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Thunder fill out roster, sign Rob Edwards and D.J. Wilson to training camp deals

The Oklahoma City Thunder entered Media Week with a jam-packed 18 players on the roster. However, there were two extra spots in the rotation. As reported on Monday, the Thunder’s roster is officially complete. In an announcement made by the franchise, the Oklahoma City Thunder have signed guard Rob Edwards and forward D.J. Wilson to trainingContinue reading “Thunder fill out roster, sign Rob Edwards and D.J. Wilson to training camp deals”

Thunder waive Charlie Brown Jr., claim Mamadi Diakite off waivers

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s path to the regular season opens Monday with Media Day, and officially begins on Tuesday with the arrival of team training camp. Despite the close proximity until tip off, the Thunder are still putting the finishing touches on their offseason campaign. This time doing so through the waiver wire. As announcedContinue reading “Thunder waive Charlie Brown Jr., claim Mamadi Diakite off waivers”

Thunder update safety protocols for in-person attendance, vaccination or negative test required

Last season, crickets chirped from the, then, Chesapeake Energy Arena. Over the duration of the 2020-21 season, 14 franchises kept their doors open for in-person play. By May, all but three franchises permitted in-person attendance. By the end of the regular season, only one franchise kept their arena tight-lipped from fans — the Oklahoma CityContinue reading “Thunder update safety protocols for in-person attendance, vaccination or negative test required”

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

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 opted to waive Josh Hall while bringing onContinue reading “Thunder waive Josh Hall, ink Paul Watson Jr. to two-way deal”

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

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 has been solved, and the end resultContinue reading “Gabriel Deck en route to Oklahoma City, expected to participate in preseason”

Thunder add Vit Krejci on four-year deal

Upon Thunder GM Sam Presti’s decision to ink forward Josh Hall to his second-consecutive two-way contract, fans were quick to point out the team’s roster limitations — carrying just one full contract up for grabs. Following Friday evening, the roster conversation has taken a halt, for now.  As per team press release, the Oklahoma CityContinue reading “Thunder add Vit Krejci on four-year deal”

Svi Mykhailiuk inks two-year deal with Raptors

When the Oklahoma City Thunder acquired Svi Mykhailiuk via trade last season, speculation surrounding the two parties’ future endeavors arose. As reported Saturday — their relationship has come to a close. As first reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Toronto Raptors have signed Mykhailiuk to a two-year contract. Mykhailiuk’s deal includes a second-year playerContinue reading “Svi Mykhailiuk inks two-year deal with Raptors”

Thunder miss on national television appearance, marks second-consecutive dry spell

The date was August 8, 2021. The Oklahoma City Thunder amped up to play the Cade Cunningham-led Detroit Pistons. For most, this game was nothing more than two teams duking it out in Summer League-play, having Cunningham’s debut an added incentive, of course. But for those few monitoring the Thunder’s television situation, this game hadContinue reading “Thunder miss on national television appearance, marks second-consecutive dry spell”

Thunder extend Josh Hall to two-way contract

When Josh Hall wrapped up his rookie campaign for the Oklahoma City Thunder, a return was not a certainty. However, as reported on Wednesday, he’ll be back in white-and-blue. As first reported by Spotrac’s Keith Smith, the Oklahoma City Thunder have signed Josh Hall to a two-way contract. This deal marks the second-consecutive season inContinue reading “Thunder extend Josh Hall to two-way contract”

Thunder rescind qualifying offer to Svi Mykhailiuk, set to become unrestricted free agent

Svi Mykhailiuk made a statement in his 30-game stint with the Thunder last season. Rightfully so, he was rewarded a qualifying offer from the franchise last week. That card is now off the table. As reported by HoopsHype‘s Michael Scotto, the Oklahoma City Thunder have rescinded their qualifying offer to Svi Mykhailiuk. He is nowContinue reading “Thunder rescind qualifying offer to Svi Mykhailiuk, set to become unrestricted free agent”