Oklahoma City Thunder waived forward Patrick Patterson Thursday.
Those fawning over Russell Westbrook’s time in Oklahoma City, apoplectic that cheering for him now means rooting for a different uniform and it’s all unimaginably horrible are wrong.
Russell Westbrook and James Harden are together again, and Chris Paul is leaving Houston to make that reunion happen.
Damian Lillard hit a 37-footer over a lunging Paul George just after midnight, Oklahoma time, and the Thunder’s offseason of discontent officially began.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Be it a strength or a weakness, called for or not, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan will almost always find something positive to emphasize.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The series between the Thunder and Trail Blazers — which includes at least one more game, beginning at 9:30 tonight, inside Moda Center — is playing out on different levels.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Former Norman Transcript sports editor and longtime Oklahoman sports columnist Berry Tramel has been a personality in the state for some time.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City center Steven Adams said the difference between winning and losing to Portland may be imperceptible to most watching.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The best hope Thunder Nation has as it ponders Game 3, an absolute must-win as the Oklahoma City-Portland series moves into Chesapeake Energy Arena for at least two more tussles, is its ability to believe in Paul George.
Even though they would eventually shed the final year of Carmelo Anthony’s contract, turning it into the acquisition of Dennis Schroder, the Thunder knew the signing of Paul George to a max contract last offseason meant they’d be paying a whole lot of money in salary and the luxury tax.
DENTON, Texas — Last fall, Seth Littrell’s name surfaced in head coach openings at Kansas State and Texas Tech, where the Muskogee native was running backs coach between 2005 and 2008.
OKLAHOMA CITY — On the day Nick Collison’s No. 4 was raised to the Chesapeake Energy Arena rafters, marking 14 selfless seasons with the franchise that became the Oklahoma City Thunder, the sentence he uttered in which his voice first cracked was this:
Because basketball-reference.com exists, we can quickly diagnose the apparent contradiction between the professional numbers attached to Nick Collison’s name and the ceremony planned in his honor this evening.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Because Paul George made a corner 3 with about four minutes remaining that made them believe, Thunder fans did not depart early.
An offensive foul was called away from he ball with 3:09 remaining in the third quarter when Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook stepped a couple feet outside the boundaries of the court in Denver Tuesday night. That's when a very young fan, standing up from his seat, used his left hand to poke Westbrook’s right arm.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Surrounded by reporters, a larger than usual throng there to see him for the first time or simply starved for post All-Star break access, Markieff Morris smiled.
There were a couple of great and seemingly impossible statistics coming out of the Thunder’s 123-114 victory over Portland Tuesday.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder made it 14 victories in 17 games Friday night, knocking off former Norman North point guard Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks 124-109 inside Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Though it’s unclear if any of the new names will be in uniform when the Thunder open the regular season Tuesday night at Golden State, there are indeed three new names in the Thunder fold, one day after the preseason schedule concluded with a 119-115 victory over Milwaukee.
WARNER -- Fort Gibson’s Caden Abbott sparked a sixth-inning rally with a go-ahead RBI single as the Three Rivers Bandits defeated the OBA Elite 9-3 on Sunday for second place at the Second Annual Rusty Fulps Memorial Classic at Biff Thompson Field.
The Transcript is running a Thunder evaluation series, publishing one article a day on a different Oklahoma City player. We will start with the guards. Monday’s player is Russell Westbrook.
This Week's Circulars
Jackie Ann Davidson, 71, homemaker, died Friday, August 16, 2019. No services are scheduled at this time. Foster-Petering Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.foster-petering.com
56, Administrative Assistant, passed Thursday , August 15, 2019. Service is 1:00pm Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Cornerstone Chapel. Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory 1830 N York St. Muskogee, OK 74403
Woods, Albert, 88yrs, Minister, died August 15, 2019. Visitation, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., Saturday, August 17, at Bradley Funeral Home. Services, 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 19, United Pentecostal Church, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Bradley Funeral and Cremation Service.
Funeral Services 2:00 pm Friday, August 16, 2019 at Keefeton Free Will Baptist Church. Interment will follow at McLain Cemetery.
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