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Thunderous Intentions May 23, 2017

NBA MVP Finalist Debate – Why Westbrook, Harden and Leonard are correct choices

With the formal announcement Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard are the three NBA MVP finalists, debate immediately began over the choices. Although Russell Westbrook and James Harden weren’t necessarily isolated as the wrong choices for NBA MVP, several fans, players and certain pundits took umbrage with the omissions. Obviously, the big name missing […] NBA MVP Finalist Debate – Why Westbrook, Harden and Leonard are correct choices - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Welcome to Loud City May 22, 2017
Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Draft prospect: Harry Giles a steal at 21?

Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Draft prospect: Harry Giles a steal at 21?

The former number one recruit could be a steal for the Thunder in the first round The Oklahoma City Thunder have a very important NBA Draft ahead of them, while trying to find the right pieces to place around Russell Westbrook. Though the Thunder did make the playoffs as the six-seed in the Western Conference, they should not settle. They have one of the best point guards in the NBA and it is time the team finds some talent to go along with him. With the 21st pick in the first-round, Harry Giles, out of Duke, could be a steal for the Thunder. Giles was the No. 1 recruit in the country...
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Sounds of Thunder: The Thunder’s Long Road back to Contention, Part 3.

Sounds of Thunder: The Thunder’s Long Road back to Contention, Part 3.

Sometimes you have to step back before you can move forward. In Part 2 of this series we looked at the Oklahoma City Thunder’s salary cap situation. Simply put, it’s not good. Guaranteed contracts alone put the Thunder $9 M over the projected 2017/18 cap with two of last season’t major pieces, Taj Gibson and Andre Roberson, yet unsigned. Russell Westbrook is sure to be named the team’s designated player and offered a max deal which only muddies the salary picture even further down the road. Thus, there is no way around it; this Thunder iteration, as constructed, are not worth the...
The Dream Shake May 22, 2017
Rockets have several awards finalists

Rockets have several awards finalists

The NBA awards finalist lists are filled with Houston Rockets. The finalists for most of the NBA Awards were recently announced, and as expected, there are several Houston Rockets that have made the short list. First, of course, James Harden was announced as a finalist for the MVP trophy. Unfortunately, we’ve already done the leg work here at TDS to deduct that The Beard will finish in second place to Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Kawhi Leonard is the other finalist, leaving Lebron James out of consideration this year. Many snarky comments from both James and his...

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