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Thursday Bolts: 05.28.20

Thursday Bolts: 05.28.20

Trae or Shai?

A slicker aggregator would share Royc’es SGA/Kawhi comp all over this website.

Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN) report on the latest developments on the NBA re-start, including a plan to allow limited family to attend games.

Kevin O’Connor (The Ringer) advocates for a World Cup-style “group stage” for the re-started NBA season. As a way to mask the sloppiness and boredom of what is doomed to be a training camp by another name, I’m okay with this. As something they actually consider for future seasons? Miss me with it.

Zach Lowe (ESPN) argues that the best format would be to limit the participants in the continued NBA season to the 16 current playoff teams.

Keith Smith (Yahoo!) doesn’t think the Thunder would need to attach an asset to trade Chris Paul, saying on the latest Locked On Thunder podcast “several teams would happily trade and give up assets for Paul”.

Joe Mussatto (The Oklahoman) runs through the various NBA season scenarios and how they affect the Thunder.

A trio of writers from The Athletic drafted current players for the 2025 season, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the 17th player selected.

Rylan Stiles (Thunderous Intentions) highlights the Thunder’s best building block players.

A photo from every triple-double in Russell Westbrook’s MVP season? #WhyNot

Joe Buettner (Norman Transcript) remembers pre-Thunder OKC life for a young NBA fan.