- Geek & Sci-Fi
Serge Ibaka was ruled out four-to-six weeks on Tuesday following arthroscopic knee surgery, but there was a silver-lining to that disheartening news for the Oklahoma City Thunder: the imminent return of Kevin Durant in days following it. Now, it appears that expectation has proven wildly premature.
The Oklahoma City Thunder's fight for a playoff spot will likely come down to the season's last games. And fortunately for Russell Westbrook and company, they'll receive about all the help they could possibly get. According to coach Scott Brooks, reigning MVP Kevin Durant will return to the Thunder lineup in a "week or two."
During a discussion with ESPN's Heather Cox in advance of Wednesday's nationally televised matchup between the Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers, Brooks went a step further than calling Westbrook just a "freak."
When the Thunder traded James Harden to the Rockets, it seemed like the team got absolutely nothing in return.
Like Kawhi Leonard with the Spurs and Greg Monroe with the Pistons, Oklahoma City Thunder backup point guard and sometime off-guard Reggie Jackson didn't agree to an extension before the Oct.
Kendrick Perkins' time in the limelight might finally be coming to a close.
Kevin Durant is irreplaceable.
A sizable contingent of supposed NBA experts think Russell Westbrook is a shooting guard, and some even believe the Oklahoma City Thunder would be better off without him.
After the Knicks lost to the Mavericks on a Dirk Nowitzki buzzer-beater Monday night, Carmelo Anthony stands at the free throw line at Madison Square with his hands on his knees in disbelief.
Ever since Russell Westbrook started experiencing swelling and discomfort in that surgically repaired right knee, the Thunder have floundered in his absence following a third surgery.
There's something remarkable about Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook.
There is a wide belief among sports fans that basketball would be the easiest sport to coach as a player.
Whenever something in sports doesn't go according to plan, we as fans are quick to place blame.
Duke's Mike Krzyzewski was adamant last August that his second Olympic gold medal as Team USA head coach would be his last.
Before the season started, the Oklahoma City Thunder were relegated by many to a tier just below the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs for supremacy in the Western Conference.
There are established patterns to winning NBA Coach of the Year.
The last time USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo wanted to secure a coaching commitment from Mike Krzyzewski, he had a pizza and a bottle of wine with the Duke coach.