Even the Sleep Train Arena crowd was enthused. Read More »

Smack / Jan 6, 2015 / 2:15 pm

Dion Waiters Celebrates Poorly Timed Trade By Chilling With Meek Mill

Meek Mill, Dion Waiters

The Cavs bungled relaying the information of last night’s trade to Dion Waiters. The reserve guard found out he had been traded right before last night’s disappointing Cavs loss in Philadelphia with just a minute and thirty seconds remaining before tip-off and after he’d been announced as the starter. He was finally ushered back into the visitor’s locker room with the other players involved in the deal and told he had been traded to the Thunder. After finding out, he decided to chill with Meek Mill, as Mill showed off on his Instagram. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 6, 2015 / 11:15 am

Gif: Klay Thompson Smashes It On Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson

Early in the third quarter, Klay Thompson beat the perimeter defense of the Thunder and rose to throw it down; it clanged off the back of the rim. But he got another opportunity at the rim later in the same quarter, and this time he flushed it over Kevin Durant. Read More »