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Thunder 7-Footer Aleksej Pokusevski is Hitting His Stride

In what was his first start in over a month -- and just his third start of the season -- Aleksej Pokusevski shined for the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night in Denver. Against a physical Nuggets team, he finished with a line of nine points, 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. Pokusevski did a bit of everything, contributing to the Thunder win on both ends of the floor.
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Thunder Star From Distance, Derail Nuggets' Win Streak

Ever since Mark Daigneault took the helm two seasons ago, one motto has held firm – next man up mentality. With a Thunder roster depleted of Lu Dort, Kenrich Williams, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Mike Muscala, and Derrick Favors, among others, Oklahoma City entered the Mile High City with only nine members on the roster.
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NBA Rookie Ladder: Rookie of the Year Race Narrowing

With a limited slate left, the Rookie of the Year race is continuing to narrow. A highly lauded class coming into the year, the NBA’s newest crop has lived up to the hype and then some. Several players have been genuine contributors to successful teams, with others posting as meaningful of stats as they can near the bottom of the leaderboard.
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Thunder Making the Most of Depleted Bench Unit

If you took a look at the box score from Monday’s loss to the Kings before the season, you’d think the Thunder had spent the first half of the season wheeling and dealing, flipping assets for picks left and right, and this is what was left over. The...
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Thunder Gameday: Taking on Jokic and the Nuggets

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be on the road Wednesday night for a matchup against the Denver Nuggets. Currently on a six-game winning streak, the Nuggets have started to hit their stride. Still fairly shorthanded due to injuries, Oklahoma City will need some of its young core to step up...
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WATCH: How Does Shai Gilgeous-Alexander do it?

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been on a tear since returning into the Thunder’s fold. After missing 10 games due to an ankle injury, he has come back better than he was before. In his past three games he has averaged 33 points per game. With his powerful pace, dominance at...
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Thunder Forward Aleksej Pokusevski has Found Middle Ground

It wasn’t long ago that Aleksej Pokusevski, fresh off minimal minutes for the Olympiacos of the EuroLeague, was thrust into the NBA spotlight. Drafted No. 17 overall and the youngest player in his class, Pokusevski was hardly ready for the big leagues, but he earned some crucial Thunder minutes nonetheless.
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WATCH: Coach Diagneault Reacts to Bazley's Rap

In the Thunder's loss to Sacramento, Gilgeous-Alexander gave one of his most impressive performances. He finished 12-of-16 from the floor, three-of-three from the perimeter, and scored 37 points. He showed his offensive aggressiveness by shooting 10-14 from the free throw line. Oklahoma City's bench helped the offensive effort and Vit...
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NBA Mock Draft: Thunder Make Unexpected Pick at No. 4

With just over a month remaining in the 2021-22 season, the Oklahoma City Thunder are at the bottom of the NBA standings. While they’re winning games here and there as the young talent on the roster develops, the ultimate outcome of this season is about where the Thunder draft this summer.
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Gilgeous-Alexander's Notches 37 Points, Thunder Fall to Kings

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander starred once again for the Thunder on Monday night. SGA notched his third straight 30-point performance adding 37 points on the evening. The Thunder star shot an impressive 12-for-16 from the floor and regained his 3-point touch, shooting a perfect 3-for-3 from long range. Along with his 37 points, Gilgeous-Alexander added 10 assists and seven rebounds.
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LISTEN: Thunder Basketball Returns, Shai's "Plan A"

On this episode of the Uncontested podcast, we discuss the Thunder's two recent games after the All-Star break concluded, which included the return of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Some interesting quotes came this week about Gilgeous-Alexander's future as the primary facilitator on this team moving forward. Josh Giddey's quick rise has led to conversations within the team about who should operate in that role.
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Thunder Gameday: Hosting Kings With Final Standings Implications

The Oklahoma City Thunder will host the Sacramento Kings on Monday night, with the outcome having large implications on final standings. Currently owning the fourth-worst record in the NBA, the Thunder are just 2.0 games ahead of the Kings in the reverse standings. Sacramento has won two of three contests this season against OKC, with this matchup being a potential tiebreaker.
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WATCH: Tre Mann Turns New Leaf in Development

Thunder rookie Tre Mann has been on a tear. In January Mann’s was averaging 7.2 points per game but since being awarded more minutes in February has averaged 14.9. He has double his attempts while becoming slightly more efficient. After Mann dropped 30 points against the Knicks in Madison...
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