But Battier wont crack the starting lineup, and we don't need defense in our 2nd unit...we need scoring.
Looks like the Thunder are going to get a Christmas Day game at home against the Magic. Good way to start the year.
Wow, check out the Thunder website. The players are back. I am pumped for the season to start.
So are we getting Battier?...
No one's really talking about it, but I'm really eager to see the toned up Perk. We're all praying for better ball-handling skills, speed, and ability to finish at the rim. Who we see this season SHOULD be a different player.
ocugolf, are you a current student? Just listened to KD's interview at the new practice facility and he said "I've been in town the past month month and a half just working out at Oklahoma City University." Any KD sightings at Freede? Freede is becoming big leagues with KD hanging around.
ESPN and Chris Boussard site sources that say the Lakers are interested in both Paul and Howard. Apparently only Kobe is off the table.
OKC will play at Memphis on December 28th and host Phoenix on New Year's eve.
Last edited by OKCChuck; 12-06-2011 at 06:40 PM.
December Opponent Time
Sun 18 @ Dallas Preseason 6:30pm
Tue 20 vs Dallas Preseason 7:00pm
Sun 25 vs Orlando 7:00pm
Mon 26 @ Minnesota 7:00pm
Wed 28 @ Memphis 7:00pm
Thu 29 vs Dallas 7:00pm
Sat 31 vs Phoenix 7:00pm
January Opponent Time
Mon 02 @ Dallas 7:30pm
Tue 03 vs Portland 7:00pm
Fri 06 vs Houston 7:00pm
Sat 07 @ Houston 7:00pm
Sun 08 vs San Antonio 6:00pm
Tue 10 @ Memphis 7:00pm
Wed 11 @ New Orleans 7:00pm
Sat 14 vs New York 7:00pm
Mon 16 @ Boston 7:00pm
Wed 18 @ Washington 6:00pm
Sat 21 @ New Jersey 7:00pm
Mon 23 vs Detroit 7:00pm
Wed 25 vs New Orleans 7:00pm
Fri 27 @ Golden State 9:30pm
Mon 30 @ LA Clippers 9:30pm
February Opponent Time
Wed 01 @ Dallas 7:00pm
Fri 03 vs Memphis 7:00pm
Sat 04 @ San Antonio 7:30pm
Mon 06 @ Portland 9:00pm
Tue 07 @ Golden State 9:30pm
Thu 09 @ Sacramento 9:30pm
Fri 10 @ Utah 9:30pm
Tue 14 vs Utah 7:00pm
Wed 15 @ Houston 7:00pm
Fri 17 vs Golden State 7:00pm
Sun 19 vs Denver 7:00pm
Mon 20 vs New Orleans 7:00pm
Wed 22 vs Boston 6:00pm
Thu 23 vs LA Lakers 8:30pm
Wed 29 @ Philadelphia 6:00pm
March Opponent Time
Thu 01 @ Orlando 7:00pm
Sat 03 @ Atlanta 6:00pm
Mon 05 vs Dallas 7:00pm
Wed 07 vs Phoenix 7:00pm
Fri 09 vs Cleveland 7:00pm
Sat 10 vs Charlotte 7:00pm
Tue 13 vs Houston 7:00pm
Thu 15 @ Denver 8:00pm
Fri 16 vs San Antonio 8:30pm
Sun 18 vs Portland 8:30pm
Tue 20 @ Utah 8:00pm
Wed 21 vs LA Clippers 7:00pm
Fri 23 vs Minnesota 7:00pm
Sun 25 vs Miami 7:00pm
Tue 27 @ Portland 9:00pm
Thu 29 @ LA Lakers 9:30pm
April Opponent Time
Sun 01 vs Chicago 12:00pm
Mon 02 vs Memphis 7:00pm
Wed 04 @ Miami 7:00pm
Fri 06 @ Indiana 6:00pm
Sun 08 vs Toronto 6:00pm
Mon 09 @ Milwaukee 7:00pm
Wed 11 vs LA Clippers 7:00pm
Fri 13 vs Sacramento 7:00pm
Sat 14 @ Minnesota 7:00pm
Mon 16 @ LA Clippers 9:30pm
Wed 18 @ Phoenix 9:00pm
Fri 20 @ Sacramento 9:00pm
Sun 22 @ LA Lakers 2:30pm
Tue 24 vs Sacramento 7:00pm
Wed 25 vs Denver 7:00pm
some key things i saw going over the schedule
#OKCThunder has two 5 game road trips. and two 5 game home stands. From March 5th to March 25th, Thunder play 10 home games in 12 games
Thunder will play the #grizzlies 4 times, Dec 28, Jan 10, Feb 3, and Apr 2nd.
Schedule looks a lot like Last year. Played the Grizz near Jan 10th and Feb 3rd..
Thunder play divisonal opponents #Jazz 3 times (2 road, 1 home) #Nuggets (2 home, 1 road) #twolves (1 home, 2 road) #blazers (2 home 1 road)
Thunder will travel to Los Angeles to play the Lakers twice. will host them once.
Thunder play every other day in Feb. 15 games in 29 days.
#OKCThunder back-to-back-toback is Jan 6-7-8, vs. HOU, @HOU, vs. SA
Nobody is getting any rest in this schedule not fans. Not Thunder. Think last April/May,w/ more games
Pacers and Wizards have 0 national games. Jazz have 12 lol
66 games. 33 home, 33 road. 58 on FOX Sports OK, 6 on TNT, 2 on ABC
Last edited by OKCChuck; 12-06-2011 at 07:05 PM.
Celtics and Lakers here on back to back nights in February to finish 5 game home stand in 7 nights. Wow. You're not kidding about not getting any rest with this schedule.
OCU won't be going D-1 again while Jim Abbott is AD.
Can't discount how much he has already improved. I was in Phoenix for a work conference last year and the Thunder happened to be in town while I was there, so I went to check out the Thunder play at the Am West Arena. I had a good chat with the Suns fans. They said as long as I wasn't a Lakers fan, I was welcome there. Plus, when I was a kid, Barkley and the Suns were my favorite team, so I knew their history very well.
Anyways, they spoke a lot about James Harden. They were ASU alums and said they were surprised at how well Harden had developed and that he was a much better pure shooter in the NBA than he had been in college. They also talked about how low key and humble he was. Said he had a reputation as a team first guy and the Thunder were lucky to have him
Yo Chuck, what is the story behind Perk and Nate being the only 2 players to not have shown up to camp as of yet? I can see Nate, but why Perk? Is training camp voluntary?... If it is, you would think Perk should be the main one in camp anyway trying to get back to form... I'll take your answer off the air...
Ah, here we are. Not sure how I missed this thread!!!! Hello Chuck!
Big year for Perk. Should be healthy
As I said earlier.. Nate Robinson will not report to the OKC thunder
Last edited by OKCChuck; 12-15-2011 at 12:22 AM.
Wow... So we'll just release him?...
If you guys watch some of the video on the team's website of the new practice facility and then go to ESPN.com and watch some of the training camp videos from other teams you'll see how above and beyond our facility is compared to the other squads. The Heat and Hornets both have ratty gyms compared to OKC's new facility.
can't wait for the season to start - its gonna be crazy with the games packed in so close together but my wife will evantually get used to missing some of her shows
someone embed this for me please. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dI6H...ure=socblog_th
I know they don't play defense in these games but good LORD if he perfects that fade away, he is going to be ridiculous this year!!
This is Insider from Hollinger (sshhh) handicapping the Billups sweepstakes. Hollinger makes the Thunder the favorite to get Chauncey if they so desire. Chauncey would be an excellent addition to the Thunder for an excellent price thanks to Knicks and their wonderful cap management.
1. Oklahoma City Thunder
And now we're down to the team that could really use Billups and have the money free and clear. Oklahoma City still has $2.8 million in cap room, a number that could go up if they (a) cut Royal Ivey and his $1.2 million, (b) reach a buyout agreement with Nate Robinson to lessen his $4 million cap hit, or (c) use their amnesty tag on Robinson.
The thought of Billups with this team has to have Thunder GM Sam Presti rubbing his hands diabolically. Not only would Billups' savvy be an incredible teaching tool for the Thunder's kids, but he's exactly the kind of efficient deep shooter they need to space the floor for their dynamic athletes. Although it would stymie the progress of Eric Maynor and Reggie Jackson a bit, the Thunder are probably ready to make this type of move. The West is theirs for the taking, and Billups can help get them there.
Last edited by OKCChuck; 12-15-2011 at 12:22 AM.