Bricktown Beat

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”

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”

Should Josh Giddey start to begin the regular season?

Following last year’s regular-season campaign, the Thunder fanbase locked their crosshairs onto what the future could’ve beheld. For most, hitting it big on Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, or even Evan Mobley had been widely considered the “grand prize” of sorts — following the June NBA Draft Lottery, however, expectations were reduced. Oklahoma City would endContinue reading “Should Josh Giddey start to begin the regular season?”

Roster Crunch: Breaking down the Thunder’s guard rotation post-Krejci signing

Photo Credits: Alonzo Adams/USA Today Sports Throughout the Oklahoma City Thunder’s brief existence, one struggle has continually remained — bench depth. Whether it be cycling through the likes of a rookie Cam Payne or Semaj Christon, handing Patrick Patterson a lump sum of minutes, or filtering through up-and-coming wings in Terrance Ferguson or Alex AbrinesContinue reading “Roster Crunch: Breaking down the Thunder’s guard rotation post-Krejci signing”

Five games to watch for Oklahoma City’s upcoming season

Photo Credits: Alonzo Adams/USA Today Sports Throughout the 2020-21 season, NBA franchises were vigilant in reopening their arenas to the public. Month-by-month, week-by-week, and day-by-day, teams began to trickle fans back into their arenas for home games. By the end of the season, all but one team had reopened the gates, the one exception —Continue reading “Five games to watch for Oklahoma City’s upcoming season”

Future between Thunder, Gabriel Deck remains uncertain amidst conflicting offseason reports

Photo Credits: Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman When the Oklahoma City Thunder inked, and subsequently bought out, Real Madrid forward Gabriel Deck in April — the deal had been as seen a win-win. For the Thunder, the move allowed them to utilize cap space on an asset in Deck while reaching the salary floor in the process.Continue reading “Future between Thunder, Gabriel Deck remains uncertain amidst conflicting offseason reports”

NBA.com pegs Thunder last in conference rankings

Photo Credits: Alonzo Adams/USA Today Sports The national media stirred into a frenzy when the Oklahoma City Thunder opted to “tank”, or in ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt words “abandon the slightest pretense of effort” late last season. Heading into this year, the Thunder’s less than glamorous resume from late year has carried over. NBA.com hasContinue reading “NBA.com pegs Thunder last in conference rankings”

What we know surrounding the Thunder’s 2021 Summer League roster

Photo Credits: Sue Ogrocki/AP The Oklahoma City Thunder have become infamous for keeping their news tight-lipped. Whether it’s a trade, draft selection, or free-agent acquisition — hardly anyone outside of the franchise ever figures out about said move beforehand. That sentiment is no different than the Thunder’s Summer League roster. The Thunder are slated toContinue reading “What we know surrounding the Thunder’s 2021 Summer League roster”

Thunder wield largest cap space in the NBA, multiple top-tier players still available

Photo Credits: Sue Ugrocki/AP When free agency officially commenced on August 2, the Oklahoma City Thunder carried one of the NBA’s heftiest loads of cap space. Fast forward three days — and Oklahoma City now sits atop the NBA’s free agency throne — wielding the largest cap space in the league. The Oklahoma City ThunderContinue reading “Thunder wield largest cap space in the NBA, multiple top-tier players still available”