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‘Tonight was a little ugly’: Bare-bones Thunder roster on 5-game skid

‘Tonight was a little ugly’: Bare-bones Thunder roster on 5-game skid

It’s no secret the Thunder squad is looking a little different nowadays.

Gone are the days of multiple superstars. The days of expectations and playoff hopes.

But even more than that, for now, gone are the days of Oklahoma City’s budding players.

For reference, only three players who debuted for the Thunder played Thursday night against the Cavaliers. Two are 19-year-old rookies, Aleksej Pokusevski and Theo Maledon. The other is Kenrich Williams, who seems to have hustled himself into a longterm role with the team.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Darius Bazley, Luguentz Dort, Isaiah Roby, Mike Muscala and Josh Hall were all listed on Thursday’s injury report, leaving rookies and recent signees to big time roles.

Head coach Mark Daigneault doesn’t think Thursday nights loss was an effort problem.

 

For the complete story, visit https://www.si.com/nba/thunder/news/tonight-was-a-little-ugly-bare-bones-thunder-roster-on-5-game-skid

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Ryan Chapman covers Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder for 107.7 The Franchise since 2019. In December of 2020, Chapman was named the Deputy Editor of Sports Illustrated Sooners, and he also is a contributor for Sports Illustrated Thunder. Chapman has previously worked for OCCC's Student Newspaper, The Pioneer, where Chapman covered the Oklahoma City Energy, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder. During his time with The Pioneer, Chapman served as the Sports Editor as well as the Editor-in-Chief.

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