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Thunder introduce Felton and Patterson

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The Oklahoma City Thunder formally introduced Raymond Felton and Patrick Patterson on Tuesday morning. Patterson will wear no. 54 and Felton will wear no. 2. It will be only the second time in franchise history someone has worn no. 54. Chris Wilcox wore it in Oklahoma City’s first season. No. 2 has been popular, being won…

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OKC signs Patrick Patterson

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The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed free agent forward Patrick Patterson to a three-year deal worth $16.4 million, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting. Oklahoma City used its full tax payer mid-level exception. The deal includes a player option on the third year. The Thunder finally got the stretch-power forward they have been searching for. This…

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Thunder trade for Paul George

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The Oklahoma City Thunder made a blockbuster trade on Friday night. The Thunder traded Victor Oladipo and Domas Sabonis to the Indiana Pacers for Paul George. Oklahoma City’s odds to win the 2017-18 NBA title went from 60-1 to 40-1, according to the Westgate Las Vegas. Paul George told the Pacers only a week or…

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Thunder announce Summer League Roster

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The Oklahoma City Thunder announced on Friday afternoon their 2017 Orlando Pro Summer League roster. These .. players will fight for the name on the chest in Orlando this week. Here are the rules and schedule for the upcoming Thunder Summer League. Games start July 1 and go through July 6 on Championship Day. Here…

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Thunder exercise Jerami Grant’s team option

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On Saturday, the Oklahoma City Thunder decided to pick up Jerami Grant‘s team option, keeping him in Oklahoma City another year. Had the Thunder declined Grant’s option, that would have allowed him to become a restricted free agent, signing with any team he desires, but leaving Oklahoma City with an opportunity to match. Grant, 23,…

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Player Grades: The Rotation

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The Thunder had a relatively good season, getting the sixth seed despite facing a lack of confidence from NBA watchers before the season and dealing with injuries throughout the season. “I think it was a really good season because when we started the season, nobody was really expecting us to even make the playoffs,” Enes…

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The Offseason: Financial Fiasco

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While I am not a super financial connoisseur of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, we still need to break open the books and talk about the financial situation with the Oklahoma City Thunder. We’ll do that today. You can read the other installments on the current roster, expiring contracts, percentages to re-sign those contracts, and the NBA…

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The Offseason: Odds to signing back Thunder’s free agents

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We are in the middle of a multi-part series of breaking down everything about Oklahoma City Thunder’s off-season situation. You can read the first two installments here and here. Today, we are checking out each Thunder player that is now a free agent and the odds of Oklahoma City retaining them and signing them back.…

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The Offseason: Potential free agents

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We’re in the midst of a multi-part series into the Oklahoma City Thunder’s off-season situation. On Thursday, we broke down the remaining roster spots. Today, we’re going to hit on who could be on the outs. We’re about to venture into a multi-part series into the Oklahoma City Thunder’s off-season situation. Today we’re going to…

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The Offseason: The remains

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We’re about to venture into a multi-part series into the Oklahoma City Thunder’s off-season situation. Today we’re going to break down the remaining roster players that are signed for next season. RUSSELL WESTBROOK The MVP leader is at least signed onto next season. Though he can sign the biggest contract in NBA History on July,…

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Taj Gibson would like to return to OKC

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Players often say the right things during exit interviews. They talk about sacrificing for the team. They talk about the organization and how class act it is. How wonderful it is to play with [insert player] here. All of that is press speak. During our time in Oklahoma City, we’ve heard it all. This Thunder…

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Thunder eliminated by Rockets in 5 games

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The Oklahoma City Thunder’s season comes to an end, after losing game five to the Houston Rockets, 105-99. Russell Westbrook did everything humanly possible to will his team to victory, but it just wasn’t happening. It was the same story, different game. Westbrook put the team on his back, get out to an early lead,…

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Next question: Thunder fall back 3-1 with loss

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When the Houston Rockets went to the hack-a-Dre in the fourth quarter, the entire complextion of the game changed. It was enough for Houston to take the lead and hold on as the Rockets won 113-109. Houston takes a commanding 3-1 lead with Game 5 on Tuesday night. Late in the fourth, the Rockets decided…

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Roberson getting ready to earn big money

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Playoff Andre Roberson is a real thing and it’s here. When the Thunder couldn’t sign Roberson in the off-season, it made him a restricted free agent. Then, now we’re sitting here wondering what will happen to him and the Thunder? Many people thought Oklahoma City would have traded Roberson at the deadline and us here…

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5 Thoughts: Let’s talk about Taj Mahal

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The Oklahoma City Thunder struck back with vengeance after their 115-113 to pull within 2-1 in the first round against the Houston Rockets. While we wait for Game 4, here are my five thoughts on Game 3’s win: TAJ GIBSON THRIVED Taj Gibson barely played it seemed in Game 2 after a solid start from…

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Thunder Playoff Game Day #3: vs. Houston Rockets

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HOUSTON LEADS SERIES 2-0 Friday, April 21 :: 8:30 p.m. CST :: Chesapeake Energy Arena (18,203) vs. TV: ESPN (206 Directv, 28 Cox, 720 HD , 602 AT&T U-Verse, 140 Dish) Online Stream: here. Radio: WWLS Sports Animal 98.1 FM/640AM/97.1 Tulsa View from the enemy: Here. Line: Oklahoma City is a 2½-point favorite. O/U is…

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Five thoughts over Thunder’s game 1 loss

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The Oklahoma City Thunder were absolutely obliterated by the Houston Rockets on the road in game 1 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, 118-87. Oklahoma City hung around in the first half, but were outscored by 29 in the second half. Here are my five thoughts from a disappointing Thunder performance. Too…

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Playoff Thunder Digits: Beard and Co. dominate paint in Game 1

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Oklahoma City struggled in the paint and during the second half in its 118-87 loss against Houston in Game 1 Sunday night. Here are some digits that made a difference during the game. 62 Houston had 62 points in the paint to the Thunder’s 38. OKC led the league in points in the paint per…

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Oklahoma City youngest team in the playoffs

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The Oklahoma City Thunder’s front office goal has always to continue to build around their core players, and to never get too comfortable. One of the main things Presti has always seemed to do is keep the team young and with players that are still developing their game or on the cusp of their best…

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Thunder drop season finale to Denver

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The Oklahoma City Thunder came up short in their regular season finale tonight, losing 111-105 to the Denver Nuggets. The Thunder was outscored by 15 in the second half. Oklahoma City finishes the season 47-35. Russell Westbrook was honored before the game tonight with a pregame video tribute that will give you goose bumps. Oscar…

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Oladipo sinks T-Wolves

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Victor Oladipo nailed down a 21-foot jumper with 6.7 seconds remaining as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-98 on Tuesday evening. Oklahoma City decided to sit Russell Westbrook, Taj Gibson, Andre Roberson, and Doug McDermott but it didn’t matter as the Thunder lead for a majority of the game. The Thunder improved…

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Thunder Game Day #81: at Minnesota Timberwolves

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Oklahoma City Thunder (46-34, 18-22 away) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (31-49, 20-20 home) Tuesday, April 11 :: 7:00 p.m. CST :: Target Center (19,356) vs. TV: FS Oklahoma (DirectTV 675, Dish 412, Cox 2037, HD 722,  Tulsa Cox 1027, Suddenlink 38) Online Stream: here. Radio: WWLS Sports Animal 98.1 FM/640AM/97.1 Tulsa View from the enemy: Here. Line:…

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Thunder Game Day #76: vs. Charlotte Hornets

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Oklahoma City Thunder (43-32, 27-11 home) vs. Charlotte Hornets (35-41, 13-24 away) Sunday, April 2 :: 2:00 p.m. CST :: Chesapeake Energy Arena (18,203) vs. TV: FS Oklahoma (DirectTV 676-5, Cox 37, HD 722, Tulsa Cox 27, U-Verse 751/1751 HD) Online Stream: here. Radio: WWLS Sports Animal 98.1 FM/640AM/97.1 Tulsa View from the enemy: Here. Line: Oklahoma City…

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Thunder Game Day #75: vs. San Antonio Spurs

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Oklahoma City Thunder (43-31, 27-10 home) vs. San Antonio Spurs (57-17, 28-9 away) Friday, March 31 :: 7:00 p.m. CST :: Chesapeake Energy Arena (18,203) vs. TV: ESPN (206 Directv, 28 Cox, 720 HD , 602 AT&T U-Verse, 140 Dish) Online Stream: here. Radio: WWLS Sports Animal 98.1 FM/640AM/97.1 Tulsa View from the enemy: Here.…

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Five Thoughts: Thunder split back to back on Texas road trip (3-28-17)

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The Oklahoma City Thunder split their short two game road trip, with a loss to the Houston Rockets on Sunday, followed by a come from behind victory on Monday night versus the Dallas Mavericks. It was a tale of two games on this short Texas road trip, as Oklahoma City was in a barnburner with…

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Westbrook, Thunder stun Mavs in comeback

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Mar 27, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates the win over the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. The Thunder defeat the Mavericks 92-91. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports A cross over and a jumper that is the old fashion cotton shot sent the Thunder into the…

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5 Thoughts: Thunder dominate 76ers (3-22-17)

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OKLAHOMA CITY CONSISTENCY With their victory over the 76ers, Oklahoma City improved their record to 41-30, guaranteeing themselves a winning record for the 8th straight season. The Thunder are one of only three teams in the NBA to accomplish this feat, joining them with the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs. This stat is…

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5 Thoughts: Thunder fall to Warriors (3-20-17)

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Oklahoma City was blown out in their loss to the Warriors on Monday night. Oklahoma City has to find out the right recipe going forward as the season winds down. Here are some thoughts I had on the loss to Golden State: THE WARRIORS DON’T RESPECT THE THUNDER It may be a little bit of…

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Five Thoughts on Thunder’s dominant win at Toronto 3/16/17

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The Oklahoma City Thunder led wire to wire in a 21 point victory over the Toronto Raptors that consisted of some great team play from the Thunder. Oklahoma City have now answered their previous four game losing streak with four wins in a row. The Thunder are looking the best now as a whole than…

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Thunder pounds Raptors in Toronto

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Mar 16, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Victor Oladipo (5) is congratulated by forward Taj Gibson (22) after scoring a basket against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Thunder beat the Raptors 123-102. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Steven Adams and Enes Kanter posted a video earlier in the…

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OKC powers by Brooklyn 122-104

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Mar 14, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard Victor Oladipo (5) celebrates his three point shot against the Brooklyn Nets with Thunder power forward Taj Gibson (22) during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The snow is frightful and Russell Westbrook is oh so delightful. Brooklyn…

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5 Thoughts: Thunder 122, Nets 104 (3-14-17)

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The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Brooklyn Nets 122-104 on Tuesday, March 14. Oklahoma City struggled through a good portion of the game but fought back, finding the winning formula on Pi day. This one though, wasn’t irrational enough to go on forever. Though, it probably feels that way for the Nets this season. GIBSON…

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Five thoughts on OKC’s win over Utah 3/12/17

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The Oklahoma City Thunder rode a wave of momentum gained from Thursday night’s victory over San Antonio by defeating the Northwest Division rival Utah Jazz yesterday 112-104. After the Thunder’s four game losing skid, it appears all is right in Loud City after back to back victories. But enough of that, bring on the five…

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Thunder beat Jazz 112-104

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Mar 11, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Victor Oladipo (5) dunks the ball over Utah Jazz forward Trey Lyles (41) during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma City fought hard and won the fight and the season series vs. the Utah Jazz…

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Thunder Game Day #66: vs. Utah Jazz

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Oklahoma City Thunder (36-29, 24-9 home) vs. Utah Jazz (41-24, 19-12 away) Saturday, March 11 :: 2:00 p.m. CST :: Chesapeake Energy Arena (18,203) vs.  TV: FS Oklahoma (DirectTV 676-5, Cox 37, HD 722, Tulsa Cox 27, U-Verse 751/1751 HD) Online Stream: here. Radio: WWLS Sports Animal 98.1 FM/640AM/97.1 Tulsa View from the enemy: Here. Line: Oklahoma City is…

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5 Thoughts: OKC’s win over San Antonio (3-9-17)

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The Oklahoma City Thunder topped the San Antonio Spurs in a surprising turn of events. Oklahoma City popped the Spurs 102-92 and really in the second half the game wasn’t nearly as close as the final score indicated. Here are my five thoughts on the victory: THE ANDRE EFFECT Andre Roberson gets a lot of…

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All around team performance as Thunder defeat Spurs 102-92

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Mar 9, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots the ball in front of San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (14) during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports It was an all-around great game from the Oklahoma City Thunder (36-29) as…

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Five thoughts from OKC’s loss to Portland

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Another day, another Oklahoma City Thunder loss. The fourth in a row. What in the world has happened to this team? Here are five thoughts on last night’s loss to the Portland Trailblazers. THOUGHT ONE: RUSS HAS 58 POINTS…AND THE THUNDER LOSE? For those who are unaware, Russell Westbrook dropped a career high 58 points…

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OKC fall late to Portland

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Mar 2, 2017; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Taj Gibson (22) scramble for a ball on the floor during the second half of the game at Moda Center. The Blazers won 114-109. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports 45 points from Russell Westbrook wasn’t enough…

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Could Oladipo be a backup point guard

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Dec. 9, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Victor Oladipo (5) drives to the basket between Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) and forward Trevor Ariza (1) during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Victor Oladipo is arguably the second-best player on the Thunder…

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Thunder Game Day #58: vs. Los Angeles Lakers

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Oklahoma City Thunder (32-25, 20-8 home) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (19-39, 7-25 away) Friday, Feb. 24 :: 7:00 p.m. CST :: Chesapeake Energy Arena (18,203) vs.  TV: FS Oklahoma (DirectTV 675, Cox 37, HD 722, Tulsa Cox 27, U-Verse 751/1751 HD) Online Stream: here. Radio: WWLS Sports Animal 98.1 FM/640AM/97.1 Tulsa View from the enemy: Here. Line: Oklahoma City is a…

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OKC sharp with the new guys; beat Lakers 110-93

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Feb 24, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) and Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) reacts after a play against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Russell Westbrook began the second half of the 2016-17…

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Thunder eye Chicago’s Taj Gibson

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Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma City is a usual trade deadline team and it appears this year could be no different than last. ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting Oklahoma City is eying Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson. Gibson and the Thunder have been linked in the past but no real traction has taken place…

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Thunder acquire Doug McDermott and Taj Gibson for Payne, Morrow, Lauvergne, and pick

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The Thunder and Sam Presti have done it again. Shortly before the trade deadline was reached, Oklahoma City is sending Cameron Payne, Joffrey Lauvergne, and Anthony Morrow to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for a second round draft pick, Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott. Cameron Payne, second year out of Murray State struggled last season…

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Thunder in play for Doug McDermott

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Oklahoma City has been linked to another Chicago Bull. This time it is Doug McDermott. Royce Young of ESPN said Oklahoma City is hot on the tails of the third-year player out of Creighton. Oklahoma City was also linked to Taj Gibson earlier today. McDermott was a three-time First-Team All-American at Creighton. He averaged 21.7…

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Thunder Game Day #50: vs. Chicago Bulls

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Oklahoma City Thunder (28-21, 16-6 home) vs. Chicago Bulls (24-25, 9-14 away) Wednesday, Feb. 1 :: 7:00 p.m. CST :: Chesapeake Energy Arena (18,203) vs.  TV: ESPN (206 Directv, 28 Cox, 720 HD , 602 AT&T U-Verse, 140 Dish) TV: FS Oklahoma (DirectTV 676-5, Cox 37, HD 722, Tulsa Cox 27, U-Verse 751/1751 HD) Online Stream: here. Radio: WWLS Sports…

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Thunder tame the Bulls 109-94

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Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports It what was maybe the most complete game of the season, Oklahoma City thumped the Chicago Bulls 109-94 on Monday night. The Thunder improved to 23-16 on the season and grabbed their first road win in a tough January slate. We certainly have a long stretch ahead of this month,” Thunder…

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