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Blazers Offer Enes Kanter The Max, Stick It To The Thunder

After last night, it felt like we’d seen the last of the drama that this year’s NBA free-agency period had to offer. But then the Blazers went and signed Thunder center and restricted free agent Enes Kanter to a max offer sheet, which puts Oklahoma City’s front office in a position where they are sort of screwed no… » 7/09/15 5:51pm 7/09/15 5:51pm

Let's Appreciate All The Incredible Shit Russell Westbrook Did

Russell Westbrook will not be participating in the NBA playoffs this year, and that makes us sad, because it’s always a bummer when one of the most exciting players in the league has to spend his summer at home. But Westbrook’s absence will be particularly hard to swallow this year, seeing as how he just turned in one… » 4/16/15 12:58pm 4/16/15 12:58pm

Russell Westbrook Catches A Too-Little Break, Far Too Late

With just under six minutes remaining in Oklahoma City’s 116-104 loss to the Pacers last night, Russell Westbrook collided with Indiana’s Luis Scola as the latter set a screen for the former’s man, George Hill. Referee Ed Malloy called a personal foul on Westbrook, his third; Westbrook complained, and Malloy added a… » 4/13/15 4:15pm 4/13/15 4:15pm

OKC Players Confused About What "Controlling Our Own Destiny" Means

Last night, the Thunder suffered a blow in their struggle with the Pelicans for the final playoff spot in the West. While they were busy getting creamed by the Spurs, the Pelicans somewhat surprisingly knocked off the Warriors. The results leave the Thunder one game back in the loss column with four games to play, and… » 4/08/15 2:55am 4/08/15 2:55am

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

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 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

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