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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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Durant’s saltiness towards OKC persists: Can we let the dead horse RIP?

At his first game in Oklahoma City as a visitor—February 2017—fans yowled for blood and brandished cupcakes, because Durant was supposedly soft. “Such a venomous toxic feeling when I walked into that arena,” he says. “And just the organization, the trainers and equipment managers, those dudes is pissed off at me? Ain’t talking to me? […]

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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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OKC-Houston trade: A crucial juncture for Westbrook and Paul’s legacy

It has been exactly one week since the Oklahoma City Thunder’s cornerstone icon Russell Westbrook was traded off to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul. After three consecutive seasons filled with unlimited promise, but lackluster results equaling three postseason wins since the 2015-2016 season, it was understandably time for Sam Presti to pull the plug […]

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