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Opinion: OKC Thunder fans, consider yourself warned — these tip times aren't normal

A few years back, I sat down one Sunday evening to watch a Thunder game. It was right about 6 o’clock when I flipped on the TV....

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Former Thunder guard Raymond Felton not ready to retire

Raymond Felton didn't make an NBA roster this season, but the former Thunder point guard isn't ready to retire.

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'Bring the Thunder': Local artist paints murals for OKC send-off to NBA restart

Two murals, eight feet tall and 16 feet wide, lined a concrete path at Will Rogers World Airport when the Thunder’s bus pulled...

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Opinion: What's an NBA halftime performer do when there's no halftime? Red Panda cleans her house — a lot

Rong Niu is excited about the return of the NBA. She has cleaned her house more times than she can count. She has watched her...

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Forget those viral photos: NBA players will be eating well at Disney World

Don’t worry about those food photos posted on social media when NBA players began arriving at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of...

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OKC Thunder: First practice at Disney World set

The Thunder will hold its first Disney World practice at 4 p.m. Friday.

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Report: Chris Paul chooses jersey message for NBA restart

Players can display social justice messages on the back of their jerseys above their number, a spot usually reserved for their...

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OKC Thunder: Isaiah Roby out for season restart

Thunder rookie Isaiah Roby will miss the rest of the season after undergoing a minor procedure on his right plantar fascia,...

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OKC Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander signs with Converse

Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has signed with Converse, the company announced Wednesday.

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OKC Thunder: How can team recapture chemistry ahead of NBA restart?

The arcing inbounds pass from Steven Adams sailed through the hushed gym. Dennis Schröder, running a post route toward the rim,...

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OKC Thunder, CAA Sports create Thunder Fellows Program for Black students in Tulsa

The Thunder, with CAA Sports, has created the Thunder Fellows Program, a nonprofit organization designed to unlock...

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How will NBA coaches handle season restart with no fans and practice limitations?

During pressure-packed games, NBA coaches often wrestle with how to ensure their ear drums do not burst from all the noise....

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OKC Thunder: Luguentz Dort reacts to long-term contract extension

When Luguentz Dort signed his new contract on June 24, the Thunder rookie made sure to not forget his mom in a celebratory...

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If NBA can pull off restart, trio of young stars will get their chance at spotlight

LOS ANGELES — JJ Redick, a veteran guard for the New Orleans Pelicans, saw the photo. With NBA teams starting to slowly fill...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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Coronavirus behind him, Utah's Rudy Gobert looking forward

There were the tweets from strangers. "I hate you." "You ruined the whole world." "You deserve it." And there was the scorn...

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'Definition of a leader': How Thunder guard Chris Paul has guided Players Association through turbulent times

Chris Paul and Michele Roberts joke that they begin and end their days with Zoom calls, but it’s too close to the truth to be...

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OKC Thunder: Orlando scrimmage schedule released

All 22 NBA teams at Disney World will play three scrimmages to ramp up before the regular season resumes.

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OKC Thunder: Danilo Gallinari 'never' considered opting out of restart

Danilo Gallinari, perhaps more than any of his Thunder teammates, would have a rational reason for sitting out the NBA's restart.

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Opinion: NBA fairy tales could come true for the Thunder in the Disney World bubble

When the Thunder plays the Jazz on Aug. 1 in Orlando, 142 days will have passed since the same teams took the court in Oklahoma...

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Thunder center Steven Adams stayed in shape 'boxing out cows' on New Zealand farm during NBA shutdown

Steven Adams pointed the webcam to his left arm. He wanted to show off the farmer’s tan he’d been working on in New Zealand....

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OKC Thunder reports zero positive coronavirus tests

No Thunder player has tested positive for the coronavirus since the NBA's testing period began June 23, a team spokesman said...

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Chris Paul to produce HBCU basketball documentary

Thunder point guard Chris Paul is producing a documentary series that will offer a close look at the challenges HBCU basketball...

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Opinion: Asterisk on this year's NBA champ? Only if you want to signify how tough this will be

The NBA restart has given us a whole new vernacular. We're talking about "the bubble" and "seeding games" and "substitute...

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OKC Thunder roster breakdown: Which players will have most impact for NBA restart?

Wednesday was the first day of mandatory individual workouts in the NBA, and Thunder coach Billy Donovan confirmed that all 17...

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Suns sign Payne for their Orlando roster

Payne has largely been a lottery bust

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OKC Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ready to return

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander sat in an office at the Thunder's practice facility Wednesday, the first day of mandatory individual...

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OKC Thunder: Andre Roberson participating in workouts

Thunder guard Andre Roberson has been participating in individual workouts at the team's practice facility, coach Billy Donovan...

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Adam Silver says 'a large number of cases' could impact NBA restart in Orlando

Rudy Gobert's positive coronavirus test in March led NBA commissioner Adam Silver to make the all-important decision of...

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OKC Thunder to pay luxury tax for third consecutive season

The Thunder will pay a projected $2.5 million this season for being over the luxury tax line, ESPN's Bobby Marks reported...

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Chris Paul, Players Association working with NBA to allow messages on jerseys

NBA players might use the back of their jerseys to share social justice messages when the season resumes at Disney World.

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'We have the ability to change things:' Thunder's Chris Paul stresses importance of voting

Chris Paul is using his platform to call for increased voter turnout.

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Why I love sports: Mick Cornett appreciates life lessons taught through athletic endeavors

Editor’s note: Mick Cornett, former Oklahoma City mayor who helped bring the New Orleans Hornets, then the Oklahoma City...

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OKC Thunder signs Devon Hall as substitute player

The Thunder has signed Devon Hall as a substitute player for the season restart, general manager Sam Presti announced Saturday.

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Thunder: Analyzing OKC's schedule for NBA restart

The Thunder’s schedule for the NBA season restart was released Friday night.

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Adam Silver, Chris Paul call on NBA to improve its diversity in hiring

The moment made the NBA feel proud. The moment also made the NBA admit its shortcomings. While the NBA halted its season...

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Chris Paul on NBA addressing racial issues: 'It's never a shut up and dribble situation'

In just over a month, 22 of the NBA's 30 teams will step onto a court and do something they have not done since mid-March....

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"Finding Big Country" to premiere on Wednesday

Big Country movie joins Eddie Sutton documentary in ESPN lineup

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OKC Thunder: Schedule released for eight seeding games

The Thunder now knows which teams it will face at Disney World.

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NBA, Players Association finalize season restart plan

The NBA and National Basketball Players Association have finalized a comprehensive plan to resume the season with 22 teams July...

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Edmond-based Skinz League founder confident in safety protocols after Buddy Hield tests positive for coronavirus

The Skinz League adopted a new policy for its games Wednesday night. “For preventative measures and everyone’s safety, we now...

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OKC Thunder: How Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has improved his game during the break

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander once snuck through a window to get into Kentucky’s gym during his freshman season. As a rookie with the...

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League’s safety plan called comprehensive by health professor

One infection disease expert called the NBA’s 113-page health and safety protocol document detailed and thoughtful. An...

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Report: Buddy Hield tests positive for coronavirus

Sacramento Kings guard and former OU star Buddy Hield has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to The Athletic.

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OKC Thunder sign Luguentz Dort to multi-year contract

Luguentz Dort and the Thunder have reached a multi-year contract agreement, the team announced Wednesday.

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Chris Paul, Players Association advance conversation with NBA on social justice efforts

Top NBA executives met Tuesday with representatives from the National Basketball Players Association. According to an NBPA...

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Blake Griffin starts podcast to address mental, physical health

Former Sooner Blake Griffin is set to launch "The Pursuit of Healthiness," a podcast that will feature a famous lineup of...

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Morning roundup: West Virginia football coach under investigation

COLLEGES Mountaineers' football coach placed on leave West Virginia has placed defensive coordinator Vic Koenning on...

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OKC Thunder: Forget perfect, NBA should go straight to the playoffs

The NBA tried to find a perfect plan for its pandemic restart. The NBA went all Three Bears in figuring out how many teams to...

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OKC Thunder: Decision time on Luguentz Dort as NBA transaction window opens

The NBA’s transaction window opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday. For one week, teams can sign and waive players to fortify their rosters...

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OKC Thunder: Malik Rose named NBA vice president of basketball operations

Former Thunder forward Malik Rose has been hired by the NBA as vice president of basketball operations, the league announced...

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Some NBA players skeptical of wearable devices to be used inside Disney World bubble

Wearable tech devices have generated privacy concerns – perhaps unnecessarily so –in the NBA as the league plans to resume its...

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Blake Griffin's future with Detroit Pistons among 3 key decisions for new GM Troy Weaver

After hiring Troy Weaver on Thursday, the Detroit Pistons have their new general manager. Now, Weaver will begin the process of...

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Opinion: Florida's rising coronavirus cases complicating NBA's plans to resume season in Orlando

NBA commissioner Adam Silver is paid well to run the league. But nowhere in his job description is there a section for him —...

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NBA sets Oct. 16 draft date, Oct. 18 for free-agent talks

NBA sets Oct. 16 draft date, Oct. 18 for free-agent talks The NBA has firmed up the schedule for what will be a hectic time for...

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'I could cry': Former OKC Thunder player Enes Kanter says father released from Turkish prison

NBA Kanter's father released from Turkish prison The father of the NBA player Enes Kanter — an outspoken critic of Turkish...

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OKC Thunder: Has Kendrick Perkins ended feud with Kevin Durant?

The Kendrick Perkins/Kevin Durant beef continues, but perhaps Perk has ended the feud with his emotional soliloquy Friday to...

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Inside the NBA's bubble setup at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex during resumed 2020 season

What will it be like to live in an NBA bubble? For any NBA player and coach, it seems pretty nice. A needed caveat: the...

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Why Detroit Pistons want OKC Thunder's Troy Weaver as their GM

As the Detroit Pistons continue the process of evaluating candidates for their open general manager position, they’re keeping...

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NBA players union memo outlines health and safety precautions for 2020 season restart at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports

NBA players and staffers have been asked to take extensive COVID-19 health and safety precautions as they report to ESPN’s Wide...

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Would resuming or halting the NBA season help the league's efforts to fight racial inequality?

In recent seasons, NBA players have refused to just shut up and dribble. With the NBA slated to start next month in the middle...

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OKC Thunder: Detroit GM search includes Thunder VP Troy Weaver

OKC Thunder: Detroit GM search includes Thunder VP Troy Weaver

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OKC Thunder: Chris Paul faces challenge of uniting players in NBA restart plan

Chris Paul’s job just got harder. After players and owners approved the NBA’s restart plan with near unanimous support last...

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Opinion: NBA players face plenty of questions with no easy answers on resuming season

Just as the NBA informed all 30 teams about various restart dates for the 2019-20 season, players debated internally if they...

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NBA gives teams, players more detailed schedule for restart

The NBA gave teams a more definitive timetable for the restart to the pandemic-interrupted season Friday, including required...

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OKC Thunder: Luguentz Dort, two-way players included in NBA's return

Expanded rosters, from 15 to 17 players, will reportedly include two-way contract players.

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'That could have been me:' Thunder assistant Maurice Cheeks shares story of police encounter

Thunder assistant Maurice Cheeks wrote an essay in the Players' Tribune, describing a police encounter in 2008 in which he was...

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'Everyday Saint' to give behind-the-scenes look at Thunder’s Marc St. Yves

Marc St. Yves has long shied away from the spotlight. Forty years of working behind the scenes had conditioned him to stay...

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NBA playoffs: Ranking the six 'bubble' teams in order of upset potential

The NBA is giving six non-playoff teams a unique opportunity to make the postseason upon its return July 31 at Disney World,...

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Russell Westbrook to produce 'Terror in Tulsa' docuseries on Tulsa Race Massacre

Between May 31 and June 1, 1921, mobs of white residents attacked, set aflame and ultimately destroyed the Greenwood District,...

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Coronavirus could leave lasting financial impacts on Thunder, fellow small-market teams

The coronavirus pandemic has shut down the NBA for the last three months, and it could leave long-term effects on how...

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Five bold predictions for the long-awaited return of the NBA playoffs

The NBA playoffs will give sports fans a smorgasbord of games when the 2019-20 season returns July 31 following a hiatus. The...

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Video: OKCThunder Films to premiere documentary 'Everyday Saint' at deadCenter Film Festival

“The Everyday Saint” will kick off deadCenter’s community corner, which will feature films, film classes and panel discussions...

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OKC Thunder: NBA return means Chris Paul and Co. must recapture synergy

When last we saw the Thunder, players and coaches were heading off the hardwood at The Peake. That tends to happens after a...

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'We don't have any idea what this is going to be like:' Thunder GM Sam Presti embraces uncertainty as NBA moves forward with season

The NBA season will resume with 22 teams playing at Disney World. That much has been known since Thursday, but even the July 31...

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OKC Thunder: Luguentz Dort 'clearly someone we want to have with us'

The Thunder had a looming decision to make in March with rookie guard Luguentz Dort.

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Thunder GM Sam Presti: 'Meaningful change doesn't come from listening alone'

Before Sam Presti addressed any questions about basketball on a Sunday conference call, the Thunder general manager spoke for...

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OKC Thunder: Sam Presti updates Andre Roberson's status

It's been two years, four months and 11 days since Andre Roberson ruptured the patellar tendon in his left knee.

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OKC Thunder refresher: What you might have forgotten about 2019-20 season

Dennis Schröder’s go-ahead layup off a steal and Chris Paul’s defensive stand against Jayson Tatum capped an 18-point Thunder...

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NBA returns: Thunder delayed rebuild is huge relief in light of return-to-play plan

Sitting in front of a screen dotted with Thunder logos, Sam Presti looked around the small room jammed with reporters and...

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NBA restart format winners and losers: LeBron James wins, but Lakers could lose

The NBA is moving toward a restart of the 2019-20 season. Minor hurdles remain, but the NBA plans to resume games on July 31 at...

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Pros and cons: How the NBA's restart plan affects the Thunder

The Thunder and 21 other teams will meet at Disney World this summer to resume the NBA season. The return-to-play format is...

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NBA Players Association approves return-to-play plan, will continue negotiations

The NBA Players Association voted Friday to approve the NBA’s 22-team return-to-play plan and to continue with negotiations...

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NBA returns: 22 teams, hundreds of games, millions of happy fans

Rejoice, sports fans. Again, I say, rejoice! The NBA is back. The return became official Thursday with a nearly unanimous vote...

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'They just want justice for him': Trae Young, Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin request Gov. Stitt to commute sentence of Oklahoma inmate on death row

NBA stars Trae Young, Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin wrote to Gov. Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma's Pardon & Parole Board,...

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OKC Thunder: NBA Board of Governors approve plan to resume season

The NBA Board of Governors approved a tentative plan Thursday to resume the season with 22 teams, including the Thunder, on...

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NBA owners approve 22-team restart plan

The NBA Board of Governors approved a plan Thursday to resume the season, 85 days after the season was suspended when Jazz...

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NBA owners on verge of approving plan to resume 2019-2020 season

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and other high-ranking NBA officials plan to propose a finish to the 2019-20 season that includes...

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Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young returns to court in Skinz League debut, scores 43 in loss

Atlanta Hawks and former OU guard Trae Young laced up and played in an organized basketball game for the first time since March...

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OKC Thunder rookie Darius Bazley plays in local Skinz League, but likely for last time this summer

Thunder rookie Darius Bazley returned to the court Monday night. Not downtown at Chesapeake Energy Arena, but 12 miles north at...

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Report: NBA to invite 22 teams to resume season in Orlando

The NBA is expected to invite 22 teams to Disney World in Orlando, Florida to resume the season July 31, ESPN's Adrian...

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Opinion: Enes Kanter shows that justice and equality are on 'right side of history'

Picking a side? Justice and equality are on 'right side of history'

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Thunder release statement on 'tragic reality of racial injustice in America'

The Thunder released a statement Monday, one week after George Floyd was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis.

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Watch: Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks guard and former OU star, speaks at Norman rally

Trae Young spoke in front of a hometown crowd Monday afternoon in peaceful protest of racial injustice and the death of George...

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Report: Thunder chairman Clay Bennett speaks up for small-market teams

Thunder chairman Clay Bennett gave voice to small-market teams on the NBA's Board of Governors call Friday, according to an...

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In this time of heartbreak and strife, can churches succeed where sports has failed?

I wrote an NBA column before church Sunday, but it didn’t feel right. Debating basketball’s restart plans is fine subject...

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Could an asterisk come with this NBA restart?

A convoluted plan to restart the NBA seems like trying to please everybody

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'That could have been me': Former Thunder player Thabo Sefolosha says George Floyd's death opens old wounds

Thabo Sefolosha knows what it’s like to be a black man, on the ground, being beaten by police officers. Such was the scenario...

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addresses racial inequality, police brutality protests in league memo

Lately, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has fielded concerns on when the season will resume and if the league can implement enough...

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Thunder's Billy Donovan flipped script in contract's final season with 'one of the more masterful jobs' in NBA

Billy Donovan entered the season as a lame duck, a coach without a contract past the 2019-20 campaign. Three consecutive...

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Opinion: NBA won't be able to please everyone as it faces tough decisions on resuming season

The words not only captured the brutal honesty from an NBA superstar. They also reflected what other players might feel about...

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'These problems are all of our problems:' Nick Collison donates to NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Nick Collison announced Friday that he donated $20,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in memory of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery...

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How NBA can play out season at Disney sports complex in Florida

It may be a small world after all for the NBA if it is going to resume play this summer. The league is finalizing plans to play...

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NBA return-to-play possibilities, and how they affect the Thunder

The NBA is still deciding how to resume the season. And as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday, “there’s no current...

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Jazz or Heat: Which team would the Thunder rather face if the playoff format changes?

With the NBA season already flipped upside down, it might be time to shake things up East to West. How about a Thunder vs. Heat...

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Opinion: Why this year's NBA champion does not deserve an asterisk

Whichever team wins an NBA championship this season does not deserve to have an asterisk attached. That team deserves to have...

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'So much bigger than basketball': How Thunder-Jazz referee, wife each had front-row seats for coronavirus

Renata Burigatto received a text message from her husband, NBA referee Mark Lindsay, 30 minutes after the scheduled tip-off of...

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Gallinari has mostly started out seasons with healthy stretches

In this rebooted NBA season, can Gallinari finish strong?

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Thunder in Magic Kingdom? NBA says it is talking with Disney about resuming season

The NBA’s plans to resume its season have taken a more concrete form. The league has entered “exploratory conversations with...

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NBA, Disney talks aren't only hopeful sign for league's return

NBA, Disney talks aren't only hopeful sign for league's return

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was on fire when the season stopped

Can Gilgeous-Alexander keep up his hot shooting when the NBA resumes?

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Thunder's Chris Paul says of NBA's return 'We workin' on it'

Chris Paul appeared on The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah on Wednesday.

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Orlando front-runner for NBA play when it resumes, reports say

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando has emerged as the favorite to host NBA games without fans whenever play resumes, according to multiple...

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Bazley's bone bruise should be healed by now, but does it matter?

Bazley's improvement had stagnated even before the injury

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Opinion: 'The Last Dance' showed Michael Jordan to be both otherworldly and deeply human

"The Last Dance" was a towering tribute to Michael Jordan’s otherworldliness. The titles, the talent, the impact he had far...

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Thunder season changed when Schröder started making 3-pointers

Schröder has been a 42-percent 3-point shooter since November rally against Warriors

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A 'handful' of players expected for Thunder workouts

Thunder among the last NBA teams to open their facilities

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Why Michael Jordan's Bulls would've had trouble winning seventh title in 1999

Michael Jordan left viewers with "maddening" send-off words in the finale of ESPN's documentary "The Last Dance" when he said...

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'The Last Dance' winners, losers: Michael Jordan, Jerry Krause, Isiah Thomas and memes lead way

The music is no longer playing for "The Last Dance," as the 10-part documentary that aired over the last five weeks on ESPN...

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Thunder: Chris Paul featured in 'Blackballed,' revisiting Donald Sterling Clippers era

"Blackballed" revisits the Clippers' playoff run in 2014 when the Donald Sterling tape came out.

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'Last Dance' to 'Blackballed': New documentary details Donald Sterling controversy, transformative time in NBA

“The Last Dance” documentary has captivated the sports world during the coronavirus pandemic. And it’s not just because we...

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Chris Paul speaks for players: 'We want to play'

Thunder point guard Chris Paul is adamant about getting back on the court.

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Thunder: Maurice Cheeks reflects on facing Michael Jordan before 'The Last Dance' finale

Maurice Cheeks and his friends used to take two buses from the South Side to get to Chicago Stadium on the Near West Side for...

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Adams doesn't always play better with rest, but it sure seems like he needs it

Adams is not a rhythm player, so he should be ready to go when the Thunder resumes

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Ferguson was slumping something awful when the NBA season stopped

Can Ferguson save a season that has been mostly lost?

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'Last Dance' Stories: How Dennis Rodman landed at Southeastern Oklahoma State

Lonn Reisman knows how it all sounds. A kid from South Dallas — who didn’t even play high school basketball — winds up in...

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NBA optimistic about return, but questions still linger

NBA power brokers, from star players to influential owners, are reportedly optimistic that the season will resume. Here’s a...

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'Zone model' could be a test case for the NBA or MLB

Frequent testing figures to be part of any resumption of play

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Report: Chris Paul, fellow stars in favor of resuming season

Thunder point guard Chris Paul arranged a conference call Monday that included the NBA's biggest stars, according to Chris...

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Oklahoma City tattoo artist Joe McCormick makes inroads with local athletes

Joe McCormick was in first grade when Mary Lou Booker told McCormick’s mom that Joe was going to be an artist some day. “At...

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Thunder Legacy Series: Nazr Mohammed explains his front-office job

Some tried to steer Nazr Mohammed into coaching, but Mohammed knew he wanted an NBA front-office job before his playing career...

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Mother's Day: In her darkest hour, Christine stayed strong

Christine’s husband was working his first coaching job, and Christine was trying to be supportive, far from home. “I don’t...

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'We believe in walking the walk': Former Thunder center Nazr Mohammed finishes Kentucky degree

Nazr Mohammed expects straight A’s from his three kids, so it was only fair that he be transparent with his grades this...

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver meets with players to detail possible ways to finish season

NBA commissioner Adam Silver on a National Basketball Players Association teleconference Friday told players that a single...

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Thunder practice facility remains closed as some teams reopen

The Thunder practice facility remained closed Friday, the first day some NBA teams were allowed to reopen their facilities to...

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Thunder season ticket holders offered refund options

The Thunder emailed season ticket holders Wednesday with refund options for the eight remaining home games.

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Thunder's return to practice facility unclear as three teams plan to reopen Friday

It’s unclear when the Thunder plans to reopen its practice facility. The team provided no update as of 5 p.m. Thursday, instead...

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NBA teams can reopen practice facilities Friday; at the moment, only three teams are on board

Even though the NBA targeted Friday for teams to open their practice facilities to a limited number of players at a time, just...

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If the NBA goes to a five-game playoff series, odds for Thunder advancement improve

Speculation continues on NBA playoff modifications. Will pro basketball need to play shorter series, at least in the earlier...

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Thunder: Chris Paul to give virtual commencement speech for graduates

Chris Paul will soon be available to deliver a virtual commencement address.

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OKC Thunder's Chris Paul in elite NBA company as he turns 35

Chris Paul turns 35 on Wednesday, an age in which only the brightest of stars can outpace the dimming effects of time. When...

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OKC Thunder: How Chris Paul remade his image, left behind bad-teammate label

Chris Paul thumped his chest, flexed his arms, then jabbed his finger in the air. That celebration on Boston hardwood back in...

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Thunder's Abdel Nader is finding his place in NBA as he honors fallen teammates: 'It felt like I was like I was doing it for them'

Abdel Nader thought the Tweet was some sick joke. At least, he hoped it was. Nader closed Twitter and called Bryce...

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LeBron James heads list of those with most to lose if NBA is shut down by coronavirus

If the NBA doesn’t come back this season — and while the league says all options are open it still might not — because of the...

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OKC Thunder: Milwaukee and the Los Angeles teams are NBA's biggest losers if season is lost

Many are the reasons we would like the NBA season to resume. Starting with mental health. A good ballgame every other night or...

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Opinion: NBA can't resume play soon enough, but Adam Silver won't be rushed

Whether optimistic, pessimistic or realistic about the NBA finishing the 2019-20 season, the league – even at the highest level...

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Thunder Legacy Series: Nenad Krstic saw 'great potential' in first OKC team

Sam Presti flew to Moscow in December 2008 to recruit a 7-foot center with an injured left knee and no sure plan to return to...

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What if the Chris Paul-led Hornets never had left Oklahoma City? It probably wouldn't match the OKC Thunder's success.

When the Thunder first moved to town, then-Oklahoman sports editor Mike Sherman met with Sam Presti and warned the general...

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What if the Thunder's trade for Tyson Chandler hadn't been rescinded? It might have cost OKC an NBA title.

On Feb. 24, 2011, the Thunder traded for Kendrick Perkins and got the center it needed for its young core. A tough,...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Recapping Presti Presser

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder: Sam Presti not committed to reopen practice facility May 8

The NBA has targeted May 8 as the earliest day teams can reopen their practice facilities, but Thunder general manager Sam...

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Thunder makes weekly video calls, regular communication priorities during coronavirus pandemic

The Thunder, like teams and people across the country, has embraced video calls as a way to stay connected during the...

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Sam Presti looks forward to a 'positive conversation' with Thunder coach Billy Donovan about his future

The final year of Billy Donovan’s contract with the Thunder happened to coincide with a season-suspending pandemic.

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'I belong in this league': How Lu Dort ended up with the Thunder

Thunder general manager Sam Presti compares the second round of the NBA Draft to the experience of the stock market floor. The...

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Former Thunder player Sebastian Telfair’s mother and brother both dead from coronavirus

NEW YORK — A New York City basketball legend’s family has been hit hard by the coronavirus. Former NBA point guard Sebastian...

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Going 'cold-tofu': Thunder guard Chris Paul joins Partnership for a Healthier America summit as guest speaker

After Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown gave a presentation on the science and history behind the company, Paul joined him for what...

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NBA delays reopening of team practice facilities

The NBA announced Monday that team practice facilities will reopen no earlier than May 8.

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Thunder Legacy Series: Anthony Morrow remembers highs and lows of 2015-16 season

Anthony Morrow played for nine teams in eight NBA seasons, but the former sharpshooter most identifies with the Thunder. Morrow...

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Report: Thunder could open practice facilities as soon as May 1

Last month, the NBA directed teams to close their practice facilities, in response to the growing coronavirus outbreak in the...

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Thunder: Billy Donovan discusses the NBA shutdown, his coaching tree and more in NABC Championship Webinar Series

The Thunder coach gave another coaching seminar on Friday, this time answering questions for over an hour as part of the NABC...

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'It was a negotiation': Thunder's Chris Paul downplays NBA player pay reduction

Chris Paul added that coverage of the pay reduction was "blown out of proportion," especially with the coronavirus pandemic...

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'Virus is actually in complete control': Thunder's Chris Paul navigates questions about NBA's future

Chris Paul was the first Thunder player to address the local media since the NBA season went on hiatus over a month ago.

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Thunder's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander remains one of the NBA's best-kept secrets

CHICAGO — Brooklyn’s Spencer Dinwiddie saw the perfect opportunity to get one last jab in. One solitary reporter was...

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Russell Westbrook tells story about Michael Jordan on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Westbrook joined Fallon on “The Tonight Show” on Tuesday. Westbrook first became a “Tonight Show” regular when he played for...

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Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander appears on NBA Instagram Live

On Tuesday, it was Gilgeous-Alexander’s turn to take over the NBA Instagram account with his cousin, Pelicans rookie Nickeil...

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Former Thunder star Russell Westbrook scheduled to appear on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

In the time of the coronavirus, even Russell Westbrook's "Tonight Show" appearances have gone virtual.

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District attorney declines to file charges against Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson

Oklahoma County prosecutors have decided not to charge Thunder guard Terrrance Ferguson who had been accused this year by a...

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Thunder: Andre Roberson says he's 'kinda past the rehab stage'

Whenever the NBA returns, Thunder guard Andre Roberson might return with it.

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OKC Thunder: Caron Butler 'still happy to this day' for brief Thunder stint

When Caron Butler and the Bucks agreed to a buyout in February 2014, Butler’s list of suitors was impressive. Both the Spurs...

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'Every Oklahoman should know their story': Thunder Free Days bring first-time visitors to OKC National Memorial and Museum

Stephanie Powers stared past the glass, transported back in time. “There wasn’t the reflecting pool or any of that here,” she...

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NBA and NBPA agree on player salary reduction schedule

In light of the stoppage of games due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA and NBPA have agreed to reduce players’ paychecks by...

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G League program more lucrative and appealing than college basketball

NBA's pathway program appeals to high school stars

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Thunder: GQ features Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's fashion

Without NBA games being played, Instagram has taken the place of the tunnel walk, and Gilgeous-Alexander's "#quarantinefits"...

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A condensed playoff format could help the Thunder

Playoff upsets were more prevalent in five-game series era

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Russell Westbrook assisting Operation 42, helping hospitals that primarily serve black communities

To celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Wednesday, Russell Westbrook announced that he's helping launch Operation 42 — an...

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OKC Thunder: Allie Quigley feels the love after beating Chris Paul in HORSE

Allie Quigley walked to the left wing, or the closest thing to it on her driveway court, and described her upcoming attempt: a...

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OKC Thunder: Shortened playoff format could work to Thunder's advantage

The Thunder’s last game of the regular season was originally scheduled for Wednesday: a Western Conference showdown between OKC...

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Rockets' Russell Westbrook buys 650 laptops for Houston students as schools shift to online classes

Rockets' Russell Westbrook buys 650 laptops for Houston students as schools shift to online classes

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Rudy Gobert addresses reported rocky relationship with Donovan Mitchell

The night of March 11 in Oklahoma City created a rift between Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell that still needs to...

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Chris Paul, Trae Young eliminated from H-O-R-S-E tournament

Trae Young and Chris Paul were the favorites to win the NBA Horse Challenge, but both were dealt first-round exits Sunday night.

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Thunder Legacy Series: Cole Aldrich learned 'invaluable lessons' in OKC tenure

Cole Aldrich was picked 11th overall by New Orleans in the 2010 NBA Draft, but he was flipped to the Thunder in a draft day...

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Why I love sports: Our love letter to the games that have molded us

Throughout the coming weeks, the sports staff of The Oklahoman — as well as readers, local sports and civic leaders — will open...

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Trae Young, Chris Paul favorites in H-O-R-S-E tournament

Young is a 2-to-1 favorite to win the event, according to odds from BetOnline. Paul is just behind Young with 5-to-2 odds.

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'Enjoy yourself a steak … or three': Thunder Run video game provides timely distraction during coronavirus pandemic

Gray smoke billows from the Thunder’s broken down bus. It’s almost tip-off time, so players are left with one option. Run to...

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NBA mock draft: Could the Thunder be in the market for a Duke Blue Devil in first round?

At some point, the NBA will conduct a 2020 draft. It was scheduled for June 25, shortly after the completion of the NBA...

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Chris Paul, Trae Young to participate in H-O-R-S-E competition

Local stars Chris Paul and Trae Young will participate in a nationally televised H-O-R-S-E competition.

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Players Association tells NBA agents that owners may withhold part of players’ salaries if season is canceled

The National Basketball Players Association stressed during Tuesday’s conference call with NBA agents that no decision has been...

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Thunder: Billy Donovan's explanation of his coaching philosophy encompasses vastly different offenses

Russell Westbrook careened down the court, speeding directly toward a backpedaling Josh Okogie. The Timberwolves guard had no...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: What does the science say about sports' return? We asked

Linda Thompson has heard the dire predictions about sports in the coronavirus era. She knows some have said the NBA season will...

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NBA coaches prepare for possible intriguing playoff matchups

With NBA games indefinitely on hold, there has been a lot of discussion about postseason possibilities — including by coaches...

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Former Thunder assistant Anthony Grant flattening the curve while towering above the college game at Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio — He wouldn’t really talk about it, but his wife did. So did his two coaching mentors and lifelong friends –...

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Thunder's Dennis Schröder sued for alleged property damage to rental home

Thunder point guard Dennis Schröder is being sued for alleged property damage to his former Nichols Hills rental home. The...

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'I actually … was scared': Thunder's Danilo Gallinari recounts 'night that changed basketball forever'

Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari, in a Players' Tribune story headlined "The night that changed basketball forever," gave a...

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Outlook 2020: 'A lot of times, we’re our biggest roadblocks,' Ayana Lawson

Name: Ayana Lawson, 38, Oklahoma City Thunder. Highlights: While at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Lawson interned...

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'It's deeper than basketball': Thunder to launch Legacy Network for former players

Anthony Morrow read a book to a group of first graders on Thursday, and after the virtual class came a question and answer...

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Graduate of Sam Presti's leadership program provides optimism during coronavirus pandemic

Kandy Hunt knew she had to find a way to get high school senior Dylan Ruiz into the Forward Thinking Leadership Development...

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Thunder's Billy Donovan shares his philosophy on virtual coaches clinic

With the NBA season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, on Wednesday morning Donovan made a live video appearance at the...

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Jenni Carlson: Thunder's last game is a reminder to be grateful for fun we had before coronavirus pandemic

The other night, I was scrolling through the TV listings trying to find something to watch.

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Berry Tramel: Unless the Thunder tumbles when regular season resumes, the 76ers get OKC's pick

If the Thunder finishes in the NBA top 10, it loses its first-round pick

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Report: Terrance Ferguson, Darius Bazley assured bulk of 2019-20 salary

Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson and forward Darius Bazley are among a small group of NBA players who are assured a vast...

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'Someone I love like a brother': Dayton's Anthony Grant, Thunder's Billy Donovan achieved separate successes this season

Hours before the NBA went dark, Jazz coach Quin Snyder praised Billy Donovan and talked of how they knew each other from when...

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Thunder: Chris Paul enjoying time at home as dad

Chris Paul said he’s getting his first taste of what retirement might feel like.

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Why NBA players are in position to lead COVID-19 relief efforts

LOS ANGELES — More than 915,000 people have watched Kevin Love, a five-time All-Star and an NBA champion, speak earnestly about...

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Thunder: With salary cap uncertainty, assessing contract situations for 2020-21

Beyond the uncertainty of whether this NBA season can be salvaged is another looming question: How will the 2020-21 season be...

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On this date in sports history: Russell Westbrook has 57 points, the most in a triple-double in NBA history

March 29 1929 The Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup with a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers to complete a two-game sweep....

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'We're all in this together': Thunder's Danilo Gallinari to fund coronavirus test kits

Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari announced Friday that he's partnering with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department to...

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Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell cleared of coronavirus

All Utah Jazz players and staff, including Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, have completed their 14 days of isolation and...

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Thunder schedule draft: Picking the games we're missing the most

The last 18 games of the regular season provided a balanced schedule for the Thunder. Road-heavy, sure, but since the beginning...

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'Showing his playful side': Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander takes to TikTok during NBA hiatus

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander hopped toward the camera, arms flailing, mouth open in a wide smile. Darius Bazley followed, laughing....

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Former Thunder assistant Anthony Grant named AP Coach of the Year

Former Thunder assistant Anthony Grant was named AP Coach of the Year on Tuesday after guiding Dayton to a 29-2 record that...

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Coronavirus could cost NBA $1 billion, bring about record salary cap drop

After his All-Star Weekend address in Chicago last month, Adam Silver was asked whether fallout stemming from Rockets GM Daryl...

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Ranking the top 10 comebacks of the Thunder's 2019-20 season ... so far

The Thunder, in its last game before the season was suspended, overcame an 18-point deficit to beat the Celtics at TD Garden....

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'The situation is really real': Chesapeake Energy Arena's hourly contract workers seek answers amid coronavirus shutdowns

Five days had passed since Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested preliminary positive for COVID-19, and Brandon Hollins still had no...

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Thunder pledges financial aid to hourly workers at Chesapeake Energy Arena

With the Thunder’s addition, all 30 NBA teams have committed to -- whether it be by statement, or in a few cases via news...

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'Be as selfless as possible:' Thunder's Chris Paul shares uplifting message

It was the first time Paul has publicly spoken since the Thunder-Jazz game was postponed and the NBA season suspended last...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Celtics guard, former OSU star Marcus Smart tests positive for COVID-19

Boston Celtics guard and former Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart has tested positive for the coronavirus, he announced Thursday...

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Four more individuals in NBA organizations test positive for COVID-19

A member of the Denver Nuggets organization tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, the team announced.

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NBA players getting inordinate amount of COVID-19 tests

Union chief blames the federal government, but that's beside the point now

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Report: NBA shutting down team training facilities

All NBA team training facilities will be shut down to players and and staff starting Friday, The Athletic's Shams Charania...

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This summer may change the NBA forever

The truest reply to pretty much any question about the NBA’s hopes for restarting its shuttered 2019-20 season is that none of...

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'That’s why he is who he is': How Thunder VP Donnie Strack went from Pacers ball boy to being at center of historic NBA night

David Craig had the same first instruction for every Pacers ball boy he hired. Look up two words, the veteran trainer would...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Thunder COVID-19 tests come back negative

Thunder players and staff members have tested negative for COVID-19, the team announced Wednesday.

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How NBA commissioner Adam Silver's decision may have slowed coronavirus spread in sports

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver woke up a week ago facing an important day. Coronavirus and the growing outbreak was the focus and...

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Report: Kevin Durant, three other Nets players test positive for coronavirus

Four Nets players tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, the team announced Tuesday. That...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: For Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari, the NBA shutdown wasn’t so sudden

As Danilo Gallinari remembers it, he was the first player on the court Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma...

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What would NBA schedule look like in potential summer return? Breaking down options and obstacles

Hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake, and yet in unprecedented times, health and safety will guide decisions.

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NBA 2019-20 award projections if the season ended today

During the stretch run of the NBA season, the "If the season ended today..." cliche runs rampant. But on Wednesday, the season...

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Report: NBA owners fear league could be suspended for at least three months

NBA owners fear that the league’s best-case scenario may be a mid-to-late June return, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday.

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Report: NBA teams expect G League season to soon be canceled

The rest of the G League season could be the first cut from the NBA calendar due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jazz center Rudy Gobert updates health status in video

Jazz center Rudy Gobert, in a video posted to Twitter on Sunday, said he's feeling "a little better every single day."

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Yes, Jazz star Rudy Gobert was a goob, but he's also become an accidental hero

That video of Rudy Gobert has played everywhere. No doubt you've seen it because, well, the sports networks don’t have any...

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'Maybe they do all this stuff before the game': Why Barbara DeMaio's first Thunder game is a night she won't forget

The large blue pin clipped to Barbara DeMaio’s shirt announced the occasion: “MY 1ST GAME!” An illustration of Rumble the...

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Report: Third NBA player tests positive for coronavirus

Pistons forward Christian Wood has tested positive for coronavirus, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Saturday.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Jazz center Rudy Gobert to assist Oklahoma City families affected by coronavirus

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert will donate $100,000 to families in Oklahoma City who have been affected by the coronavirus, the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Frankie J 'won't ever forget' his impromptu halftime show before Thunder-Jazz game

Thunder entertainment coordinator Candace Coonrod turned to Frankie J and his crew and delivered the news. “Alright, guys,”...

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Report: NBPA informs players of CBA provision that could affect earnings

When drafting the collective bargaining agreement, NBA owners included a safe-guard, in case a season was ever shut down.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: How Oklahoma City changed the way America thinks about this pandemic

Cecilia Robinson-Woods watched the situation unfold Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena with dread. After the game...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Behind the scenes at Chesapeake Energy Arena

There are moments that etch themselves into your memory. They’re recorded in slow motion, zooming in on gestures and facial...

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FAQs as NBA suspends season following Thunder-Jazz game

The NBA suspended its season Wednesday night after Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. By Thursday...

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Adam Silver: NBA season will be suspended for at least 30 days

The decision to pause NBA play came after Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by a novel...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Thunder following OSDH direction regarding COVID-19 testing

The Thunder and Jazz were scheduled to play at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday, but the game was postponed and the NBA...

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Thunder-Jazz: Timeline of surreal night that stopped NBA

Oklahoma City was the epicenter of a surreal night in sports history.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell visited Del City High School before testing positive for disease

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell visited Del City High School on Wednesday morning. On Thursday morning, Mitchell tested...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Donovan Mitchell had important message for fans after testing positive

The NBA season was suspended indefinitely on Wednesday night when Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Coronavirus suspends the season

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Next steps for fans who attended the Thunder's postponed game against the Jazz

The Thunder sent a memo Thursday morning to season ticket holders and fans in attendance at Wednesday night’s postponed game...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Jazz center Rudy Gobert joked about coronavirus, touched reporters' recorders days before positive test

The coronavirus is no joking matter, and the NBA made that clear Wednesday night, suspending its season after a Utah Jazz...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Downtown OKC hotel closing for 'deep cleaning' following Utah Jazz coronavirus discovery

The 21c Museum Hotel is closing for a “deep clean” following the discovery Wednesday night that one of its guests, Utah Jazz...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Thunder game vs. Jazz postponed, Utah player tested positive for coronavirus

The Thunder's game against the Jazz came to a screeching halt after introductions.

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Nightmare scenario forced NBA to make tough decision

Before Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was diagnosed, forcing the game with Oklahoma City to be postponed, the league on Wednesday...

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'I've never seen anything like this:' Fans react to Thunder-Jazz postponement

Jeremy Tilton and his 9-year-old daughter Elise stayed in their seats in an otherwise empty section of Chesapeake Energy Arena.

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Thunder: Steven Adams reacts to possibility of NBA games without fans

Thunder center Steven Adams did his best to imagine playing an NBA game in an empty arena.

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Thunder vs. Jazz lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Jazz at Thunder When: 7 p.m., Wednesday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, OKC TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675,...

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'It’s a weird and tough situation for everybody': Thunder's Danilo Gallinari stresses seriousness of coronavirus outbreak

Danilo Gallinari sat behind a table, positioned at least 10 feet away from the reporters in the front row. This podium setup...

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Thunder: Jazz come to town as possible playoff opponent

The Thunder will host the Jazz on Wednesday night in what could be a possible first-round playoff matchup.

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'I just took the long path:' LiAngelo Ball chasing NBA dream in Oklahoma City

LiAngelo has been living in Oklahoma City since December as a G League practice player. On Monday, the OKC Blue signed him to a...

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Thunder's Abdel Nader 'impacts winning' with improved defense

BOSTON — Celtics staff members gave a friendly nod to Abdel Nader as they passed him in the narrow hallway outside the...

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NBA temporarily limits locker room access in response to coronavirus

The NBA is temporarily limiting locker room access to players and "essential staff," in response to the international outbreak...

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Thunder coach Billy Donovan supports change in two-way contract rules.

Luguentz Dort, who signed a two-way contract as an undrafted free agent this past summer, has played 29 games with the Thunder...

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Thunder: Billy Donovan updates injury status of Darius Bazley

Thunder forward Darius Bazley has reached the four-week mark in his recovery from a right knee bone bruise.

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: SGA out, Thunder roll

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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OKC Thunder: Ranking the 10 best wins of the season

OKC has had some memorable victories in this 40-24 season

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‘SGA out, Thunder rolls’: How OKC stunned the Celtics minus leading scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

BOSTON — Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander sat out Sunday for the first time this season. Thunder coach Billy Donovan said...

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'I don’t discriminate against wins': Thunder steal win at Celtics thanks to Chris Paul, Dennis Schröder

BOSTON — Chris Paul turned to Billy Donovan and told his coach which Celtic he wanted to guard: Jayson Tatum. “Are you sure...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 105-104 win at Boston

The Thunder beat the Celtics 105-104 Sunday, to sweep a 3-game road trip back East.

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Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander out against Celtics

Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will not play Sunday night at Boston, a team spokesman confirmed before the game.

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'That guy sees the game like Phil Barlow': Why Thunder GM Sam Presti is regularly reminded of a Boston prep star

Sam Presti needs a few minutes to load the memories of 20 years ago, but once his brain recalibrates to those Boston days, the...

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Thunder at Celtics lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Thunder at Celtics When: 5 p.m. Sunday Where: TD Garden in Boston TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse...

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'It's easy for people to forget': First responders from Oklahoma City bombing and 9/11 honored before Thunder-Knicks

NEW YORK — They stood as one, connected by the fabric of the American flag they stretched across midcourt at Madison Square...

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Thunder: Chris Paul supports Spike Lee with message on his shoes

Spike Lee announced Tuesday, on ESPN’s First Take, that he wouldn’t attend another Knicks game this season.

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Report: LiAngelo Ball signs with OKC Blue

LiAngelo Ball will join the Thunder's G League affiliate via waiver claim, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Saturday.

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Garden Party

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder: Coronavirus hits close to home for Danilo Gallinari

Italy, Gallinari's home, has been among the hardest-hit countries of the global health crisis.

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'I was looking forward to playing here': Thunder's Chris Paul puts on a show vs. Knicks at Madison Square Garden

NEW YORK — No matter the away venue, Chris Paul is regularly booed during pregame introductions. But not at Madison Square...

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Report: NBA teams should make plans for games without fans because of coronavirus

NEW YORK — The coronavirus outbreak could soon be impacting the NBA. As first reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania on...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 126-103 rout of Knicks

The Thunder beat the Knicks 126-103 at Madison Square Garden Friday, improving to 2-0 on a 3-game road trip back East.

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'Those guys are the new wave': Thunder's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Knicks' RJ Barrett boosting Canadian basketball

DETROIT — Before Shai Gilgeous-Alexander addressed reporters after dropping 27 points in a win against the Pistons on...

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Thunder at Knicks lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Thunder at Knicks When: 6:30 p.m. Friday Where: Madison Square Garden TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse...

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Berry Tramel: Thunder living on the edge doesn't have to mean it can't survive in NBA playoffs

Point differential is a major analytic, but other teams have survived not winning by big margins

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Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander developing into sneaky shot blocker

Gilgeous-Alexander has developed into a sly shot blocker in his sophomore season. Among all guards, Gilgeous-Alexander ranks...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Driving through Detroit

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Sinclair and YouTube TV reach a deal to keep Thunder games streaming

YouTube TV will continue to broadcast 19 of Sinclair's 21 Fox regional sports networks, including Fox Sports Oklahoma.

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'You got to come out aggressive': How the Thunder's trio of point guards led OKC past Pistons

DETROIT — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander eased into a 3-pointer for the game’s first bucket. Chris Paul swiped a steal for a runout...

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Danilo Gallinari clutch for Thunder at Pistons playing second night of back-to-back

DETROIT — Danilo Gallinari started Wednesday night at Detroit. Unremarkable in that it’s his usual role, but surprising given...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 114-107 win at Detroit

The Thunder beat the Pistons 114-107 Wednesday, to kick off a three-game road trip and end a two-game skid.

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Not so Super Tuesday

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder: Where Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ranks on ESPN's list of under-25 stars

ESPN released a list Wednesday ranking the top-25 NBA players under the age of 25 based on potential.

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OKC Thunder: Clippers are the team to avoid in the playoffs

The Thunder have seen enough of the NBA’s elite, thank you very much. Back-to-back games against the Bucks (a 133-86 Milwaukee...

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Thunder at Pistons lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Thunder at Pistons When: 6 p.m., Wednesday Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675,...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Milwaukee mismatch

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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OKC Thunder: Slain by the monster it created, but no regrets over Paul George trade

The last time the Thunder took the court, Friday night, it got to see what a championship-caliber team looks like. Then...

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Thunder can't find an answer to stop Leonard, OKC loses 109-94

Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson shuffled back and forth, meeting Kawhi Leonard at every turn. Poking and prodding hadn’t opened...

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'He’s high character': Clippers' Doc Rivers praises Thunder's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as 'different kid'

Doc Rivers described Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as a “different kid,” but the Clippers coach meant it as praise....

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's loss to the Clippers

Kawhi Leonard missed the first two Thunder-Clippers matchups. But he and Paul George were healthy Tuesday night, and they...