Bricktown Beat

What to expect from the Oklahoma City Thunder in tonight’s NBA Draft

Photo Credits: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images After a full year’s wait — the big moment is finally here. Tonight at 7 pm CST, sixty prospects will hear their name called at the 2021 NBA Draft, and Oklahoma City should have their markings all over it. To set the stage, all thirty first-round selectionsContinue reading “What to expect from the Oklahoma City Thunder in tonight’s NBA Draft”

Bricktown Beat: Composite Big Board

Photo Credits: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images With the NBA Draft less than 24 hours away, months and months of draft homework and intel are about to be flushed away — the real deal is finally here. Having that said, people’s answers to various prospects have been polarizing to say the deal. Here’s howContinue reading “Bricktown Beat: Composite Big Board”

2021 NBA Mock Draft: Who does Oklahoma City take home? (Picks 1-36)

With the NBA Draft nearing ten days before arrival, the rumor mill has been getting spicy. Whether it’s who certain franchises are infatuated by, or which teams are looking to move up, or out, of the draft — the commotion is there. With all the rumors said, for this rendition of my mock draft, noContinue reading “2021 NBA Mock Draft: Who does Oklahoma City take home? (Picks 1-36)”

Report: Thunder made “legitimate offer” to Pistons, ultimately turned down

Photo Credits: Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images A mere 72-hours separate 60 young men from their lifelong dream — making the NBA. For executives, their gravity of the moment also has begun to set in, as now, franchises have started to up their ante on trade packages. As reported midday Monday, Oklahoma City has beenContinue reading “Report: Thunder made “legitimate offer” to Pistons, ultimately turned down”

Composite Thunder draft workout list

Photo Credits: Chris Landsberger / The Oklahoman The Oklahoma City Thunder will enter the July 29 NBA Draft with a range far more extensive than others. Barring trades, Oklahoma City controls the most picks in the draft with six, while possessing picks 6, 16, and 18 in the first round, and selections 34, 36, andContinue reading “Composite Thunder draft workout list”

Which Draft Philosophy best suits the Thunder?

Photo Credits: Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images In every spectrum of the sports world, talent evaluation is of utmost priority. Whether it’s signing a premier player to an extension or working your magic at the trade deadline — all methods are exhausted for the sake of improving the roster. This hybrid of roster improvement andContinue reading “Which Draft Philosophy best suits the Thunder?”

‘I would say that it went pretty well’: Scottie Barnes speaks on workout with Oklahoma City

Photo Credits: Sarah Stier/Getty Images Throughout the course of Friday, the NBA Draft top prospects met with League Media to help give some signs of clarity before the July 29 Draft. One of those who took to the stand was Florida State’s own Scottie Barnes. The 6-foot-9 forward has helped make a name for himselfContinue reading “‘I would say that it went pretty well’: Scottie Barnes speaks on workout with Oklahoma City”

Report: Thunder intrigued by Scottie Barnes, James Bouknight at pick no. 6

Photo Credits: Jamie Squire/Getty Images Inside two weeks of draft night, reports and rumors pertaining to prospective teams and prospects are at full force. That sentiment holds true to Oklahoma City, and their upcoming selection at pick no. 6. As first reported by The Ringer’s Kevin O’ Conner, he believes that Oklahoma City has twoContinue reading “Report: Thunder intrigued by Scottie Barnes, James Bouknight at pick no. 6”

‘I really liked OKC’: Vrenz Bleijenbergh speaks on workout with Thunder

Photo Credits: Jasper Jacobs/Belga Mag/AFP via Getty Images When it comes to offseason news, it’s hard to get the latest scoop on any particular story — especially coming out of Oklahoma City. In an interview with Andrew Schlecht of Down to Dunk, draft prospect Vrenz Bleijenbergh helped give Thunder fans a rare insight into theContinue reading “‘I really liked OKC’: Vrenz Bleijenbergh speaks on workout with Thunder”

Thunder workout late-round prospects Brandon Rachal and Carlik Jones

Photo Credits: Brett Rojo/Tulsa World Over the past few days, reports have surfaced that the Oklahoma City Thunder have brought in first-round prospects for workouts. As we have come to find out, the Thunder also have started to tap into late-round prospects for evaluation. Let’s check them out: Tulsa guard Brandon Rachal (6-foot-6; 220 pounds;Continue reading “Thunder workout late-round prospects Brandon Rachal and Carlik Jones”