Sunday, August 12
A gallery and moments of Russell Westbrook during his Why Not? Tour which is taking place in Beijing, China.
Hami’s first look in a Thunder jersey
45th pick, Hamidou Diallo, first look in a Thunder jersey for the Panini Instant NBA card.
You can purchase the Instant card here.
T-Ferg getting engaged and being a father
Terrance Ferguson announced on Twitter the news of him and his girlfriend are getting engaged and a child is possibly on the way.
Monday, August 13
Thunder signed Tyler Davis to a two-way
Tyler Davis an undrafted 6’10” big out of Texas A&M. Davis averaged 14.9 PPG, 8.9 RPG, 1.4 BPG, and 59 FG% last season during his Junior year there.
Davis is a tough, physical player that is good at scoring in the paint, rebounding, and also have stretch-big potential, but he struggles on defense against quicker and more athletic players, and he would also need to improve on his conditioning.
Davis’ career highlights and awards so far include First-team All-SEC (2018), Second-team All-SEC (2017), SEC All-Freshman team (2016), Jordan Brand Classic (2015), and Texas Mr. Basketball (2015). He also represent for the Puerto Rican national team at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup.
Sources: Oklahoma City is signing undrafted Texas A&M center Tyler Davis to a two-way NBA contract.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 13, 2018
Russ in Japan!
Westbrook landing in Tokyo, Japan to continue his Why Not? Tour in Asia.
Russ continuing his Why Not? Tour in Tokyo, Japan! pic.twitter.com/oBnqOR9B2Z— C Thunder News⚡️| Kenny (@OKCThunderNews_) August 13, 2018
Hamidou Diallo talks about getting his first card and playing for the Thunder this upcoming season
Tuesday, August 13
Why Not? Tour, Tokyo, Japan
Moments of Westbrook in Tokyo, Japan for Why Not? tour.
Russ on his Tokyo visit and more
Ed Odeven of The Japan Times sent me his article talking about Westbrook time in Tokyo, Japan, how excited he is for this upcoming season, and more.
Read the article here.
Melo ‘Thank You’ letter to OKC.
Carmelo Anthony writing a ‘Thank You’ letter to the Thunder organization and the fans of OKC after one season with them.
Know more here.
T-Ferg anthem! pic.twitter.com/qlONIVLtKW— C Thunder News⚡️| Kenny (@OKCThunderNews_) August 14, 2018
Darko Rajokivić, NBA Basketball Without Borders
Thunder assistant coach, Darko Rajaković, who is a Serbian native will be participating with other NBA and WNBA coaches and former players who will help coach the top high school age campers at the ‘2018 NBA Basketball Without Borders’ that will be taking place in Belgrade, Serbia from August 15-18 and will be the “17th edition of the Basketball Without Borders Europe.”
Steven Adams, New Zealand Rich List
According to the National Business Review (NBR), Steven Adams will be joining 2018 New Zealand Rich List for the first time ever, alongside notable names including former New Zealand Prime Minister, Sir John Key, American entrepreneur with a New Zealand citizenship, Peter Thiel, and New Zealand film director, Sir Peter Jackson.
Adams, who now boasts a net worth of $50M, will be at the bottom of the list, but he is the only New Zealand athlete to make the cut.
Wednesday, August 15
Russ 2k19 rating
Westbrook’s NBA 2k19 rating will be a 93 OVR according to Jack Butland, an English Pro-Soccer (Football) goalkeeper, already confirmed by 2k Sports.
Russell Westbrook’s NBA 2k ratings over the years:
- 2k9: 84 OVR
- 2k10: 77 OVR
- 2k11: 81 OVR
- 2k12: 88 OVR
- 2k13: 93 OVR
- 2k14: 91 OVR
- 2k15: 94 OVR
- 2k16: 95 OVR
- 2k17: 93 OVR
- 2k18: 94 OVR
- 2k19 93 OVR
What do you think about his 2k rating?
In my opinion, I think it seems about right because he did still have some holes in his game that he can improve this upcoming season, since this is not a permanent rating and can change during the season, but a guy that averaged another triple-double season should at least get a 94 OVR like last year.
Should Westbrook 2k rating be...
This poll is closed
Seems about right
Why Not? Tour Asia completed
Westbrook completed his successful Why Not? Tour after visiting cities in Asia like Shanghai, Beijing, and Tokyo.
T-Ferg working out!
Ferguson has been working out this past offseason and he’s showing no signs of stopping.
Why Not? Tour: Tokyo
Moments of Westbrook at his tour taking place in Tokyo.
Thursday, August 16
Steven Adams, Auckland Camp
Adams enjoying the kids at his basketball camp in Auckland, New Zealand.
Diallo and Felton spotted at NBA Run
Hamidou Diallo and Raymond Felton running with NBA players and rookies like former Thunder, Carmelo Anthony, and Enes Kanter.
Looks like Hamidou Diallo and Ray Felton getting some run in with other NBA rookies and vets. https://t.co/zbgDihrvl5— Thunder Mob (@ThunderMob405) August 17, 2018
Friday, August 17
Why Not?? Comedy Show
Westbrook, Comedian Juice, and Layups2StandUp will be back with their 3rd annual comedy show, which will be taking place at Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City on October 26, 8 PM CT.
The show will be benefitting Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/2Mtaatp
OKC! My Brodie @IAmJuiceMann @layups2standup and I are back with the 3rd Annual “Why Not?? Comedy Show” benefitting @rfbo - Friday, October 26th @TowerTheatreOKC. Last year’s show sold out, so get your tickets now! https://t.co/UQuNsp5Qg5 pic.twitter.com/Q7FlnpuUyh— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) August 17, 2018
Steven Adams, Charity Golf Tournament
Adams is hosting his Charity Golf Tournament that is taking place at Windross Farm in New Zealand.
Know more here.
Saturday, August 18
Thunder Team Day!
New Zealand’s first Steven Adams outdoor basketball court
Schröder win 3x3 German Basketball Tournament.
According to the Welt and later translated by HoopsHype, Dennis Schröder won a 3x3 German Basketball Tournament Title that was taking place at Spielbudenplatz in Hamburg, Germany.
“That’s the basketball that I grew up with,” said Schröder, who was already German champion in 2016. “I still like to play during the summer, because here you can try out new moves that you would not do in the arena. I would like to be here again for the next German championship.”