Friend of the site, Stephen Dolan of Thunderous Intentions was correct about Andre Roberson’s involvement with shooting coach Chris “Lethal Shooter” Matthews: “Now, with this knowledge firmly in hand, we can move on to hopes and dreams. In an ideal world, Dre would shoot 40 percent from three, 85 percent from the line, and heal with the speed of Wolverine. But even in our dreams, let’s try to be reasonable.”
Congrats to Thunder assistant coach Maurice Cheeks on his induction to the NBA Hall Of Fame.
Austin Sternlicht (Thunderous Intentions) looks at the Thunder’s top 10 villains (who aren’t former players): “The Oklahoma City Thunder has only been in existence since the 2009 season. But in that short time, the franchise has maintained tremendous success. They’ve reached the playoffs in eight of the past nine years, reached the Western Conference Finals four times, and the NBA Finals once. Of course, during this run, the Thunder have come across their fair share of villains. With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to list the top ten villains in OKC Thunder history. Before we get to the list, I have a few personal rules.”
Dennis Schroder had himself quite a showing against Turkey.
Joe Mussatto (NewsOK) looks back at the Saturday that was between the Sooners and UCLA: “Russell Westbrook showed up on the UCLA sidelines five minutes into the game repping a blue No. 0 Bruins jersey. The Thunder point guard played two seasons (2006-08) at UCLA.”
Ben Felderstein (Sneaker News) on Paul George releasing some Space Jam inspired PG 2.5’s: “Before the release of the PG 3, Paul George and the Swoosh Brand debuted a hybridized PG 2.5 silhouette that combined design stylings from his first two signature sneakers. Taking the overall construction of the PG 2 and adding the beloved midfoot strap of the PG 1, it offers the best of both worlds for fans of George’s signature line. Its newest colorway set to release at the end of the month borrows the color scheme of one of the most revered iterations in Jordan Brand lore, the Air Jordan 11 Space Jam.”