Should Terrance Ferguson’s days as a starter be over in OKC?
Crossbolts Episode 7: Daily Thunder Beat Reporter @brandonrahbar and Senior Writer @oliviapanchal debate whether Terrance Ferguson should stay in the starting lineup. #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/A0dpsrc434— Daily Thunder (@dailythunder) May 19, 2020
ICYMI: The Thunder reopened their practice facility for voluntary workouts and say they’ve worked with public health authorities to ensure coronavirus testing of their personnel won’t hurt to the community’s broader needs.
The Thunder opened up their practice facility today for voluntary individual workouts. They will have players in the gym today. A statement from a team spokesperson on the plan and process for re-opening: pic.twitter.com/oabw4KvTIz— Royce Young (@royceyoung) May 18, 2020
In the first major awards announcement of 2020, Steven Adams wins the Dan Le Batard Show’s “Looks Like” contest. He won for looking like “Poseidon’s less successful brother, Joeseidon- God of Canals and Inland Waterways”.
Jaylen Brown said that Billy Donovan motivated him by withholding playing time when they were both a part of Team USA’s under-18 squad. Transcribed by Mark Murphy (Boston Herald).
Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Utah’s Bojan Bogdanovic underwent season-ending wrist surgery. That could have ramifications for a potential OKC playoff run if/when the season suspension ends. Jazz/Thunder is the current 4/5 matchup if no more regular season games are played.
Daily Thunder alumnus Tyler Parker stars in “The Last Tango” for The Ringer, a mesmerizing documentary about a blog boi’s quest to achieve sports media glory.
And here are your obligatory Jordan bolts:
The latest talking point from The Last Dance: would MJ’s Bulls have won seven straight titles if they weren’t broken up before the ’98-’99 season? This is actually not a hypothetical. The answer is 100% no because they lost in the playoffs with Jordan in ’95. It was in the documentary and everything. If they won in ’99 that would have been a 7-1 stretch with Jordan. Unless you accept Jordan’s excuse (“I was tired”) for losing to the Magic in those ’95 playoffs, in which case we can start adjusting LeBron’s 3-9 Finals according to James’ excuses.