10. Melo’s Thunder debut
Carmelo Anthony introduced himself to Thunder fans with a red hot first quarter in the preseason opener against the Houston Rockets. He scored the team’s first 10 points.
9. Josh Huestis’s game winning blocks
Huestis earned himself a roster spot over the last few weeks. Sealing a win over Melbourne helped his case.
8. Don’t forget about Jerami Grant
Overshadowed by all of the offseason headlines, Grant provides some great value coming off of the bench for Billy Donovan. He showcased his athletic ability with this put back, which was unfortunately after the buzzer.
Didn’t count, but Jerami Grant has springs in his legs. pic.twitter.com/5hgQmoF9BE— Up The Thunder (@UpTheThunder) October 8, 2017
7. Hoodie Melo
I’m thrilled that the Thunder are fortunate enough to participate in this phenomenon and you should be too.
6. Russ and Melo going viral
Everything about this was great.
Westbrook: "Are you mad at me?"— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) October 3, 2017
Melo: "No, I'm fine."
Russ: "I'm sorry I said you look like a nun."
Melo: "I said I'm fine. Just drop it." pic.twitter.com/oeroAlyCIJ
Melo: I'm not wearin that costume— DJ Dunson (@CerebralSportex) October 3, 2017
Russ: It's a silk pullover tunic & a denim poncho! Try it on b4 you dismiss it. Can't wear hoodies foreva pic.twitter.com/1StKHEYKtU
Russ: "I thought it was a good shot?"— Josh (@thattkiddjosh) October 3, 2017
Melo: "You pulled up from 3 with 21 seconds on the shot clock..." pic.twitter.com/zc34srwpJz
5. Terrance Ferguson
The rookie played solid minutes this preseason and showed that he’ll be able to contribute immediately off the bench. There’s a lot to be excited for here. Ferguson has tremendous upside, and his athletic ability is on display below.
4. Regular season Russ showing up in Denver
We’re under review. Russell Westbrook has that mid-season nasty going already. pic.twitter.com/DgsdPv4Zr6— Up The Thunder (@UpTheThunder) October 11, 2017
I will always admire & root for Russell Westbrook’s commitment to pettiness.— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) October 8, 2017
“He couldn’t win with those cats.” pic.twitter.com/WV3KOxDv79
2. Having these three on the same team
To say this team is going to be entertaining is an understatement.
1. And finally, a little loyalty.
One more week.