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Russell Westbrook Records 108th Career Triple-Double, Moves To Third All-Time

Dec 6, 2018 2:14 AM

Russell Westbrook tallied 21 points, 17 assists, and 15 rebounds to record his 108th triple-double of his career in a 114-112 win over the Brooklyn Nets.

He is now in third place in the league's all-time triple-doubles list, passing Jason Kidd.

Only Magic Johnson, with 138 triple-doubles, and Oscar Robertson, who recorded 181 triple-doubles, rank ahead of the Thunder guard. 

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Andre Roberson Suffers Setback, Out Another Six Weeks

Nov 30, 2018 5:21 PM

Andre Roberson will be out at least another six weeks after suffering a setback with his surgically repaired left knee.

Roberson came down from a jump during a workout on Thursday and reported some discomfort in his knee. 

Roberson underwent an MRI, which revealed a small avulsion fracture.

Roberson ruptured his left patellar tendon in January.

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Hamidou Diallo Out 7-10 Days With Left Ankle Sprain

Nov 23, 2018 10:04 AM

Hamidou Diallo will be out seven to 10 days with a left ankle sprain.

Diallo landed awkwardly on his left ankle and leg in Wednesday's game and left on a stretcher.

Diallo will at least miss upcoming games against the Hornets, Nuggets and Cavaliers.

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Paul George: We've Just Got More Creators Now

Nov 21, 2018 11:52 AM

The Oklahoma City Thunder want to rely less on Russell Westbrook to generate offense with Paul George and Dennis Schroder able to create.

"Russ is the guy that wants us to be out there making plays," George said. "Russ is not a stat guy. He wants us to be out there making plays, he wants the game to open up for everybody and you're seeing that. You're seeing that with myself, you're seeing that with Schroder making plays."

The Thunder are playing more systematically this season as opposed to letting Westbrook be the system.

"We've just got more creators," George said. "It takes pressure off all of us when you've got guys that can make plays at different positions. Then when I have two point guards out there that can make plays, the game is so much easier for me."

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Houston Source: Carmelo Anthony's OKC Season Was Humbling Experience

Nov 8, 2018 9:40 AM

The Houston Rockets nearly traded for Carmelo Anthony during the 2017 offseason, but instead he went to the Oklahoma City Thunder for one season. Anthony eventually signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Rockets before the 18-19 season.

One high-ranking source with the Rockets described Anthony's season with the Thunder as "clearly a humbling experience."

Anthony publicly dismissed the notion of coming off the bench when he joined the Thunder, but was at least accepting of it with the Rockets.

Chris Paul and James Harden recruited Anthony to the Rockets.

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Russell Westbrook Suffers Left Ankle Sprain, X-Rays Negative

Nov 6, 2018 8:55 AM

Russell Westbrook suffered a left ankle sprain in Monday's win over the Thunder.

Westbrook underwent X-rays and they were negative. Westbrook suffered the injury when leaping for a rebound against Anthony Davis and landing awkwardly.

"Russ has a pretty high pain tolerance, so I knew it was something that was serious," Paul George said. "I was just hoping it wasn't his knee. I thought I saw him holding his knee. I think we can all say it's unfortunate, we can all say as bad as it was we're happy it wasn't the knee and that it was just an ankle sprain."

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Thunder Exercise 19-20 Option On Terrance Ferguson

Oct 29, 2018 12:52 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder exercised its third-year contract option on guard Terrance Ferguson.

Ferguson has appeared in 65 games (16 starts) with the Thunder, averaging 3.0 points and 0.8 rebounds in 12.9 minutes. The Tulsa native became the third player in NBA history to record 24 points and six three-pointers in his first career start on Jan. 3, 2018 at the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Paul George Would Have Signed With Lakers If Not For Thunder Trade

Oct 18, 2018 11:03 AM

Paul George revealed he would have signed with the Los Angeles Lakers had he never been traded from the Indiana Pacers to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Bit George said he fell in love with the Thunder and playing with Russell Westbrook. George re-signed with the Thunder on a four-year, $137 million contract.

"It was 50-50 on deciding whether I wanted to come back home or if it was smarter to be in the situation I am in now," George told The Undefeated. "But it wasn't overstated. I wanted to play in L.A. That is where I wanted to go. Had that trade never went down, had I played one more year in Indy, I would have been in a Lakers uniform."

The Lakers hoped to meet with George in free agency, but he instead quickly re-signed with the Thunder.

George said he spoke with LeBron James about his possible future plans before his trade to the Thunder, but they never had a similar conversation afterward.

"Going toward the summer and going toward free agency, I kind of had my mind made up talking with the team, talking with Russ and talking with the front-office," George said. "I kind of felt good where we were at. Last [season], I didn't get a chance to start with this team fresh. I got traded late. So, I picked up things late with the team. I wanted to get to it right away this time and start creating early."

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Russell Westbrook Listed As Out For Season Opener

Oct 15, 2018 8:22 PM

Russell Westbrook has been listed as out for the Oklahoma City Thunder's regular season opener against the Golden State Warriors.

While Westbrook is listed out, he could be upgraded on Tuesday.

Westbrook had his knee scoped in September and has missed the entire preseason.

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Russell Westbrook Still Not Cleared For Full Contact

Oct 12, 2018 9:36 AM

Russell Westbrook has yet to be cleared for full-contact practice, which puts his status for the Oklahoma City Thunder's regular season opener against the Golden State Warriors in doubt.

Westbrook had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Sept. 12. 

"Every day for him, he feels better and better," said Donovan. "I don't want to say [if he'll be ready]. I know you guys want to know that, but that's too far out and there will be a lot of things that will go into that decision.

"There's certain things he'll have to go through to get himself fully cleared to play, but he's certainly moving in the right direction and he's worked really hard at his rehab to get himself back."


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Thunder Sign Donte Grantham, Scotty Hopson, Dez Wells
Scotty Hopson and Dez Wells played overseas last season.

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Thunder Waive Bryce Alford, K.J. McDaniels, Richard Solomon
K.J. McDaniels and Bryce Alford received limited playing time in preseason.

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Andre Roberson Out Two More Months With Knee Setback
Andre Roberson was on track to return in November after suffering a ruptured patellar tendon in January.

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Kevin Durant Supports NBA Team Returning To Seattle
Kevin Durant still feels a connection with his first professional home.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On West Over-Unders
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti break down the over/unders for the Western Conference.

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Russell Westbrook Undergoes Knee Surgery
Russell Westbrook was feeling some stiffness in the last week.

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Sasha Vujacic Works Out For Pelicans, Thunder
Sasha Vujacic played in Italy last season.

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Thunder Use Waive-And-Stretch On Kyle Singler
The Thunder will save $23.4 million in salary and luxury tax payments by stretching Kyle Singler's $5 million salary.

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Paul George Didn't Want To Waste Lakers' Time In Free Agency
Paul George announced his decision at a house party in Oklahoma hosted by Russell Westbrook.

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RealGM Radio: David Locke, Adam Mares On The Northwest Division
Host Danny Leroux, David Locke of the Utah Jazz and Locked on Podcast Network and Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs break down the Northwest Division

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Thunder To Sign Tyler Davis To Two-Way Contract
Tyler Davis averaged 11.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in 17.8 minutes per game for the Nets in Summer League.

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Warriors To Play Kings In Seattle On Oct. 5
The preseason game will be the NBA's first return to Seattle since the Sonics left for Oklahoma City in 2008.

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Kevin Durant: I'm Now The Real Me, I Was Phony In OKC
Kevin Durant's demeanor on and off the court has changed since leaving the Thunder.

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Pacers Had 'Qualms' Offering Supermax To Paul George Had He Qualified In 2017
Paul George didn't make an All-NBA team in 2017 and didn't qualify for a supermax.

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Paul George Felt Thunder 'Was The Road For Me To Win'
Paul George privately decided to return to the Thunder several weeks before free agency began.

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Ed Davis Also Received Interest From Blazers, Warriors, 76ers, Thunder
Ed Davis signed a one-year, $4.4 million deal with the Nets.

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Carmelo Anthony: Oklahoma City Wasn't A Good Fit
Carmelo Anthony believes winning "rewrites everything."

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Hamidou Diallo Agrees To Three-Year, $4M Deal With Thunder
Hamidou Diallo was the 45th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft out of Kentucky.

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Thunder Acquire Abdel Nader From Celtics For Rodney Purvis
Abdel Nader appeared in 48 games last season with the Celtics.

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Thunder Agree To Trade Dakari Johnson To Magic For Rodney Purvis
The Thunder have been working to reduce their luxury tax bill.

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