NBA Basketball

Oklahoma City Thunder (20-33)


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vs. DEN 
W 108-99
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vs. DEN 
L 107-113
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@ UTA 
6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 PM MST7:00 PM CST8:00 PM EST5:00 UAE (+1)02:0021:00 ET7:00 PM CT0:00
@ HOU 
5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST6:00 PM CST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)01:0020:00 ET6:00 PM CT23:00
vs. PHI 
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 PM MST5:00 PM CST6:00 PM EST3:00 UAE (+1)00:0019:00 ET5:00 PM CT22:00

Thunder GM Presti urges patience for fans used to winning

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma City Thunder aren't talking about the playoffs, wins or losses.

A franchise that had missed the playoffs just once in the previous 11 seasons ended last season in the draft lottery with a 22-50 record. General manager Sam Presti's focus is on helping a group of talented young players led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander flourish so the Thunder can be competitive again - eventually.

"This year for us is as much about anything as getting a baseline of where we're at, now that we have a grouping of young players that will compete to figure out who will be here for the long term and who can help us cultivate the next era of Thunder basketball," Presti said. "I think that's incredibly exciting, but I also think it's necessary."

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Leaders
Points: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander23.7
Rebounds: Darius Bazley7.2
Assists: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander5.9
FG%: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander50.8%
Steals: Luguentz Dort0.87
Blocks: Derrick Favors1.00
Defense (Rank)
Points: 115.6 (26)
Rebounds: 47.1 (26)
Assists: 25.8 (23)
FG%: 47.3% (24)
FT%: 77.3% (9)
3P%: 36.4% (12)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 105.0 (28)
Rebounds: 45.6 (6)
Assists: 22.1 (27)
FG%: 44.1% (29)
FT%: 72.5% (30)
3P%: 33.9% (29)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Denver 0 0 - --
Minnesota 0 0 - --
Oklahoma City 0 0 - --
Portland 0 0 - --
Utah 0 0 - --
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/16/2021 Mamadi Diakite Waived
10/16/2021 Justin Jaworski Signed as Free Agent
10/16/2021 Justin Jaworski Waived
10/16/2021 Olivier Sarr Signed as Free Agent
10/16/2021 Olivier Sarr Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/30/2021 Kemba Walker Left Knee Medial Bone Bruise
5/9/2021 Luguentz Dort Right knee patellar tendinitis
3/24/2021 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Right foot plantar fasciitis
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