Welcome in to the second edition of Head in the Clouds. Well-prepared, well-intentioned looks into the things that we just cannot stop obsessing about. This week, I’m taking you into my feelings about this Thunder era, my hope for the future, and a tv show I finally caught up on.
We re-hash some of our favorite Russell moments, talk about CP3 and what it could be, bring up the new uniforms and of course answer some Twitter questions! @primenerlens @jeraldamir @alexroig_NTTB all get in on the action!
After the first two days of free agency, we break down the moves OKC has made (Nerlens, Burks, and Muscala) and dive into the other moves around the NBA. Be sure to leave us a five star review and subscribe for future episodes!
Join us in our first annual live draft pod at Bleu Garten. We were joined by friends of the pod Brady Trantham, David Brandon, and OkiePat. We discuss the draft picks as they happen, the Thunder's future, the Thunder's draft pick and see as Jerry slips into madness with every drink that he takes. Enjoy and Thunder Up!
Thunder fans, bringing these pods to you is always something special, but this.. THIS is SPECIAL. We're doing a mock draft, bringing 17 guests in to make picks. Royce Young (Yes, THAT Royce Young), Andrew Schlecht, Brett Dawson, Brady Trantham.... JUST LOOK AT THE LIST!!! THIS IS HUGE. #ThunderUp
On this week's Weekly, we discuss the possibility of a Thunder player coming home with an award at the NBA's Award Show. We also discuss how the Thunder can get better through internal development. We talk about the upcoming draft. And we talk about the NBA playoffs. Thunder Up!
Dylan and Stephen break it on down with David Brandon covering some fun trade scenarios and some realistic free agency news. Then Jerry has Brandon Robinson, the man that broke the PG shoulder news early, and we had to give him his props.
THUNDER WIN!!! Just a HUGE victory against the Rockets, and we have a trio for you on recap!
⚡️Russ comes up BIG
⚡️Lots of standings talk (excellent night for the Thunder)
⚡️Billy made a good choice
And more! #ThunderUp
Brett Dawson of the Athletic joins us for the first half of this episode, covering his experience and very educated Thunder opinions. We then go on to our usual Weekly, covering the week that was, the most relevant Thunder news, the AMAZING Russell Westbrook, and the most important Forecast of the season! Thunder Up!
I bask in Russell's greatness, cover how our defense led to more shot opportunities which leads to leads because defense equals offense, bask in Russell some more and get amped up a little more before playoffs.
The Thunder lost again, again to a good team. It's been rough, and it's been discouraging, but there are a few reasons to still feel okay about this matchup with Denver. Wade through the sadness with us, and let's try to find some joy. Thunder Up. As always.
After being down by double digits in the second half (as is the Thunder way, apparently), OKC turned on the gas for a 24-0 run. This flipped the script heading into the fourth quarter where the Thunder answered every move the Pacers made to finish this one off. Oh, and Russ rocked a few babies also! ;)
Give this a listen as Matty Mulls goes through all the particulars in this pivotal win for the Thunder!
Nick Gallo of Fox Sports Oklahoma and sideline reporter of the OKC Thunder stopped by the podcast to talk about pretty much everything from basketball, locker room interactions, and which jail cell is the best jail cell (disclaimer: purely hypothetical scenario). Download and subscribe for more!
No Russ, No Nerlens, Adams in foul trouble, surrendering 67 bench points? Not a great formula to win a game. JG coming up huge. Does PG have that killer instinct? Pump ya brakes, and a little playoff talk!
On the back of Russell Westbrook (and a 24-6 run), the Oklahoma City Thunder are able to get a much needed win at home against a surging Brooklyn Nets squad. Paul George (and his heavily KT taped shoulder) helped set the tone as OKC held its second consecutive opponent to less than triple digits.
Matty Mulls (@mattymullspod) is on tonight's recap!
On this Weekly, we talk about last week in general, the signing of Deonte Burton, discuss what happened to our defense, and go over next week's Forecast. Halfway through, we welcome a surprise guest - Brandon Robinson, Scoop B - the man who broke the story that PG's shoulder injury may be more than it seems. And then for fun, we compare Thunder players to characters from the Office. Enjoy!
Thunder win! Thunder win! And boy did we need that one. It got chippy down the stretch, but OKC managed to grab one in Portland, SWEEPING the season series against the Blazers, and hopefully putting a rough stretch to an end. Enjoy, and Thunder Up.
In Paul George's first game back from shoulder injury, he looked like it. PG-13 might need a few games to get back into rhythm and tonight was exhibit A. Russell Westbrook's 38 points couldn't keep pace with Karl Anthony Towns (41 points of his own) as the Thunder fall on the road to the Timberwolves. This drops OKC to fourth place in the standings behind (pukes) Houston and slightly ahead of Portland due to the tie-breaker.
Matty Mulls catches you up on all the action from tonight's loss.
Sorry for the delay, Thunder fans! We had some technical difficulties, and had to record this one all over again. But you know we're still getting you a recap every single game, so here we are! Discussing the Thunder's loss in Denver - would've been huge, but alas, nobody played particularly well. We're not so discouraged, but the next one is HUGE! Thunder Up!
We here at T:T are SUPER thrilled to bring you this interview with Matt Moore of the Action Network - or as you may know him, Hardwood Paroxysm, @HPbasketball on Twitter. He's a national writer who got to spend some time in OKC, and released a suite of articles on the Thunder. Pumped to have him on, but not only that! After Matt hung up, we continued on and banged out our normal Weekly for you. Enjoy!
Topic: Thunder is thrilled to have ANTONIO DANIELS on for a special episode of T:T. We discussa bit on the fit of Markieff Morris, the importance of stability for OKC, feelings about the Anthony Davis saga in New Orleans, and guess who AD thinks is the best matchup in the league for the Warriors! And MUCH more. And oh by the way, voice messages from listeners for AD to respond to. Enjoy!
@jeraldamir First time running solo on a 131-122 loss, with editing and everything, so be easy on him. He breaks out the TiVo and gives some things to look forward to with the UNIT and the OKC Thunder.
The Thunder won, but we'll get to that later. Russell Westbrook just set the ALL-TIME record for consecutive triple-doubles, breaking a record set by the person whose records never are broken - Wilt Chamberlain. Paul George aslo had a triple-double, oh, and 47 points. There's too much to talk about, but we try. And we include 2 voicemails from people who we sent to this historic game FOR FREE. Wow. Thunder Up.
Dylan, Tyranny, and Jerry here for this week’s Weekly! Hook up the TiVo for the Thunders week, LIVE reactions of the Thunders historic comeback against the Rockets, #MVPG, record breaking Russ, So long Señor, Trade Deadline highlights, Buyout Szn, All Star Weekend, Forecast for this week, and a lot more! #ThunderUp
An amazing 3rd quarter comeback down 26 points leads to an exciting 4th quarter finish you don't want to miss! We break down the highlights and the final minutes of an amazing game between two MVP candidates. Who wins? You can probably guess.
Riding the hot hand of Paul #MVPG George (39 points), Dennis Schröder (CHOO CHOO!), and Russell "Triple Double" Westbrook, OKC improves to 34-19 on the season.
Matty Mulls (@mattymullspod) breaks down all four quarters of tonight's win!
Paul George casually drops 10 3PT, an OKC franchise record. Schroder decides that it's best to go off in the 1st half rather than the 2nd half this time around, and Russ quietly gets another triple double. Listen to the full recap, courtesy of Matt T. and Jerry!
On the back of Paul George (early), Russell Westbrook (always), and Dennis Schröder (late), the Thunder got out of the "Magic Kingdom" with a victory. This was the trap game of all trap games and it almost went that way until OKC's new guard wouldn't let the Thunder falter. Listen up, as Matty Mulls brings you ALL of tonight's action!
The OKC Thunder had their best win of the year over the red-hot Milwaukee Bucks. We've got audio from the locker room in this one, from PG, Ferg, Nerlens, and Adams. We've also got the TiVo, the Unit, the PoG, and a brief Forecast. Enjoy!
Thunder shake off shaky night from PG, Ferg, JG with strong performances from Russ and Steve. Dennis and Patterson huge off the bench. Looking ahead to Sunday’s game vs Bucks, and previewing this weekends Weekly 👀🔥
The Blazers wanted this one BAD, but the Thunder wouldn't let them have it. This was a big game, and OKC handled business at home. THIS is what we like to see. Tune in for an extensive TiVo, Player of the Game, and our favorite Unit, and more! Thunder Up!
Another game, another MVP performance for Paul George. Russell Westbrook in full control of the game, shooting an efficient near Triple Double. And the Thunder gets a huge 3 point shooting boost from Ferguson, Nader, and Schröder and the Thunder win their second straight 127-109!
Welcome back to the Weekly! Stephen, Dylan, and Matty recorded while watching the 4th quarter of the Thunder's outstanding victory in Philly. Tune in for live reactions to the game as we take you through last week's games, the state of OKC, and next week's Forecast. Enjoy!
Paul #MVPG George said "No OT tonight." A three (and one) put OKC on the "high side" and they were able to hold onto the victory 117-115.
What a dramatic win for the Thunder on the road after dropping five of their previous six.
Did you miss the game? Do you just wanna hear about a Thunder victory for a change? Stephen Dolan (@SteveThunderfan) and Matt Mullins (@mattymullspod) get you up to speed on Saturday's game!
Latest episode of Topic: Thunder Podcast: Well we started out good, then lost it in the middle. Recovered to send it to overtime....... and lost. 🏀 Russ comes up clutch with the free throws. 🏀 Ferguson goes 6/12 from 3. 🏀 Combined 94 attempts from 3. 🏀 Thunder up
The Thunder avenged themselves against the Spurs for their loss a couple nights before, and boy did it feel good. It's amazing how good the Thunder are when the other team doesn't shoot 80% from three! Enjoy!
OKC fell to Minnesota due to not being able to finish defensive possessions (15 offensive boards by MIN) and free throw differential (40-26 favoring MIN). Nerlens Noel also went down with best case scenario, a severe concussion and Andrew Wiggins continues to haunt OKC at home.
Get all caught up on game 40 of the 2018-2019 as Matty Mulls takes you through tonight's action.
Another triple double by Russell Westbrook isn't enough to overcome turnover, rebounding deficiencies against Washington on Sunday night. If you want to know how in the world this happened, give us a listen as Matty Mulls gets you all caught up on the action.
We're very happy to present a conversation with one of the inspirations for our show, the current beat writer for the Washington Wizards for the Athletic, the former host of Thunder After Dark, Fred Katz!
The Thunder overcame yet another terrible night from Russell Westbrook and pulled out a victory against the (injured) Los Angeles Lakers. The defense was great, Russ made his presence felt in other ways, and most of all, Paul George was spectacular. Thunder Up.
On this week's Weekly,
We recap last week's games
Look at trade options with the Washington Wizards
Determine Dennis Schroder's ultimate destiny with OKC
Talk about Westbrook's struggles
Talk about NBA News
Look ahead to next week's games
Russell Westbrook and OKC responded to their loss from a night ago to this same Dallas team as the Thunder set a franchise high in turnovers forced (29). In case you missed tonight's action due to New Year's Eve festivities, don't fret. Matty Mulls has got you covered!!!
The Thunder have lately made it a habit to battle back from deficits in the 4th quarter, only to all late game execution issues do them in. It was no different tonight, as they squandered a lead late and fell to the Dallas Mavericks, 105-103.
7:10 - TiVo
29:15 - Terrible Twitter Takes of Tomorrow
31:16 - Player of the Game
36:05 - Unit
The Thunder had it going early in this Christmas Day match-up against the Houston Rockets. But the offense sputtered late and the Rockets' other players got their open shots to fall and the Thunder lost, 113-109.
The Minnesota Timberwolves had some help, but the OKC Thunder still had their chances. Thunder lose to Minnesota 112-114. Stephen Dolan with the recap, and an additional Forecast and Player of the Week award.
There won't be a Weekly pod this week, with the holidays, but we'll still get you all your information between this recap, and the Christmas day recap. Enjoy!
Russell Westbrook shoot poorly, but that's about all he did poorly! Stephen and Dylan discuss what went wrong, how OKC could have done better, and where mistakes were - oh wait, the Thunder won! Hooray!
OKC is on the road in New Orleans. Russell Westbrook just wasn't himself in this one (possibly sick?) but the Thunder fight to stay in it. They have a few chances late but just can't get the shots to fall.
Did you miss the game? Want to know what happened? Who took the possible game winner (not who you'd think)? Well, "Hook up the TiVo" as Matty Mulls catches you up!
We here at Topic: Thunder are very pleased to bring you an interview with the Tweetgood Mac, @SnottieDrippen on Twitter, James Holas. He's a long-time Celtics fan officially, but an adamant advocate of Russell Westbrook, with a history of appearing on your favorite Thunder podcasts. We're thrilled to have him. Enjoy!
Welcome to the eleventh Weekly! We do the usual TiVo, Player of the Week, and Forecast. We also discuss potential trades for Khris Middleton, the humorous struggle of Houston, and Dylan gets hit in the head again! Enjoy!
Russell Westbrook notched his 108th triple-double of his career but wasn't even the best player on the OKC Thunder in their dramatic win on the road over the Nets. Paul George had ice in his veins as he tallied 25 fourth quarter points to eventually bring home win number 16 for the Thunder. Give this a listen to find out how it all went down!
Thunder fans, the season is a quarter of the way over! We've got a great quad for you on this Weekly, where as always, we Hook up the TiVo, name the Player of the Week, and provide the Forecast. This week, unfortunately, we also have to do an I Can't Feel My Legs to go over injury news, but we go through the NBA and OKC first quarter awards to make up for it. Enjoy!
A combined 46 points from Colin Sexton and Jordan Clarkson weren't enough for the Cavs to keep pace with OKC as the Thunder handled business, 100-83 at home. Russell Westbrook had a MASSIVE game (23 points, 19 boards, 15 assists) and the Thunder set a season high in blocks (11). Deonte was hot, Alex was not. Give us a listen and find out what took place in OKC's 13th win of the season!
Thunder fans! We're back with the T:T Weekly. Stephen and Matty go through the Thunder's last five games, name the Player of the Week, and go through the ridiculous Western Conference. And the Forecast this week looks clear and mild! Enjoy!
Stephen and Matty go long on the Thunder's victory in Oracle, how the Thunder can finally win these games with Russ having an off night, how injuries are sad and - BREAKING NEWS - how Hami's injury actually isn't "severe!" Enjoy!
What's up Thunder fans? In this Weekly episode, we try something interesting: recording live during the victory over the Suns! We also do our usual recap of the previous week (Hook up the TiVo), general NBA discussion, Forecast the week to come, and name our Player of the Week. Bonus, a Hogwarts-style Sorting Ceremony of the Thunder players. Enjoy!
The team on the prairie lit up the team from the Big Apple. OKC moved the ball well, shot the ball well, stopped the Knicks from doing the same and rode Paul George's efficient 35 points to victory. Give this episode a listen to see how it all went down!
The Topic: Thunder crew looks back on a week where the Thunder started off streaking, but ended up with a loss. We talk about what is different about this team this season as compared to last season in relation to the loss of a player like Westbrook. We look forward to the week ahead, which features three games against likely lottery teams. And we discuss the Jimmy Butler trade and the likely release of Carmelo Anthony from Houston.
The Thunder broke a franchise record for offensive rebounds in a game because....(news flash) they missed a ton of shots. The Thunder struggled to defend the pick and roll and struggled to consistently hit shots, which led to an ugly defeat at the hand of the rival Mavericks, 111-96.
Showing some grit in the fourth quarter, the Thunder were able to pull of a third straight victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Most impressive unit, player of the game, and freaking out over how awesome Russell Westbrook is. Hope you enjoy! Thunder up!
During this fifth weekly episode, Dylan, Alex, Matty, and Stephen cover the league, the Thunder's last week and next week, discuss trades, and hope the Thunder are on their way back up from rock bottom. Enjoy!
The Thunder finally got off the schneid, beating the Suns 117-110. Anthony Montero dives into the recap, reviewing the game, looking at some of the things that bothered him, and looking forward to what the Thunder will see in the coming days. ThunderUp
Well now. Well... now. The Thunder are Oh and Four, which is, let's say, bad. Here to recap OKC's fourth game (and fourth loss) are @ThunderChats and @SteveThunderfan. We think it'll be okay. It'll probably be okay. Okay? #ThunderUp
The thunder lost three times and won zero times, but there are absolutely extenuating circumstances and soothing statistics to talk about. Stop panicking. We're not panicking, you're panicking. Welcome back to T:T.
Russ played! (Yay!) OKC lost again (doh!) Although the result wasn't great, the Thunder are still growing. Did you hear that sound? Yeah, that was another wide open 3 clanking off the rim. Hey, at least we're good at rebounding! Let's get you caught up on what you missed in this one!
Well, (spoiler alert) the Thunder lost again, bringing them to 0-2 without Russell Westbrook. The record without the MVP, though, isn't as disappointing as the performances of PG and Schröder. There are some silver linings, though. Let us tell you about them.
Hey, You People. There was an actual Thunder game today. OKC lost, but honestly it didn't feel like that - with Russ out and zero shots falling.
In the first real recap, @ThunderChats and @SteveThunderfan tell you how to feel and how twitter will feel tomorrow. Enjoy! #ThunderUp
In this, the second Weekly Episode of Topic: Thunder, we discuss what happened in the first two preseason games, name our first Player of the Week, get sad about injuries, and preview the Northwest division. Enjoy, and Thunder Up!
Welcome to the first episode of Topic: Thunder! In this one, we talk about media day, training camp, and what else is going on with the Thunder, we Forecast OKC's preseason schedule, and we offer up our preseason hot takes in our Cover Me! segment. Enjoy!