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Russell Westbrook does not seem eager about playing with All-Star teammate Joel Embiid

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 18 hrs ago.

Russell Westbrook doesn't seem very eager to play with Joel Embiid. Russell Westbrook is still a man of few words when it comes to his relationship with Joel Embiid. A month after the Oklahoma City Thunder star responded with a simple “f— no” when asked if he and Embiid were cool, Westbrook was asked at NBA All-Star media day if he was going to get along with his new teammate.

NBA Rumors: Pelicans fire GM Dell Demps before Anthony Davis sweepstakes

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 18 hrs ago.

NBA Rumors: Pelicans fire GM Dell Demps before Anthony Davis sweepstakes originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Dell Demps won't be trading Anthony Davis this offseason -- because he won't be employed by the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans have parted ways with Demps as their general manager, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday. New Orleans already are looking at internal replacements for Demps, per Wojnarowski.

Russell Westbrook passed Gary Payton to become Thunder's all-time scoring leader

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 1 day ago.

Westbrook dropped a season-high 44 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 131-122 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center, which made him the all-time leading scorer in Thunder/Seattle SuperSonics history. His 40-point triple-double on Thursday was the 12th of his career, too. He's now tied with James Harden for the second-most in NBA history.

Westbrook endorses Thunder team-mate George for MVP

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 days ago.

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook believes Paul George is the "frontrunner" for the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award. George is averaging career highs in points (28.7), rebounds (8), assists (4.1) and steals (2.3) for the Thunder this season. The five-time All-Star is shooting 45.4 per cent from the field and 41.3 per cent from three-point range.

The Thunder Are Paul George's Team Now

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 days ago.

Since Jan. 17, George has logged 41.9 points, 9.3 rebounds and 5.8 assists per 100 possessions on 67.9 true shooting, boasting better assist-to-turnover and steals rates than Durant had in 2013-14.10 There's obviously an enormous difference between playing as hot as George has for a month and doing so for an entire season. Still, his transformation could end up being noteworthy for one key reason: It's the closest thing we've seen to a changing of the guard on the Thunder since Westbrook took over after Durant's departure. For years, Westbrook critics have suggested that he'd give his teams a better chance to win by taking a step back.

Anthony Davis left Pelicans' game against Thunder with shoulder injury

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 days ago.

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis injured his left shoulder on Thursday night in their 131-122 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Smoothie King Center. Davis, while attempting to go up for a block late in the second quarter, appeared to injure his shoulder on the way down. As he left the floor, Davis was seen favoring his left shoulder and holding it still as he walked to the tunnel.

Russell Westbrook's triple-double streak by the numbers

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 3 days ago.

To understate the case, Russell Westbrook is on a roll. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard recorded his 10th consecutive triple-double on Monday, surpassing Hall of Famer and NBA-redefiner Wilt Chamberlain's record of nine straight, set in 1968. Here's a look at Westbrook's streak with help from Opta.

Kanter joins Trail Blazers

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 3 days ago.

Enes Kanter has joined the Portland Trail Blazers for the rest of the NBA season. The 26-year-old center was released by the New York Knicks after the trade deadline last week and sealed a deal with the Trail Blazers on Wednesday. Kanter posted on Twitter: "I am pleased to announce that I have signed with the Portland Trail Blazers for the remainder of the season.

James tops NBA rich list: Forbes

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 3 days ago.

LeBron James remains the top-earning player in the NBA while an increasing number of stars have boosted their income through off-field activities, a Forbes survey revealed Tuesday. Forbes said that Los Angeles Lakers star James was the highest-paid player in basketball for a fifth straight year, pocketing an estimated $88.7 million in 2018-2019. Around $35.7 million of James's earnings came from salary and bonuses, while $53 million was generated through endorsements.

Rip City Rewind: Everything you might have missed as the Blazers fell to the Thunder

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 3 days ago.

Rip City Rewind: Everything you might have missed as the Blazers fell to the Thunder originally appeared on nbcsportsnorthwest.com The Portland Trail Blazers headed to OKC for the second night of a back-to-back. Looking to bounce back from a close loss in Dallas, the Blazers didn't get off to the best start at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder made it rain from three early on, outscoring the Blazers 68-49 in the first half.

Russell Westbrook is 'blessed with the talent to not give a f---' about criticism

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

Russell Westbrook has been doing otherworldly things on the court lately. The Oklahoma City Thunder star has recorded a triple-double in ten straight games, an NBA record. Colin Cowherd of Fox Sports had a few things to say about Westbrook, especially in comparison to his teammate Paul George.

Russell Westbrook breaks Wilt Chamberlain's 51-year-old record with 10 straight triple-doubles

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

With his 10th straight triple double, Russell Westbrook left another mark on the NBA record book on Monday. After tying the record Saturday, the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard broke Wilt Chamberlain's 51-year-old NBA record for consecutive triple doubles with less than four minutes left in a win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Russell Westbrook with his 23rd triple-double of the season, and NBA record setting 10th straight, breaking Wilt Chamberlain's mark: 18-14-10 with 3:48 left.

Rapid Reaction: 3 Quick Takeaways from the Trail Blazers loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

The Portland Trail Blazers concluded its quick back-to-back road trip with the second leg in Oklahoma City on Monday night. OKC has been on a roll lately and the Blazers were not able to slow them down. The Thunder had won 10 of its last 11 games entering Monday's showdown against the Blazers.

Westbrook savours breaking long-standing triple-double record

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

Russell Westbrook reflected on sealing a historic 10th consecutive triple-double in the Oklahoma City Thunder's victory over the Portland Trail Blazers as "an unbelievable moment". Eight-time NBA All-Star Westbrook eclipsed Wilt Chamberlain's long-standing record of nine consecutive triple-doubles in another inspired display on Monday. Westbrook was given a standing ovation when he achieved the feat by laying on an assist for Paul George in the final quarter of a 120-111 win.

Thunder waive Alex Abrines after both sides agree to part ways

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 6 days ago.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have waived guard Alex Abrines. The team announced the move Saturday. Abrines missed much of his third NBA season because of personal reasons.

Is the Thunder's Defense Enough to Get them to the Finals?

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 7 days ago.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have one of the best defenses in the league, but is it enough to slow down some of the high-powered offenses in the Western Conference?

Thunder waive G Alex Abrines after 3 seasons

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 7 days ago.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have waived guard Alex Abrines. The team announced the move Saturday. Abrines missed much of his third NBA season because of personal reasons.

How will Celtics fans react to Kyrie Irving and his up-in-the-air future in Boston?

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 14 days ago.

Which brings us to Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, whose comments recently about his future have created some uneasiness within Celtics Nation. Sunday afternoon's game pitting the Celtics (33-19) against the red-hot Oklahoma City Thunder  (33-18) will be Irving's first game in front of the TD Garden crowd since his comments on Friday prior to Boston's 113-99 win over the New York Knicks, and Irving's ensuing comments following the victory.

Injuries pile up for the Celtics at center position

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 14 days ago.

Rarely a week passes by without a Boston Celtics player being out with some type of injury or ailment. And today's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder will once again feature the Celtics playing a bit short-handed with Aron Baynes out with what team officials describe as a left foot contusion that was noted after he had an MRI on Saturday. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said the 6-foot-10 center was not going to be back in the lineup anytime soon.

Much-improved Thunder visiting Boston

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 15 days ago.

After Gordon Hayward's first season with the Boston Celtics lasted less than five minutes, Hayward's second season has been mostly about rounding back into form. Entering Sunday's home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Hayward is finally starting to flash the form that made him an All-Star in his final season in Utah in 2017. "It's slowly starting to come back, I think," Hayward told MassLive.com after he scored 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting in Friday's win over the New York Knicks.

Celtics next up in trying to add to Knicks' woes

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 16 days ago.

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, following a disappointing loss in Orlando on Jan. 12, called out his younger teammates about not understanding what it takes to be a championship-level team. In the last two games, those younger teammates have stepped up while Irving has been out with a strained left hip. The Celtics are hopeful Irving can return by Friday's visit to the New York Knicks -- who are on a team-record 12-game home losing streak and just shipped away their star player in a bombshell trade on Thursday -- although it is possible they may hold him out again.

Reggie Miller admits Kevin Durant was right leaving Thunder for Warriors

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 17 days ago.

Reggie Miller admits Kevin Durant was right leaving Thunder for Warriors originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com When Durant announced he was leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors on July 4, 2016, he got crushed. Former NBA players ripped him, Hall of Famers criticized him. But after two NBA championships and two NBA Finals MVPs, it's clear Durant made the right choice.

Bucks, Thunder set for defensive clash

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 21 days ago.

Giannis Antetokounmpo took over in the fourth quarter in Friday's win over the Charlotte Hornets. The Milwaukee Bucks' star power forward outscored the Hornets himself in the fourth as the Bucks won for the sixth consecutive game. Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder have leaned heavily on Paul George in its current four-game winning streak, as Thunder coach Billy Donovan has tinkered with his rotations since Oklahoma City blew a 17-point lead at home against the Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 17.

Sources: Jimmy Butler's wrist injury confirmed as a sprain; he'll miss Saturday night's game

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 22 days ago.

Philadelphia 76ers forward Jimmy Butler underwent further examination on his injured right wrist Friday, which confirmed a sprain, and he will miss Saturday night's game in Denver, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Butler received the confirmation after visiting a hand specialist in Los Angeles to evaluate the extent of the injury, which was previously considered a sprain. He is expected to return Tuesday in Los Angeles against the Lakers, sources said.

76ers look to rebound against high-scoring Rockets

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 26 days ago.

The Philadelphia 76ers will look to rebound from a tough setback when they host the Houston Rockets on Monday night. The 76ers were reeling following a heartbreaking two-point home loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday. Paul George converted a four-point play with 5.1 seconds remaining to lift the Thunder over the Sixers 117-115.