OKC Thunder in the news: A view at past and present

OKC Thunder5: Steven Adams #12 (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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OKC Thunder in the news for Friday, October 23 takes a look at past and present players via an All-Time list, and an opinion piece on untouchable players.

As the offseason continues for the OKC Thunder all the early action of free agency has dwindled and even trades seem to be limited to chalkboards for the moment. The FIBA World Cup Exhibitions are underway and players continue to rock social media highlighting their workouts and preparation for the next season.

Today, in the news we focus on past and present with an article looking at who the Thunder might want to hang on to and an All-Time list via another article.

The untouchables?

Writer Tristan Elliot of Sportskeeda served up his article of the three players the OKC Thunder and General Manager Sam Presti should keep off the trade block. There are a few surprised in his picks.

"Despite having no chance of competing in the immediate future, the Thunder still have plenty of talent left on a surprisingly stacked roster.Naturally, more talent will leave in the coming months as Presti pushes forward with his rebuild plans, however, here are three stars that OKC should keep out of trade talks"

OKC Thunder All-Time Team:

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Writer Tony Gennaro of Last Word on Pro Basketball offered up his All-Time OKC Thunder Team. These type of lists are opinion based and therefore meant to be scrutinized. The obvious fact on All-Time lists is not everyone is always going to agree on your picks.

In Gennaro’s case it’s not that I wouldn’t agree with his list rather I don’t feel it’s an OKC Thunder list. All the players selected deserve a presence – and there are some standouts here. However,  only two players on the list are from the Thunder.

"Following the quick success, the Supersonics won the 1979 NBA Finals, earning the first and only franchise championship. Seattle said goodbye to the Supersonics in 2008 after the organization moved to become the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder nonetheless have carried the torch making nine playoff appearances in 11 years."

Perhaps I’m being too picky but the SuperSonics should have their own All-Time list. They certainly have more than enough players to fill in a list all of their own. Without ruining the surprise of the article it’s kind of easy to guess who the two Thunder players area.

Anyway, the article is worth the read as a reminder of those wonderful players that Gennaro pays homage to.

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That’s it for OKC Thunder in the news for Friday, August 23rd. Have a wonderful start to your weekend and be sure to check in with Thunderous Intentions each and every day to read about your favorite players and team.