Latest Oklahoma City Thunder News

Thunder GM Presti hopes Holmgren is latest star draft pick

Jun. 25, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder general manager Sam Presti has a stunningly successful history with high draft picks. Back when the Thunder were still the Seattle SuperSonics, Presti made Kevin Durant the No. 2 overall pick in 2007 and Russell Westbrook No. 4 overall in 2008. The team...

Thunder take Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren with No. 2 overall pick

Jun. 24, 2022 01:38 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder chose Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night and hit the accelerator on their rebuild by adding three of the top 12 selections. In Holmgren, the Thunder got a versatile 7-footer who...

Smith? Holmgren? Banchero? Magic own No. 1 pick in NBA draft

Jun. 22, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paolo Banchero thinks he should be No. 1. Jabari Smith Jr. is sure he won't go beyond No. 2. Chet Holmgren would be happy with either. The freshmen have been considered the top three players available, in some order, in the NBA draft. The Orlando Magic will...

Holmgren visits with Magic, as No. 1 pick intrigue builds

Jun. 17, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren was wrapping up a multiday visit Friday with the Orlando Magic, who hold the No. 1 pick in next week’s NBA draft. A person with knowledge of Holmgren’s visit said meetings, interviews and a dinner with team officials were all part...

Rebuilding Thunder have solid anchor in Gilgeous-Alexander

Apr. 11, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder general manager Sam Presti said this season would be about sifting through young talent to see where it fits into future plans. It was a different approach for a franchise that was among the league's best the previous decade. But with Kevin Durant,...

Clippers rout OKC 138-88 for 5th win in row, play-in awaits

Apr. 11, 2022 01:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amir Coffey had career highs of 32 points and 13 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the depleted Oklahoma City Thunder 138-88 on Sunday night to end the regular season on a five-game winning streak. The Clippers finished 42-40, a major accomplishment...

Lakers snap 8-game skid with 120-101 win over Thunder

Apr. 09, 2022 01:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stanley Johnson scored a season-high 21 points and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their eight-game losing streak with a 120-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night. Wenyen Gabriel added 16 points as the Lakers wrapped up the home portion of...

LeBron James to miss Lakers' final 2 games with ankle injury

Apr. 08, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James will miss the final two games of the Los Angeles Lakers' season with a sprained left ankle, almost certainly preventing him from winning his second NBA scoring title. The Lakers made the announcement Friday before they hosted the Oklahoma City...

Thompson scores 33, Warriors beat Lakers to win third in row

Apr. 08, 2022 01:43 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr made a point to tell Klay Thompson he played his best game yet since returning in January from a 2 1/2-year absence following surgeries and long rehabs on his left knee and right Achilles. Jordan Poole keeps doing his part to...

Jazz rout Thunder 137-101 for 5th straight home win

Apr. 07, 2022 00:47 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 27 points, Rudy Gobert added 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Utah Jazz beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 137-101 on Wednesday night. Jordan Clarkson had 18 points and a season-high 10 assists, and Hassan Whiteside added 15 points, 11...