OKC Thunder In the news: media day, training camp dates confirmed, uniform leak

Billy Donovan, OKC Thunder (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
Billy Donovan, OKC Thunder (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images) /

OKC Thunder In the news for September 11 features media day and training camp date confirmation, uniform leaks and individual player award predictions.

Media Day and Training Camp dates confirmed:

Key dates have been confirmed for the OKC Thunder training camp and media day for the 2018-19 season. Although the NBA allows for players to arrive as early as September 20 it appears the Thunder are allowing their players to have a bit longer of an extended summer vacation as players will report for Media Day on September 24.

Billy Donovan, newly inducted Basketball Hall of Fame assistant Maurice Cheeks and the coaching staff will then launch into their training camp on September 25.

Erik Horne’s tweet confirms the dates:

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This means camp will run an eight day training camp from Sept 24 to October 2. All in preparation for the squads first preseason game on October 3 versus Oklahoma native Blake Griffin and his Detroit Pistons.

As TI noted prior the Thunder will play four preseason games and open the regular season against nemesis Golden State Warriors.

Hoops Habit opines on Thunder award candidates:

Later this month a five part series by Alex Mcewen will offer her choices and analysis of this very subject. In the interim here’s the take of Niccolo Hilgendorf of Hoops Habit regarding which Thunder players are best suited to vie for the big NBA individual hardware this season.

"There will also be some new faces on the roster this year, most notably Dennis Schroder. The new-look Thunder will have several players who will most likely find themselves in the running for NBA awards. This bodes well for the team’s success and should be a source of excitement for the fans.Without further ado, let’s take stock of the best candidates from the Oklahoma City Thunder for each NBA award in 2018-19."

I won’t leak Mcewen’s picks, but suffice to say she’s got some different candidates with solid back up analysis on why they could realistically win the hardware.

Uni’s leaked?

Another interesting tweet by Erik Horne noted a possible city uniform leak of the OKC Thunder.

This in followup to a tweet by Red Earth. Personally, I’m pretty excited about these uni’s and want to add one to the collection. As Horne points out the influence is native American in context.

"Based on the response to a leaked photo of the Thunder’s potential new “City” uniforms for the 2018-19 season, the new Native American-centric theme will be wildly popular.On Monday, Red Earth – a non-profit which promotes the traditions of American Indian arts and cultures – posted photos of the new uniforms on its Twitter page. Those photos are accurate, The Oklahoman learned."

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