Key opponent games OKC Thunder should scout to isolate potential asset targets

OKC Thunder opponent games to key in on: Malcolm Brogdon, handles the ball vs Danny Green Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKC Thunder opponent games to key in on: Malcolm Brogdon, handles the ball vs Danny Green Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Other notable return dates:

  • Kent Bazemore at Hawks on February 29
  • Al Horford returns to Boson on December 12 (notably the Celts play in Philly on Oct 23).
  • Terry Rozier returns to TD Gardens with his Hornets on December 22.
  • Marcus Morris returns to Boston with his Spurs on January 8.
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson returns to Barclays Center on January 4.
  • Jeremy Lamb returns to Charlotte on November 5.
  • Robin Lopez returns to Chicago on November 18.
  • DeMarcus Cousins and Quinn Cook return date versus Warriors on February 8.
  • Andre Iguodala returns to face Warriors on December 9.
  • Kevin Durant‘s Nets come to the Chase Center March 12 (KD may be back on the court given this is a late season contest).
  • Malcolm Brogdon makes his first appearance back in Milwaukee on December 22.
  • Bojan Bogdanovic returns to Indiana with the Jazz on November 27.
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    Although all the focus will be on Anthony Davis returning to New Orleans equalling compelling will be when Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart return to the Staples Center on January 3.

  • Danny Green will collect his championship ring when the LA play the Raptors on March 24.
  • Jonas Valanciunas although not with the Raptors during the playoffs will collect a ring for the time spent with the team last season. Memphis play in Toronto on March 30.
  • Likewise, Delon Wright will also get a ring when Dallas plays in Toronto on December 22
  • Hassan Whiteside returns to Miami to play his former Heat squad on January 5.
  • J.J. Redick returns to Philly to face his former 76ers squad on December 13.
  • Derrick Favors returns to Utah to play his former Jazz club on November 23.
  • T.J. Warren returns to play the Suns on January 22.
  • Al-Farouq Aminu returns to Portland on December 20.
  • Willie Cauley-Stein returns to play his former Kings squad on January 6.
  • Davis Bertans returns to play his former Spurs team on October 26.
  • There you have it — the most anticipated return dates of former players coming back to their original clubs this season. Clearly, Russell Westbrook will be the hottest ticket in OKC, but many will be excited to welcome Jerami Grant back to the Peake too. The jury remains out on how Paul George will be received and like I noted it won’t be surprising if it’s a mixed crowd reaction.

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    Mark these dates down in your calendar and keep an eye on the elite teams as some of their young assets could end up sporting an OKC Thunder jersey if Sam Presti elects to trade some of the expiring contracts, veteran players or package draft picks in order to continue the rebuild.