Player News - Thunder

Date: Team: Pos:

Coach Scott Brooks is hoping his team will get into the top 10 for assists per game.

They were tied for 13th in assists per game last season and just 26th in total passes per game, so ball movement hasn't been a strong suit for the Thunder. Of course, when a team has the top two players in usage rate, it's unlikely to lead to a well-balanced attack. The roles of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant shouldn't change much with both guys expected to have big seasons.
Source: Oklahoman
Jul 28 - 11:26 AM

Tibor Pleiss is close to signing with the Thunder, according to his agent.

Last month, he was not expected to sign with the Thunder, and it's possible he stays in Europe. Pleiss signed a four-year deal to play in Spain back in 2012, but he is eligible to play in the USA this season.
Source: Sportando
Jul 28 - 10:02 AM

Former University of Maryland head coach Gary Williams thinks Kevin Durant could wind up back in the Washington D.C. area.

Williams' thoughts on Durant are just idle summer chatter, but the former Terrapins head coach thinks Durant could sign with the Wizards when he becomes a free agent in the summer of 2016. "One interesting thing on this LeBron going back to Cleveland, Durant’s watching that very close," Williams said on a radio interview last week. "He’s seeing the adulation pouring out for LeBron James for coming home. And Durant loves this area." We'll chalk this one up to summer conjecturing for now, but if Williams is correct, the Wizards have two seasons to prove to Durant that he can win in D.C.
Jul 22 - 10:23 AM

The NBA will be placing a golden stripe on the back of jerseys for the 2014-15 season to honor the franchises that have won championships, however, the Thunder organization has elected to not wear the patch commemorating Seattle's 1979 title run.

The Seattle SuperSonics won a title in 1979, however the franchise has since been relocated and renamed in Oklahoma City. "As of right now, they are not wearing it," said Christopher Arena — the NBA’s vice president of outfitting, identity and equipment. "We have several teams who have a lineage that exists prior to the city that they’re in... Some teams embrace that past, some teams don’t. Whether it’s because of ownership changes or perhaps the lineage is too great of a distance or the team nickname changed or whatever it may be, that’s their decision."
Jul 21 - 6:52 PM

Josh Huestis could start his career off in the D-League.

The Thunder were expected to take an overseas player so they could stash him, but they may be the first team to draft a USA first rounder at 29th in the draft and stash him in the D-League. The developmental league continues to grow and a move like this would help. If the Thunder go this route, it would save them a roster spot while keeping Huestis' restricted free agency rights in his fourth year.
Source: Oklahoman
Jul 19 - 9:13 PM

Thunder re-sign PF Grant Jerrett.

As long as Serge Ibaka and Nick Collison are healthy, you probably won't hear much about Jerrett.
Jul 16 - 10:26 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder have officially signed Sebastian Telfair.

Telfair's deal was officially announced by executive vice president and general manager Sam Presti on Tuesday, while the the terms of the deal were not announced, as per team policy. The 29-year-old averaged 36.3 minutes, 26.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 2.0 steals in 35 games with Tianjin Ronggang of the Chinese Basketball Association last season, but won't have much fantasy value in standard leagues while backing up Russell Westbrook and Reggie Jackson.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 15 - 1:15 PM

Perry Jones III has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, with an expected recovery time of 4-6 weeks.

Jones hasn't done anything in his two season with OKC, averaging 3.0 points and 1.8 rebounds on 43.6 percent shooting from the field during his time there. Jones will have plenty of time to recover for training camp, but he's not a fantasy option in any format.
Jul 14 - 12:45 PM

Anthony Morrow has agreed to a three-year, $10 million deal with the Thunder, according to beat writer Darnell Mayberry.

Morrow gives them OKC a bona fide sniper who made 45.1 percent of his 3-pointers last season. Fully one-third of his offensive usage came on spot-up jumpers, so he should fare well alongside Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. It remains to be seen whether he'll overtake Jeremy Lamb for the starting SG job, and it's a position battle worth watching in the preseason.
Jul 12 - 1:34 PM

Anthony Morrow is still considering the Clippers, Heat, Wizards, Raptors and Suns.

The teams are reportedly looking to use the mid-level exception on him, which may rule out the Suns because they're expected to use it on P.J. Tucker. Morrow has been one of the best 3-point shooters in the NBA and would be a good fit on any team. He won't be worth drafting in most fantasy formats, though.
Jul 10 - 9:57 PM

Jeremy Lamb made 4-of-17 from the field for 12 points with three boards, two assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and one turnover in 28 minutes vs. the Pacers on Wednesday.

He's having an up-and-down showing in Orlando, but the Thunder continue to give him shots from the field. Lamb could be competing for minutes with guys like Andre Roberson now that Thabo Sefolosha is headed to Atlanta. Roberson played well today, scoring nine points with 10 boards, two assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer. Neither are worth drafting in most leagues.
Jul 9 - 6:02 PM

Mitch McGary kept his terrific Orlando Pro Summer League going on Wednesday, scoring 15 points with two boards, one steal, one block and no turnovers in 23 minutes.

He's shown some nice touch on his jumper and has been able to get to the rim from different spots on the court. His offensive game seems to be ahead of Steven Adams and both young guys should take some minutes away from Kendrick Perkins. McGary still has a ways to go to getting on the fantasy radar in standard leagues.
Jul 9 - 5:54 PM

Kevin Durant said he's a littler bigger and stronger already this summer.

Apparently, KD is heeding the advice of Kendrick Perkins, who said Durant should consider lifting weights this offseason. The reigning MVP was an offensive powerhouse and was phenomenal at the rim, so he really doesn't even need to bulk up. Plus, he's missed just two games in the last three season. Durant will be a free agent in the summer of 2016, so that should be fun.
Jul 9 - 2:27 PM

Russell Westbrook will not play for Team USA during this summer's World Cup in Spain.

There is no specific reason given but it's obviously to rest up after a season that included his third knee surgery. And we're down with anything that keeps Westbrook healthy over the long haul.
Jul 7 - 8:30 PM

The Thunder may give Andre Roberson more minutes next season.

They lost Thabo Sefolosha and his 26 minutes per game, so guys like Roberson could provide some help on the wing behind Reggie Jackson and Kevin Durant. Obviously Roberson is well off the fantasy radar in most leagues right now.
Source: Oklahoman
Jul 7 - 11:09 AM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Short: Plug in Despaigne?

    Short: Plug in Despaigne?
  •  
    Short: Buy, Hold or Sell

    Short: Buy, Hold or Sell
  •  
    Short: Trade Chris Davis?

    Short: Trade Chris Davis?
  •  
    Short: Cain hits rock bottom

    Short: Cain hits rock bottom
  •  
    Short: Buy, Hold or Sell

    Short: Buy, Hold or Sell
  •  
    Short: Struggling starters

    Short: Struggling starters
  •  
    Short: Will Mauer rebound?

    Short: Will Mauer rebound?
  •  
    Is Chisenhall the real deal?

    Is Chisenhall the real deal?