Better Know: Oklahoma City Thunder

Russell Westbrook

We’ve been dealing with a few tech issues here for the past week. My apologies for the lack of updates. We’ll take the next couple of days catching up on opponents around the league, unless we’re destroyed by another serpent. Cross your fingers. Today’s installment of Better Know An Opponent focuses on the Oklahoma City […]

The Thunder Almost Drafted Brook Lopez Over Russell Westbrook

The Thunder Almost Drafted Brook Lopez Over Russell Westbrook

In a fascinating conversation with Grantland’s Zach Lowe, Ben Alamar, former director of analytics of the Oklahoma City Thunder and author of Sports Analytics, Alamar discusses the team’s analytic practices, specifically how they related to drafting Russell Westbrook in the 2008 NBA Draft. Alamar says he was in favor of drafting Westbrook over Lopez, and […]

Four Reasons To Watch Tonight’s Nets-Thunder Game

Brook Lopez Brooklyn Nets

OK, so two of the most important Brooklyn Nets players — Reggie Evans and Brook Lopez — are out tonight with the flu and the foot, respectively. The team’s playing against the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are 14-4 and the reigning Western Conference Champions. So that’s probably a bad sign. But it’s not the be-all-end-all. […]

Welcome to the Thunderdome: Blogger Breakdown

Memories... (AP/Kevin P. Casey)

The 11-5 Brooklyn Nets take on the 14-4 Oklahoma City Thunder tonight, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Barclays has been a comfortable home for Brooklyn so far, but they haven’t played a team as good as Oklahoma City, the reigning Western Conference Champions led by Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. The Thunder outscore opponents by […]