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Aleksej Pokusevski Out At Least Six Weeks With Right Ankle Sprain

Sep 20, 2023 4:48 PM

Aleksej Pokusevski will be reevaluated in six weeks after suffering a right ankle sprain.

Pokusevski will likely miss the start of the regular season with the injury.

Pokusevski, who was the 17th overall pick in the 2020 draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder, has appeared in 140 games in the NBA. Last season, Pokusevski averaged 8.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 20.6 minutes over 34 games.

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RealGM Radio: West Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti (2023-24)

Sep 19, 2023 3:27 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Western Conference.

They go through over/unders and other relevant odds for the Spurs (11:45), Rockets (21:55), Trail Blazers (33:02), Jazz (47:26), Thunder (56:40), Kings (1:09:27), Lakers (1:16:52), Mavericks (1:27:11), Clippers (1:36:53), Pelicans (1:42:40), Timberwolves (1:51:29), Grizzlies (1:57:40), Suns (2:04:01), Nuggets (2:11:29) and Warriors (2:19:58).

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RealGM Radio: David Locke, Adam Mares On The Northwest Division (Sep 2023)

Sep 15, 2023 1:24 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), David Locke of the Utah Jazz and Locked on Podcast Network (@DLocke09) and Adam Mares of DNVR (@Adam_Mares) break down the Northwest Division.

They discuss how the Jazz, Nuggets, Trail Blazers, Timberwolves and Thunder fared in the off-season and predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

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Oklahoma City Unveils Plan For New $900M Downtown Arena

Sep 12, 2023 10:29 PM

Oklahoma City unveiled plans for a new downtown arena that will cost a minimum of $900 million. 

The Thunder have agreed to play in the arena for at least 25 years. The stadium is scheduled to open by the 2029-30 season.

Thunder ownership will contribute $50 million to the project. Additional funding would be provided by the passage of a one-cent sale tax by city voters on December 12.

"As this very public discussion played out over the last year, the people of Oklahoma City have overwhelmingly expressed to me two desires -- (1) keep the Thunder for as long as possible, and (2) don't raise taxes if it can be avoided. We have accomplished those two priorities with this plan, and it is truly a win-win for all of us," said Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt.

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NBA Executives No Longer Think Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Will Request A Trade

Sep 8, 2023 10:22 AM

When Shai Gilgeous-Alexander signed a rookie scale extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder, many NBA executives thought it would be a matter of time before a trade request followed. The Thunder were just starting a multi-year rebuild and were deep into asset-collection mode.

Now, with Oklahoma City rapidly improving, those rival executives have given up hope that Gilgeous-Alexander will ask for a trade. The Thunder were in the Western Conference Play-In Tournament last season and are a trendy pick to make the playoffs outright this season.

Gilgeous-Alexander is coming off an All-NBA season and looks primed to have another big year, coming off a terrific summer playing for Canada at the World Cup. Oklahoma City will also see 2022 second overall pick Chet Holmgren make his debut this season, after missing his rookie year with a foot injury.

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Usman Garuba Becomes Free Agent After Clearing Waivers

Aug 24, 2023 1:09 AM

Usman Garuba officially became a free agent after clearing waivers on Wednesday.

The Thunder now have a total of $11.4 million in dead money on their cap sheet for this season for Garuba, Rudy Gay, and TyTy Washington, according to Keith Smith of Spotrac.

The Thunder still have to make three more roster cuts. 

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Olivier Sarr, Thunder Sign Two-Way Deal

Aug 21, 2023 3:08 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed forward/center Olivier Sarr to a Two-Way Contract.

Sarr (6-11, 240) appeared in 12 games (seven starts) last season for the Thunder’s G League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue, and averaged 12.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.42 blocks in 24.9 minutes per game. During the 2022-23 season, Sarr saw action in nine games (one start) for the Thunder and averaged 4.0 points on 50.0 percent shooting to go along with 3.4 rebounds in 12.7 minutes per game.

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Thunder Waive Usman Garuba

Aug 21, 2023 11:40 AM

The Oklahoma City Thunder have waived Usman Garuba.

The Thunder acquired Garuba in July from the Atlanta Hawks. 

Garuba appeared in 99 games over the past two seasons with the Houston Rockets and averaged 2.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per game. He was selected 23rd overall in the 2021 NBA Draft after playing for Real Madrid, where he received EuroLeague Rising Star honors.

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Thunder Waive TyTy Washington Jr; Sign Lindy Waters III To Two-Way Deal

Aug 18, 2023 6:41 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder announced on Friday that they have waived guard TyTy Washington Jr. The Thunder will reportedly sign Lindy Waters III to a two-way contract to fill the newly opened roster spot.

Washington was acquired by Oklahoma City in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks this offseason. The Thunder also acquired Usman Garuba, Rudy Gay (since waived) and 2026 second-round pick in exchange for Patty Mills in the deal.

Washington played in 31 games as a rookie with the Houston Rockets last season. He averaged 4.7 points in 14 minutes per game.

Waters has spent the last two seasons with the Thunder. In 41 games last year, he averaged 5.2 points in 12.9 minutes per game.

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NBA To Play Preseason Games In Vancouver, Montreal

Aug 4, 2023 1:23 AM

Vancouver and Montreal will host preseason games ahead of this upcoming season as part of the NBA Canada Series.

The Raptors will face the Kings in Vancouver on October 8.

The Thunder will then play the Pistons in Montreal on October 12.

22 Canadians were on NBA rosters last season, making it the most-represented country outside of the United States.



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Aleksej Pokusevski To Miss World Cup


Thunder Waive Rudy Gay

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Mark Daigneault, Thunder Agree To Multi-Year Extension

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Hawks Trade TyTy Washington, Usman Garuba, Rudy Gay, 2nd-Round Pick To Thunder For Patty Mills

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Jack White, Thunder Agree To Two-Year Deal

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Vasilije Micic, Thunder Agree To Three-Year, $23.5M Deal

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Heat Trade Victor Oladipo To Thunder

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Chet Holmgren Looks Really Good; Hopeful To Play In Summer League

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Vasilije Micic Wants To Play In NBA Next Season


Keyontae Johnson Will Play For Thunder On Two-Way Contract

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NBA Draft 2023 (Full Results): Wembanyama, Miller, Henderson Go Top-3

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Nuggets Considered Trading Up To No. 10 For Jalen Williams

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Nuggets, Thunder Agree To Trade Multiple Picks

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Aleksej Pokusevski Suffered Right Humerus Fracture In Offseason Workout

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Thunder Will Try To Move Up From No. 12

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Will Dawkins Could Join Michael Winger In Wizards' Front Office

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Play-In Tournament Averages 2.64M Viewers Across ESPN, TNT

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Timberwolves-Lakers Play-In Game Averages 3.47M Viewers On TNT

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Playing Back-To-Backs 'More On The Table Now'

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Thunder Sign Jared Butler To Two-Way Contract

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