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Tuesday Bolts: 03.03.20

Tuesday Bolts: 03.03.20

Shea Vassar highlights the Thunder’s dedication to the Native community with More Than a Uniform.

Oklahoma City cracks the Top-10 in Zach Harper’s (The Athletic) latest power rankings. “Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was a brilliant demand. Despite being the team losing their star player, Sam Presti and the Oklahoma City Thunder had the Clippers painted into a corner. They knew the pressure that was on the Clippers to get the deal done to appease Kawhi Leonard and lock him into signing. So they demanded Shai Gilgeous-Alexander along with the picks. The Clippers hated giving him up, but they knew they had to do it. He’s tied with Danilo Gallinari as their leading scorer. He has a pretty respectable true shooting percentage, he doesn’t turn the ball over and he competes defensively most possessions. SGA will absolutely be an All-Star for the Thunder some day.”

On ESPN’s The Jump, Rachel Nichols asks the question (skip to the 2:50 mark) many Thunder fans have been asking this year…

Erik Horne (The Athletic) on Chris Paul’s support of HBCU’s. “Three sentences. Two words crossed out.

Black History Week.

Black History Month.

Black History Errday.

“Everybody in my family went to HBCU’s except for me,” Paul said at All-Star Weekend in Chicago. “So I understand the importance of them. They don’t always get the same funding that a lot of other schools get, so I’m trying to bring a lot of that knowledge to the forefront because it’s education.””

Here’s a look at the NBA standings after an upset-heavy Monday night around the league.

Maddie Lee (The Oklahoman) on what makes Danilo Gallinari such a dynamic scorer.