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Oklahoma City Blue outlook: Tracking last season’s roster

Photo Credits: Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images After opening the season with a league-best 7-1 record, the Oklahoma City Blue endured a grueling 1-7 end-cap that pushed themselves from a then contender to being out of the playoffs via tiebreaker. Though gut-punching, last season’s Blue team racked up a hoard of accolades ranking first inContinue reading “Oklahoma City Blue outlook: Tracking last season’s roster”

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander early favorite for MIP, Josh Giddey scathes ROTY list

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Since the opening of last season, Oklahoma City Thunder have kicked their rebuilding efforts into full throttle. All along, the center of Presti’s Plan has stood firm — to redevelop a youthful, fresh-faced roster in hopes of a title bid. As the NBA betting lines opened last week, the Thunder appear toContinue reading “Shai Gilgeous-Alexander early favorite for MIP, Josh Giddey scathes ROTY list”

Josh Giddey signs shoe deal with Nike

Photo Credits: Joe Scarnici/NBAE via Getty Images When you think of the big names from the 2021 NBA Draft class, chances are Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, and Evan Mobley, among others, come to mind. In the scope of social media, staying par with those names also bodes fairly well. In the shoe game, however, theContinue reading “Josh Giddey signs shoe deal with Nike”

Oklahoma City Blue season schedule announced, will play at Paycom Center

Photo Credits: Oklahoma City Blue via Facebook NBA action is back, that is no different for the G-League. Following a 12-game Disneyworld expedition, the Oklahoma City Blue are prepped for another season of play, and per team release — their regular-season schedule is out.  The Oklahoma City Blue will have a new place to callContinue reading “Oklahoma City Blue season schedule announced, will play at Paycom Center”

Thundersticks Episode 217: Thunder Sign Paul Watson Jr., Waive Josh Hall: The Breakdown + My Thoughts!

In this episode, Ben breaks the news of the Thunder signing forward Paul Watson Jr. while also waiving forward Josh Hall. The pod gives insight into both transactions, what resumes they carry heading into their next opportunity, and if Oklahoma City made a mistake in waiving Josh Hall. Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app now andContinue reading “Thundersticks Episode 217: Thunder Sign Paul Watson Jr., Waive Josh Hall: The Breakdown + My Thoughts!”

Who should the Thunder protect in an expansion draft?

Photo Credits: Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images Across the Oklahoma City Thunder’s brief 13-year history, the franchise has yet to cross paths with league expansion. In fact, the last time the NBA held an expansion draft dates back to 2004, in which the Charlotte Bobcats locked themselves into a franchise. In an event that hadContinue reading “Who should the Thunder protect in an expansion draft?”

Thunder waive Josh Hall, ink Paul Watson Jr. to two-way deal

Photo Credits: Scott Audette/NBAE via Getty Images With a little over two weeks until the onset of the NBA’s training camps, teams are flipping the page from last year, and making their final few acquisitions heading into the upcoming season. This sentiment held firm with the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday evening as the franchise optedContinue reading “Thunder waive Josh Hall, ink Paul Watson Jr. to two-way deal”

Thundersticks Episode 216: Reacting To Thunder 2k Ratings + Gabriel Deck Is Heading Back To OKC!

In this episode, Ben takes a deep dive into all of the Thunder players’ 2k ratings for the annually released “NBA2k” going in detail as to who ranks the best, you got shortchanged, and what to expect when playing with Oklahoma City’s own. He also discusses Gabriel Deck and his departure for Bricktown, what itContinue reading “Thundersticks Episode 216: Reacting To Thunder 2k Ratings + Gabriel Deck Is Heading Back To OKC!”

Bricktown bears a mixed bag: Initial reaction to Thunder 2k ratings

Photo Credits: Abbie Parr/NBAE via Getty Images The NBA offseason is winding down. News to the tune of draft additions, free-agent pickups, and coaching additions are the news of the past. In the forefront, training camps, preseason play, and the opening of the regular season are at the forefront of most fans’ minds. As forContinue reading “Bricktown bears a mixed bag: Initial reaction to Thunder 2k ratings”

Gabriel Deck en route to Oklahoma City, expected to participate in preseason

Photo Credits: Coby Van Loan/OKC Thunder Over the offseason, the Oklahoma City Thunder has been an anomaly. Whether it’d be their potential trade-up options, draft-day acquisitions, or recent pick-ups, pinning down the franchise’s next move has been a tough test. The biggest question mark, however, rested on forward Gabriel Deck. Now, Deck’s perplexing puzzle hasContinue reading “Gabriel Deck en route to Oklahoma City, expected to participate in preseason”