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Thunder Players Hold Closed Door Meeting After Another Loss

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The Oklahoma City Thunder have had a bumpy road to start the 2017-2018 NBA regular season but their 4-game losing streak has apparently frustrated players.

Posting a 4-7 to start the season, the Thunder notched their 4th straight loss to the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.

That loss motivated Thunder players to hold a closed door meeting to address their issues and try to find a solution.

“It was just good to get everything out on the table,” Oklahoma City forward Paul George said, according to The Oklahoman.

“Especially where we’re at right now, it’s no good if we’re bottling it up, because then we could carry it over to the next game and the next game. Just leave everything out in the open.”

“Meetings just make sure we all stay together no matter what,” Thunder guard Raymond Felton said, according to The Norman Transcript.

“Everybody said their piece. Coach (Billy Donovan) said his piece… Right now, we going through something, and we got to stick together no matter what.”

The Thunder certainly have the talent to turn around their slow start and they are hoping the closed door meeting will be a catalyst for just that.

 

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Thunder’s Russell Westbrook Has Knee Surgery, May Miss Games

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The Oklahoma City Thunder may be without All-Pro guard Russell Westbrook for the start of the 2018-2019 regular season after Westbrook underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Royce Young.

Westbrook, who will be re-evaluated in four weeks, could miss the first few games of the regular season.

However, if Westbrook is cleared after four weeks, he will be available to play in the Thunder’s opener against the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors.

 

 

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Thunder Waive Kyle Singler

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The Oklahoma City Thunder are waiving forward Kyle Singler, who will be waived using the stretch provision to help reduce the cost of this year’s roster for the Thunder, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Singler will become an unrestricted free agent once he officially clears waivers.

Singler is owed $4,996,000 for the 2018-2019 season aand $5,333,500 for 2019-2020, but his second-year salary is non-guaranteed leaving Oklahoma City responsible for only his salary for this season.

It also gives the Thunder the ability to stretch the cap hit across five seasons.

Singler averaged 1.9 points per game over 12 games last season for Oklahoma City.

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Thunder Sign Donte Grantham

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The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed former Clemson Tigers star forward Donte Grantham to a one-year deal, according to The Oklahoman’s Scott Dawson.

Grantham’s new deal is a non-guaranteed training camp contract, and he will bring depth to the Thunder’s forward position.

Grantham was averaging 14.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game during his senior season with the Tigers before suffering a torn ACL during a game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish back in January.

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