Royce Young (ESPN) on Russell Westbrook not listening to the criticism about his shooting this season: “It doesn’t change the way I live, doesn’t change the way I think,” Westbrook said of criticism. “I have an unbelievable family, great friends, unbelievable life, unbelievable job, make a lot of money in my job. I’m extremely blessed, thankful, humble, haven’t been in trouble, don’t cause no problems. I’m perfectly fine. I’m living the best life. I can’t complain one bit.”
The Thunder, apparently, have joined the fray in the Markieff Morris Sweepstake.
Erik Horne (NewsOK) on the Thunder’s signing of Scotty Hopson to a 10-day contract: “Hopson has averaged 17 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 25 games for the Blue this season. Hopson has played in the NBA with Cleveland and Dallas, last playing for the Mavericks in 2017-18.”
Congratulations to proud new papa, Dennis Schroder. That kid better have a blonde patch under that hat.
Alex McEwen (Thunderous Intentions) on the Thunder’s hot shooting of late: “Upon closer inspection, the Thunder’s catch and shoot stats are quite revealing. Prior to January 5, Oklahoma City did not have a single player shooting 40 percent on catch and shoot treys. Since then, Oklahoma City currently has five players eclipsing the 40 percent plateau.”
Do yourself a favor a watch this episode of Kevin Hart’s Cold As Balls featuring Russell Westbrook.
Nick Gallo (OKCThunder.com) on the Thunder’s recent visit to a food bank: “Players filtered in with coaches and staff at every part of the proceedings, as other seconds featured bagging food while others measured and counted. In all, the Thunder put together 15,000 pounds of food, which will generate enough food for 18,000 meals for fellow Oklahomans who utilize the Food Bank’s services. Many of the patrons of the Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors on fixed incomes and working families that are struggling to make ends meet.”