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Thunder take a swing at Aaron Wiggins with Pick No. 55

Photo Credits: Maryland Athletics/Greg Fiume With Oklahoma City moving out from two collective picks following their second-round selection of Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, the Thunder’s once seen as “useless” pick garnered held serious value. They made do of that situation, selecting Maryland wing Aaron Wiggins. Wiggins rose into NBA consideration after dominating the NBA G-League Combine andContinue reading “Thunder take a swing at Aaron Wiggins with Pick No. 55”

Thunder trade up, select Jeremiah Robinson-Earl at pick No. 32

Photo Credits: Porter Binks/Getty Images After rolling the dice in the first round. Oklahoma City took no time in making some movement at the top of the second. One of the biggest items on a slew of Thunder fan’s wishlists came in the form of consolidating draft picks in means to trade up in theContinue reading “Thunder trade up, select Jeremiah Robinson-Earl at pick No. 32”

Thunder nab another guard, select Tre Mann at Pick No. 18

Photo Credits: Marc Lebryk/USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma City made two major statements ealier in the draft selecting guard Josh Giddey at pick No. 6, and moving out of pick No. 16 in search of future assets. The Thunder put a halt to their firework display of transactions, standing pat at pick 18. With it, theContinue reading “Thunder nab another guard, select Tre Mann at Pick No. 18”

Thunder move out of 16th pick, collect two future first-round picks

Photo by Mert Alper Dervis/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images When draft night officially commenced, everyone pictured the Oklahoma City Thunder moving around picks in the draft. No one could’ve pictured them as a pick supplier, however. With Oklahoma City sitting atop the board at pick no. 16, common speculation rested in Sam Presti targeting up-and-comingContinue reading “Thunder move out of 16th pick, collect two future first-round picks”

Thunder throws a wrench in the draft, select Josh Giddey at Pick No. 6

Photo Credits: Ned Dishman/Getty Images Heading into the draft, Thunder fans thought they knew the vision — move up in the draft, or select off of a shortlist at pick No. 6. We all thought wrong. The Thunder were unable, though likely attempted, to move up from their No. 6 spot in the class, butContinue reading “Thunder throws a wrench in the draft, select Josh Giddey at Pick No. 6”

Thunder hold out on Tony Bradley’s Qualifying Offer, now set to become unrestricted free agent

Photo Credits: Will Newton/NBAE via Getty Images The Oklahoma City Thunder set the tone of their offseason trading away centers Al Horford and Moses Brown in exchange for Kemba Walker and this year’s no. 16 draft pick. Though this move helped elevate Presti’s long-term aspirations, Oklahoma City was left with just one center. After reportsContinue reading “Thunder hold out on Tony Bradley’s Qualifying Offer, now set to become unrestricted free agent”

Thunder strike arena naming rights deal with Paycom, officially tabbed “Paycom Center”

Photo Credits: Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images Ever since Chesapeake Energy terminated their arena naming rights agreement with Oklahoma City back in late April, the Thunder have been on the hunt for the next moniker for which they will call home. As per a team release Tuesday, the Thunder have reached a 15-year naming rightsContinue reading “Thunder strike arena naming rights deal with Paycom, officially tabbed “Paycom Center””

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”

Thunder secures naming rights deal for arena, announcement yet to be made

Since late April, the Oklahoma City Thunder have been in search of a new name for the Chesapeake Energy Arena. As of this week, it has been made known that the organization has come to an arena agreement, but the unveiling of the said group will be anonymous for now. As first relayed by TheContinue reading “Thunder secures naming rights deal for arena, announcement yet to be made”

Thunder to buy out Vit Krejci’s deal with Basket Zaragoza

Photo Credits: Basketball Champions League When the Oklahoma City Thunder originally acquired Vit Krejci in last season’s draft, the 21-year-old’s timeline with the franchise was in question. That question is no more. As first reported by EuroHoops, the Oklahoma City Thunder have paid his former team, Basket Zaragoza, the remainder of his contract for anContinue reading “Thunder to buy out Vit Krejci’s deal with Basket Zaragoza”