Tag Archives: Oklahoma City Thunder

Should the Thunder Consider Trading Russell Westbrook?

Levon Satamian| May 4th, 2019

On the Bill Simmons podcast, Ryen Russillo said Thunder general manager Sam Presti could trade Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers. Continue reading

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Eye of the Storm: A Decade of Thunder

Chad Davis | April 30th, 2019

For a third consecutive season, OKC failed to win a best of 7 series in the playoffs. Despite an expensive tax luxury payment, Sam Presti, General Manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder, has failed to derive the championship formula – or even a series winning formula for that matter.

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Have the Thunder reached their Ceiling?

Kit Shepard | April 22nd, 2019

We keep waiting for the post-Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder to become true contenders, but their hopes of a title are, if anything, dwindling by the year. And after a season which once promised so much, they find themselves on the brink of a third consecutive first-round playoff exit. So, has this iteration of OKC reached their peak?

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Player Spotlight: Steven Adams

Levon Satamian | April 19th, 2019

Steven Adams was born in Rotorua, New Zealand. Adams is the youngest of 18 children. Yes, he has 17 siblings. Adams had a rough childhood, due to the way his father treated him. In Adams’ family, the average males “clan” stand was about 6’10”, Adams grew to be 7’0″, just above the average height of his brothers.

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Notable Facts and Figures from the Playoffs’ Opening Weekend

Kit Shepard | April 15th, 2019

The playoffs are only just underway, but after a wild opening weekend, a few interesting statistics have emerged. With each team having played their first game of the postseason, what can be learned, or ignored, by the numbers from the eight exciting game ones?

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First Round Playoff Preview: #3 Portland Trail Blazers vs. #6 Oklahoma City Thunder

Givanni Damico | April 14th, 2019

The West was more competitive than usual. The Blazers had a great season in which they found themselves as the third seed with a record of 53-29. It’s their second straight season as the three seed, but they won four more games this year than they did in the 2017-18 season. The Oklahoma City Thunder won 49 games which placed them sixth in the conference. During the 2017-2018 season, the Thunder won one less game but were fourth in the West. Clearly, the Western Conference teams were even better than usual this season. Here’s what you can expect from each team in this series.

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The Scorecrow Playoffs Roundtable

Zach Gotlieb, Troy Pierce, Mike Fanelli, Josh Elias, Levon Satamian,Pranav Ramasubramanian| April 13th, 2019

The regular season has ended, and the playoffs are finally among us, and there was a ton of drama up until the last game. There was lots of competition to get both into the playoffs and get seeding which made the season end incredibly fun to watch. There’s a lot to unpack about a couple of things that transpired during the season and the upcoming playoffs. To guide you in what to expect in the playoffs, a few of our wordsmiths have come together to talk about it. Without further ado, let’s get into it.

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