Though he won a piece of NBA coach of the year honors, as awarded by his peers as recently as a month ago, Billy Donovan will nonetheless not be returning to coach the Oklahoma City Thunder.
A few minutes after the Milwaukee Bucks chose not to come out of their locker room for their Game 5 appointment with the Orlando Magic, it was also reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania that Oklahoma City and Houston would not be playing their own Game 5 either.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The faces were familiar. The memories shared were special. Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams’ thoughts of Billy Donovan are still meaningful to him three years after leaving Oklahoma City following the tragic loss of his wife Ingrid.
The Oklahoma skies have always had a chance of thunder and lightning during the busy storm season, but the Oklahoma City Thunder’s chance of winning a title is minimal after several moves.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Former Norman Transcript sports editor and longtime Oklahoman sports columnist Berry Tramel has been a personality in the state for some time.
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.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Remember when the Thunder placed Corey Brewer into their starting lineup and looked like they had changed as a team? Brewer was hitting corner 3s, scoring off cuts, defending meaningful perimeter players and flying in transition. Oklahoma City won its first six games with Brewer as its starting shooting guard, and OKC had its placeholder for defensive stopper Andre Roberson, who went down with a season-ending knee injury at the end of January.
DENVER — Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard Alex Abrines will play Tuesday night at the Denver Nuggets, coach Billy Donovan said at morning shootaround.
The New York Knicks have agreed to a trade that would send 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The Thunder will send center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and the Chicago Bulls’ 2018 second-round pick to complete the deal.
OKLAHOMA CITY — People bustled in and out of Jones Assembly, a quaint-but-hip social haunt on Oklahoma City’s burgeoning Film Row, which will host a handful of popular music acts in the coming months.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Patrick Patterson said he was a southern country boy, and draped head-to-toe in denim, he didn’t look like he was kidding.
LAS VEGAS — James Harden has signed a four-year max extension with the Houston Rockets, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst report.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City shooting guard Victor Oladipo is scoring more efficiently than ever. But his production is coming with a caveat.
HOUSTON — The NBA confirmed Friday that Oklahoma City forward Jerami Grant fouled Houston center Nene in the final seconds of the Thunder’s Thursday night loss to the Rockets.
HOUSTON — The Thunder felt the pain instead of the benefits when Jerami Grant bashed his head on the rim during the final seconds of their Thursday night loss in Houston.
Russell Westbrook innocuously tossed a ball at NBA referee Tre Maddox during Oklahoma City's 123-112 loss in Charlotte on Wednesday. The problem was Maddox wasn't looking. The ball hit him in the head, and Westbrook got called for his 10th technical foul of the season.
The NBA has rescinded two of Russell Westbrook's previous technical fouls, bringing his season total down to nine, according to the technical foul tracker on the league's media site.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder have assigned injured point guard Cameron Payne to their D-League affiliate Oklahoma City Blue, the team announced Sunday. Payne, who has yet to play this year, will begin a rehab assignment there.
The Thunder had a strong 2016, a trip to the Western Conference Finals and a 21-13 start to the ensuing season with one bump along the road. But with the Near Year now arrived, here are resolutions Oklahoma City can use to make itself better in 2017:
OKLAHOMA CITY — Victor Oladipo made his long-awaited return from a sprained right wrist Saturday. He scored 15 points, grabbed four boards and dished two assists during the Thunder's 114-88 blowout victory over the L.A. Clippers.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Jim Tucker was popping champagne Saturday night, and not just because it was New Year’s Eve. The 1950s NBAer cult-famous for owning the title of “fastest man to record a triple-double in an NBA game” can rest easy after Oklahoma City’s 114-88 demolition of the L.A. Clippers.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunder shooting guard Victor Oladipo will return from his sprained right wrist Saturday against the L.A. Clippers, the Thunder said.
This Week's Circulars
ADA [ndash] A private memorial service will be held for A. J. Stanfield who died Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at age 77 at home. A.J. was born Jan. 1, 1944, at home near Atwood, OK to Lois Etheredge Stanfield and Claud Samuel Stanfield. He was named in memory of his grandfather Jacob Arthur Stanf…
ADA [ndash] Graveside services for Virginia Lee Bowers, 99, of Ada were held Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Rosedale Cemetery. Mrs. Bowers died Saturday, July 24, 2021, at a local hospital.
MENA [ndash]Mr. Robert Lee Medcalf, age 80, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at his home. On Aug. 8, 1940, he was born in Waurika, Oklahoma to Murray and Ruby (Haughey) Medcalf. Robert as well as many of the Medcalf siblings lived at the Ahloso "Y" area and the "Do…
ADA [ndash] Services for Jimmy Dwayne Crewse, 65 of Ada are 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2021, at Crosspointe Church, Pastor Chad Large will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakman Cemetery. Mr. Crewse died Sunday, July 25, 2021, at his home.
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