If you could see me now, you would see me doing mental backflips for getting to type out a date that consists of only the number '1.' The only time I'll be more excited this year is if the Thunder win the championship, or on November Eleventh.
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The ever-focused Coach Brooks probably logs a lot of hours watching TV. Rough life, I'm sure.
Coach Brooks is enjoying what coaches love to do - run their teams into the floor on their practice court.
The Tulsa 66ers are the Thunder's D-League team, who competed in their first game of this year's D-League showcase. Players are showcasing their skills for a shot at an NBA team call-up.
More links after the jump.
A look at the players who still excel at the lost art of the 15-18 foot jumper. Unfortunately you will not find any Thunder player on this list, although it would make me downright giddy if Durant and Westbrook were. They're the perfect kinds of guys who could dominate the mid-range game - Durant, because he's so tall, and Westbrook because he's so quick. I have no idea why they are featuring a picture of Dirk Nowtizki in painting gear, however.
The story is a day old since the showcase has started, but it does contain this interesting tidbit: the Thunder own the rights to four Tulsa 66ers: Cole Aldrich, Latavious Williams, Ryan Reid, and Robert Vaden. The 66ers lost the rights to point guard Zabian Dowdell, who was the first player called up in the D-League this season, to the Phoenix Suns.
He's the number one ranked basketball prospect for 2015, and he's 14 and coming at you right out of OKC.
An interesting look at the Thunder's recently vanquished opponent, the Grizzlies, and how close they came to financial disaster. It also offers an interesting look at the two former Duke Blue Devils who tried to buy them, Christian Laettner and Brian Davis. I get the Laettner involvement - he played in the league for a while. But where in the world did Brian Davis get this kind of money?