NTTB Thunder Rumblings -13 August 2018

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Give a listen to the new episode of the NTTB Podcast. We discuss whether Russell Westbrook is running out of excuses, review the schedule, and much more. 

Erik Horne (NewsOK) chronicling the loss of long time NBA/Thunder photographer Layne Murdoch, who passed away on August 10: “We’ve lost a friend and special member of the Thunder family,” the post reads. “Layne was among the best in the business and a fixture on the Thunder baseline for the first ten seasons. The images he captured at our games and events provide a vivid archive of our team and organization. Beyond his skills as a photographer, Layne’s smile, sense of humor and engaging personality connected him with anyone he met. He had a deep passion for his craft, our team and our city.”

Condolences to Layne Murdoch’s family and friends. Lord knows, a lot of the pictures on this website have been used without his permission. He was a technician with the camera. He could tell a story with his pictures. 

My dive into the Thunder’s upcoming schedule.

Horne (NewsOK) on Thunder 2nd rounder Devon Hall signing on to play in Australia this season: “The NBL’s announcement of Hall’s signing said the 6-foot-5, 210-pounder “has committed to the Cairns with a view to further develop his game as a professional athlete, and gain international basketball experience.”

Ben Felderstein (SneakerNews) on the new triple black Jordan Why NOt Zer0.1’s.

Justin Wingerter (NewsOK) on Oklahoma’s GOP renting out Paul George’s old home for a fundraiser: “An invitation to the event says the home belongs to George but the Thunder and a real estate company managing the property say he moved out weeks ago.”

The Oklahoma City Thunder released their schedule last Friday. 

Shoot your shot, young man.

Brad Botkin (CBS Sports) says Russell Westbrook is out of excuses if the Thunder don’t make a contending run this season: “Barring injury, if they can’t make a leap into the realm of the elite this year, if they can’t raise their profile to a level at least equal to the sum of their parts, even the most devoted of Westbrook supporters will have to come to grips with what detractors have long trumpeted: That he simply isn’t cut from that elite franchise-player cloth.”

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