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2 positives, 2 negatives about pre-season Thunder

The Thunder are three preseason games into the 2019-2020 season and after a win in Tulsa over the Mavericks, a win at home over the NBL’s New Zealand Breakers, and a humbling loss to the Mavericks in Dallas on Monday night, the Thunder’s strengths and weaknesses are becoming more clear. Other than the obvious drop-off […]

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Three standouts from Thunder Blue & White scrimmage

The annual Oklahoma City Thunder Blue and White scrimmage brought a euphoric yet unique feeling to Sunday afternoon. As mentioned after media day, this season feels a little bit different. The scrimmage made us all realize and accept that this is a new team and a new culture. With new players, young players at that, […]

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Optimism should be the vibe after Thunder media day

Monday, Sept. 30 marked the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 12th media day, and there wasn’t the same draw as previous seasons. There were no ESPN booths set up in the arena, most media members seemed more excited to see each other rather than OKC’s new additions, and there was a stale feeling in the Chesapeake Energy […]

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Who will take big steps for OKC this season?

A new-look Oklahoma City Thunder team will suit up for training camp on Oct. 1 as Russell Westbrook gets ready for the Houston Rockets training camp, Paul George gets set for the Los Angeles Clippers camp, and Jerami Grant suits up for the Denver Nuggets. OKC’s most lethal from a year ago are no longer […]

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Note 2 Self: By Chance Drake

I just turned 23. As I sit on this chartered jet I ponder the distance traveled on my journey thus far. Twenty-three, such a critical milestone, old enough to know better but still young enough to know nothing at all. Often I’m quite critical on myself as to why I’m not further along in life. […]

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3 things that were ‘off’ about Sam Presti’s press conference

Thunder general manager Sam Presti addressed the media for the first time since draft night on Thursday morning. If you were looking for some reassurance about the state of the Thunder, you probably left this press conference more confused and skeptical about everything. It’s not that Presti didn’t have anything to say, it’s the complete […]

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The Thunder Unveil New Uniforms, Here Are The Grades

Yesterday, the Oklahoma City Thunder unveiled four new uniforms for the upcoming season, and here are my grades on how good they look. City Edition: A The main and most important update is without a doubt the new City Edition. This unit is created in partnership with the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum and […]

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