Enes Kanter Sounds Very Happy About Having Left Utah

Since joining the Thunder at the trade deadline, Enes Kanter has been very good offensively and on the glass. To hear Kanter tell it, the biggest reason he is playing so much better is because he was miserable in Salt Lake City. Via Daily Thunder: » 3/28/15 6:37pm Saturday 6:37pm

Aw Hell, Kevin Durant Is Done For The Season

The Thunder announced today that Kevin Durant’s foot fracture has shown signs of “regression” and that he’ll have season-ending surgery next week to help the healing process. This sucks. » 3/27/15 3:29pm Friday 3:29pm

The Thunder Hold A Tight Grip On Their Players' Media Availability

Russell Westbrook doesn't necessarily care for the media, and he doesn't try to hide that. He and Oklahoman reporter Berry Tramel had a tense exchange in January, with the Thunder point guard outright saying he didn't like Tramel. Grantland's Bryan Curtis looked into the media-team relationship in Oklahoma City and… » 3/20/15 4:15pm 3/20/15 4:15pm

Kevin Durant Out Indefinitely With Persistent Foot Soreness

Thunder GM Sam Presti held a press conference today to announce that his team is super boned. Well, he didn't say that specifically, but that's about all there is to be gleaned from his announcement that Kevin Durant, who was supposedly close to returning to the team after missing the last 13 games with a foot injury,… » 3/20/15 1:02pm 3/20/15 1:02pm

Uh Oh: Serge Ibaka's Reportedly Having Knee Surgery

The Thunder just cannot catch a goddamn break. After limping through almost an entire season with one or both of their superstars on the shelf, they are now sending power forward Serge Ibaka to New York for a knee procedure, according to ESPN. » 3/16/15 2:00pm 3/16/15 2:00pm

Russell Westbrook Got a "Triple-Double" Last Night On This "Rebound" 

If you were scoring the play above, you would give a missed three-point attempt to Oklahoma City's DJ Augustin and a rebound to Minnesota's Justin Hamilton, right? If so, you could never get a job as Oklahoma City's official scorekeeper. Here is how they scored the play: » 3/14/15 11:07am 3/14/15 11:07am

Chris Paul Will Help You Clown Yourself

Last night, in Oklahoma City, Chris Paul turned the Thunder into a Swiffer. Attach all the necessary caveats to that, of course—it's just one game; the Thunder were without Kevin Durant and the helpful version of Serge Ibaka who used to exist before somebody decided he needed to become Walt Williams; Russell… » 3/12/15 2:55pm 3/12/15 2:55pm

E'Twaun Moore Buries Thunder With Game-Winning Three

Here's a fun look at E'Twaun Moore's three-pointer with two seconds left to beat the Thunder, which featured a cool play where the ball was inbounded to Pau Gasol in the post, and immediately thrown back out to an open Moore. That's Russell Westbrook—who stepped out of bounds on the ensuing possession, denying himself… » 3/05/15 11:10pm 3/05/15 11:10pm

Russell Westbrook Owns The NBA

There was a full slate of NBA games on last night, featuring enough close games and superstar performances to keep anyone with a League Pass subscription fumbling with the remote. But the best game of the evening featured a 13-48 squad in the middle of an unprecedented tanking campaign and a Western Conference playoff… » 3/05/15 9:22am 3/05/15 9:22am

Russell Westbrook Is Back To Soaring Past Hapless Defenders To Dunk

After missing Sunday's game against the Lakers because of surgery to repair a fractured zygomatic arch bone, Russell Westbrook has returned with a vengeance, and a mask! Both were on display as he split two Philadelphia defenders to throw down a monster two-handed jam. It is only 18 minutes into the game, and Russ has… » 3/04/15 9:00pm 3/04/15 9:00pm

The Thunder announced that Russell Westbrook underwent surgery to repair that dent in his face. In medical terms, he had a "fracture to the zygomatic arch of his right cheek." Westbrook won't play tomorrow against the Lakers and will be re-evaluated afterwards, but it doesn't seem too serious. » 2/28/15 5:12pm 2/28/15 5:12pm

Russell Westbrook Literally Got A Dent In His Face

Russell Westbrook whirling dervished his way to a third straight triple-double last night, the kind of performance we've come to expect in his incredible February. But late in the game, as he tried singlehandedly to stave off a loss to the Trail Blazers, we saw something new: he got a goddamn dent in his head. » 2/28/15 10:53am 2/28/15 10:53am

Oh My God Oh My God I Think Russell Westbrook Could Beat Up My Dad

Last night, while we were all arguing about a black-and-blue dress, Russell Westbrook and a gaggle of tall men who were not Kevin Durant were a half-hour down the road from where the llamas were dodging the cops, playing the Phoenix Suns. If you missed it, or forgot, the Oklahoma City Thunder lost a heartbreaker in… » 2/27/15 2:55pm 2/27/15 2:55pm

The Thunder, Pistons, And Jazz Made A Good Trade

The Oklahoma City Thunder are glad they got rid of Reggie Jackson. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are glad; the coach and front office are glad; the fans are glad. By all accounts, by the time they finally traded him yesterday, in a three-way deal that landed him in Detroit, the discontented backup guard had… » 2/20/15 1:55pm 2/20/15 1:55pm

Westbrook And Durant Don't Seem Too Sad About Losing Reggie Jackson

The Oklahoma City Thunder didn't really have choice when it came to trading backup point guard Reggie Jackson, a talented but flawed young player who made it very clear that he'd like to be a starter elsewhere. They got a pretty good haul, grabbing an array of solid players to fill out the bench in exchange for one… » 2/20/15 10:00am 2/20/15 10:00am

Kevin Durant Is Turning Into Drake Right Before Our Eyes

In case you haven't noticed, Kevin Durant is making a transition. Tired of the unselfish, humble, respectful, One Of The Good Ones role he was involuntarily cast in when the sports press needed someone to hold up in opposition to the post-Decision LeBron, Durant is apparently in the midst of a public awareness… » 2/18/15 5:26pm 2/18/15 5:26pm

Kevin Durant To Media: "You Guys Really Don't Know Shit."

Kevin Durant's in New York for tonight's NBA All-Star game, and yesterday he had to spend some time speaking to media. One reporter asked about Scotty Brooks's job status, since Durant's Oklahoma City Thunder are 28-25 and currently a half-game out of the Western Conference playoffs. In response, the reigning league… » 2/15/15 2:15pm 2/15/15 2:15pm

Only Kevin Durant Can Make Dropping 40 Look This Easy

Before we get to the highlights of the hyper-efficient 19-shot, 40-point eruption Kevin Durant put on the Nuggets last night in Denver, let's make a deal. I'll grant that, yeah, it came against a terrible team whose own coach has accused it of tanking, if the sorts of readers who'd be inclined to dismiss a… » 2/10/15 10:50am 2/10/15 10:50am

Jeremy Lamb's Pregame Handshake Is The Most Fun

Here we have Oklahoma City Thunder benchwarmer Jeremy Lamb demonstrating that being an end-of-the-rotation NBA player is one of the best gigs in America. » 2/10/15 10:16am 2/10/15 10:16am