Tuesday Bolts: 03.17.20
Once Upon A Time
if you’re like me going back through the Thunder’s archives on League Pass is medicine right now. i was watching this game back the other night and forgot how dope this win was. lots of Bazley (no Gallo) and a career-high for SGA back in Canada.
Ryan Novozinsky (Daily Thunder) on ways to stay connected to OKC while the NBA is on hiatus. “As of right now, the NBA season is put on hold. This is a great method to try and contain the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s always hard to say goodbye to our favorite sport– even if it does end up being for just a brief time. Despite the panic, this disease isn’t the end of the world and certainly not the end of Oklahoma City Thunder stories. If your job or school is cancelled for the next couple of weeks, you’re bound to have more time to kill. So here are three ways the Thunder can stay in your lives– even if the actual games aren’t happening.”
Timothy Rapp (Bleacher Report) with some quotes from Danilo Gallinari on Wednesday night at The Peake. “I want to get back on the court, of course, for many reasons,” he told Stein. “But right now this is not a simple and easy situation to solve. This is bigger than basketball, bigger than anything. It’s a worldwide problem. So I do want to play basketball, but at the same time I want to know everybody is safe.”
Donovan Mitchell says he still isn’t feeling sick despite a positive test for coronavirus. “Mitchell, speaking to ABC’s “Good Morning America” in an interview broadcast Monday, also revealed that it “took awhile for me to kind of cool off” at Rudy Gobert, his All-Star teammate who was the first NBA player to have a positive test for the virus revealed. Gobert has said in recent days that he did not take the threat of the illness seriously.”
Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN) is logging daily updates to how the league is responding to COVID-19 here.
- March 16: Professional basketball seems prepared to return to the countries in Asia where the coronavirus first appeared, though games likely will be played without spectators, according to a report by ESPN’s Jonathan Givony.
- March 16: The possibility of a summer return for the NBA season has led to speculation that injured superstar Kevin Durant could rejoin the Brooklyn Nets in time for their postseason push. But Durant’s longtime business partner Rich Kleiman tamped down expectations for the former MVP on Monday morning, telling Golic & Wingo that hopes of Durant playing in June or July are “not very realistic.”
A reminder that Steven Adams is an absolute gem.