Dec 06, 2013 1:26 PM EST
The Oklahoma City Thunder reached the 2012 NBA Finals, but have since traded away James Harden and then Russell Westbrook was injured during the 2013 Playoffs.
The Thunder remain an elite team, but whether they can make a title run again remains unknown.
"Yeah, I think we're in a good position," said Westbrook to Amick. "I think everybody is still trying to figure out their role as a player on this team and what they need to do to help us win, and I think once we get that in full gear, we put ourselves in a position to be back where we were.
Dec 03, 2013 6:58 PM EST
Paul George and Kevin Durant have been awarded the NBA's Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month for gamed played in October and November.
George posted averages of 23.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists as the Indiana Pacers went 15-1 through November.
Durant averaged 28 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists as the Oklahoma City had a 11-3 record.
Dec 03, 2013 1:03 PM EST
The Oklahoma City Thunder assigned Andre Roberson to the NBA D-League on Tuesday.
Roberson will join the Thunder's D-League affiliate, the Tulsa 66ers.
This will mark Roberson's first assignment of the season.
Dec 02, 2013 4:08 PM EST
LeBron James and Kevin Durant have been named the NBA's Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week for games played Nov. 25 through Dec. 1.
James averaged 29 points per game as the Miami Heat went 4-0 last week.
Durant's Oklahoma City Thunder had a 3-0 mark as the star forward averaged 27 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.
Nov 30, 2013 4:14 PM EST
Jeremy Lamb was expected to receive approximately 15 minutes per game this season, but he has played over 20 minutes in each of the past six games.
“My teammates trust me, my coach trusts me,” Lamb said. “I have no choice but to get more comfortable and get more confident.”
“He's getting better,” Kevin Durant said of Lamb. “Experience is the best teacher. He's going to take his bumps and bruises, but he's a smart, smart player.”
Lamb is averaging 10.8 points in 22.4 minutes on 55 percent shooting from the field over the past five games.
Nov 29, 2013 11:26 AM EST
Russell Westbrook is shooting just 38.8 percent through 10 games this season working his way back from knee surgery.
Westbrook had to sit out all basketball activities while rehabilitating his right knee.
“It's going to take time,” Westbrook said. “Your legs got to get stronger, your body, all your muscles got to get used to working and getting back going.”
Westbrook also shot just 38.8 percent through his first 10 games last season.
Nov 24, 2013 10:23 PM EST
Russell Westbrook sat out Oklahoma City's game on Sunday to rest as the Thunder took advantage of their schedule.
Westbrook's knee is healed, but the team saw an opportunity to get its All-Star point guard five straight days of rest.
Westbrook, who is coming off two offseason knee surgeries to repair a torn lateral meniscus, returned to the Thunder lineup earlier than expected on Nov. 3.
Westbrook is averaging nearly 22 points and five assists this season and the Thunder are 7-2 with him in the lineup.
Nov 21, 2013 1:33 PM EST
Billy Hunter continues to claim that Derek Fisher conspired with the NBA on a 50-50 revenue split during the lockout, according to a new court filing.
Hunter names Kobe Bryant as the source of this information, saying Bryant and agent Rob Pelinka called to say he had to cut a deal at a 50-50 split of revenues.
The court filing includes statements of support for Hunter from Theo Ratliff, Etan Thomas and Mo Evans.
Nov 15, 2013 11:42 AM EST
Kevin Durant closely watched Kansas defeat Duke this week and came away impressed by both Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker.
"That [Parker] kid is amazing," Durant said. "I think he is the best player in the country. Him and Wiggins are like '1A' and '1B.' Those guys are going to do the one-and-done thing, do it early. They are going to do really well in college and lead their teams to, I think, the Final Four. That's kind of like, 'Close your eyes and pick one.' You're good with either one of those guys.
"I love Jabari's game. He's so skilled. He has it all right now. Wiggins is on another level with God-given ability. You look at him, you can tell he's going to be really big and fill out a lot. He's really athletic."
Durant credits technology for why so many young players enter college with an advanced skill-set.
"You can basically go to [search] your favorite player and watch film," Durant said. "You can go on YouTube and type in 'LeBron James' and watch every move he does, break it down and work on it. It's simple. When I was coming up you had to figure it out. I'm seeing [young] guys shooting fade-away and Euro-step floaters.
"Where are they getting this stuff? They're just watching these guys thoroughly [on video] and breaking it down. Some of these kids have access to going to my camp, or LeBron's camp or D-Wade's [Dwyane Wade's camp], getting 1-on-1 instruction. It's amazing. The game is growing."
Nov 07, 2013 3:47 PM EST
The Oklahoma City Thunder have hired Maurizio Gheradini as a senior advisor/international affairs.
Gheradini was most recently with the Toronto Raptors as assistant general manager.
Previously, Gheradini was general manager of Benetton Trevisio as general manager.
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