Thunder At A Glance – 11 October 2018

img_4063Nick Gallo (OKCThunder.com) on the new menu items at the Chesapeake Energy Arena: “Well this year at Thunder games there will be more than enough delicious options to satiate that need, conveniently located around the arena. On Wednesday afternoon, the Thunder and its partners, Levy Restaurants and Savor Catering, showed off some delightful food items that will be for sale in the arena during the 2018-19 season, tapping into every price point, seat location and taste bud requirement. Both caterers take pride in sourcing locally, both throughout Oklahoma and other states within a 400-mile radius.”

The God of Thunder giveth: “The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed forward Donte Grantham, guard Scotty Hopson and forward Dez Wells, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.”

And the God of Thunder taketh away: “The Oklahoma City Thunder has waived guard Bryce Alford, forward K.J. McDaniels and center Richard Solomon, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.”

Ross Dwyer (Sneaker News) on the Playstation 1inspired PG 2.5’s: “Opting for a look that harkens back to the earliest days of PlayStation, George’s new kicks call upon white as a base color instead of the dark black that’s usually used for Nike’s video game-themed releases. Retro-inspired colors adorn both the heel and midsole swooshes — one light green and one purple for the former, two soft red for the latter — and a speckled midsole/special co-branded insoles round out the colorful detailing. For a finishing touch, George’s name is then printed on the heel in a black PS-style font.”

SGB Media with the announcement that Steven Adams has signed an endorsement deal with Zamst: “Steven is one of the strongest centers in the NBA and requires the ultimate support to continuously succeed,” said Hajime Takada, CEO of Sigmax America Inc. d.b.a. Zamst. “Our product line is designed to meet the needs of world-class athletes and fitness gurus alike. We work closely with physicians and athletic trainers to focus on the needs of individual athletes and the unique physical demands of their sport, and we look forward to providing Steven with the ultimate support he needs.”

Brett Dawson (The Athletic) on Hamidou Diallo’s play: “The Thunder rookie had dribbled past one Milwaukee defender in Tuesday’s preseason game, then sidestepped another en route to the restricted area. He sprung up, double-clutched and finished a one-handed floater. He had a step again on Oklahoma City’s next possession, a chance to replicate that runner. Instead, Diallo kicked to the corner, where teammate Abdul Gaddy had an open 3-pointer that swished.”

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