Oklahoma City Thunder Rumors
Thunder guard George Hill pushed back against the stricter COVID-19 safety protocols the NBA announced Tuesday, wondering why the season would continue if such measures were necessary. “I’m a grown man, so I’m gonna do what I wanna do,” Hill said after the Thunder’s 112-102 loss to the Spurs. “If I wanna go see my family, I’m gonna go see my family. They can’t tell me I have to stay in the room 24/7. If it’s that serious then maybe we shouldn’t be playing. It’s life. No one’s gonna be able to just cancel their whole life for this game.”
Farbod Esnaashari: Everyone is paying attention to George Hill’s quote, but should pay attention to Shai: “If it means I have to wear a mask on the bench the whole time, it is what it is and I’m gonna do it. I want to get back to normal living, and whatever it takes to get back, I’m going to do it
Brandon Rahbar: Al Horford on the NBA’s COVID protocols: “For all of this to work, we have to continue to cooperate and do what’s asked of us. I feel like that’s the only way we can continue the season. We have to take care of ourselves. We have to be cautious.”
Brandon Rahbar: Shai on playing against KD: “I love challenges like that. I just wanted to compete. We had to guard him, and he was going to have to guard me.” SGA called KD one of the greats, and as he has repeatedly since he arrived in OKC, said he wants to be one of the greats as well.
Brandon Rahbar: Mark Daigneault on Shai: “There’s no one more committed. He’s a real worker. He’s lifting right now. He lifts post game.” Dude just scored 31 points and outplayed KD, and he’s celebrating by pumping some iron.
Tim Bontemps: The Thunder entered today as the NBA’s worst offensive team. They scored — including 66 points in the paint — in their 129-116 win over Brooklyn today. The Nets simply have to get better defensively to be a contending team.
Mirjam Swanson: Donvan on PG: “For him, going into a new team and having to have those surgeries, I think he missed an important part of time with the Clippers… I’m sure he’s a lot more comfortable now. “When he’s healthy and he’s right, you see how he’s playing, he’s an elite player.”