Jun 30, 2014, 5:59 PM EDT
Potential landing spots for the point guard: Heat? Pistons? Knicks?
Jun 19, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT
He will be back for training camp.
May 25, 2014, 2:11 PM EDT
It’s not official, but Ibaka all but said at shootaround he is playing.
May 23, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT
He could play as soon as Game 3 Sunday.
May 22, 2014, 12:32 AM EDT
San Antonio’s defense frustrated the Thunder offense, that frustration bled over to the Thunder defense and the result was another Spurs rout.
May 21, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Thunder still trying to find a lineup that can score and defend without Serge Ibaka.
May 20, 2014, 1:38 AM EDT
The Thunder had more success going big than they did going small. Time for Brooks to pair Collison and Adams again.
May 20, 2014, 12:22 AM EDT
Spurs score 66 points in the paint, shoot 57.5 percent from the field in a 122-105 victory.
May 19, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
The loss of Serge Ibaka changes the dynamics of this series.
May 16, 2014, 6:17 PM EDT
The Thunder’s title chances likely just went down for the season, too.
May 16, 2014, 3:26 AM EDT
When Kevin Durant got going there was nothing the Clippers could do to slow him.
May 5, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
This is a toss up.
Apr 14, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT
It’s wasn’t much of a fight, even by NBA standards, but the referees decided it was worth a double ejection.
Jan 27, 2014, 2:57 PM EDT
BOSTON – Steven Adams arrived at Notre Dame Prep, as his first American coach put it, “with a guitar and a knapsack.” Ryan Hurd, who coaches the Massachusetts basketball powerhouse, knew his team needed a center, and the highly touted Adams certainly was one. Otherwise, Hurd didn’t know what to expect from Adams, a mid-year…
Jan 10, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT
Kevin Durant’s twitter account, late last night, featured the image at right. For a player whose public identity is intentionally clean-cut – business tattoos and such – the photo was somewhat surprising. There’s nothing inherently wrong with Durant smoking hookah, which is most commonly filled with tobacco, a legal substance for adults like him. But…
Oct 22, 2013, 6:23 PM EDT
The NBA’s annual GM survey, analyzed by Kurt earlier today, contained few surprises. Who will win the championship? The Heat, as usual. Who will win MVP? LeBron James, obviously. Who is the best center? Dwight Howard, of course. Who’s the best coach in the NBA? Gregg Popovich, surely. Which player makes the most of limited…
Sep 24, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT
The guy drafted one spot ahead of Cole Aldrich back in 2010 is on the cusp of signing a $90 million contract extension (Paul George). Aldrich has been the opposite NBA story. He could not carve out a spot in Oklahoma City (losing time to Nick Collison), and while he had a short stint with…
May 16, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT
It’s this simple: If Russell Westbrook were playing the Oklahoma City Thunder would be on their way to the NBA Finals. Instead, there was disappintment as they fell in the second round to a very good Memphis Grizzlies team 4-1. This was not some blowout, Memphis was just +18 for the entire series. No game…
May 4, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT
SEASON RECORDS Memphis: 56-26, fifth seed in the West OKC: 60-22, one seed in the West PLAYOFF RECORDS Memphis: Beat the Los Angeles Clippers 4-2 OKC: Beat the Houston Rockets 4-2 SEASON SERIES Grizzlies took two of the three meetings. KEY INJURIES Russell Westbrook is out for the playoffs after undergoing surgery for a torn…
Apr 27, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT
The Rockets are down, but Russell Westbrook is out. Westbrook tore his meniscus and will require surgery. He’s out for the rest the Thunder’s first-round series and longer, giving Houston a much better chance of winning games in these playoffs. But winning the series? That’s still a tall order, especially already down 0-2. The Thunder’s…
Apr 24, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT
Every higher seed in the NBA playoffs won its first game, but none did so more impressively than the Thunder, who beat the Rockets by 29. One game doesn’t make a postseason, or even a series, but Oklahoma City’s victory is promising. Last year, the Heat led the playoffs in wins by such a margin.…
Apr 22, 2013, 12:54 AM EDT
The Thunder led 13-2 before the Rockets tied the game at 38, but Oklahoma City responded with a 14-1 run late in the first half. Houston hung around the fringe of striking distance before the Thunder made another 13-2 run midway through the second half. The Rockets – and the Western Conference – are trying…
Apr 7, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT
What do you want from your title contender? A superstar to lead the team? How about Carmelo Anthony with 36 points and 12 rebounds — nine offensive? He took over the league’s scoring title race with that performance. Toughness inside? How about 19 offensive rebounds on one end and your big center Tyson Chandler contesting…
Mar 20, 2013, 11:57 PM EDT
On a night of barn burner games none ended in a more dramatic fashion than Oklahoma City and Memphis. First, there only was overtime because of a Jerryd Bayless three at the end of regulation on a great stop move where Reggie Jackson bit on the pump fake. Then in overtime it was back-and-forth and…
Jan 23, 2013, 3:22 AM EDT
It’s a little odd to type that Caron Butler blocked a Serge Ibaka shot (you just expect the reverse) but that’s not the strange part of this second quarter play. Butler had played good defense on Kevin Durant (he did that in the first half), forcing a pass to Ibaka. As Ibaka drove then rose…
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