Thunder News: Poku cut, Chet writing history, All-Star trade, mock drafts

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February is about to disappear in the rearview mirror, and there are only six weeks remaining in the NBA regular season. Playoff races are tight across the board, stars are shining to try and lead their teams to victory, and the bright lights of the postseason are looming.

The Oklahoma City Thunder came roaring out of the All-Star Break last Thursday night, beating the LA Clippers to secure the playoff tiebreaker and maintain their standing in the race for the No. 1 seed. They followed it up with a beatdown of the Washington Wizards and a comeback win on the road over the Houston Rockets on Sunday.

It's been a busy week around the games as well. Let's break down all the latest for the Thunder. It's Tuesday, which means it's time for Thunder News!

Aleksej Pokusevski cut by Thunder

The dream is dead. Aleksej Pokusevski, either the least coordinated player in NBA history or a combination of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Dirk Nowitzki, was cut by the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday morning.

The Thunder drafted Pokusevski with the 17th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, taking a swing on a raw prospect with the tools to be something great. At times the flashes were there, with Poku ripping down a rebound and pushing the ball full-court for an "And-1" finish or dropping in jumpers over helpless contests.

All too often the flashes were overwhelmed by the mistakes, some equally spectacular, or by Pokusevski floating through games. This season as the Thunder made their rise his role was squeezed out and he was not able to earn it back. He will likely be signing with a team overseas but could look to continue his NBA career with another team this summer.