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Thunder: Exploring the Thunder’s options in next month’s NBA Draft

Sam Presti can’t trade the Thunder’s pick in next month’s NBA Draft until after he’s selected a player. Whether he keeps the rookie or deals him, there are multiple options available to the Thunder general manager. [PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN]

For Sam Presti, the NBA Draft is all about opportunity.

Can the Thunder general manager find a fit? Can he draft a rookie contributor? Can he deal out of one position and into another or acquire veteran help by shipping a pick?

Next month, Presti has the 21st pick on draft night. In what’s viewed as a strong draft deep with future rotation players, he figures to have a number of opportunities.

“I think there will be a good player there, and if there’s someone there that fits what we’re looking for, we’ll take him,” Presti said. “Otherwise, we can move it.”

Late Wednesday night, the NCAA deadline passed for college underclassmen to withdraw from the draft. Though foreign draft candidates have until June 12 to back out, the college deadline paints a strong picture of who’s in and who’s out.

Here’s a look at some of the options Presti will have to seize on a draft opportunity:

Draft (and keep) a rookie

This is the simplest option on the table.

The Thunder could look for a shooter like Duke’s Luke Kennard. It could grab a scoring wing like Terrance Ferguson, an American high school star a year ago who spent the past season in Australia. It could take a versatile frontcourt athlete like Oregon’s Jordan Bell.

Perhaps a player like Duke’s Harry Giles or Indiana’s OG Anunoby — both top-15 caliber prospects — slides due to injury concerns, giving the Thunder a crack at a high-potential draftee.

“There’s probably going to be a good player available” at 21, ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla said.

The Thunder was the youngest team to make this year’s NBA Playoffs, and as Russell Westbrook approaches his 29th birthday in the fall, it’s fair to question whether OKC really needs a rookie on its roster.

With no pick in next year’s first round, the Thunder can’t trade its pick this season. But it can draft a player for another team and complete a trade after the pick is made.

Even in a deep draft, the 20s are a crapshoot, and the 21st pick is unlikely to land a quality, established NBA player in return. But there’s always the option of packaging it with another piece in the hope of bolstering the rotation.

Trade for another pick

If there’s a player the Thunder covets higher in the draft, it could try to make a move up, dangling its 21st pick and something to sweeten the deal.

It also could explore trades with teams that have multiple picks in the 20s — Brooklyn and Utah each pick twice after OKC’s selection — who might want to move up.

Or OKC could seek trades to get into next year’s first round or this season’s second. It currently has no picks in either.

Potential role players like Oklahoma State point guard Jawun Evans, Colorado guard Derrick White or Oregon forward Chis Boucher might be available in this year’s second round, and there could be picks to snag.

The Hawks, Suns, Magic, Jazz, Rockets, Knicks and Nuggets have two second-round picks each. The Celtics have three, the 76ers four.

It’s likely Presti will explore every option. Last summer, without a first-round pick and coming off a Western Conference Finals appearance, the Thunder used a draft-night trade to secure Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis to remake its roster.

“We’ll always look to get better,” Presti said.

Related to this story

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For information concerning nursing application availability and submission dates please refer to OCCC’s Academic Calendar.

Degree Programs and Class Descriptions

Traditional Pathway Nursing
Associate in Applied Science – Technical and Occupational
(Minimum of 71-72 semester credits)

Nursing Career Ladder Pathway
Associate in Applied Science – Technical and Occupational
(Minimum of 71-72 semester credits)

Special Admission Procedures:

The nursing program has selective admissions procedures due to the number of applicants for limited space available in each of the program’s tracks. The program includes the traditional track as well as the career ladder pathway (for LPNs and Oklahoma licensed Paramedics) and the baccalaureate to associate degree nurse accelerated pathway. Information packets are available for each track by selecting the Future Student Information.

The traditional program admits students in both fall and spring semesters. Students admitted in the fall semester follow a day-time schedule for theory classes, and students admitted in the spring semester follow an evening schedule for theory classes. In both cases, students can anticipate some day assignments for campus laboratory and clinical experiences. Students are selected from eligible applicants who have been ranked according to preference points.
For more information about the Traditional Pathway!

The career ladder pathway admits students once annually for the fall semester. Career ladder pathway students have one theory day and one clinical day weekly but can anticipate other campus lab and special assignments on additional days during each semester. Students are selected from eligible applicants who have been ranked according to preference points.
For more information about the Career Ladder Pathway!

The baccalaureate to associate degree nurse accelerated pathway admits students twice a year for January and June entry. The courses are offered through one day a week in-class sessions with half of the theory (six credit hours) taught online. Clinical and campus laboratory experiences are scheduled for 12-24 hours weekly. Students are selected from eligible applicants who have been ranked according to highest cumulative grade point average through the baccalaureate degree. Graduate work can also be included in the cumulative grade point average.
For more information about the BADNAP Pathway!

Information Sessions:

Attend an Information Session hosted by Academic Advisors and the Nursing Program Director;

Nursing Pathway Information:
(Costs, application procedure, preference points, etc.)

Nursing Program Applications:

Applications are typically available 3-5 months before the application deadline. Please verify the deadline (found on the application) for the pathway you are applying for while preparing your application.

Deadlines as Scheduled:

  • Traditional-Spring: Noon, First Friday in Sept.
  • BADNAP-Spring: Noon, First Friday in Oct.
  • BADNAP-Summer: Noon, First Friday in Feb.
  • Traditional-Fall: Noon, First Friday in April
  • Career Ladder-Fall: Noon, First Friday in May

More about the Nursing Program:

Nursing Student Transfer Information:

If you are currently or have recently been in a Nursing program and are considering transferring to another college, consider the OCCC Nursing program.


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Oklahoma State Veteran s Benefits

The state of Oklahoma provides several veteran benefits. This section offers a brief description of each of the following benefits.

Oklahoma Veteran Housing Benefits

StateVeterans Center
The following are state nursing homes located in Oklahoma:

  • Ardmore–175 nursing care beds
  • Claremore–302 nursing care beds
  • Clinton–148 nursing care beds–8 domiciliary beds
  • Lawton–200 nursing care beds
  • Norman–301 nursing care beds
  • Sulphur–122 nursing care beds
  • Talihina–175 nursing care beds

Oklahoma Veteran Financial Benefits

Property Tax Exemption
Tax Exemption for 100% Disabled Veterans for sales tax, excise tax, and ad valorem tax (Spouse included for ad valorem tax only)

Income Tax on Military Pay
The first $1,500.00 of military salary is tax-exempt.

Income Tax on Retirement Benefits
The greater of 75% of retirement pay or $10,000 is tax exempt.

Sales Tax Exemption
Veterans who are rated 100% permanently and totally disabled by the VA are exempt from state sales tax.

Oklahoma Financial Assistance Program
A program to provide financial aid to Veterans, their Spouses, Widows, and Children who are experiencing an emergency due to an interruption or loss of job and income resulting from illness, injury or disaster such as loss of home due to fire, flood or storm. Unemployment not resulting from the above cannot be considered a reason for granting emergency funds. These funds are designed for one-time emergency aid and not as recurring source of income. Financial Assistance funds are to be used only for the actual necessities of food, rent and utilities for Veterans and their dependents. The funds cannot be used for old debts, doctor or hospital bills, car payment, etc.

Oklahoma Veteran Employment Benefits

Veterans Preference
In establishing employment lists of eligible persons for competitive and noncompetitive appointment, certain preferences shall be allowed for veterans honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States.

1. Five points shall be added to the final grade of any person who has passed the examination and has submitted proof of having status as a veteran or unremarried surviving spouse of a veteran.

2. Ten points shall be added to the final grade of any war veteran of the Oklahoma Statutes who has passed the examination and has submitted proof of having a service-connected disability as certified by the Veterans Administration or Agency of the Defense Department within six months of date of application.

3. In addition to the 10 points preference such eligible war veterans who are in receipt of benefits payable at the rate of 30% or more because of the service-connected disability, shall be considered Absolute Preference Veterans. Their names shall be placed at the top of the register, ranked in order of their examination scores. Absolute Preference Veterans shall not be denied employment and passed over for others without showing cause.

Oklahoma State Recreation Benefits

Hunting And Fishing Permit For Disabled Veterans
Free hunting and fishing permit for legal resident veterans having a disability of 60% or more exempt from the Wildlife Land Stamp requirements;

Legal residents having proper certification from the VA certifying that the person is a disabled veteran may purchase a disability lifetime combination hunting/fishing license. The fees for the license are:

  • $200 for veterans having a disability of LESS THAN 60%;
  • $25.00 for veterans having a disability of 60% OR MORE. (The $25.00 license provides some additional tags not included in the free permit.)

Persons with a VA certified 100% disabled veterans are exempt from the fees for:

  • the DEER GUN HUNTING License;
  • the DEER ARCHERY HUNTING License;
  • the PRIMITIVE FIREARMS License;
  • BONUS, SPECIAL, OR SECOND DEER GUN HUNTING License

Hunting And Fishing License For Nonresident Military
All nonresident active duty military personnel, along with their dependents, can purchase any annual resident license issued by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

Free Admission To State Owned Or Operated Parks Museums
All honorably discharged Veterans who are currently Oklahoma residents shall be allowed free admission to all state-owned or state-operated parks and museums.

Visit the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs website for more information on any of these programs.


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Community storm shelters in Oklahoma: Do they exist and would you use one during severe weather?

FAIRFAX, Okla. – Cindy Young has two energetic, fun-loving little ones.

“My girls are the reason that I get up, I go to work,” she said.

There’s nine-year-old dog-lover, Madison and eight-year-old Malorie, the playful princess.

“They’re the whole world to me,” said Cindy.

She says the whole family is close and visit her mom often. She lives just 20 miles away in Pawhuska.

Young says a few weeks ago, “Madison was staying over there. She had been over at the park playing.”

But the fun was suddenly silenced by sirens. It was the same day an EF-5 tornado struck El Reno claiming 22 lives. Young thought of her daughters.

RELATED STORY – Tornado touches down in El Reno (http://bit.ly/10OtZco)

“I have one with me that you know you can protect, and I know my mom’s doing the best she can with my other one, but you still worry. It’s a sick feeling in your stomach waiting on that phone call to know that everything is okay,” said Young.

So to seek shelter Madison and her grandmother went to what once was the armory in Pawhuska. A place they say people had gone before to seek shelter, but this time, they say they were turned away.

“I was angry. I was disgusted. It made me sick to my stomach to know somebody would turn away a nine-year-old child and a grandmother,” said Young.

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It was a similar story in Tulsa when a couple said they were turn away from Eastland Mall, as they were trying to seek shelter.

Earlier this month City of Tulsa leaders asked emergency management officials why citizens don’t have community shelters in Tulsa. Roger Jolliff of the Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency responded saying, “We’ve not had public storm shelter in Oklahoma for many years. An inherent issue with a public storm shelter is how many people can get in; who knows they’re supposed to get in; how long does it take to get in.”

Both Tulsa city and county leaders say they’re opposed to community shelters saying it’s not safe to travel during a storm, and it’s better to take shelter where you are.

In Dewey County they see it differently.

“Everybody knows in Oklahoma it can drop out of the sky pretty fast,” said Dewey County Commissioner Melvin Salisbury.

With that in mind, commissioners, the sheriff and emergency management officials wanted to see something done, so they built a state-of-the art storm shelter. It was finished in the past year.

It can hold 150 people and withstand an EF-5. It’s equipped with a generator, seating and a bathroom. It comes in at a price tag of $95,000 or $633 per person.

“Where we’re sitting right now, if you’re in the town of Taloga and they tell you to take shelter, between the school and this facility there’s a shelter for you to be at within a few minutes,” said Sheriff Clay Sander while at the county courthouse.

The makers of the shelter say it’s a concept they are seeing more across the country.

“While we love to protect people with our residential solutions, we just feel that state governments and municipal governments can get more bang for their buck in terms of protecting their residents by putting shelters in highly, densely populated areas,” said Matt Williams with Survive-A-Storm Shelters.

He recommends community shelters in schools, community centers and near mobile home parks.

Still, Williams shares emergency management concerns about travel.

“Residents might be putting themselves in a worse position, in worse peril, trying to travel to a tornado shelter than simply staying in place,” said Williams.

Madison and her grandmother ended up taking shelter near the courthouse in Pawhuska in an old structure. The police chief says the armory is now city-owned and not a certified safe place. The chief says despite that, they would never turn anyone away who is in eminent danger and calls what happened a misunderstanding.

Madison and her grandmother were a bit shaken up.

“I was almost crying,” said Madison.

Thankfully they are okay. As for Cindy, she says the frightening situation shows the need for community shelters.

“I have two children, and I know if they needed shelter they would have a safe place to go. I mean, how do you put a price on a person’s life,” said Young.

Tulsa city and county leaders say they don’t have any plans for community shelters. It’s up to each individual community to decide how it feels about community shelters.

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Bent-Wood Nursing and Rehab Center

About

Bent-Wood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has been providing highly regarded rehabilitation and long-term care for more than 20 years in North St. Louis County. A comfortable and inviting center nestled in a peaceful residential neighborhood, Bent-Wood has the feel of a cozy home with all the features and amenities of a large care center.

Certified for both Medicare and Medicaid, Bent-Wood also offers a highly experienced and caring staff, a number of whom have been at the center for many years. With an excellent ratio of nurses-to-residents, the dedicated staff works closely with residents and their families to ensure Bent-Wood is a lively and engaging environment.

Adding to the stellar level of care for residents are the strong relationships Bent-Wood enjoys with many area doctors who regularly visit and conduct on-site exams. Combined with the center s excellent therapy services, Bent-Wood offers residents the care they need in an environment that helps them flourish.

Care

Bent-Wood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers residents a full suite of care and therapy services to meet a wide range of needs. Working closely with medical professionals, therapists, and families, the Bent-Wood staff diligently works to return residents to their highest level of functioning so they can live the fullest lives possible.

The therapy and medical services offered at Bent-Wood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Outpatient Rehabilitative therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Restorative therapy
  • IV therapy
  • Hospice services
  • Memory care
  • Wound care

Amenities

Bent-Wood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center features private and semi-private rooms with comfortable, nurturing surroundings in which residents can flourish through rehabilitaiton and care. Our dedicated nursing and therapy staff works closely with our activities coordinator to create a full slate of events, crafts, projects, and outings in the St. Louis community.

Our on-site dietitian designs a nutritious and delicious menu with choices at each meal, and the center has complimentary cable television and wireless internet access for residents and guests to enjoy. Additionally, the on-site beauty/barber shop is a popular stop for many residents, especially before special family event days. Contact us to schedule your tour to see all the services and amenities Bent-Wood has to offer.

Employment

More than any other factor, MGM Healthcare knows that hiring and developing an experienced, compassionate, and skilled staff is the single most important element in providing superior short-term, long-term, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. We invest extensive resources in human resources, and we feature excellent staff-to-patient ratios at all of our care centers. This allows our staff to spend more time with each resident, giving them the time and the care they need to thrive.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, all potential employees are required to submit to post-offer drug testing, criminal background checks, motor vehicle records search verification, reference checks and potentially multiple interviews. Click the link to access the MGM Healthcare online application and start the process in joining an organization dedicated to improving rehabilitation, skilled care, and short- and long-term care one outcome at a time.

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Thunder s Kyle Singler: Has scored 32 points over last two games

by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Singler produced 15 points (5-8 FG, 5-6 3Pt), six rebounds and one assist across 29 minutes in Thursday’s 110-94 preseason loss to the Grizzlies.

Singler has looked stellar while starting the last two games in place of an injured Andre Roberson (knee), producing 32 total points on 10-of-17 shooting from the field and 9-of-12 shooting from beyond the arc. His career 37 percent mark from long distance suggests that Singler’s scoring will regress in swift fashion, but if nothing else, his two quality games in a row have put him in the driver’s seat to serve as the top backup to Roberson when the regular season opens.

Thunder s Kyle Singler: Nets 17 points while starting in loss

by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Singler tallied 17 points (5-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one steal across 31 minutes in Tuesday’s 114-109 preseason loss to the Mavericks.

Coach Billy Donovan handed Singler the start at small forward with Andre Roberson sitting out Tuesday’s matchup with a sore knee, and the veteran responded with perhaps his best performance in a Thunder uniform. That speaks to just how miserable Singler has been in his one-plus seasons with the Oklahoma City, as he was largely excluded from the rotation in the postseason last spring after averaging 3.4 points on 38.9 percent shooting from the floor and 30.9 percent shooting from distance during the 2015-16 campaign. While Victor Oladipo will aim to cover most of the offensive void left by Kevin Durant’s departure this offseason, the Thunder will turn to a ragtag collection of players to man all the minutes at small forward. The defensive-minded Roberson leads the way, leaving Singler to duke it out with Anthony Morrow and Alex Abrines for whatever playing time is left over. Both Morrow and Abrines profile as superior shooting options, so Singler may need to exhibit some strengths in other areas if he hopes to hold down a rotation spot.

Thunder s Kyle Singler: Active for Game 6, but doesn t play

by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Singler didn’t play in Thursday’s series-clinching 113-99 Game 6 win over the Spurs in a coach’s decision.

Singler was inactive for Tuesday’s Game 5 due to an illness, but it appears he’s since returned to full health and simply didn’t get off the bench Thursday because he isn’t a member of coach Billy Donovan’s rotation. The forward has appeared in just three of the Thunder ‘s 11 postseason contests.

Thunder s Kyle Singler: Out with illness Tuesday

by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kyle Singler will not play in Tuesday’s Game 5 against the Spurs because of an illness, Anthony Slater of the Oklahoman reports.

Singler saw 12 minutes of action during Game 1 against the Spurs, but hasn’t touched the court since, so his absence shouldn’t affect coach Billy Donovan’s regular rotation. Singler is dealing with the stomach flu and will sit out Tuesday, however, it isn’t likely to keep him sidelined for an extended period of time. He’ll have two days off before Game 6 on Thursday.

Thunder s Kyle Singler: Out of rotation last three games of series

by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kyle Singler (coach’s decision) didn’t play in Monday’s Game 5 win over the Mavericks.

Coach Billy Donovan tightened his rotation over the last three games of the series, as Singler failed to leave the pine for any of those contests. That figures to remain the case heading into the Oklahoma City Thunder ‘s second-round matchup with the Spurs, when Donovan will likely be forced to lean on his starters even more heavily than he did against the Mavericks.


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Russell Westbrook shrugged off a rude welcome in Philly with a balanced effort as the Thunder began the post-Kevin Durant era with a 103-97 victory.

about 1 day ago | Royce Young | ESPN.com

  • Thompson blocks Singler’s 3-foot jumper

    Kyle Singler attempts a three-foot jumper but is blocked by Hollis Thompson.

    Things will heat up quickly for the Thunder on their 2016-17 schedule, with a showdown against Kevin Durant and the Warriors set for Nov. 3 at Oracle.

    The Thunder have been making calls around the NBA seeking to clear salary-cap space in a move some executives say is aimed at landing Al Horford in addition to Kevin Durant, sources say.

    Thunder coach Billy Donovan rested Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka in Tuesday’s loss to Detroit, the second game of a back-to-back. The Thunder played the Raptors on Monday night.

    Detroit point guard Reggie Jackson showed Brooklyn what it missed out on at the last trade deadline by leading the Pistons past the Nets.

    Even though Oklahoma City has two historically great teams in its conference, don’t think the Thunder are dead and buried.

    Part of the Thunder’s grand plan has been to create a deeper team around Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. On Friday, that plan was on full display.

    Thunder guard Andre Roberson will miss approximately three weeks with a sprained right knee, the team announced Monday.

    Don’t dwell on the final two looks when wondering how the Thunder lost this one. There were smaller things at work, things this team need to address.

    about 315 days ago | Royce Young | ESPN.com

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    Thunder s Kyle Singler: Has scored 32 points over last two games

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Singler produced 15 points (5-8 FG, 5-6 3Pt), six rebounds and one assist across 29 minutes in Thursday’s 110-94 preseason loss to the Grizzlies.

    Singler has looked stellar while starting the last two games in place of an injured Andre Roberson (knee), producing 32 total points on 10-of-17 shooting from the field and 9-of-12 shooting from beyond the arc. His career 37 percent mark from long distance suggests that Singler’s scoring will regress in swift fashion, but if nothing else, his two quality games in a row have put him in the driver’s seat to serve as the top backup to Roberson when the regular season opens.

    Thunder s Kyle Singler: Nets 17 points while starting in loss

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Singler tallied 17 points (5-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one steal across 31 minutes in Tuesday’s 114-109 preseason loss to the Mavericks.

    Coach Billy Donovan handed Singler the start at small forward with Andre Roberson sitting out Tuesday’s matchup with a sore knee, and the veteran responded with perhaps his best performance in a Thunder uniform. That speaks to just how miserable Singler has been in his one-plus seasons with the Oklahoma City, as he was largely excluded from the rotation in the postseason last spring after averaging 3.4 points on 38.9 percent shooting from the floor and 30.9 percent shooting from distance during the 2015-16 campaign. While Victor Oladipo will aim to cover most of the offensive void left by Kevin Durant’s departure this offseason, the Thunder will turn to a ragtag collection of players to man all the minutes at small forward. The defensive-minded Roberson leads the way, leaving Singler to duke it out with Anthony Morrow and Alex Abrines for whatever playing time is left over. Both Morrow and Abrines profile as superior shooting options, so Singler may need to exhibit some strengths in other areas if he hopes to hold down a rotation spot.

    Thunder s Kyle Singler: Active for Game 6, but doesn t play

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Singler didn’t play in Thursday’s series-clinching 113-99 Game 6 win over the Spurs in a coach’s decision.

    Singler was inactive for Tuesday’s Game 5 due to an illness, but it appears he’s since returned to full health and simply didn’t get off the bench Thursday because he isn’t a member of coach Billy Donovan’s rotation. The forward has appeared in just three of the Thunder ‘s 11 postseason contests.

    Thunder s Kyle Singler: Out with illness Tuesday

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Kyle Singler will not play in Tuesday’s Game 5 against the Spurs because of an illness, Anthony Slater of the Oklahoman reports.

    Singler saw 12 minutes of action during Game 1 against the Spurs, but hasn’t touched the court since, so his absence shouldn’t affect coach Billy Donovan’s regular rotation. Singler is dealing with the stomach flu and will sit out Tuesday, however, it isn’t likely to keep him sidelined for an extended period of time. He’ll have two days off before Game 6 on Thursday.

    Thunder s Kyle Singler: Out of rotation last three games of series

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Kyle Singler (coach’s decision) didn’t play in Monday’s Game 5 win over the Mavericks.

    Coach Billy Donovan tightened his rotation over the last three games of the series, as Singler failed to leave the pine for any of those contests. That figures to remain the case heading into the Oklahoma City Thunder ‘s second-round matchup with the Spurs, when Donovan will likely be forced to lean on his starters even more heavily than he did against the Mavericks.


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    Russell Westbrook shrugged off a rude welcome in Philly with a balanced effort as the Thunder began the post-Kevin Durant era with a 103-97 victory.

    about 1 day ago | Royce Young | ESPN.com

  • Thompson blocks Singler’s 3-foot jumper

    Kyle Singler attempts a three-foot jumper but is blocked by Hollis Thompson.

    Things will heat up quickly for the Thunder on their 2016-17 schedule, with a showdown against Kevin Durant and the Warriors set for Nov. 3 at Oracle.

    The Thunder have been making calls around the NBA seeking to clear salary-cap space in a move some executives say is aimed at landing Al Horford in addition to Kevin Durant, sources say.

    Thunder coach Billy Donovan rested Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka in Tuesday’s loss to Detroit, the second game of a back-to-back. The Thunder played the Raptors on Monday night.

    Detroit point guard Reggie Jackson showed Brooklyn what it missed out on at the last trade deadline by leading the Pistons past the Nets.

    Even though Oklahoma City has two historically great teams in its conference, don’t think the Thunder are dead and buried.

    Part of the Thunder’s grand plan has been to create a deeper team around Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. On Friday, that plan was on full display.

    Thunder guard Andre Roberson will miss approximately three weeks with a sprained right knee, the team announced Monday.

    Don’t dwell on the final two looks when wondering how the Thunder lost this one. There were smaller things at work, things this team need to address.

    about 315 days ago | Royce Young | ESPN.com

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    Thunder s Kyle Singler: Has scored 32 points over last two games

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Singler produced 15 points (5-8 FG, 5-6 3Pt), six rebounds and one assist across 29 minutes in Thursday’s 110-94 preseason loss to the Grizzlies.

    Singler has looked stellar while starting the last two games in place of an injured Andre Roberson (knee), producing 32 total points on 10-of-17 shooting from the field and 9-of-12 shooting from beyond the arc. His career 37 percent mark from long distance suggests that Singler’s scoring will regress in swift fashion, but if nothing else, his two quality games in a row have put him in the driver’s seat to serve as the top backup to Roberson when the regular season opens.

    Thunder s Kyle Singler: Nets 17 points while starting in loss

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Singler tallied 17 points (5-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one steal across 31 minutes in Tuesday’s 114-109 preseason loss to the Mavericks.

    Coach Billy Donovan handed Singler the start at small forward with Andre Roberson sitting out Tuesday’s matchup with a sore knee, and the veteran responded with perhaps his best performance in a Thunder uniform. That speaks to just how miserable Singler has been in his one-plus seasons with the Oklahoma City, as he was largely excluded from the rotation in the postseason last spring after averaging 3.4 points on 38.9 percent shooting from the floor and 30.9 percent shooting from distance during the 2015-16 campaign. While Victor Oladipo will aim to cover most of the offensive void left by Kevin Durant’s departure this offseason, the Thunder will turn to a ragtag collection of players to man all the minutes at small forward. The defensive-minded Roberson leads the way, leaving Singler to duke it out with Anthony Morrow and Alex Abrines for whatever playing time is left over. Both Morrow and Abrines profile as superior shooting options, so Singler may need to exhibit some strengths in other areas if he hopes to hold down a rotation spot.

    Thunder s Kyle Singler: Active for Game 6, but doesn t play

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Singler didn’t play in Thursday’s series-clinching 113-99 Game 6 win over the Spurs in a coach’s decision.

    Singler was inactive for Tuesday’s Game 5 due to an illness, but it appears he’s since returned to full health and simply didn’t get off the bench Thursday because he isn’t a member of coach Billy Donovan’s rotation. The forward has appeared in just three of the Thunder ‘s 11 postseason contests.

    Thunder s Kyle Singler: Out with illness Tuesday

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Kyle Singler will not play in Tuesday’s Game 5 against the Spurs because of an illness, Anthony Slater of the Oklahoman reports.

    Singler saw 12 minutes of action during Game 1 against the Spurs, but hasn’t touched the court since, so his absence shouldn’t affect coach Billy Donovan’s regular rotation. Singler is dealing with the stomach flu and will sit out Tuesday, however, it isn’t likely to keep him sidelined for an extended period of time. He’ll have two days off before Game 6 on Thursday.

    Thunder s Kyle Singler: Out of rotation last three games of series

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Kyle Singler (coach’s decision) didn’t play in Monday’s Game 5 win over the Mavericks.

    Coach Billy Donovan tightened his rotation over the last three games of the series, as Singler failed to leave the pine for any of those contests. That figures to remain the case heading into the Oklahoma City Thunder ‘s second-round matchup with the Spurs, when Donovan will likely be forced to lean on his starters even more heavily than he did against the Mavericks.