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Dort, Team Canada, fall short of Olympic birth in overtime thriller

Heading into Saturday, Team Canada stood a top the mountain in Group play. Coming in at 2-0, Canada’s ticket to Tokyo would’ve been punched with a victory verses the Czech Republic (2-1) — a loss however, would make their dreams over with. Canada’s opening sequence spelled instant trouble for the roster as led by CzechContinue reading “Dort, Team Canada, fall short of Olympic birth in overtime thriller”

Lu Dort, Team Canada, breeze past China 109-79

After coming off a dramatic 97-91 victory versus Greece, Team Canada entered their back-to-back closer against Team China with a goal on their mind — clinching a spot in the semis. Team Canada rolled out their usual suspects to open the contest leaving Lu Dort to play of the bench as Nick Nurse rolled outContinue reading “Lu Dort, Team Canada, breeze past China 109-79”

‘This guy can play’: Lu Dort makes a defensive statement in Team Canada debut

Headed into the Olympic Qualifiers, Team Canada was already a fan favorite across Thunder fans through two names: Lu Dort and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. As time passed by, news came swirling in that Shai would abstain from joining Team Canada’s for the Tokyo Olympics in order to further rehab his plantar fascia — but Lu DortContinue reading “‘This guy can play’: Lu Dort makes a defensive statement in Team Canada debut”

Lu Dort and Darius Bazley to start versus 76ers, set to form youngest starting lineup in NBA history

In the midst of Oklahoma City’s five-game losing streak, success has been futile when closing out contests. As per Mark Daigneault, the Thunder roster will have their roster reinvigorated, as mainstays Lu Dort and Darius Bazley have been cleared to play Saturday versus the 76ers. Dort and Bazley are both expected to be placed inContinue reading “Lu Dort and Darius Bazley to start versus 76ers, set to form youngest starting lineup in NBA history”

Lu Dort enters concussion protocol, will miss Monday’s game

In a statement made by the Oklahoma City Thunder Lu Dort has entered the league’s concussion protocol. Dort adds onto a plethora of big names listed on Monday’s injury report against the Dallas Mavericks, tacking his moniker alongside names in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (plantar fasciatis), Darius Bazely (shoulder), and Al Horford (rest.) If all injuries remain,Continue reading “Lu Dort enters concussion protocol, will miss Monday’s game”

Thunder fully guarantee Lu Dort through 2023

Thunder GM Sam Presti has been active this week. Presti first moved Hamidou Diallo for Svi Mykhailiuk and a second-round pick, and on Wednesday, Trevor Ariza saw his jersey flip for a return in Meyers Leonard and a second-round pick. Presti’s latest move comes with no avail to any fans, fully guaranteeing Lu Dort’s forContinue reading “Thunder fully guarantee Lu Dort through 2023”

Oklahoma City Thunder midseason awards: who snags MVP, MIP, and more

With a bumpy All-Star weekend coming to a close Sunday, the league now eagerly looks on to the second-half of the season — commencing this Wednesday. But before we jolt back to jam-packed schedules and trading rumors, let’s reflect back on the Thunder’s team award winners from the first half of play. Coach of theContinue reading “Oklahoma City Thunder midseason awards: who snags MVP, MIP, and more”

Lu Dort and Theo Maledon announced to Rising Stars roster

The NBA’s Rising Star game rosters came in Thursday evening, selecting a variety of 10 rookies or sophomores for the US and World teams respectively. As first reported by NBA Topshot, a league-backed virtual trading card company, Oklahoma City’s own Lu Dort and Theo Maledon were invited to the event on the World’s roster. TheContinue reading “Lu Dort and Theo Maledon announced to Rising Stars roster”

Lu Dort on game winner: “It felt great.”

Time froze for a brief moment in time on Wednesday when Thunder wing Lu Dort buried a three as time expired notch Oklahoma City a victory. Shai Gilgeous Alexander inbounded the ball from the left hash to Al Horford who broke loose from Jakob Poetl at the free throw looking to sneak inside. Pacing hisContinue reading “Lu Dort on game winner: “It felt great.””

The Thunder pushed out one of the youngest starting lineups of all time on Monday— and it could not have gone any better.

The Oklahoma City Thunder faced lineup discrepancies when shooting-guard George Hill was ruled out just hours before Monday’s contest vs. the Blazers, due to an apparent thumb injury. This left Mark Daigneualt with a decision to make in patching up the open starting spot. Daigneualt could’ve given the starting nod to Hamidou Diallo, who hasContinue reading “The Thunder pushed out one of the youngest starting lineups of all time on Monday— and it could not have gone any better.”