NBA rumors: Paolo Banchero retracts saying he never liked the Thunder, would consider it blessing to get drafted by OKC

A lot of y’all also don’t f— with the Thunder, which I get, given your hometown lost their franchise. You said earlier this year that you didn’t grow up a Thunder fan and that you “never liked the Thunder…” Paolo Banchero: Nah, nah! I definitely will retract that statement [laughs]. Being from Seattle, obviously, everyone was sick when the team left. But it wasn’t like I had a hatred for the Thunder. Obviously, they also have the No. 2 pick [in this year’s draft], and I’ve visited and worked out for them and really, really enjoyed it. I’d be really blessed to get drafted there. I definitely, definitely don’t have a grudge against the Thunder for taking the Sonics. It is what it is. It was a bummer, but I don’t hold that against them. The [Thunder] organization is really high level, from the general manager to the coaches, everything is very professional. They do everything the right way. You can tell they try to create a winning environment where players can really thrive.
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