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Behind The Scenes: OKC Thunder Rookie Jalen Williams’ Ascension Into Draft Lottery

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We draft people first and players second," said Thunder GM Sam Presti last summer. When Santa Clara guard Jalen Williams was taken No. 12 overall in Thursday night’s draft, it was surprising to some. However, when you dig deeper into his game and personal story it makes complete sense. A late bloomer, Williams wasn’t on many NBA teams’ radars as a top pick until after his final college season. At the Thunder’s rookie introductory press conference on Saturday, Presti even admitted that the team didn’t truly consider Williams in the lottery until later in the draft process. "The truth on Jalen is our eyes really opened later to him in this process," Presti said. "I wish I could tell you that last year at Santa Clara I could say we knew this guy was a lottery pick. That wasn’t the case. Watch any NFL Game live online for free and in HD. We offer multiple streams for each NFL Streams live event available on our website.

Oklahoma football spotlight: Freshman LB Kip Lewis

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With a 22-member 2022 recruiting class and 13 players acquired through the transfer portal, almost a third of the Oklahoma football roster for the coming season is made up of newcomers. Periodically into the summer months, we will be introducing you to these new faces. Today we introduce incoming freshman recruit Kip Lewis, who comes to OU as the 25th linebacker prospect in the 2022 class, according to 247Sports.

OK Dept. of Wildlife Conservation goes viral, grows online community

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Oklahoma’s Department of Wildlife Conservation’s Twitter account is putting the spotlight on the Sooner State by gaining fans across the country. You’ve probably seen some of the tweets showing up in your timeline. They have a dose of sarcasm, pop culture references and a fun tone. 2 News reached out to OWDC to talk about their viral tweets and how they’re using this strategy to promote Oklahoma’s wildlife. Sarah Southerland, a member of the social media team, said the growing interest in the Twitter account is due to teamwork and a lot of experimenting. Southerland started with the Oklahoma City Thunder. She did a wide range of work for the professional basketball team, including production and podcasting. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she felt compelled to see what else was out there and ended up joining the ODWC. Her official role is communication and education specialist for its social media team. What's the best option for watching the Rugby World Cup online from New Zealand? 2 Answers. Best. Profile photo for Pavan Vyas.

Oklahoma City Thunder Begin Pre-Draft Workouts, Bring on Multiple Prospects

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Not even 30 days removed from their last game, the Oklahoma City Thunder have shifted gears back into evaluation mode. Loaded with three first-round picks, an early-second-round choice, and cap space out the wazoo – the Thunder are primed for a busy offseason. And according to reports, their drafting duties began on Thursday.

Rocket fans meltdown after game 3 loss

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An interesting compilation of Rox fan comments during the game served up by Thunder Digest.

Russell Westbrook profile in New York Times Magazine

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You guys probably posted this in the threads, but I wanted to make sure everyone got a chance to see it.

Who could the Thunder target?

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"OKC THUNDER – Full Record (22-16) / Since Last Time (8-8) Resolution: Russ needs more help, get Russ some more help. The OKC Thunder are sitting comfortably in the West playoff picture, with a chance still for home court in Round 1. There is really only one reason for this, Russell Westbrook. Presti has made some good moves and Roberson, Adams, Kanter, ‘Dipo have all played their part. But let’s be honest, Russ is the lightning strike for this Thunder season. Having one of the historically great statistical seasons (can he ACTUALLY average a trip-dub?), I’d like Presti to make sure it’s not all in vein. Fact is, Russ is going to need some more talent surrounding him to really shake things up in April and beyond."

Quick take on the Grant/Ilyasova trade

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Would appreciate any Thunder fans that take the time to read this.