With the Thunder’s season officially over, I’d like to begin looking at some of the top plays from the 2016-17 campaign. There is much to discuss in terms of moving forward, the draft, free Keep reading »
With the Thunder’s season officially over, I’d like to begin looking at some of the top plays from the 2016-17 campaign. There is much to discuss in terms of moving forward, the draft, free agency, etc., but first let me look back in amazement at a season that was way more entertaining than I expected it to be.
Up first is the ‘Top 10 Thunder Dunks’ and there is a lot here to enjoy. Let’s dive in.
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Tom Ley of Deadspin: “I’ve grown somewhat tired of the ways in which people choose to describe Westbrook, reaching into a bag of clumsy metaphors in an effort to get across a simple idea: This guy is out of control. It’s a way of disguising a curmudgeon’s complaint in a literary voice, and the complaint isn’t even correct. It’s far too reductive to see Westbrook’s season as the result of his basketball id being set loose on the court every night, and it ignores just how much control it takes to play like he does.”
Erik Horne: “They were the words of an expectant father, a man tired from 86 games of gas-pedal-to-the-floor intensity and historical feats seemingly by the night. A day removed from the Thunder’s dismissal by Houston in the first round of the postseason, Westbrook said he didn’t have his future with the Thunder on his mind. Between now and the start of next season, others will. While Westbrook may not be thinking about the lucrative contract that will be waiting for him this summer when the new Collective Bargaining Agreement goes into effect, his decision is the key to the franchise’s future. Here’s what to know about Westbrook and the Designated Player Exception.” Keep Reading…
The Thunder held the 2016-17 exit interviews on Wednesday in Oklahoma City, and they didn’t disappoint in terms of quotes/soundbites. Below is a collection of bits and pieces, with a few videos as well.
There’s a lot to unpack in terms of the Thunder season — particularly on the playoffs/exit interviews/what comes next front. But I’m going to divert from that briefly and have a little fun because it’s the offseason and that’s when we let our hair down.
An article posted by Deadspin this morning revealed a sheet from the Thunder’s hotel in Houston, and on it is the complete list of aliases used by the players. There’s nothing quite as impressive as Mike Vick’s “Ron Mexico” (my favorite hotel alias of all time), but there is a lot here to enjoy and speculate on.