In the midst of the NBA Playoffs, news broke Friday morning that the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Boston Celtics have agreed to a trade that will drastically shape the 2021-22 season for both teams.
Per NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Thunder is sending Al Horford, Moses Brown, and a 2023 second-round pick to the Celtics in exchange for Kemba Walker, the 16th pick in the upcoming 2021 draft, and a 2025 second-round pick.
View More OKC Thunder | Reacting to the Kemba Walker Trade
The Oklahoma City Thunder is riding a season-long 4-game losing streak, and no one should be surprised. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has missed the last 8 games, Luguentz Dort has been out for the last 6, and Darius Bazley hasn’t played since March 4th. Al Horford won’t play another minute this season, and likely won’t ever again for the Thunder. The roster is pretty thin right now, especially lacking in experience.
View More OKC Thunder | Game #52: Cavs
There is no other way to word it at this point: OKC is tanking. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is out for quite some time, Darius Bazley is still hurt, and Luguentz Dort is currently in concussion protocol, so the Thunder is lacking in the consistency department. Still, this is a great opportunity for the young guns to gain some experienced, and it all starts tonight asa the Thunder hosts the Dallas Mavericks.
View More OKC Thunder | Game #46 Preview: Mavericks
The Oklahoma City Thunder picked up a win in Detroit against the Pistons on Monday behind Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s 31 points, but tonight, the Thunder will be without their star point guard as they host the Memphis Grizzlies at Chesapeake Energy Arena. SGA is dealing with plantar fascitis in his right foot, so he should be considered game-to-game at this point.
View More OKC Thunder | Game Preview #44: Grizzlies
I feel the constant need to post a reminder of how difficult it is to handicap this Oklahoma City team. Due to the “tank factor” you really never know which lineup we’ll see and how many minutes of playing time the starters will receive. That said, this should be an OKC cover tonight. Minnesota has only been a favorite three times this season and they’re 1-2 in those games against the spread. Overall the Timberwolves are 8-10-1 against the spread at home and when the line is between (-2 to -5) they are 0-1.
View More Thunder Against The Spread | Minnesota Is -4 But OKC Is In A Good Spot
At the beginning of February, the Oklahoma City Thunder hosted the Houston Rockets twice in 3 days, and those games could not have been more polarizing. In the first one, Houston slapped OKC by 30, but in the second matchup, it was the Thunder with the big win, a 17-point victory over the Rockets. Today, the two teams meet for the third and final time this season.
View More OKC Thunder | Game #42 Preview: Rockets
The Oklahoma City Thunder is 2-2 since returning from the NBA All-Star Break, but both losses have been by 20+ points to Eastern Conference teams fighting for a playoff spot. Tonight, the Thunder takes on the Hawks in Atlanta, and they have been one of the hottest teams in the league lately.
View More OKC Thunder | Game #41 Preview: Hawks
Tonight, the Thunder takes on the Chicago Bulls in the first game of a 4-game road trip. The Bulls are just 17-20 on the season, but at 9th in the Eastern Conference standings, they are in position to make a push for the playoffs. OKC is short-handed once again, but like we tend to say pretty much every night around here, don’t count the Thunder out, especially with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on the floor.
View More OKC Thunder | Game #40 Preview: Bulls
The Oklahoma City Thunder kicked off the second half of the season with an impressive 116-108 against a Dallas Mavericks squad who was missing both Luka Dončić and Kristaps Porzingis. Despite the lack of star power for the Mavs, they were still able to make the game interesting in the end. It wasn’t enough, however, as the Thunder finished strong behind a good old-fashioned team effort.
View More The Thunder Lowdown | Game #37: Thunder Kicks off Second Half of Season with a Win
It’s been a week since the Oklahoma City Thunder last played basketball, and they entered the NBA All-Star Break on a high note with a 107-102 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. The night before on March 3rd, however, OKC struggled to get much done as they dropped an 87-78 decision to the Dallas Mavericks. Tonight, just 8 days later, the Thunder and the Mavs get a rematch.
View More OKC Thunder | Game #37: Mavericks