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Summer League Roundup: Thoughts on all four Oklahoma City draft picks

The Oklahoma City Thunder entered the Las Vegas MGM Resorts Summer League far from their pre-draft expectations. With five of the top thirty-six selections in the 2021 NBA Draft, the Thunder had the label of a title contender written all over them — for Vegas, that is. Following the Thunder’s draft-day extravaganza which saw themContinue reading “Summer League Roundup: Thoughts on all four Oklahoma City draft picks”

Thunder post Summer League-high, cauterize Spurs 116-91

Without the services of Josh Giddey (ankle) and Tre Mann (personal) for their fourth and third respective contests, the Oklahoma City Thunder obliterated the San Antonio Spurs 116-91 in their Summer League finale. For the Thunder, the victory provided zero future implications past a now 2-3 record, but a lot to be happy about movingContinue reading “Thunder post Summer League-high, cauterize Spurs 116-91”

Thunder exenterated by Pacers 95-61

With Tre Mann (personal) and Josh Giddey (ankle) out for their second and third consecutive games respectively, the Oklahoma City Thunder failed to make their mark — slipping to the Indiana Pacers 95-61. For Oklahoma City, this marks their third-consecutive loss in Las Vegas and locks in a sub-five-hundred record, now sitting at 1-3. ForContinue reading “Thunder exenterated by Pacers 95-61”

Injury-riddled Thunder spiral late, drop to Warriors 94-84

Without the services of first-round selections Josh Giddey (ankle) and Tre Mann (personal), the Oklahoma City Thunder entered their match against the Golden State Warriors as clear underdogs. Despite a valiant effort, the Thunder could not shake their title — falling to the Warriors 94-84. For Oklahoma City, the loss pits them below the five-hundredContinue reading “Injury-riddled Thunder spiral late, drop to Warriors 94-84”

Thunder sulk in clutch time, plummet to Pelicans 80-65

Without No. 6 Pick Josh Giddey (ankle), the Oklahoma City Thunder plummeted to the New Orleans Pelicans 80-65. For the Thunder, this marks the team’s first loss in Summer League play, now teetering on a 1-1 record. From the Pelicans’ perspective, their victory mounts them on a mountain of just seven teams to remain unbeatenContinue reading “Thunder sulk in clutch time, plummet to Pelicans 80-65”

Thunder spoil Cade Cunningham’s debut, oust Pistons 76-72 to open Summer League play

Headed into Sunday evening, all the lights surrounding the Oklahoma City Thunder and Detriot Pistons were centered around Cade Cunningham — the Thunder called for a blackout. The Thunder spoiled Cunningham’s debut in their Summer League opener grasping onto a 76-72 lead to remain undefeated. For the Thunder (1-0), their flawless start provides the firstContinue reading “Thunder spoil Cade Cunningham’s debut, oust Pistons 76-72 to open Summer League play”

Thunder vs. Pistons game preview: What to watch in Summer League debut

The last time the Oklahoma City Thunder notched national-television screens, the Chris Paul-led Thunder suffered a Game 7 heartbreak against the Houston Rockets. Now, 340 days later, the Oklahoma City Thunder are back on the big screens. This time, they’ll be taking on the Detroit Pistons in their Summer League debut. Hosted at the ThomasContinue reading “Thunder vs. Pistons game preview: What to watch in Summer League debut”

Thunder Summer League 2021 comprehensive guide

After a one-year hiatus, the Oklahoma City Thunder are headed back to Las Vegas for Summer League action. Joining the rest of the NBA, the Thunder are set to play five games from August 8 until August 17. The Thunder enter Vegas with high expectations holding the eighth-best odds at taking home their first SummerContinue reading “Thunder Summer League 2021 comprehensive guide”

Thunder announce 13-man Summer League roster

As per usual, the Oklahoma City Thunder kept their Summer League plans concealed far longer than most. Now, with a mere day before Summer League play, the franchise had released their long-awaited Summer League roster. The team is comprised of 13 different athletes spanning from familiar NBA faces, G-League standouts, draft acquisitions, and overseas talent.Continue reading “Thunder announce 13-man Summer League roster”

Blue guard Rob Edwards added to Thunder Summer League roster

Photo Credits: Juan Ocampo/Getty Images Blue guard Rob Edwards put the G-League bubble on notice last season with his offensive play. He’s set to return in Las Vegas, this time — he’ll be playing summer ball with the Thunder. Broken first by Ben Creider of BricktownBeat.com, Rob Edwards will play on the Thunder’s Summer LeagueContinue reading “Blue guard Rob Edwards added to Thunder Summer League roster”