As the NBA calendar pivots towards the preseason, media day is set to take place on Monday prior to the start of training camp. At that point, players will begin to compete in both camp and in Oklahoma City's four preseason games as they look to earn either a roster spot or playing time within the regular rotation.
One notable absentee from the Oklahoma City’s trip to this year’s Summer League was Serbian big man Aleksej Pokusevski. The 7-foot-0 first-round draft pick from the 2020 draft had an up-and-down first season with the Thunder as he acclimated to the NBA, but he began to show real promise down the home stretch of his rookie year.
When being drafted sixth overall in the 2021 NBA Draft, guard Josh Giddey instantly became part of the Oklahoma City’s young core. Going forward, he’ll grow as a prospect in the backcourt alongside rising star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
The Oklahoma City Thunder rebuild is according to plan. Entering the second year of OKC’s roster overhaul, general manager Sam Presti again preached patience as the Thunder would be taking no “shortcuts” to achieve their goals.
With no competition for minutes at the center position this season in Oklahoma City, Derrick Favors has the chance to play a key role for the Thunder. As the only traditional center on the roster, he’ll be the starter on opening night and should continue in that capacity throughout the entire season.
The Thunder roster is still under heavy construction. There’s no doubting that fact. But in the search for the next superstar, it can be easy to overlook the supporting cast, the so-called “glue guys” that can hold a team together.
Over the past few days, Sports Illustrated has been releasing their list of the top 100 NBA players of 2022. The only member of the Oklahoma City Thunder to make the cut was Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, but where did he rank?
The 2018 NBA Draft is turning out to be one for the history books. Bleacher Report recently published a re-draft Despite only grabbing two late-second rounders, Virginia’s Devon Hall and Texas-Arlington’s Kevin Hervey, Oklahoma City eventually acquired one of the top players from the class; Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
The Oklahoma City Thunder announced the health and safety protocol on Tuesday for the beginning of their 2021-22 season. Beginning on Oct. 4, Oklahoma City’s preseason debut, fans will be required to provide proof of full or partial vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours to enter Paycom Center.
Once again, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander enters the 2021 season with lofty expectations. Currently, the Oklahoma City Thunder star is listed as the joint-favorite to win the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award alongside New Orleans Pelican big Zion Williamson.
In his first season as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kenrich Williams had a breakout year. The 6-foot-6 wing was acquired as a player that had very little expectations, but quickly became one of the most efficient players on the entire roster.
Isaiah Roby’s third season in the NBA will be a big one for the 23-year-old. But it comes with a catch. The lengthy 6-foot-8 big man will see his third season of action, but truthfully it should play out more like a sophomore campaign.
On this episode of the The Uncontested Podcast, the crew breaks down Josh Giddey's TikTok live, where he answered a number of different fan questions. This gave a peak behind the curtains of his draft process and what the No.
At just 23-years-old, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has emerged as one of the best young players in basketball. With season averages of 23.7 points and 5.9 assists per game on 50.8% shooting, he is the best player on the Thunder by far and a guy whose game continues to excite experts and fans.