If you've struggled to watch Oklahoma City Thunder games this season, it might get a little easier soon thanks to the Amazon-Diamond Sports deal announced this week. Though no immediate changes are afoot, instead of having to navigate the Bally Sports app, Amazon Prime will become the "primary streaming partner" for Diamond Sports Group, the bankrupt outfit that owns the rights to local broadcasts of Thunder games.
In the latest ESPN Power Rankings, OKC lands at no. 4
And over on NBA.com, the power rankings released earlier this week have OKC at no. 1--this before OKC dropped back to back games in Los Angeles.
In The Ringer's Midseason Roundtable, the Thunder got plenty of mentions, including by Howard Beck who named OKC the biggest surprise of the season so far.
We knew Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was brilliant. We knew Jalen Williams was coming. We knew Chet Holmgren was (at minimum) intriguing. We knew the Thunder had talent and depth and promise, enough to make a leap in the standings this season. But ... THIS leap? No, this is more like Neo cracking the asphalt as he fires himself into the stratosphere.
After the Los Angeles Clippers defeated Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Thunder, Paul George called the PG-SGA trade a win for both sides.
“I just think both sides won," George said. "I did think it was quite a lot that the Clippers were willing to give up. Their commitment to me is my commitment to them. Very appreciative to them for going out and grabbing me."
The answer to the question below is yes.
Shai, Chet Holmgren, and Jalen Williams are among the best values in the league.