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Hello and welcome to the Thundersticks podcast, an all things Oklahoma City Thunder podcast where host Ben Creider goes over the rumors, recent news and storylines of the team all throughout the offseason and regular season. Join Creider for daily in-season coverage, draft analysis, and more!
The Thundersticks Podcast is a proud member of The Basketball Podcast Network, and a sponsor holder of DraftKings Sportsbook.
The Thundersticks Podcast is a proud member of The Basketball Podcast Network, and a sponsor holder of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Thunder vs. Rockets Preview! Shai, Sengun, and More Storylines For The Game!
In this episode, Ben discusses the Thunder's upcoming game versus the Rockets, three storylines to watch, and three key matchups for Friday's contest.
October 22, 2021
Thunder Fall In Regular-Season Opener: The Main Takeaways + Making Sense of The Rotation
In this episode, Ben recaps the Thunder's season opener versus the Utah Jazz, who starred, what problems surfaced, and what to make of the day-one depth chart.
October 22, 2021
Thunder Season Primer!: Over/Unders + Three Hot Takes + Who To Watch
In this episode, Ben discusses the Thunder's upcoming season, some over/unders on the team and players alike, some hot takes for the year, and who to watch out for during the season.
October 20, 2021
Preseason Recap: Top Performers + Final Roster + Presti Bolsters The Blue!
In this episode, Ben breaks down the Thunder's four-game preseason, the top moments, and the final 15-man roster. He also gives insight into the Oklahoma City Blue and the new acquisitions they've made in the past week.
October 18, 2021
Aleksej Pokusevski Posts POLARIZING Performance Versus Nuggets + Top Plays From Thursday!
In this episode, Ben breaks down the Thunder's preseason closer versus the Denver Nuggets, Aleksej Pokusevski's major play, and some top plays from courtside view.
October 16, 2021
Preseason Double-Header Recap (MIL+DEN)! + Presti Prepping for OKC Blue!
In this episode, Ben breaks down the Thunder's matchups versus the Milwaukee Bucks and the Denver Nuggets' first clash. He also breaks down the recent transaction mill with the filtering of players in-and-out of the Thunder's system and what the moves mean moving forward.
October 16, 2021
Top Positional-Battles to Monitor + Thoughts on Thunder Preseason Overreactions
In this episode, Ben breaks down three positional-battles currently weighing on the Oklahoma City Thunder, who is intertwined in the rotational rumble, and what events may led to clarity. In addition, Ben also shed light on four preseason overreactions from Monday, and if any deserve any stock.
October 8, 2021
Josh Giddey EMERGES In Thunder Preseason Debut! + Aaron Wiggins Impresses In Minimal Minutes!
In this episode, Ben recaps the Oklahoma City Thunder's preseason debut versus the Charlotte Hornets. In addition, Ben also calls out the top players from the opener, highlighted by Australian point guard Josh Giddey and second-round selection Aaron Wiggins, among others.
October 5, 2021
Who Will Be The Thunder’s Preseason Standout? + Thunder vs. Hornets Game Preview!
In this episode, Ben breaks down last year's collection of training camp stars, and which three players are viable contenders for being a preseason standout. In addition to this, Ben also previews the Oklahoma City Thunder's preseason debut versus the Charlotte Hornets, who to watch, and which storyline may spread following Monday's contest.
October 4, 2021
Thunder Announce Training Camp Roster! + Media Day Roundup
In this episode, Ben breaks down the Thunder's recent moves, a full listing of their 20-man training camp roster, and the top quotes from all participants from Thunder 2021 Media Day. Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app NOW and use promo code TBPN to receive ONE HUNDRED and FIFTY dollars in FREE bets when you place a one dollar bet on any football game! That’s promo code TBPN this week at DraftKings Sportsbook – an Official Sports Betting Partner of the NFL! Must be 21 or older, NJ, IN, or PA only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit and $1 wager required. One per customer. Restrictions Apply. See draftkings dot com slash sportsbook for details. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or in Indiana 1-800-9-WITH-IT.
September 30, 2021
Thunder Prepping For Regular Season! + Should OKC Make a Play For John Wall?
In this episode, Ben discusses the Thunder's media day, training camp, preseason, and regular season schedules, the Thunder's release for in-person attendance, and if the Thunder should get in on a John Wall deal. Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app NOW and use promo code THPN to receive ONE HUNDRED and FIFTY dollars in FREE bets when you place a one dollar bet on any football game! That’s promo code THPN this week at DraftKings Sportsbook – an Official Sports Betting Partner of the NFL! Must be 21 or older, NJ, IN, or PA only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit and $1 wager required. One per customer. Restrictions Apply. See draftkings dot com slash sportsbook for details. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or in Indiana 1-800-9-WITH-IT.
September 22, 2021
OKC Blue MEGAPOD!: Schedule + Full Breakdown Of 2020-21 Roster: Where Are They Now?
In this episode, Ben drops an hours worth of Oklahoma City Blue content. Kicking things off, he discusses the Blue's 50-game schedule, pivotal dates, and the Showcase Cup. In addition, he breaks down all 14 Blue members from last season, how they performed, where they are now, and if a return is likely. To top things off, he mentions what a mock roster would look like based on Thunder signings, predictions, and Summer League indicators. Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app now and use promo code TBPN to receive $200 in FREE bets when you place a one dollar bet on any week one NFL game. Must be 21 or older, NJ, IN, or PA only. Restrictions Apply. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or in Indiana 1-800-9-WITH-IT.
September 20, 2021
Who Should The Thunder Protect In An Expansion Draft?
In this episode, Ben discusses who the Oklahoma City Thunder should protect in an expansion draft, who gets left out. Under current regulations, the Thunder would have the ability to protect eight total players... needless to say, there are some difficult cuts. Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app now and use promo code TBPN to receive $200 in FREE bets when you place a one dollar bet on any week one NFL game. Must be 21 or older, NJ, IN, or PA only. Restrictions Apply. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or in Indiana 1-800-9-WITH-IT.
September 17, 2021
Thunder Sign Paul Watson Jr., Waive Josh Hall: The Breakdown + My Thoughts!
In this episode, Ben breaks the news of the Thunder signing forward Paul Watson Jr. while also waiving forward Josh Hall. The pod gives insight into both transactions, what resumes they carry heading into their next opportunity, and if Oklahoma City made a mistake in waiving Josh Hall.
September 13, 2021
Reacting To Thunder 2k Ratings + Gabriel Deck Is Heading Back To OKC!
In this episode, Ben takes a deep dive into all of the Thunder players' 2k ratings for the annually released "NBA2k" going in detail as to who ranks the best, you got shortchanged, and what to expect when playing with Oklahoma City's own. He also discusses Gabriel Deck and his departure for Bricktown, what it means, and who he's in competition with if he makes the roster. Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app now and use promo code TBPN to receive $200 in FREE bets when you place a one dollar bet on any week one NFL game. Must be 21 or older, NJ, IN, or PA only. Restrictions Apply. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or in Indiana 1-800-9-WITH-IT.
September 12, 2021
Thunder Sign Vit Krejci! + NBA.com Ranks Thunder Last In Conference Standings: Let's Talk About It
In this episode, Ben discusses the Thunder's recent signing of guard Vit Krejci, what to expect from the rookie, and how he fits into the rotation. He also delves into NBA.com ranking the Thunder last in conference ratings, and what goals the Thunder will look to accomplish next season. Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app now and use promo code TBPN to receive $200 in FREE bets when you place a one dollar bet on any week one NFL game. Must be 21 or older, NJ, IN, or PA only. Restrictions Apply. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or in Indiana 1-800-9-WITH-IT.
September 7, 2021
Did Oklahoma City Make a Mistake with Svi? + Gabriel Deck Returning? + Roster Projection Update!
In this episode, Ben breaks down his thoughts on Svi Mykhailiuk joining the Toronto Raptors, Gabriel Deck reportedly rejoining the Thunder, and modifying the Thunder's roster projection as we await the regular season.
September 2, 2021
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT! + Roster Rankings v 1.0: Scouting All 15 Thunder Members!
In this episode, Ben breaks down the entirety of Oklahoma City's roster ranking them 1-15 while also announcing the podcast's new partnership with DraftKings. Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app now and use promo code TBPN to receive $200 in FREE bets when you place a one dollar bet on any week one NFL game. Must be 21 or older, NJ, IN, or PA only. Restrictions Apply. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or in Indiana 1-800-9-WITH-IT.
August 27, 2021
Thunder Offseason Mailbag! Josh Giddey Starting? + Roster Projection + Theo vs. Ty + Top Games to Watch
In this episode, Ben runs through a variety of Thunder questions submitted by the viewers in regards to what to watch from Oklahoma City. Among these questions lie questions surrounding Josh Giddey potentially starting, who to watch for the Thunder's last couple of roster spaces, the backcourt minute crunch, scheduling updates, and more!
August 23, 2021
Thunder Summer League Award Show + Josh Hall Inked to Two-Way Deal: What That Means For The Roster
In this episode, Ben breaks down the Thunder's recent signing of Josh Hall to a two-way contract, and how the acquisition impacts the roster. He also goes gives insight as to whom he believes the Thunder's MVP, ROTY, MIP, DPOY, and more are from the Vegas Summer League, and how everyone else performed.
August 20, 2021
Thunder Set Summer-League High In Finale! + Rob Edwards EXPLODES From The Field
In this episode, Ben breaks down the Thunder's Summer-League Finale versus the Spurs, Rob Edwards' explosion from the floor, and everyone else who impressed.
August 17, 2021
Jaylen Hoard Amps Up Versus Pacers + Jeremiah Robinson-Earl Continues To Impress!
In this episode, Ben recaps the Thunder's recent contest versus the Pacers, Jaylen Hoard's big-time play, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl's outing, and all else from there matchup.
August 15, 2021
Rob Edwards BREAKS OUT Against Warriors + Maledon Hits His Stride
In this episode, Ben breaks down the Thunder's recent performance against the Warriors, Rob Edwards' big night, Theo's three-ball, and what stuck out in Oklahoma City's matchup.
August 14, 2021
Aaron Wiggins IMPRESSES Against Pelicans + Mann, JRE, Others Chip In
In this episode, Ben breaks down the Thunder's recent Summer League contest versus the Pelicans, Aaron Wiggins' full-on display, Terrance Mann's crafty play, and everything else from Wednesdays matchup.
August 13, 2021
Theo Maledon SHINES In Summer League Debut + Second-Rounders Fend Off Cade Cunningham!
In this episode, Ben recaps the Thunder's Summer League debut against the Detroit Pistons, and who performed under the big stage.
August 9, 2021
Thunder vs. Pistons Game Preview! Cade Cunningham faces Josh Giddey + Who To Watch
In this episode, Ben breaks down the Thunder's Summer League debut versus the Detroit Pistons, and Cade Cunningham's debut against Josh Giddey, Tre Mann, and more. I also delve into who to watch out for, and what my keys to the game will be for the Thunder.
August 8, 2021
Thunder Summer League Roster Announced! Small-Ball is Back! + What to Expect
In this episode, Ben discusses the recent announcement of the Thunder's Summer League roster, the usage of small-ball throughout the roster, and how I expect the team to look under Coach Grant Gibbs.
August 8, 2021
Thunder Summer League Roster Projection + Free Agent Market Continuing to Whittle!
In this episode, Ben reevaluates the free agent market and its recent signing, and what this means for Oklahoma City. He also delves into what the Thunder's Summer League roster may look like breaking down the confirmed players on the team, those speculated, and a handy Instagram story from Tre Mann.
August 7, 2021
Kemba Walker Bought Out + How Should the Thunder Utilize Their Cap Space?
In this episode, Ben discusses the recent buy out between Kemba Walker and the Oklahoma City Thunder. He also discusses the large amount of cap space the Thunder have to operate with, and the various options available in spending said cap space.
August 6, 2021
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Signed to the MAX! + Muscala is Back! + Free Agency Round-Up
In this episode, I (Ben) discuss Rob Edwards' signing to the Thunder's Summer League roster, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander signing a max extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Mike Muscala inking a two-year deal. I also give round-up on the first two days of free agency action.
August 4, 2021
Thunder Free Agency Preview: Names To Look Out For + Recent Roster News!
In this episode, I (Ben) discuss recent news surrounding Svi Mykhailiuk, Josh Hall, and Gabriel Deck. In addition, I also give a preview on what the Thunder's free agency make look like, and some recent names liked to the franchise.
August 2, 2021
Derrick Favors Traded to OKC! + Winners and Losers of the Draft
In this episode, I (Ben) give my thoughts on the recent Derrick Favors trade and who won, and lost, the NBA Draft.
August 2, 2021
It Has Happened!! Post-Draft Reaction: Giddey Up for This One.
In this episode, I (Ben) discusses Oklahoma City's selections of Josh Giddey, Tre Mann, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, and Aaron Wiggins. Pretty surprising outcome from the Thunder, hear my immediate reaction to Presti's picks and what each prospect may bring to the table.
July 30, 2021
Draft Day Primer Part Two: Rumors Around the League + Thunder-Oriented Big Board + My Prediction for OKC's Draft
In this episode I (Ben) give the latest insights 24 hours inside from the looming NBA Draft. This episode discusses trades, who Oklahoma City should target, and my prediction for the Thunder's draft.
July 29, 2021
Draft Day Primer Part One: SGA Rumors + Paycom Center + Tony Bradley & More!
In this episode, I (Ben) break down the recent news surrounding the Oklahoma City Thunder a day out from the franchise's biggest event of the year -- the Draft. Coverage for prospects, big boards, news, and more will be covered later in the day when part two releases.
July 28, 2021
Tuesday Tidbits + Big Board FINALE! Picks 5-1
In this episode I (Ben) break down a variety of topics including interviews from Josh Giddey, Barnes, and Kuminga in addition to Thon Maker talk. I also give my final rendition of my Big Board going from picks 5 to 1.
July 27, 2021
Final Thunder Draft Workout List + Big Board Picks 10-6
In this episode I (Ben) go over the last rendition of confirmed prospects to workout for the Thunder in addition to the fifth rendition of my Big Board -- this time hitting on selections 10 to 6.
July 26, 2021
Analyzing Potential Trade Options + Big Board Picks 15-11
In this episode I (Ben) discuss 12 different trade options for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the likelihood of said trades. I also add five new members to the Big Board going over picks 15 through 11.
July 25, 2021
Which Draft Philosophy Best Suits The Thunder? + Big Board Picks 20-16
In this episode I (Ben) discuss three different draft philosophies commonly used, and which of the three best suits the Thunder. I also touch up on my big board for the third day riddling off picks 20 through 16.
July 24, 2021
How Many Picks Will The Thunder Use? My Prediction + Big Board Picks 25-21
In this episode I break down the Thunder's current roster and where I expect the roster to look like entering the Draft -- and how many picks will be used. I also give my second day of analyzing prospects on my Big Board from picks 25 to 21.
July 23, 2021
James Bouknight at Six? + Westbrook Rumors + Big Board Picks 30-26
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the recent rumors linking UConn guard James Bouknight to the Oklahoma City Thunder. I also discuss Westbrook rumors to Los Angeles, and the first installment of my Big Board from selections 30 to 25.
July 22, 2021
Mock Draft 1.0 Pt. 2!!! (Picks 19-36, No Trades) Who's OKC Taking?
In this episode I (Ben) push out the second part of my Mock Draft on the Pod breaking down how I believe picks 19-36 will pan out barring trades, which... will definitely be on the menu. Hear my takes on which prospects will be taken early, slide, or be available come Oklahoma City's two second-round picks, but more importantly, who they are taking.
July 18, 2021
Vrenz Bleijenbergh Speaks On Workout With Thunder + Four New Workout Prospects
In this episode I (Ben) discuss guards Tre Mann, Chris Duarte, Carlik Jones, and Brandon Rachal and their workouts with the Thunder, and I also dig into the fine lines of Vrenz Bleijenbergh's recent interview with the Down to Dunk Podcast. Tre Mann works out with Oklahoma City Thunder, Chris Duarte works out with Oklahoma City Thunder, Carlik Jones works out with Oklahoma City Thunder, Brandon Rachal works out with Oklahoma City Thunder, Vrenz Bleijenbergh works out with Oklahoma City Thunder. (Testing out tags with this section of the description haha, should just be temporary.)
July 15, 2021
Kawhi Leonard Tears ACL - Future Implications + What Does This Mean For OKC?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the recent injury of Clippers' star forward Kawhi Leonard, the impact his absence will have on the Clippers, and the impact his absence will have on the Thunder moving forward.
July 14, 2021
Vit Krejci Bought Out From Overseas Deal + Buy or Bluff: Collin Sexton to OKC Rumors?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder recently buying out Vit Krejci from overseas, his value, and his future with the team. I also give my take on the current rumors surrounding Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton, and the reports of the Thunder showing interested in him.
July 12, 2021
Can The Thunder Crack Into The Top 4 Picks? My Opinion + Mock Trades
I (Ben Creider) break down the situations surrounding the top 4 teams in this draft, if they would be willing to make a trade, and my mock trades for said pick.
July 9, 2021
Lu Dort's Olympic Run + Which Prospects Have Worked Out With The Thunder
In this episode I (Ben) recap Lu Dort's Olympic performances in addition to every single prospect, that we know of, who has worked out with the Oklahoma City Thunder
July 6, 2021
Mock Draft 1.0!!! (Picks 1-18, No Trades) Who's OKC Taking?
In this episode I (Ben) push out the first Mock Draft on the Pod breaking down how I believe picks 1-18 will pan out barring trades, which... will definitely be on the menu. Hear my takes on which prospects will be taken early, reached upon, and remaining past the Oklahoma City Thunder's three first-round picks.
July 2, 2021
Draft Combine Thoughts! - Who Stood Out From The Pack?
In this episode I (Ben) break down the top performers from the G-League and NBA Combine's, and where I see them as prospects.
June 30, 2021
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Trade Talk + How Did Tuesday Effect The Thunder's Timeline?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the recent Shai Gilgeous-Alexander trade rumors in addition to how the Thunder's timeline has changed based on Tuesday's results.
June 29, 2021
Post-Lottery THERAPY SESSION: Thunder Nab Picks 6 and 18 -- Let's (Try To) Make Sense Of This
In this episode I (Ben) give my initial reaction to the Thunder falling to picks 6 and 18, and I try making sense of it -- AKA by finding every possible to ignore it. In Presti We Trust.
June 23, 2021
IT'S LOTTERY DAY! What To Know Heading Into OKC's BIGGEST Night Of The Year!
It's lottery day! In this episode I (Ben) break down the technical side of tonight's drawing, the percentages up for grabs, and the stakes that go into the selection of the lottery picks. This night will be memorable regardless of outcome -- whether it's a good memory? We'll find out at 7:30 CST. For more loosened coverage previewing Lottery Night from a wider perspective, highly suggest yesterday's pod with Hunter and Clemente from Bricktown Breakdown, covered a lot of topics!
June 22, 2021
Lottery Primer w/ Bricktown Breakdown! Hunter and Clemente Join to Discuss the Lotto, Prospects, and What's Next For OKC
In this episode I (Ben) am joined by Bricktown Breakdown hosts Hunter and Clemente to talk everything surrounding Tuesday's Lottery Night. From talking potential picks, to potential selections, and even potential trades -- this episode will have it covered.
June 21, 2021
EMERGENCY POD: Al Horford + Moses Brown TRADED For Kemba Walker!: My Immediate Reaction + What Are The Implications?
IT HAS HAPPENED! In this episode, I (Ben) give my initial thoughts on Al Horford and Moses Brown being traded to the Boston Celtics for Kemba Walker and the No. 16 Pick.
June 18, 2021
Scottie Barnes Is a Special Defender + Keon Johnson Has The Tools to be a STUD - 2021 Draft Scouting
Now outside of the top 5, the 2021 Draft Class has major disparities amongst rankings. This polarization can be attributed to both Scottie Barnes, and Keon Johnson. In this episode, I break down both prospects, their holes, and their potential in the NBA. This series will cover the top prospects of the class while even hitting home on some potential gems later on Oklahoma City could look towards. A lot of clarity will sprout as we near lottery night, but until then, we're shooting for the stars on the Thundersticks Podcast!
June 18, 2021
Thunder Round-Up - Micic, Deck, Horford Deals, and Kyle Kuzma?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's recent rumors surrounding Micic, Deck, Al Horford (and potential deals), and even Kyle Kuzma. This episode is more of a recap of the past week as we fired on draft profiles throughout the last five days. More lottery talk is on the way.
June 16, 2021
Jonathan Kuminga Is ELECTRIC, But He Has A Few Loose Circuits (For Now...) - 2021 NBA Draft Scouting
The 2021 Draft Class seems to have settled on a Top 4 core (for now.) Outside of the exclusive 4, new faces are trying to emerge as potential gamechangers -- Jonathan Kuminga has become the cream of the crop for future "Boom or Bust" picks. In this episode I (Ben) discuss Kuminga's high potential, the core parts of his game that will translate to the league, and his jumper which will set the groundworks for his future. This series will cover the top prospects of the class while even hitting home on some potential gems later on Oklahoma City could look towards. A lot of clarity will sprout as we near lottery night, but until then, we're shooting for the stars on the Thundersticks Podcast!
June 14, 2021
Evan Mobley Has Unicorn-Like Potential -- But Will He Reach It? - 2021 NBA Draft Scouting
NBA scouts and GMs have salivated over potential "unicorns" every single draft season. This year, none Evan Mobley appears to be a step above the rest. In this episode I (Ben) break down Mobley's game, his dominance on defense, and where a boosted offensive game could get him. This series will cover the top prospects of the class while even hitting home on some potential gems later on Oklahoma City could look towards. A lot of clarity will sprout as we near lottery night, but until then, we're shooting for the stars on the Thundersticks Podcast!
June 12, 2021
Jalen Suggs Could Be An All-Around Stud, But He's a Work in Progress - 2021 NBA Draft Scouting
In this episode I (Ben) finally delve into Jalen Suggs his extremely playmaking and defending ability, but also the potential bumps in his jumpshot -- and what that may mean in his development. This series will cover the top prospects of the class while even hitting home on some potential gems later on Oklahoma City could look towards. A lot of clarity will sprout as we near lottery night, but until then, we're shooting for the stars on the Thundersticks Podcast!
June 11, 2021
Jalen Green is The Next Offensive JUGGERNAUT! - 2021 NBA Draft Scouting
In this episode I (Ben) finally delve into Jalen Green and his unlimited scoring potential. This series will cover the top prospects of the class while even hitting home on some potential gems later on Oklahoma City could look towards. A lot of clarity will sprout as we near lottery night, but until then, we're shooting for the stars on the Thundersticks Podcast!
June 10, 2021
Cade Cunningham Can Do It ALL! - 2021 NBA Draft Scouting
In this episode I (Ben) finally delve into Draft Scouting, and what better person to start with than Oklahoma State's own -- Cade Cunningham. This series will cover the top prospects of the class while even hitting home on some potential gems later on Oklahoma City could look towards. A lot of clarity will sprout as we near lottery night, but until then, we're shooting for the stars on the Thundersticks Podcast.
June 8, 2021
Putting Moses Brown's Historic Year In Review- Regular Season Grades: Center Edition (Brown, Bradley, and Horford!)
In this episode I (Ben) give my grades on Moses Brown, Tony Bradley, and Al Horford for their contributions this season, where they especially exceeded, and what to watch for in the future!
June 6, 2021
POKU and Baze! Regular Season Grades: Power Forward Edition (Bazely, Pokusevski, Muscala, and Hoard!)
In this episode I (Ben) give my grades on Darius Bazley, Aleksej Pokusevski, Mike Muscala, and Jaylen Hoard for their contributions this season, where they especially exceeded, and what to watch for in the future. Tune in for tomorrow's episode as I will cap my season grades with bigs Moses Brown, Tony Bradley, and Al Horford!
June 5, 2021
Regular Season Grades: Small Forward Edition (Dort, Roby, Deck, and Hall!)
In this episode I (Ben) give my grades on Lu Dort, Isaiah Roby, Gabriel Deck, and Josh Hall for their contributions this season, where they especially exceeded, and what to watch for in the future. Tune in for tomorrow's episode as I will unpack my thoughts on Darius Bazley, Aleksej Pokusevski, Mike Muscala, and Jaylen Hoard!
June 4, 2021
Regular Season Grades: Shooting Guard Edition (Theo, Kenrich, and More!)
In this episode I (Ben) give my grades on Theo Maledon, Kenrich Williams, Svi Mykhailiuk, and Charlie Brown Jr. for their contributions this season, where they especially exceeded, and what to watch for in the future. Tune in for tomorrow's episode as I will unpack my thoughts on Lu Dort, Gabriel Deck, Isaiah Roby, and Josh Hall!
June 3, 2021
Regular Season Grades: Point Guard Edition (SGA + Ty)
In this episode I (Ben) give my grades on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander an Ty Jerome for their efforts this season, what my expectations were for the both of the, and whether they exceeded them (of course they did lol.) Tune in for the rest of the week as for these next five days I'll be going position-by-position discussing all 17 active Thunder players (sorry Justin Robinson.)
June 2, 2021
Draft Flashbacks: Who I Wanted The Thunder To Select From 2012-2020
In this episode I (Ben) break down who I wanted the Thunder to take in the last nine drafts, and what my initial reactions were to the selections.
June 1, 2021
Team Canada Roster Announced! Where Are SGA and Dort? + My Thoughts On Mock Twitter Trade
In this episode I (Ben) discuss Russell Westbrook, Trae Young, and the ongoing problem with fan interaction. I also discuss SGA and Dort and their involvement in the Olympics, as well as give my two cents on a mock Twitter trade that may surprise you.
May 27, 2021
Oklahoma City Just Won BIG! Coinflip Results + Playoff Talk: Payne + Clippers + MVP Micic
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's major coinflip victory, the success story of Cameron Payne, the Clippers crumbling -- what it means for OKC, and how Micic is improving his stock.
May 26, 2021
What OKC NEEDS To Accomplish This Offseason!
In this episode I (Ben) discuss what the Oklahoma City Thunder need to accomplish this offseason.
May 25, 2021
How Long Should We Expect The "Tank"? Will OKC Be The OK3 Or The Kings?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's upcoming timeframe and how long we should expect the "tank" to last for.
May 23, 2021
End of Season Award Show! Who's Taking MVP, MIP, ROY and More
In this episode I (Ben) hand out awards to Thunder members for their contributions on the year.
May 21, 2021
Final Thoughts on OKC's Finish + Exit Interview Highlights, Olympics, and Who's off the Books
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's season recap, why it's not that bad, and what came from Monday's exit interviews.
May 19, 2021
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT! + Thunder Beat Clippers To End The Year: Let's Cope
In this episode I (Ben) finally give out the big announcement, and what better game to do it on like this one. Thank you all for the support throughout the season it means so much to be able to bring coverage to you all everyday, and even with the season over -- this pod is not done yet -- it's just getting started.
May 18, 2021
The Thunder's Biggest Night Of The Regular-Season: What to Watch and What Implications Remain
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the five major tank games tonight, the implications they have, and what to watch headed forward.
May 16, 2021
The Return! + Catching Up -Saturday Spotlight: Two Game Recaps, Seeding, Omer Yurtseven, and Charlie Brown Jr.
In this episode I (Ben) break down coverage of the Thunder from the past five(!) days! A lot of big news that may have gone under the radar here, and some... well not so much. I'm very sorry for being gone guys, I really appreciate the support that has been given! I've been ill with a common cold (yes, I tested) so talking has been an absolute pain lately haha. With that being said though expect for some big news in the coming days as Oklahoma City season winds down! Thank you all for waiting, I'm back.
May 16, 2021
Thunder Claim THIRD-BEST Lottery Odds After Scuffle In Sacramento + Jaylen Hoard Impresses in Extended Run
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's recent game against the Kings, Jaylen Hoard's big night, and the franchises big night as they grabbed the third-best lottery odds.
May 11, 2021
Thunder Fall Victim To Steph Curry + OKC May Be In Trouble Tonight..
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's recent game against the Warriors, the major standings implications tonight, and the trap game that they will play against the Sacramento Kings.
May 10, 2021
Oklahoma City Is The LAST Team With No In-Person Fans — Here's Why + Lottery Round-Up + Thunder-Warriors Preview
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's In-Person Attendance policy, the current lottery standings, and what to expect in the upcoming Thunder game versus the Warriors.
May 9, 2021
Thunder Slip to Warriors + The Lottery Sweepstakes Has Expanded
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's recent contest against Warriors, Ty Jerome's emergence, Detroit's MAJOR win, and two games to monitor tonight.
May 7, 2021
What To Watch LEAGUE-WIDE Tonight + Thursday Tidbits: Charlie Brown Jr. + Schofield Signed
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the upcoming game for the Thunder and Pistons Thursday night. I also talk about Charlie Brown Jr. being signed to a second 10-day contract and training camp alum Admiral Schofield inking a deal with the Magic.
May 6, 2021
Deck EMERGES as Thunder Narrowly Fall to Kings + Lottery Round-Up
In this episode I (Ben) discuss Gabriel Deck's emergence in Tuesday's game against the Kings, and where the Thunder currently fall in the lottery standings.
May 6, 2021
Oklahoma City's Lottery Odds Improve Following Tank Battle + What to Expect In Their Own Against the Watered-Down Kings
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's recent shift in the lottery odds as a result of a pivotal Tank Battle plus what to expect in their own against the Kings.
May 4, 2021
Thunder Check ALL THE BOXES Against Suns + Gabriel Deck Is On The Rise
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's recent game against the Suns, why they checked all the boxes, and why Gabriel Deck has been so impressive.
May 3, 2021
Thunder Annihilated by Pacers In Record Fashion + Hot Takes Roundtable: Fact or Fiction
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's recent bludgeoning against the Pacers. I also reunite with Nick to play a game of Fact or Fiction.
May 2, 2021
Thunder To Roll Out the Tank Brigade Against Pacers + Lottery Round-Up
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's lineup heading into Saturday's game versus the Pacers, and what the lottery race looks like with nine games to go.
May 1, 2021
Gabriel Deck Flashes Potential vs. Pelicans: How Did He Perform? + Who Starred
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's recent game against the Pelicans, who starred, and how Gabriel Deck played in his NBA debut.
April 30, 2021
Gabriel Deck WILL DEBUT Against Pelicans- Here's What To Expect + Buy or Bluff: Ty Jerome or Svi Mykhailiuk?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss Gabriel Deck being set to debut, my scouting report on him, plus corny jokes to watch for. I also bring back the "Buy or Bluff" series in which I discuss Ty Jerome and Svi Mykhailiuk, and who I'd pick over the other.
April 29, 2021
Thunder FLIP THE PAGE On Losing Streak - How Should Fans Feel (I Don't Even Know)
In this episode I recap the Thunder-Celtics game, who starred, and how we should feel about the outcome and draft implications.
April 28, 2021
Thunder Tie Franchise Losing-Streak + Stories From the Standings + Thunder-Celtics Preview
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's recent loss to the 76ers, some stories from the standings, and a preview for tonight's Thunder-Celtics contest.
April 27, 2021
Why The Thunder's Culture Is One-of-a-Kind for Tanking Teams + Thunder-76ers Preview
In this episode I discuss the Thunder's recent losing-streak and why despite it, they still have had a great connection. I also discuss the uncertainty leading into tonight's game against the 76ers and who to watch for.
April 26, 2021
Here Comes Charlie Brown (Jr.)! + Recent News on Gabriel Deck + More Thoughts on Small-Ball?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder signing Charlie Brown Jr. and more news on Gabriel Deck. I also delve into the Thunder's small-ball lineup with Roby vs. Brown/Bradley, and how minutes should be cut.
April 26, 2021
Maledon and Roby Emerge Despite Thunder Dropping To Wizards + Russell Westbrook is Insane + Shifting Back to Small-Ball?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's recent contest against the Wizards, how Theo and Roby starred, Westbrook and Beal dominated, and what we saw from Daigneault switching to small-ball.
April 24, 2021
Thunder Tidbits- Justin Jackson Signs With Bucks + Chesapeake Energy Arena Facing Name Change + Thunder-Wizards Preview
In this episode I (Ben) discuss Justin Jackson's recent deal with Milwaukee, Chesapeake Energy Arena facing a name change, and what to watch in tonight's Thunder-Wizards game.
April 23, 2021
Thunder Slip To Small-Ball Pacers + Darius Bazley Shines Again + My Thoughts On How Moses Brown Was Utilized
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's recent drubbing at the hands of the small-ball Pacers. I delve into who shined, why Oshae Brissett was Wednesday's X-Factor, and what my opinion was on how Moses Brown was utilized in the game.
April 22, 2021
The NBA Lottery Standings are Taking Shape — Where Do The Thunder Rank? + Thunder-Pacers Preview (Watch Out For Brown)
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the current lottery standings and where the Thunder rank. I also delve into OKC's matchup against the Pacers, and the major matchup between Moses Brown and Oshae Brissett.
April 21, 2021
Darius Bazley's Career-Night Not Enough Against Wizards + What Is Up With Moses Brown?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's recent game against the Wizards, Darius Bazley's game, and Moses Brown's shaky play as of late.
April 21, 2021
Thunder Fall In Tenth Straight Contest + Lu Dort Builds on an Already Monstrous Month
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's recent performance against the Toronto Raptors and Lu Dort's big game (again.)
April 20, 2021
Raptors Fined $25,000 Leading Up to Thunder Game: What Should We Expect In the Contest?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Raptors' recent fine for injury policy, if it changes anything for the Thunder game, and what to expect when watching.
April 18, 2021
Tank Time- Thunder Inched by Pistons For Ninth-Straight Loss: But Did We Really Lose? + Sophomores Headline Contest
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's ninth-straight loss the Pistons, how Dort and Baze starred, and how from a tanker's POV -- you may want to chalk this up as a win.
April 17, 2021
Thunder-Pistons "Tank-Battle" Preview + Oklahoma City's Next Five Games Will Be Franchise-Changing
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder facing the Pistons, and why their next five games will go a long way for the future.
April 16, 2021
Thunder Drop Eighth-Straight to Warriors: Curry Posts Video Game Numbers + Tony Bradley Continues to Impress + Standings Round-Up
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's loss to the Warriors, who played well, Tony Bradley's continuous impact, and the current makeup of the league's standings.
April 15, 2021
DORT. - Breaking Down Every Single Shot From Lu Dort's Historic Game + Game Recap
In this episode I (Ben) break down every single made shot and defensive stand from Lu Dort Tuesday in addition to the game's recap.
April 15, 2021
Thunder Officially Sign Gabriel Deck + Vasilje Micic To OKC Is NOT A Done Deal
In this episode I (Ben) discuss Gabriel Deck's official signing, his potential role, and what he brings to the table. I also delve into point-guard Vasilje Micic and the new reports stating him joining Oklahoma City next season -- is no done deal.
April 13, 2021
Rookie Ladder Revision: Where Should Maledon and Poku Rank? + More News on Gabriel Deck
In this episode I (Ben) discuss Theo Maledon and Aleksej Pokusevski's play over the week, and where they should be slotted in Wednesday's "Rookie Ladder." I also introduce fresh news on Gabriel Deck for his contract details, and rumored debut date.
April 12, 2021
Thunder Post Youngest Starting Group Of All Time In Dort and Bazley's Return + Baze and Bradley Blossom + What Should We Watch With Bazley?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's starting five Saturday, Bazley and Bradley dominating, and my way to early checklist for Bazley to end the year.
April 12, 2021
Bazley Will Be Back Against 76ers: Should He Be Playing over Poku?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss Darius Bazley's greenlight to play against the 76ers Saturday. I briefly discuss him and Poku playing together in the short-term, but I also discuss potential long-term roles.
April 11, 2021
Gabriel Deck Signed: What Should We Expect? + Darius Miller Waived + Thunder Losing Streak Continues
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's loss against the Cavaliers, Darius Miller's waiving, and what to expect from newly signed Gabriel Deck.
April 9, 2021
Pokusevski and Maldeon MAKE HISTORY AGAIN vs. Hornets + Jaylen Hoard Finds His Comfort Zone
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's recent game against the Hornets, Aleksej Pokusevski and Theo Maledon starring, and Jaylen Hoard. I also discuss Oklahoma City's next matchup, and who to look out for.
April 8, 2021
Jaylen Hoard Is NOT Your Average "New Kid on the Block" + Thunder Represented in Rookie Ladder
In this episode I (Ben) discuss Jaylen Hoard's path to the NBA, his connections, and why he's not your average newcomer. I also delve into the NBA's recent rookie ladder and go into Theo Maledon and Aleksej Pokusevski's cases.
April 7, 2021
Thunder Fall To Pistons + Hoard and Robinson Debut + Breaking Down the Thunder's Last Three Games
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's recent contest against the Pistons, who starred, and how Jaylen Hoard and Justin Robinson's debuted. I also delve into the Thunder's last three games to see trends amongst the roster, and who has been most effective in a mainly cloudy stretchy.
April 6, 2021
Justin Jackson Waived + Justin Robinson and Jaylen Hoard Signed: They're Playing Tonight!
In this episode I discuss the Thunder's recent transactions of Justin Jackson, Justin Robinson, and Jaylen Hoard, plus Robinson and Hoard's availability Monday.
April 5, 2021
Thunder Blown Out By Blazers: At Least We Tanked.. Right? + Jalen Suggs
In this episode I (Ben) discuss Oklahoma City's blowout loss against the Blazers, the positives(?), and Jalen Suggs' performance against UCLA, plus a familiar face in attendance.
April 5, 2021
Thunder Rookies Make NBA HISTORY vs. Suns + What to Watch Against Portland
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's past game against the Suns, Theo and Aleksej going off, and what to watch against the Blazers.
April 4, 2021
Previewing the Thunder's Two-Game Road-stand + Jerome Will NOT Face Suns Friday
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's two-game road-stand against Phoenix and Portland, and Ty Jerome.
April 3, 2021
Raptors Recap: Svi Can Do It All + Why Brown Is Dominating + Buy or Bluff - Vit Krejci
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's game against the Raptors, Svi and Moses dominating (again,) and why Brown has done so well. I also add on a new series "Buy or Bluff" where I bring up a topic and add my two cents, today's is on Vit Krejci and recent news surrounding the guard.
April 2, 2021
Who Should Get The Thunder's Open Two-Way Spot? + Raptors Preview: Whole Lot Of Questions
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's open two-way spot, who should fill it, and what to expect for the upcoming Raptors game.
March 31, 2021
Sam Presti Does It Again: Moses Brown's Contract + OKC-DAL Recap + Standings Checkup
In this episode I (Ben) discuss Moses Brown's new contract, takeaways from the Thunder-Mavericks game, and what is going on with the current standings.
March 30, 2021
Moses Brown SIGNED To Standard Contract: His Path To Now + Rivers Waived + Thunder Take On Mavs With Zero Day-One Starters
In this episode I discuss Moses Brown's journey to the Thunder, his upgraded contract, Rivers' waiving, and Oklahoma City's matchup with zero day-one starters.
March 29, 2021
Horford's Out, Bradley's In, Brown Breaks Records Once Again
In this episode I (Ben) discuss Al Horford being placed out of the rotation for the remainder of the season, Tony Bradley joining the team, and Moses Brown setting records again.
March 29, 2021
Where Does Post-Deadline Thunder Rank? + What's Up With Tony Bradley and Austin Rivers
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's current ranking post-deadline, who's in the lottery race, and recent news surrounding Austin Rivers and Tony Bradley.
March 27, 2021
Thunder's Trade Deadline Special: George Hill Traded to 76ers, My Thoughts on The Trade, Tony Bradley is Solid + More Moves Are to Come
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's trade deadline haul, why Hill fetched what he did in his deal, why Tony Bradley is pretty solid, and why more mores are to come.
March 26, 2021
SGA-Less Thunder Fall To Grizzlies: Why It Was an Ideal Result + Moses Brown Is Dominant + Teammate Chemistry is Special
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's loss against the Grizzlies and why this was an ideal result. I also mention Moses Brown dominating again and how this team always seems to fill in when players are out for injury.
March 25, 2021
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR OKC'S TRADE DEADLINE: Who's Available, Teams to Watch, and Big Names To Monitor
In this episode I (Ben) go over everything you need to know heading into Oklahoma City's trade deadline, which players are on the block, teams to watch, and big names to monitor.
March 24, 2021
Thunder CLOBBER T-Wolves + Svi, Moses Brown + Should the Thunder Pursue Markannen or THT?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's big win against the T-Wolves, Svi, Moses Brown's G-League awards, and the latest surrounding Lauri Markannen and Talen Horton-Tucker and if they match our direction.
March 23, 2021
Will The Thunder Splurge on Lonzo, Collins, or Bagley? + My Trade Predictions + Thunder-Timberwolves Preview
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the current trade market, if Oklahoma City will make moves on top targets, who likely gets traded, and what to watch in tonight's Thunder-Timberwolves game.
March 23, 2021
Lu Dort Clutches Up in Clutch City! + Thunder's Cast of Interchangeable Parts + Tournament Talk
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's recent victory over the Houston Rockets, who starred, why the bench is special. I also delve into the college tournament and why this weekend of basketball is so fun to watch.
March 21, 2021
Ranking the Thunder's Trade Assets + Why Kenrich Williams is Worth a Pretty Penny + What to Expect In Tank Battle w/Rockets?
In this episode I (Ben) briefly discuss the Oklahoma schools' success in day one of the tournament. I also go into all of the Thunder's trade pieces, what they are worth, and what to expect against the Houston Rockets.
March 21, 2021
Thunder Slip vs. Hawks + Ty Jerome Shines + New Trade Rumors
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's recent game against the Hawks, Ty Jerome finding his touch, and new trade rumors from the Woj Pod.
March 19, 2021
Trevor Ariza Traded (Finally) + Lu Dort Extended + Thunder-Hawks Preview!
🏀 Trevor Ariza Traded 🏀 Lu Dort Gets His Contract Extended 🏀 What To Watch In Thursday's Thunder-Hawks Game
March 18, 2021
Moses Brown Makes The Bulls Look Like a G-League Team: Why He's Special + What's The Future At The Five?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss Moses Brown's dominance over the Chicago Bulls, who else starred, and what is up with the big man situation.
March 17, 2021
George Hill and Trevor Ariza Hit Trade Rumors + Al Horford Will Rest on Tuesday — Should We Overreact?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss The Athletic's reports of contenders showing interest in George Hill and Trevor Ariza. I also discuss what to watch in the Thunder's contest with the Bulls and what Al Horford's absence means moving forward.
March 16, 2021
Back-to-Back Recap: Pokusevski MAKES HISTORY + Thunder Uncover Even More Gems
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's back-to-back vs. the Knicks and Grizzlies, how Pokusevski made history, and why Mark Daigneault has uncovered even more gems.
March 15, 2021
My Thoughts On Svi Mykhailiuk + What to Expect In Todays Thunder-Knicks Showdown!
In this episode I (Ben) discuss more on Svi Mykhailiuk, his potential role, and what it means for some of the current Thunder members. I also delve into today's Thunder-Knicks contest where we will see a fountain of youth once again.
March 13, 2021
EMERGENCY POD: Hamidou Diallo TRADED: My Immediate Reaction + Making Sense of Everything
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's decision to start trade season with a BANG. Moving Hamidou Diallo for Svi Mykailiuk and a future 2nd round pick. Hear my thoughts on the immediate thought on the deal, plus what to make of the movement.
March 13, 2021
Thunder Young Guns DART Past Mavericks + Poku and Brown Impress!
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's success to the season's second-half opener, the younger guys' assertion, and the impact of Aleksej Pokusevski and Moses Brown.
March 12, 2021
Thunder Rotation Predictions Heading Into the Second Half + What To Expect Against Dallas
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's potential rotation heading into the second half of play, and who to look out for against Dallas.
March 11, 2021
IT'S TRADING SEASON: Who Would Be On The Thunder's Trading Block + Who Are Some Potential Targets?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's potential assets heading into the deadline, and who to look out for as potential targets.
March 10, 2021
Thunder Midseason Award Show - Who's Our MVP, MIP, And Everything in Between
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder halfway through the regular-season and who would garner team awards if the season ended today.
March 9, 2021
Blue Eliminated From Playoff Contention + My Take On The Conley-SGA Conversation
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Blue's official elimination from playoff contention. I also add my two cents on the league's decision to replace Devin Booker with Mike Conley, and go into the SGA-Conley argument.
March 8, 2021
Blue Fumble Regular-Season Closer vs. Santa Cruz... Can They Still Make The Playoffs?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Blue's loss against the Santa Cruz Warriors, who impressed, and what's next.
March 7, 2021
SGA Reaches 2,000 Franchise Points In Final Game Of First Half + Oklahoma City Blue Slips vs. Bayhawks — What's Next?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's closer to the first half of the season, SGA's accolade, and the Oklahoma City Blue's contest vs. the Bayhawks. Can they make the playoffs?
March 6, 2021
Everything You Need To Know About The Thunder And Blue Back-to-Backs + How Can The Blue Make The Playoffs?
In this episode I (Ben) recap the Thunder and Blue's first games in their back-to-back sets, and what to expect in their closers. I also mention how the OKC Blue can snag a playoff spot.
March 5, 2021
Lu Dort and Theo Maledon Announced as RISING STARS + OKC is Back in Action + Blue in Biggest Game Yet
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the decision to have no fans for the remainder of the season, Lu Dort and Theo Maledon's selections to the Rising Stats game, and the Thunder and Blue's upcoming contests.
March 4, 2021
Reddit Mailbag: Are Moses Brown and Omer Yurtseven NBA Ready? What's Up With Poku and Hall + Could OKC Be a Farm Team?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Oklahoma City Blue in full, everyone on the roster of note, how the team is playing, and if the franchise is developing almost too much talent.
March 3, 2021
Omer Yurtseven STARS vs. Long Island Nets, Still Fall Short + What's With The Blue's Upcoming Schedule?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss Omer Yurtseven's dominance against the Long Island Nets, and how they ended up just falling short. I also mention the Blue's upcoming schedule, and why it may factor greatly looking towards the playoffs.
March 2, 2021
Bazley Blossoms Despite Falling To Nuggets + OKC Blue Shine In PIVOTAL Game vs. Blue Coats
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's performance vs. the Denver Nuggets, Darius Bazley's devolopment, alongside what has made Roby and Jerome take major leaps. I also delve into the Oklahoma City Blue's major victory against the Delaware Blue Coats, why it matters, and what to expect from them.
March 1, 2021
Theo and Ty TIRADE Hawks + How Did Jerome Play So Well? + OKC Blue-Spurs Recap
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Oklahoma City Thunder's game against the Atlanta Hawks, how Ty Jerome and Theo Maledon dominated, and how the Blue performed against the Austin Spurs.
February 27, 2021
Ty Jerome RECALLED to Blue + Blue and Thunder Game Previews
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's recent recalling of PG/SG Ty Jerome, plus what it means for the Thunder and Blue. I also delve into the Oklahoma City Blue-Austin Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder-Atlanta Hawks games.
February 26, 2021
Shai SPARKS Career-High + Lu Dort BURIES Game Winner!! + OKC Blue Update
In this episode I (Ben) discuss Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's insane performance plus the Lu Dort play to put the icing on the cake. I also briefly discuss the Oklahoma City Blue and their recent performance against the Greensboro Swarm.
February 26, 2021
SGA SNUBBED TWICE In a Day + Thunder and Blue Game Previews!
In this episode I cover Shai Gilgeous-Alexander being snubbed of the All-Star game twice in the span of 24 hours plus what to look out for in Wednesday's Thunder and Blue matchups.
February 25, 2021
Moses Brown Earns Player of the Week Honors! + SGA Steers Thunder Against Heat
In this episode I (Ben) discuss Moses Brown's monstrous 2nd week of the G-League season plus SGA's big role against the Miami Heat on Monday.
February 24, 2021
Pokusevski Displays POLARIZING Performance vs. Wolves + What To Expect In Tonight's Thunder-Heat Game
In this episode I discuss Aleksej Pokusevski's performance vs. the Iowa Wolves, his major leaps in the passing department, and if this game topped Sunday's showing. I also mention the Thunder's game vs. the Miami Heat and who to expect in this battle that has ping-pong ball implications.
February 23, 2021
Aleksej Pokusevski BREAKS OUT vs. Vipers + SGA SPARKS Thunder Past Cavs
In this episode I discuss Aleksej Pokusevski's masterful performance as the Blue's conquered the Vipers as well as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leading the charge vs. the Cavaliers on Sunday.
February 22, 2021
My Insights From The Thunder-Bucks Game +TY JEROME STARS In Blue-Magic Game
In this episode I discuss the Thunder's performance against the Bucks as well as Ty Jerome starring in Friday's Blue-Magic game.
February 21, 2021
Thunder-Bucks + Blue-Magic Game Previews! What To Expect In Both Of Friday's Matchups!
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Oklahoma City Thunder and Oklahoma City Blue's upcoming games vs. the Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic.
February 20, 2021
Thunder Put Up Fight On Short Notice In SGA's Return + OKC Blue RED HOT Against Memphis Hustle
In this episode I (Ben Creider) discuss Wednesday's matchups the Oklahoma City Thunder and Blue played respectively, and who starred in their contests.
February 19, 2021
Lu Dort Headlines Despite Thunder Falling Under The Weather + Moses Brown BULLIES Mad Ants En Route To Blue Victory!
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's and Blue's game on Tuesday, who shined, and why Moses Brown has been one of the best players in the G-League thus far.
February 17, 2021
The 76ers Are Interested In George Hill— Who Should Presti Ask For? + Roberson Signs With Brooklyn + Chasson Randle + Thunder-Blazers Game Preview
In this episode I (Ben) discuss Blue guard Chasson Randle's acquiring by the Orlando Magic, Andre Roberson and his new future, as well as break down the 76ers interest in George Hill, and who Thunder fans should show interest in. To top things all off I give a quick preview on the upcoming Portland game and what to look for.
February 17, 2021
Thunder and Blue BEAST Behind Al Horford, Moses Brown, and JUSTIN JACKSON!
In this episode I (Ben) recap both the Oklahoma City Thunder and OKC Blue games from Sunday night, highlighting masterful performances from both parties, including going in-depth on the recent play of Justin Jackson.
February 16, 2021
John Collins and Mo Bamba Look To Be On The Move, Should OKC Place Any Offers?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the status' of Hawks power-forward John Collins and Magic center Mo Bamba and their potential availability. I go over their projected value on the market, what an OKC deal may look like, and my personal opinions on if deals should be made.
February 15, 2021
Justin Jackson JOLTS Thunder vs. Nuggets + How Did The Blue Perform vs. the G-League Ignite?
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's performance vs. the Nuggets led by Justin Jackson while also mentioning the Oklahoma City Blue's brawl vs. the G-League Ignite.
February 14, 2021
OKC-Affiliate Blue OBLITERATE Salt Lake City Stars In Season Opener + What to Watch For In Thunder-Nuggets Game
In this episode I (Ben) go over the Oklahoma City Blue's dominant season opener on Thursday vs. the Stars plus I delve into what to watch in tonight's Thunder-Nuggets game.
February 12, 2021
Kenrich Williams BULLIES Lakers In Second Overtime Duel + OKC Blue Season Opener Preview!
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's overtime battle vs. the Los Angeles Lakers as well as the OKC Blue's season opener vs. the Salt Lake City Stars.
February 11, 2021
Kenrich Williams' Player Spotlight! + Thunder-Lakers Game Preview!
In this episode I (Ben) go over Kenrich Williams' decorated play on both sides of the ball, as well as his future role with the team. I also cover tonight's revenge game vs. the Lakers and what OKC needs to do to claim victory.
February 11, 2021
Short-Handed Thunder SHOCK Lakers In Overtime Jousting Match Backed By SGA, Bazley, Diallo, and Company!
In this episode I (Ben) go over Monday's duel between the Lakers and Thunder, and the numerous bright spots brought to the team across a flurry of players.
February 9, 2021
Have The Thunder Found Their Identity? + Thunder-Lakers Game Preview
In this episode I (Ben) go over the current play of the Thunder and if it is here to stay, as well as talk about tonight's upcoming Thunder-Lakers game.
February 8, 2021
SGA DOMINATES In The Clutch! + Mike Muscala and Kenrich Williams Pushing Boundaries! Thunder vs. Timberwolves Game Recap
In this episode I (Ben) go over Saturday's game between the Thunder and Timberwolves, SGA coming up big when it mattered most, plus talking about Mike Muscala and Kenrich Williams major contributions in the Thunder's historic night.
February 7, 2021
Point-GOD DIALLO + Eight Man Rotation Pops Off vs. Timberwolves + Thunder vs. Timberwolves Game Preview v2
In this episode I (Ben) discuss Oklahoma City's game vs. Minnesota on Friday, Diallo balling out at the one, and how the team held out vs. the T-Wolves. I also break down the positives from they game and how they can be implemented in tonight's revenge game vs. Minnesota
February 6, 2021
Breaking Down The Landscape of OKC's Picks 20 Games Into The Year + Thunder vs. Timberwolves Game Preview
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the current landscape of the NBA standing, and where OKC would be selecting if the season ended TODAY. I also break down the matchup between the Thunder and Timberwolves, and why you should expect some surprises in Friday's game.
February 5, 2021
Thunder Breakfast Club BITE BACK AT ROCKETS! Thunder-Rockets Game Recap
In this episode I (Ben) go over Wednesday's game pinning the Thunder vs. the Rockets, and how the Thunder led "Breakfast Club" (bench mob) took control of the game and rallied for Oklahoma City. I discuss the biggest members of the club in this pod, aswell as Darius Bazley's bright performance.
February 4, 2021
The Thunder Have A LOT of Minutes to Fill + Thunder-Rockets Game Preview
In this episode I (Ben) discuss Hill's recent injury status, how it effects the team, and how him and Poku's roles will be divvied up. I also talk about Wednesday's Thunder-Rockets game.
February 3, 2021
Aleksej Pokusevski and Ty Jerome to PLAY IN BUBBLE? My Reaction + Thunder-Rockets Game Recap
In this episode I (Ben) discuss Thunder-Rocket's game on Monday, as well as talking about the big news of Aleksej Pokusevski and Ty Jerome being moved down to the G-League.
February 2, 2021
Maledon to Start vs. Rockets! + Should Isaiah Roby Start Against Christian Wood? - Thunder vs. Rockets Game Preview
In this episode I (Ben) give a preview over Monday's Thunder-Rockets game, highlighting Theo Maledon, Isaiah Roby, and Houston's Christian Wood.
February 1, 2021
Should Theo Maledon Start Full-Time? + What's Up With Isaiah Roby?
In this episode I (Ben) go over Theo Maledon, his magnificent start to season, if his skillset aligns with that of SGA's, and frankly if he should start over George Hill. I also discuss Isaiah Roby and what is going on with his diminished role.
January 31, 2021
Theo Maledon SETS RECORDS In Thunder-Nets Game (Recap)!+ SGA Prevails Through Double-Team
In this episode I (Ben) go over the Thunder's recent game against the Brooklyn Nets, and discuss the two-man wrecking crew of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and rookie Theo Maledon.
January 30, 2021
Where Does SGA Rank In The All-Star Conversation? + Thunder vs. Nets Game Preview
In this episode I (Ben) go over the NBA giving fans the ability to cast their votes on players for the cancelled (but maybe not?) All-Star game, and where SGA stacks up against other big names in the West. I also go over tonight's Thunder-Nets game, why the Nets are a completely different team compared to our first meeting, and what the Thunder should look to exploit in Friday's contest.
January 29, 2021
SGA STARS vs. Chris Paul + Horford Heats Up vs. Suns! Thunder-Suns Game Recap
In this episode I (Ben) go over Wednesday's Thunder-Suns game, what the key factors in the game were and who shined. On the top of the list for why we won? Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Al Horford, who I both go over in full in the episode.
January 28, 2021
Thunder's HISTORIC Starting Lineup + What To Expect In Chris Paul's Reunion vs. OKC: Thunder-Suns Game Preview
In this episode I (Ben) discuss the Thunder's historic starting unit on Monday, if we may see them again on Wednesday, and what we should be expecting in Wednesday's Thunder-Suns game.
January 27, 2021
MONEY MAKER MIKE TAKES PORTLAND TO THE BANK! Thunder-Blazers Game Recap
In this episode I (Ben) give you an extra long episode covering the Thunder-Blazers game on Monday as well as highlighting who shined in the contest, one of which being none other than-- "Money Maker" Mike Muscala.
January 26, 2021
Damian Lillard OKC SHOES? My Thoughts + Thunder-Blazers Game Preview
In this episode I (Ben) go over Damian Lillard OKC colorway shoes, why I'm not a big fan, and what to expect in tonight's Thunder-Blazers game.
January 25, 2021
Thunder's BEST LOSS Of the Season (?)- Thunder vs. Clippers Game Recap
In this episode I (Ben) go over Sunday's matchup between the Thunder and Clippers, and why this was the Thunder's best loss of the year to this point-- if that's a thing haha.
January 25, 2021
Kenrich Williams Should Start In Thunder-Clippers Game + What The Thunder Need To Work On In Sunday's Rematch
In this episode I (Ben) discuss why Kenrich Williams should get the starting nod over George Hill in Sunday's rematch vs. the Clippers, as well as what the Thunder need to work on.
January 24, 2021
SGA Proves Himself AGAIN In Thunder-Clippers Duel
In this episode I (Ben) go over Friday's matchup vs. the Thunder and Clippers, and why SGA may have just topped himself AGAIN.
January 23, 2021
Thunder vs. Clippers Game Preview: Who To Expect In Tonight's Game + Kevin Porter Jr. Traded To Houston-- Now What?
In this episode I (Ben) go over the upcoming Thunder-Clippers game and also give a quick take what the significance of Kevin Porter Jr. to the Rockets means for their franchise, as well as ours.
January 22, 2021
Should Sam Presti Pull A Sam Hinkie? Re-Evaluating The Tank Debate 13 Games Into The Year.
In this episode I (Ben) go over the tanking debate going on amongst Thunder fans. I'll give my take on things and if Sam Presti should take some notes from Sam Hinkie.
January 21, 2021
Josh Hall Gets a Shot In Thunder-Nuggets Game + Vit Krejci Joins The Blue!
In this episode I (Ben) discuss last night's Thunder-Nuggets game, as well as second-round draft choice Vit Krejci, and the role he will likely play once done rehabbing with the Blue.
January 21, 2021
Thunder-Nuggets Game Preview + Kevin Porter Jr. Looks To Be On The Move, Should the Thunder Pursue Him?
In this episode I (Ben) give a preview for Wednesday's Thunder-Nuggets game while also covering Kevin Porter Jr. and his situation in Cleveland. Should Sam Presti go after the 20-year-old guard?
January 19, 2021
The NBA is Proposing a Third 2-Way Contract... Melvin Frazier Jr. Should Be OKC's Target + Thunder-76ers Game POSTPONED +
In this episode I (Ben) go over the postponed Thunder-76ers gave as well as discuss the NBA's proposed third 2-way contract spot. I go into detail on what this contract is, who is eligible, and the obvious choice for OKC.
January 18, 2021
Thunder vs. 76ers Game Preview: Who To Watch Out For + Two Philly Guards to Keep Your Eyes On
In this episode I (Ben) give a preview on Sunday night's Thunder-76ers Game, who to watch out for and two 76ers guards to keep your eyes on.
January 17, 2021
THUNDER WINS IN GAME OF THE YEAR! Thunder-Bulls Game Recap + Crucial Coaching Decisions + Why This Was OKC's Best Game Thus Far!
In this episode I (Ben) go over Friday's Thunder-Bulls game, who starred, why coaching decisions were so crucial, and why this game is in contention for game of the year.
January 16, 2021
Thunder vs. Bulls Game Preview + Draft Pick Pandemonium!
In this episode I (Ben) go over the Thunder-Bulls matchup, who's out, and what matchup to key in on. I also discuss the trade order of events that resulted in the Thunder seemingly netting two free picks, but getting them wiped right back! Hear my explanation on the situation and what it means for OKC headed forward.
January 15, 2021
Poku's POLARIZING Performance at the 'Peake! Thunder-Lakers Game Recap+ Analyzing Isaiah Roby Thru 11 Games
In this episode I (Ben) cover the Lakers-Thunder game on Wednesday, who shined, and put a SPOTLIGHT on Aleksej Pokusevski and Isaiah Roby. Hear me go in depth on their performances, and my assessment on both of them thus far in the year.
January 14, 2021
EMERGENCY POD: HARDEN TRADED TO BROOKLYN! Immediate Thoughts + How Does It Impact OKC?
In this episode I (Ben) am joined alongside Nick to discuss the blockbuster deal sending James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets. We discuss what it means for all teams involved, who comes out of this deal as a winner, and how this trade impacts Oklahoma City.
January 14, 2021
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OKC'S DOUBLE HEADER: OKC-Spurs Game Reaction+ OKC-Lakers Preview
In this episode I (Ben) go over yesterday's Thunder game vs. the Spurs and highlight the players of the game, and what the decisive factors in Tuesday's outcome. I also discuss Wednesday's game vs. the Los Angeles Lakers, the potential injuries, how Mark Daigneault should gameplan, and who I expect to show off.
January 13, 2021
Thunder-Spurs Game Preview! + Who Will Shine In Thunder's First Home Game of 2021?
In this episode I (Ben) go over Tuesday's matchup between the Thunder and the Spurs as well as who I believe will shine in tonight's contest.
January 12, 2021
Thunder vs. Nets Game Recap + Is Diallo The Best Thunder Player Off the Bench?
In this episode I (Ben) and Nick go over Sunday's Thunder-Nets matchup, who starred, and if Hamidou Diallo is the best Thunder player off the bench.
January 11, 2021
DIALLO DOMINATES In The Garden! Thunder-Knicks Game Recap + What OKC Did Well In Friday's Game
In this episode I (Ben) go over Friday's matchup between the Knicks and the Thunder. I go over the course of the game as well as who shined. In particular HAMIDOU DIALLO!
January 9, 2021
Thunder-Knicks Preview! + Why I'm Expecting BIG Games From Bazley and Diallo
In this episode I (Ben) go over tonight's game between the Thunder and the Knicks. I bring up injuries, key matchups, and why I think Bazley and Diallo will have a GREAT game.
January 8, 2021
Thunder vs. Pelicans Game Reaction! + Bazley Continues To Impress!
In this episode I (Ben) go over the Thunder-Pelicans game, who starred, Bazley's continous growth, and what the keys to the game were in Wednesday's matchup.
January 8, 2021
Thunder vs. Pelicans Game Preview! We've Got A Lot Of Things To Correct: Let's Address Them.
In this episode I (Ben) go over tonight's game between the Thunder and Pelicans as well as talk about how OKC stacks up to other NBA teams statistically. I also mention who to look out for in tonight's game and who to expect a big night out of!
January 6, 2021
Could Presti Bring Marvin Bagley to Bricktown? + Week 2 Game Summaries + Cade Cunningham Leaderboard!
In this episode I (Ben) go over last weeks three performances, and the top performer from those games. I also bring back the Cade Cunningham Leaderboard, and go into this episode's featured story: Could Presti Bring Marvin Bagley to Bricktown?
January 6, 2021
Everyone Gets An Opportunity In Thunder-Heat Game + Darius Bazley Puts Up His Best Game of the Year!
In this episode I (Ben Creider) give an in-depth recap of Monday's Thunder-Heat game, who starred and who left more to be desired? I also explain why Bazley's performance on Monday tops his efforts shown in his first five games of the season.
January 5, 2021
George Hill's Player Spotlight! + Thunder vs. Heat Game Preview!
In this episode I (Ben Creider) go over the Thunder-Heat game, the keys to look out for in this game, and who I think will lead the charge in the scoring department. I also go over George in the player spotlight series, breaking down his tremendous play through the first five games of the season.
January 4, 2021
MALEDON & BAZLEY BREAK OUT In Thunder-Magic Rematch! Breakdown From Saturday's Game+ The Thunder Is Meshing!
In today's episode I (Ben Creider) am joined alongside Nick as we go over Saturday's rematch game between the Thunder and Magic. We give the rundown of the game, as well as our takeaways from each player. We also give thoughts as to why this may have been the best Thunder win of the year, and why the team is meshing.
January 3, 2021
Thunder vs. Magic Game Preview! + The Thunder's 2021 New Years Resolutions!
In this episode I (Ben Creider) am joined by guest Nick as we go over Thursday's game pinning the Magic up against the Thunder for the second time in the week! Will we be able to bounce back in the rematch? We also cover the Thunder's New Years Resolutions in 2021, and what we would like to see from the players and team as a whole.
January 2, 2021
Thunder Youth HEADLINE In Steven Adams' Return! Thunder-Pelicans Reaction: Who Starred + Why I Am LOVING Mark Daigneault
In this episode I (Ben Creider) go over Thursday's matchup facing the Thunder vs. the Pelicans, in center Steven Adams' return to the Peake. I talk about who shined in this game, the opportunities the younger players had in this game, and why I am loving Mark Daigneault as the Thunder's coach.
January 1, 2021
Thunder vs. Pelicans Game Preview! What to Expect In Steven Adams' Return Game!
In this episode I (Ben Creider) go over Thursday's matchup pinning the Thunder (1-2) vs. the Pelicans (2-2.) I go over the main storyline entering this game (Steven Adams,) the weak points in the Pelicans offense, the keys to the game, and who to watch out for.
December 31, 2020
Thunder's Wednesday Watchlist!- Top Performers From Week One + The Cade Cunningham Leaderboard + G-League News
In this episode I (Ben Creider) break down all the recent news surrounding the Oklahoma City Thunder in week one of the season. I cover the team's top performers, storylines around the league, the Cade Cunningham Leaderboard, and the recent news on the G-League. I've started this segment as a potential weekly series where I go over some of the less talked about news surrounding the team. If you guys enjoy this type of podcast make sure to let me know!
December 31, 2020
ISAIAH ROBY IS THE REAL DEAL! Thunder-Magic Game Breakdown+ Have The Thunder Found Their 2nd Unit?
In this episode I (Ben Creider) go over Tuesday's Thunder-Magic game, who shined, and specifically why ISAIAH ROBY did. Hear my breakdown on him as well as the members of the Thunder's 2nd unit, and why I think they have a real core off the bench.
December 30, 2020
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OKC'S DOUBLE HEADER: OKC-Jazz Game Reaction+ OKC-Magic Preview
In this episode I (Ben Creider) am joined by Nick as we discuss the Thunder's 109-110 defeat at the hands of the Utah Jazz, which players shined, and some key takeaways. We also talk about Tuesday's game vs. the Orlando Magic, who's hot on both sides, the key matchups, and the final score predictions.
December 29, 2020
Thunder-Jazz Preview! Who To Watch Out For And Three Keys to the Game!
In this episode I (Ben Creider) am joined by Nick Talbott to talk about Monday's game vs. the Utah Jazz. We go over each respective teams starting rosters, who's leading their teams, and who's out for the game. We also make our picks for who Thunder fans should watch out for in the game, as well as the key points to the Thunder's success on Monday. To top it all off we make our score predictions, do you think the Thunder will go 2-0? Let Us Know!
December 28, 2020
SGA CLUTHES UP IN CHARLOTTE! Thunder Season Opener Thoughts, Players of the Game + My Takeaways
In this episode of the Thundersticks Podcast I (Ben Creider) go over Saturday's season opener vs. the Charlotte Hornets, the players of the game, and my takeaways from game one.
December 28, 2020
What Does the Thunder's Ideal Season Look Like? + Season Opener 2.0 Preview
In this episode I am once again joined by Nick to talk about what the Thunder's ideal season would look like, standings wise as well as performance wise. We also cover tonight's season opener vs. the Charlotte Hornets.
December 26, 2020
HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF... Why NBA Postponements Are a New Normal. Houston vs. OKC Timeline + What's Next for the Thunder.
In today's episode I go over the timeline that led to the Rockets-Thunder game being postponed, why NBA postponements are a new normal, why tanking is harder this season, and what's next for the Thunder. You may notice my podcast from yesterday was deleted... my bad ya'll accidentally made it a draft and I honestly it'd be out of place to post it today. Happy Holidays!
December 25, 2020
SEASON OVER/UNDERS+ Frank Jackson Waived (w/ Special Guest)
In today's episode I am joined by lifelong Thunder fan Nick. We talk about Frank Jackson being waived by the team, as well as some Over/Unders on the team and the Thunder players.
December 23, 2020
Who's Getting Cut? My Prediction + My Preseason Takeaways From EVERY Thunder Player
In this episode I breakdown every Thunder player's preseason performances, why I am so impressed with Mike Muscala, and who I think will be the final roster cut.
December 21, 2020
Preseason Finale Reaction+ Thoughts on Thunder Cuts Thus Far and Who May Be Next
In this episode I go over the Thunder's preseason finale vs. the Bulls, my reaction to the cuts of T.J. and Admiral Schofield, as well as talk about 4 Thunder players who may be fighting over their roster spot.
December 20, 2020
DYNAMIC DUO EMERGING+ My Takeaways From the Bulls Game, Who Shined, Underperformed? + More Harden Info
Welcome back to the Thundersticks Podcast everybody! In this episode I cover the Bulls Game from Wednesday, who played well in the game as well as those who may have underperformed. Also in this video I go over a dynamic duo off the bench that many fans may not even be aware of. The end things off I update you guys on the Harden scenario and questions GM's around the league should be asking themselves. Really appreciate the support I have been getting recently! To everyone who listens to these just a big thank you to everyone means the world knowing people enjoy listening to my thoughts on the team! For those wanting to go to my website here is the link: https://kylesingler4mvp.com/ On here I am posting daily about the team, whether it be rumors, highlights, player breakdowns, and exclusive stories you won't find anywhere else. The goal with this site is simple, to give fans some more in depth stories and articles you don't typically see from your average sports blog. If you have any suggestions or tips please be free to tell me, I'm all ears. Thanks!
December 18, 2020
MALEDON SHINES IN DEBUT- Game Summary and Top Players from Spurs-Thunder Game + What To Expect For Wednesday's Game
*Note apologies for talking quieter than usual, didn't want to wake anybody up haha. In this episode I go over the Spurs-Thunder game on Saturday, who shined, and what matchups and players to look out for against Chicago on Wednesday.
December 15, 2020
Thunder's Expectations Going into the Season + Which Players to Look Out For
In this episode I go into the expectations for the Thunder going into the season, by both the Media, aswell as my take on what to expect. I talk about the unique situation we are in and how everyone on the team , at one point or another, will get their opportunity to shine. In addition, I also talk about the development of Dort, Bazley, SGA, and Diallo, and what kind of impact they can make on the team.
December 10, 2020
Harden, Horford, Frank Jackson's Contract + Melvin Frazier Waived ;(
In this episode I talk about alot of different subjects including where James Harden has been, the Al Horford trade finally being official, Frank Jackson and his contract, as Melvin Frazier being waived.
December 8, 2020
How Should OKC Fans Feel About the Westbrook-Wall Trade? + Why Melvin Frazier is a Diamond in the Rough
In this episode I discuss the Westbrook for Wall trade, and how it effects us (sort of.) I break down the move and what it means for each team aswell as how the deal effects Houston in the standings. Also in the episode I talk about Melvin Frazier... a man who I have been super high on since his Junior Year at Tulane. I talk about his skill set, how he is a perfect player considering our situation, and even if he could make the 15 man roster.
December 4, 2020
Media Week! + Updated Roster Projections (Including Trades)
Monday kicked off Media Week! In this episode I go over what was covered during the first 2 days of media week, in which the media heard from Sam Presti, Mark Daigneault, and Darius Bazely, aswell as an updated roster projection including the addition of Frank Jackson and waiving of Josh Gray.
December 2, 2020
OKC's Free Agency: Who Is On The Current Roster + What Does The Final Roster Look Like?
OKC has found themselves in a weird situation heading into free agency, with an unprecedented 20 players on NBA contracts, aswell as two 2-Way players. The Thunder need to shed 5 of their twenty guys before the season starts. In this episode I discuss what I think they should do aswell as how this years free agency has gone.
November 23, 2020
POKUUUU! My Thoughts on the Draft + Analysis on ALL Our Draft Picks
What a night! In this Episode I complain about ESPN, and give in depth analysis on all 3 of our draft picks + Josh Hall.
November 19, 2020
My Immediate Thoughts on the CP3/Schroder Trades + The Gem of the CP3 Trade
IT IS FINALLY HAPPENING!!! Crazy deals going down today and more likely to happen in the near future! Hear my initial reaction and the gem from the CP3 trade.
November 16, 2020
THE COACHING SEARCH IS OVER! CP3 to the Suns? My Mock Up For a 4-Team Deal + Westbrook and Oladipo Want Out
Welcome back to the podcast, ALOT of news surfaced around the NBA yesterday (and more news is dropping as we speak), we have finally found our coach in Mark Daigneault, CP3 has been talking with the Suns, and Westbrook and Oladipo want out! Here my takes PLUS my mock up for a potential 4 team deal, involving the Thunder, Suns, Mavs, and a team you may not expect...
November 12, 2020
Billy Donovan and Maurice Cheeks to Chicago: Who Will Be the Next Head Coach For the Thunder? + Dennis Schroder Trade Scenarios
In this episode I talk about the departure of Maurice Cheeks, who will be reuniting with Billy Donovan under his coaching staff in Chicago. With him being a name floated around the coaching conversation I talk about who is still left on the board and when this decision may happen. I also bring up some potential Dennis Schroder trades, his value, and whether or not we should even look to trade him now as opposed to the deadline.
November 10, 2020
Danilo Gallinari Trade Scenarios: How Much is He Worth + Potential Sign and Trades
Today I discuss Danilo Gallinari and his impending free agency, what offers would he fetch and what are the teams to look out for, as well as mock up a few trades of my own.
October 29, 2020
Chris Paul Trade Scenarios: Who Is In The Running + Could the Thunder Trade for Ben Simmons?
Today I dive into potential Chris Paul trade scenarios heading into the offseason, and which teams should and should not be in the Chris Paul trade mix. Should the Thunder trade Paul for young assets and draft picks, or try and retool using some of their treasure trove of picks to grab a young star? Hear my potential trade offers and opinions for you to decide.
October 27, 2020