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Oklahoma City Thunder waive forward Patrick Patterson

Aug. 1, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder waived forward Patrick Patterson on Thursday. Patterson spent two seasons with Oklahoma City. He appeared in 145 games and averaged 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 14.7 minutes per game. Patterson originally was expected to be Oklahoma City's starting power...

Westbrook all smiles in introduction with Rockets

Jul. 26, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook knows he's in for a huge change in his move from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Houston Rockets. And he's ready to do whatever it takes to make the move work as he prepares to play with James Harden for the first time since 2012. "To be able to win something you have to...

Thunder GM Sam Presti shies away from term "rebuilding"

Jul. 25, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The words rebuilding and tanking don't sit well with Thunder general manager Sam Presti. He prefers the terms repositioning and replenishing. No matter what he calls it, he has quite a task in front of him after trading Oklahoma City's two best players __ All-Stars Paul George and...

Oklahoma City Thunder's rebuild will take some time

Jul. 16, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Yosef Maaroof wanted one more Russell Westbrook memory in Oklahoma City. When he learned Thursday night the Thunder were planning to send Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and draft picks, the 20-year-old Tulsa resident planned to make the two-hour drive to Oklahoma City...

Summer League winds down, and now, maybe, some NBA rest

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

They'll hand out T-shirts to the Summer League winners following the championship game between Memphis and Minnesota in Las Vegas on Monday night, and then things will finally slow down a bit in the NBA. Maybe. And probably not for long. It's been a hectic month since Toronto won the NBA championship and the...

Analysis: Westbrook, Harden will need to change their games

Jul. 12, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Everyone knows that Russell Westbrook and James Harden played together before, which automatically makes their reunion in Houston seem like the right fit. It won't be that easy. They've both changed since those days. But here they are, together again after the Oklahoma City Thunder decided...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jul. 12, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TROPICAL STORM LASHES SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA Barry's wind and rain start to lash Louisiana as New Orleans and coastal communities brace for a drenching from what's expected to be the first hurricane of the...

AP source: Russell Westbrook going to Rockets for Chris Paul

Jul. 11, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Russell Westbrook and James Harden are together again, and Chris Paul is leaving Houston to make that reunion happen. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Paul in a swapping of top point guards. The Thunder...

Jerami Grant hopes to help youthful Nuggets take next step

Jul. 11, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jerami Grant's introductory news conference turned out to be a real show stopper. Actually, more of a sound-check interrupter. Between rehearsals before an Ariana Grande concert Thursday at the Pepsi Center, the newly acquired Denver Nuggets big man chatted about how defense just may be his...

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George officially join LA Clippers

Jul. 10, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are now officially with the Los Angeles Clippers, moves that bring both of them back to their native Southern California. It might not be forever: Both can become free agents in only two years. The Clippers completed their blockbuster trade with the Oklahoma...