Tuesday afternoon, the Oklahoma City Thunder organization announced its official 2016-17 preseason schedule. Highlighting OKC's six-game exhibition ledger is an Oct. 3 opener versus international powerhouse Real Madrid, from Madrid, Spain.
Oklahoma City then concludes a brief Spanish tour Oct. 5 while facing prized rookie Alex Abrines' former FC Barcelona squad in Barcelona, Spain. Abrines, 23, spent four seasons with ACB Liga's Barcelona club prior to inking a three-year $18 million deal with the Thunder.
While Abrines' cameo will no-doubt delight his home country; Oklahoma City returns stateside Oct. 11 vs. a slightly- revamped Dallas Mavericks iteration. OKC's final regular-season rehearsal comes Oct. 18 with a home-showdown opposite Denver.
Here is a complete look at Oklahoma City's preseason schedule:
Oct. 3, at Real Madrid (Madrid, Spain), 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 5, at FC Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain), 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 11, at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 13, vs. Memphis (at BOK Center, Tulsa), 7 p.m.
Oct. 16, vs. Minnesota, 6 p.m.
Oct. 18, vs. Denver, 7 p.m.
According to NewsOK.com all games will receive radio coverage via WWLS-98.1 FM in Oklahoma City. Both television and internet streaming availability will be announced at a later date.