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UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 1:52 p.m.

Thunder GM Sam Presti shies away from term ‘rebuilding’

The words rebuilding and tanking don’t sit well with Thunder general manager Sam Presti. He prefers the terms repositioning and replenishing. Presti has quite a task in front of him …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 6:03 p.m.

Oklahoma City Thunder’s rebuild will take some time

The Oklahoma City Thunder are heading into a major transition. Russell Westbrook was the last remaining player from the team that moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City in 2008. Kevin …


Analysis: Russell Westbrook, James Harden will need to change their games

Everyone knows that Russell Westbrook and James Harden played together before, which automatically makes their reunion in Houston seem like the right fit. It won’t be that easy. They’ve both …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

Report: Oklahoma City trades Russell Westbrook to Houston Rockets for Chris Paul

A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, a shake up of top point guards …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

Thunder’s Paul George, Russell Westbrook have surgeries

Thunder All-Stars Paul George and Russell Westbrook each underwent surgery. George had surgery for a partially torn tendon in his right shoulder. Westbrook had two procedures. One was for a …


Thunder plan to keep Billy Donovan despite playoff struggles

The Oklahoma City Thunder plan to keep coach Billy Donovan for a fifth year. Thunder general manager Sam Presti says he doesn’t expect change despite Oklahoma City’s third consecutive first-round …


OKC’s Russell Westbrook defiant after another first-round exit

After a drama-filled and disappointing NBA season for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook remains defiant as ever. The All-Star guard was at the center of everything, getting into verbal …


Thunder’s Paul George out of sync, looking to find rhythm

When Paul George has been rolling this season, so has Oklahoma City. The Thunder’s All-Star forward has been off his game against Portland. Yes, he’s averaging 26.5 points but he’s …


Thunder’s Paul George could sit Game 1 with sore shoulder

Thunder All-Star forward Paul George could miss Sunday’s playoff opener at Portland with right shoulder soreness. Coach Billy Donovan says George is considered day-to-day. George finished second in the league …


NBA roundup: Anthony Davis leaves with shoulder injury, Pelicans beat Thunder

Julius Randle capped a 33-point, 11-rebound performance with three clutch baskets in the final minutes, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 131-122 on Thursday night despite …



UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 12:17 a.m.

NBA roundup: Paul George, Russell Westbrook lead Thunder rally against Rockets

Paul George scored 45 points, Russell Westbrook matched the NBA record with his ninth straight triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a 26-point deficit to beat the Houston Rockets …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

NBA capsules: Celtics snap Thunder’s winning streak at 7

Kyrie Irving had 30 points and 11 assists, Marcus Morris scored 19 points and the Boston Celtics beat Oklahoma City 134-129 on Sunday to snap the Thunder’s seven-game winning streak.



Paul George powers Thunder past Bucks for fifth straight win

Paul George had 36 points and 13 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-112 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.


Russell Westbrook has procedure on knee; status for opener in doubt

Thunder All-Star guard Russell Westbrook underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee. That puts his availability for the season opener on Oct. 16 against the Golden State Warriors in …


Hawks waive Carmelo Anthony, making him a free agent

The Atlanta Hawks have waived Carmelo Anthony, making official the move that was expected when the 10-time All-Star was traded from Oklahoma City this month.


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

AP Source: Thunder trade Carmelo Anthony to Hawks, waiver likely

Carmelo Anthony is done in Oklahoma City. The veteran NBA forward and a 2022 protected first-round pick were sent to Atlanta in exchange for guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala. …


Thunder re-sign G Raymond Felton

The Oklahoma City Thunder have re-signed guard Raymond Felton. Felton appeared in all 82 games last season with the Thunder. He averaged 6.9 points, 2.5 assists and 1.9 rebounds as …


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

AP source: Paul George decides to become free agent

Paul George has decided not to exercise his $20.7 million option for next season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, a person with knowledge of the situation said Thursday. George will …


Jess Walter: Looking at the great ‘what if’ had the SuperSonics stayed in Seattle

It’s been 10 years since the Seattle SuperSonics left the Northwest to become the Oklahoma City (Stolen) Thunder. That’s 10 years of fans like me praying for a new NBA …


Donovan Mitchell scores 38, Jazz beat Thunder 96-91 to win series

Donovan Mitchell scored 38 points and the Utah Jazz held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-91 in Game 6 to advance to the Western Conference semifinals. Russell Westbrook had 46 …


Russell Westbrook scores 45; Thunder beat Jazz to avoid elimination

Russell Westbrook scored 45 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 25 points down in the second half to fight off elimination and beat the Utah Jazz 107-99. Westbrook …


Thunder G Russell Westbrook gets fine, tech for confronting Rudy Gobert

Russell Westbrook has been fined $10,000 and assessed a postgame technical foul for initiating a confrontation with Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert on Monday. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard came …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

Ricky Rubio’s play points to winning ways in NBA postseason

Ricky Rubio is not wilting under the pressure from Russell Westbrook, matching – if not outplaying – the reigning league MVP. Rubio is a major reason his Utah Jazz have …


Mitchell scores 33, Jazz rout Thunder 113-96

Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 113-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 11:11 p.m.

Ricky Rubio’s triple-double leads Jazz past Thunder 115-102

Ricky Rubio had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Utah’s first playoff triple-double in 17 years, and Donovan Mitchell added 22 points to lead the Jazz to a …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Donovan Mitchell lifts Jazz past Thunder 102-95 to even series

Donovan Mitchell scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to help the Utah Jazz defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 102-95 and tie their Western Conference playoff series …


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

Donovan Mitchell, Paul George uncertain for Game 2 of Jazz-Thunder

Thunder forward Paul George is questionable for Game 2 against the Utah Jazz with a right hip contusion. George was injured during Oklahoma City’s 116-108 win in Game 1. He …


Russell Westbrook averages a triple-double for 2nd straight season

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook became the first player to average a triple-double in more than one season. He entered the regular-season finale against the Memphis Grizzlies needing 16 …