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Monday Bolts: 11.04.19

Monday Bolts: 11.04.19

Joe Mussatto (The Oklahoman) with five takeaways from the Thunder’s win over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Maddie Lee (The Oklahoman) details how Chris Paul’s words helped spur Darius Bazley’s career night.   “You know, we’re passing you the ball for a reason,” Bazley remembers Paul telling him. “Just keep shooting the ball. Whether you miss 30 of them or make 30 of them, just keep shooting.”

Erik Horne (The Athletic) says that Saturday’s win was the best this season.  Better than the thrashing of the Golden State Warriors.

Clay Horning (Norman Transcript) with the numbers behind OKC’s season so far.

Paris Lawson (okcthunder.com) on the match up of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Nickeil Alexander-Walker–a dream come true for the cousins from Canada.

Terrance Ferguson, who left Saturday’s game with flu-like symptoms, took to Instagram to ask for prayers for his daughter:

In a Reddit Q&A, Mark Medina (USA Today) says the Thunder would “love” to trade Chris Paul.  “The Thunder would love to trade Chris Paul before the trade deadline so they can hoard even more young talent and draft picks. Other teams are reluctant to acquire Paul given his age, injury history and contract, so that might not happen. So for now, the Thunder has embraced leaning on Paul to keep the team competitive and mentor Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.”

Charles Barkley (TNT) played “Who He Play For” and mistakenly placed Anthony Tolliver on the Thunder:

If you didn’t read Brandon Rahbar’s recap of OKC’s second victory of the season, you should.  It’s time to get excited about the youth movement.

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