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OKC Thunder: Abrines signing lifts the cloud from the Thunder

NewsOK.com By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com The Alex Abrines signing was announced Monday. The Thunder is bringing over the 22-year-old Spanish sharpshooter. We don't know what kind of...
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Thunder officially signs Alex Abrines to multi-year contract

NewsOK.com Erik Horne The Thunder officially announced the signing of Spanish international  Alex Abrines on Saturday. Abrines, 22, has been signed to a multi-year contract, reportedly for three...
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Thunder film room: Examining Domantas Sabonis' skill set with Lithuania

NewsOK.com By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com Standing outside The Colcord a few weeks ago, Domantas Sabonis would have blended in quite easily with the rest of the hotel patrons if not for his...
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Thunder journal: Was Waiters' hurt by Western Conference finals finish?

NewsOK.com By Erik Horne and Berry Tramel   The Dion Waiters wait continues. The Thunder rescinded its qualifying offer, making Waiters an unrestricted free agent. But restricted or unrestricted, the...
  • 2 days ago

Alex Abrines allowed leave from Spanish National Team

NewsOK.com Erik Horne The Alex Abrines Saga has gone on so long that it’s often left doubt as to if it would actually happen. Since he was drafted in the second round in 2013, it’s been a frequent...
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Did final three games cripple Dion Waiters' status?

NewsOK.com Berry Tramel An idea floated out for Big 12 expansion is football-only members. A school could join the conference in football but not the other sports. That would solve multiple problems Read...
  • 3 days ago

Thunder journal: Dion Waiters reportedly met with Brooklyn Nets

NewsOK.com By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com Dion Waiters is still on the market. Will he be playing in the Eastern Conference next season? Waiters reportedly met face-to-face with the...
  • 3 days ago

Is Alex Abrines the next Rudy Fernandez?

NewsOK.com Berry Tramel Since the Thunder drafted Alex Abrines 32nd overall in 2013, the Spanish sharpshooter has been compared to compatriot Rudy Fernandez. That’s generally meant as a compliment. But...
  • 3 days ago

OKC Thunder: Thunder's Russell Westbrook options increase with decision on Dion Waiters

NewsOK.com By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com A portion of the Dion Waiters question was answered on Monday. In effect, has it made the Russell Westbrook question clearer? When the...
  • 4 days ago

OKC Thunder rescind qualifying offer to Dion Waiters, making him an unrestricted free agent

NewsOK.com Anthony Slater The Dion Waiters era in Oklahoma City is more than likely over. Late Monday night, hours after agreeing to a deal with Spanish sharpshooter Alex Abrines, the Thunder rescinded...
  • 5 days ago

OKC Thunder's Enes Kanter receives death threats after unrest in Turkey

NewsOK.com Thunder player Kanter receives death threats Thunder forward Enes Kanter said on Twitter that he's received death threats since Friday when a military faction in his native Turkey launched a...
  • 5 days ago

Q&A: ESPN's Fran Fraschilla on what Alex Abrines can bring to the Thunder

NewsOK.com By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com ESPN basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla is in Las Vegas for the start of USA Basketball Camp, but the international hoops guru took some time for...
  • 5 days ago

Kevin Durant reflects on his time in Oklahoma City

NewsOK.com By Anthony Slater LAS VEGAS – Kevin Durant spent last week in Asia, a needed getaway to decompress after his monumental, controversial career decision. Read more on NewsOK.com
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Sabonis shines with Lithuania

NewsOK.com By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com On Monday, Domantas Sabonis gave a glimpse of why he's being touted as a potential contributor on the Thunder as a rookie. The 6-foot-10 power...
  • 5 days ago

Q&A: ESPN's Fran Fraschilla on what Alex Abrines can bring to the Thunder

NewsOK.com Erik Horne ESPN basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla is in Las Vegas for the start of USA Basketball Camp, but the international hoops guru took some time for The Oklahoman on Monday to talk...
  • 5 days ago

Report: Thunder to sign Spanish sharpshooter Alex Abrines to three-year deal

NewsOK.com Anthony Slater Kevin Durant's departure opened up some financial flexibility for the Thunder. His void has created an opportunity for plenty of playing time. Both of those were...
  • 5 days ago

OKC Thunder: Examining the tricky case of Russell Westbrook

NewsOK.com By Anthony Slater Back in February 2011, Carmelo Anthony, a soon-to-be free agent, was on the block. He'd made clear his intentions to leave Denver in the offseason. Read more on NewsOK.com
  • 6 days ago

Blue-ribbon day: Ten years ago, Clay Bennett and Co. bought the Seattle SuperSonics

NewsOK.com By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com Clay Bennett has always said he grew up dreaming of owning the Dallas Cowboys. Whether that's revisionist history or the true story of a precocious...
  • 7 days ago

Collected Wisdom: Bill Land, Spurs TV announcer

NewsOK.com By Mel Bracht, Staff Writer, mbracht@oklahoman.com In his 13 seasons as San Antonio Spurs TV announcer, Bill Land has relished the Spurs' success as an NBA powerhouse, including experiencing...
  • 7 days ago

OKC Thunder: Four questions about the Thunder's lineup and rotations

NewsOK.com By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com In his first season as Thunder head coach, Billy Donovan could have easily added “head of research and development” to his title. In the regular...
  • 7 days ago
Blog Articles

Saturday Morning Cartoons: On the Brodie

DailyThunder.com (Royce Young) — Happy weekend. Thank you for your support of Daily Thunder. Onward.
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Why Enes Kanter will be an all-star next season

Thunderous Intentions (Tony Heim) — Enes Kanter has all star talent and this season will be his opportunity to show Thunder fans that ability. Trade rumors. Epic tweets. Death threats. Enes Kanter has had an offseason for the ages....
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Friday Bolts – 7.22.16

DailyThunder.com (Royce Young) — Jae Crowder: “We were the only team in the NBA to beat both (Cleveland and Golden State) on their home court – the only team in the NBA, the Boston Celtics. We told him that.
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Waiting On Westbrook’s decision might be OKC’s best move

Thunderous Intentions (Ali Ahmed) — Trading Russell Westbrook after losing KD for nothing seems like the obvious move for Sam Presti- but what if it isn’t? The Oklahoma City Thunder have long boasted continuity and consistency...
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Thursday’s trade of the day: Blake Griffin

Thunderous Intentions (Tony Heim) — Is Blake Griffin a possible fit with Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City?  Rumors this past week say so. In this week’s edition of our new Thursday tradition, we examine a potential addition...
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Thursday Bolts – 7.21.16

DailyThunder.com (Royce Young) — Todd Whitehead of Nylon Calculus: “When Durant wasn’t around, Westbrook was responsible for more of the Thunder’s offensive load and he had a chance to end more of the team’s possessions, as...
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NBA loud links: Team USA Olympic Basketball: Roster assessment and upcoming exhibition schedule

SBN: Welcome to Loud City (joshua broom) — Which players should start for this summer's Team USA Men's Olympic squad? Also, a look at Team USA's exhibition schedule. As Team USA's Olympic opener versus Australia approaches, a national...
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Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook's elite passing set Durant up, not down

SBN: Welcome to Loud City (Josh Carney) — Thunder guard Russell Westbrook's brilliant season highlighted how great he has become at creating plays, but some people will never be satisfied. With all of the news coming out in recent weeks...
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Wednesday Bolts – 7.20.16

DailyThunder.com (Royce Young) — Kevin Pelton of ESPN Insider on best available free agents: “Waiters made progress toward being a useful NBA role player last season. Let’s not overstate the case, though. Waiters...
  • 3 days ago

Dion Waiters is now an unrestricted free agent

Thunderous Intentions (Heather Koontz) — Days after the Oklahoma City Thunder hired Alex Abrines, a top Euroleague player from Spain, and talk surrounding Russell Westbrook’s impending free agency heated up, Sam Presti has made another...
  • 4 days ago

Summer School is Out: The Thunder’s Summer League Experience

DailyThunder.com (Alex Roig) — As the NBA’s 2016 summer league experience ends with the Las Vegas summer league championship game on Monday, it’s time now to look back at what the Oklahoma City Thunder did with...
  • 4 days ago

Oklahoma City Must Learn From Other Teams' Mistakes

SBN: Welcome to Loud City (Adam Joseph) — The Russell Westbrook contract dilemma means the Thunder must transition quickly from Kevin Durant leaving town. Looking at other stars' departures from fellow franchises, though, can they take...
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Tuesday Bolts – 7.19.16

DailyThunder.com (Royce Young) — Sam Amick of USA Today: “Durant did quite a bit of hand-wringing on this front, denying the notion that chemistry issues with the Thunder point guard led to his departure. But truth be told,
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The fascinating unknown of the OKC Thunder

Thunderous Intentions (Jeremy Lambert) — The best times in life are the unexpected ones; sports are no different. The Oklahoma City Thunder bandwagon has plenty of good seats still available. Many “fans” left the franchise earlier this...
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NBA loud links: 2016 NBA Summer League awards and recap; Team USA Olympic camp opens

SBN: Welcome to Loud City (joshua broom) — A recap of Las Vegas Summer League 2016, plus Team USA opens Olympic training camp. The NBA's Las Vegas Summer League is the annual stage upon which roster hopefuls, young stars, and...
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Oklahoma City Thunder rescinds Dion Waiters' qualifying offer, Waiters will become unrestricted free agent

SBN: Welcome to Loud City (Bobby Chancellor) — The Thunder have given themselves more financial room to try and keep Westbrook, but it may come at the cost of losing Waiters. As first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski, the Oklahoma City...
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Thunder rescind Dion Waiters’ qualifying offer

DailyThunder.com (Royce Young) — Goodbye, sweet prince.
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OKC Thunder signs Barcelona's shooting guard Alex Abrines

SBN: Welcome to Loud City (Bobby Chancellor) — Alex Abrines, drafted in 2013, will finally join the Thunder next season. The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed sharpshooter Alex Abrines, formerly of Barcelona, to a 3-year deal for $18...
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Monday Bolts – 7.18.16

DailyThunder.com (Royce Young) — Ben Rohrbach of Yahoo on Westbrook: “But the C’s, like any potential Westbrook suitor, would need assurance he would stay in one place, and such an assurance would be hard to come by....
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What to expect from Alex Abrines, OKC’s newest player

Thunderous Intentions (Tony Heim) — Sam Presti made his first move of the offseason on Monday, signing Spanish guard Alex Abrines to a 3 year, 18 million dollar contract. Finally! After 17 days of waiting, Oklahoma City added a new...
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