Oklahoma City Thunder WiretapDecember 2013 Oklahoma City Thunder Wiretap

Bosh, Durant Named NBA Players Of The Week

Dec 30, 2013 2:32 PM

Chris Bosh and Kevin Durant have been named the NBA Players of the Week.

Bosh last won the award in April of 2010 with the Toronto Raptors.

Bosh helped Miami to a 3-1 week. He averaged 22.3 points, 8.0 rebounds (tied for 10th in the conference), 1.75 blocks and 1.25 steals. Bosh posted two point-rebound double-doubles, including a 37-point, 10-rebound effort on Dec. 28, during a 108-107 win over Portland – a game in which he connected on the game winning three-point field goal with 0.5 seconds remaining.

Durant led the Thunder to a 3-0 week behind a league-best 32.0 points on .574 shooting from the field, 10.7 rebounds (10th in the conference) and 5.7 assists. He connected on 9-of-16 (.529) three-point field goals on the week, and is shooting a career-best .426 from distance on the season.

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Thunder Notice Increased Edge In Kevin Durant

Dec 29, 2013 11:55 PM

Kevin Durant showed noticeable edginess to him in the Oklahoma City Thunder's blowout win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday, when he barked at teammates and officials, dominated throughout the game and had an increased intensity with Russell Westbrook out.

Durant also exchanged words with Dwight Howard and Francisco Garcia during the game.

“He feel like he got to come and set the tone, and he doing that,” Kendrick Perkins said. “I’m liking the mean KD; giving stare downs when he’s dunking on people. I’m rolling with that.”

Durant downplayed his performance and edge on Sunday, but he has stressed since the summer that the topic should be about the Thunder, not the Rockets.

Darnell Mayberry/The Oklahoman

Tags: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Russell Westbrook Out Until After All-Star Break With Knee Surgery

Dec 27, 2013 3:52 PM

Russell Westbrook is out until after the All-Star break after undergoing surgery on his right knee.

An MRI on Westbrook has showed an "area of concern that had not previously existed, nor was detectable in the previous procedures," said Sam Presti.

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Perkins, Noah Involved In Heated Postgame Exchange

Dec 20, 2013 2:42 AM

After the Oklahoma City Thunder's win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, Joakim Noah accompanied Thabo Sefolosha into the Thunder locker room where the center was involved in a heated exchange with Kendrick Perkins.

Perkins took exception to Noah's presence in the locker room. Noah is friends with Sefolosha.

“They let anybody into the locker room, huh?” Perkins shouted after spotting Noah at the entrance of the dressing room while seated at his locker.

Noah then addressed Perkins directly, asking if he wanted him to leave and saying if Perkins wanted him out he would leave. Perkins, still seated, responded with an obscenity-laced retort, which he capped by saying “Get yo' (expletive) up out of here.”

The situation was then broken up by officials and security but Perkins and Noah briefly exchanged words in the hallway when they crossed paths.

Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater/The Oklahoman

Tags: Joakim Noah, Kendrick Perkins, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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Thunder Recall Andre Roberson From 66ers

Dec 9, 2013 3:43 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder has recalled forward Andre Roberson from the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League.

In three games (all starts) with the 66ers, Roberson averaged 17.3 points while shooting .561 percent from the field, 11.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 3.3 steals and 1.0 block in 35.0 minutes per game.

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Westbrook: Everybody Still Trying To Figure Out Role On Thunder

Dec 6, 2013 1:26 PM

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.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Tags: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Paul George, Kevin Durant Named NBA Players Of Month

Dec 3, 2013 6:58 PM

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.

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Andre Roberson Assigned By Thunder To D-League

Dec 3, 2013 1:03 PM

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.

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LeBron, Durant Named NBA Players Of Week

Dec 2, 2013 4:08 PM

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.

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