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WATCH: Hamidou Diallo finishes explosive dunks in summer workout If nothing else, Oklahoma City Thunder fans can still expect some explosive dunks from Hamidou Diallo in 2019-20.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s Trainer Thinks Shai Is The Best Guard In 2018 Draft Class For Olin Simplis, trainer of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of Oklahoma City Thunder, his client is the best guard in the 2018 draft class and is bound to make waves with his new team. Speaking with Brett Dawson of The Athletic, Simplis briefly recalled Gilgeous-Alexander's stint with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Chris Paul Impressed By Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s Shooting Veteran point guard Chris Paul seems to like what he has seen from fellow Oklahoma City Thunder newcomer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, especially when it comes to shooting. In an interview with Brett Dawson of The Athletic, Gilgeous-Alexander's trainer, Olin Simplis, confirmed that CP3 recently worked out with the incoming second-year guard.

Billy Donovan Discusses Meeting With Danilo Gallinari And Dennis Schroder This Summer Donovan traveled to a basketball tournament in Athens, Greece, and wound up speaking to new Thunder player Danilo Gallinari, acquired in the George deal, and Dennis Schroder, who the Thunder received in July 2018. Here's what the 54-year-old Donovan had to say about speaking to the Italian-born Gallinari to a Greek television broadcast :.

OKC Thunder backcourt CP3 and SGA get an early start on building chemistry With the exit of an OKC Thunder superstar point guard, Chris Paul and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will be featured this season and got an early start on buildi…

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander prepared to play off the ball for Thunder As much as Chris Paul remaining on the Oklahoma City Thunder roster isn't necessarily ideal for a team looking to rebuild and get under the luxury tax, having a future Hall of Fame point guard on the team does present Shai Gilgeous-Alexander - an important part of the franchise's future - with a unique learning opportunity.

Gift of the Magi: Thunder can make 3-pointers, but what difference does it make? Paul George is a Clipper, Russell Westbrook is a Rocket, Jerami Grant is a Nugget and the Thunder is so sheepish about their replacements that they haven't been introduced to Oklahomans who soon enough could be asked to cheer them like crazy.

11 best OKC Thunder acquisitions in franchise 11-year history The second-round pick became the most valuable part of this trade as it later turned into Mitchell Robinson.\u00a0Meanwhile, Anthony and the Thunder didn\u2019t end up being a great partnership, but it was an exciting time and for what they gave up it wasn\u2019t really as bad of a deal as many Thunder fans make it out to be.

'Don't ever get drunk on success': How Thunder assistant Mark Daigneault grinded his way to the NBA The game had ended hours ago, but Mark Daigneault still sat in his office with Michael Frazier. This was before Daigneault's five-year G League stint as head coach of the Blue and his transition to Thunder assistant coach last month. He was a Florida assistant, coaching under Billy Donovan.

Behind the bench: Kevin Durant's injury shows how fans affect athletes NBA player Kevin Durant received relentless scrutiny following his 2016 decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's trainer building him to be face of Thunder As a rookie, the guard helped lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a playoff berth after the franchise has traded away some of its important pieces at the trade deadline. So on top of his talent, he knows how to win - something Kentucky head coach John Calipari recently praised him for.

Taking a flier on Justin Patton is good business - following his path to the OKC Thunder Get to know the newest OKC Thunder center Justin Patton who is definitely the type of young player Sam Presti should take a chance on. If you don't know mu…

OKC Thunder rookie Darius Bazley work experience offers advantages over his peers While OKC Thunder rookie Darius Bazley missed out on the NCAA the advantages he gained via an unconventional choice offer their own benefits over his peers…

OKC rookie Darius Bazley values mentorship from LeBron, 'being around greatness' The first round draft pick for the Thunder is just trying to soak up what he can from The King.

OKC Thunder fan base still processing trades and franchise shift six weeks later At least in the short term. That's not to say the Thunder won't ascend back up the ladder into prominence. Nor can it take away from how things the previous iteration was missing. For example, following draft prospects throughout the College season will take on a new focus.

Steven Adams hosts camps in New Zealand, Chris Paul building rapport with OKC Thunder youngsters OKC Thunder in the news for Saturday, August 17 features Steven Adams New Zealand basketball camps, Chris Paul interacting with his young Thunder teammates…

Darius Bazley Confident He Can Handle The Problems Every NBA Rookie Faves 23 overall pick of this year's draft, Darius Bazley will likely begin the season riding the bench for Oklahoma City. But when injuries, a lineup change, or a full embrace of the youth movement lead to him getting his number called with the Thunder, don't be surprised when Bazley proves ready.

Darius Bazley prepared to handle roadblocks NBA presents Darius Bazley had a unique path to the NBA. He feels it prepared him to handle whatever the league throws his way.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is ready for a breakout 2019-20 NBA season It's time for the Thunder to turn to a youth movement, which means the spotlight will be on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The 21-year-old guard is coming off an excellent season where he averaged 10.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game.

Meet Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's trainer, 'The Guard… The new Thunder guard has been rigorously working on his game with trainer Olin Simplis, who has received an assist from a future HOFer.

Sam Presti Encouraged By Darius Bazley's Ballhandling, But Knows It'll Be A Process Thunder general manager Sam Presti is well aware that Bazley doesn't have that valuable year of playing in a team environment before he declared for the draft, but knows the skills are still there to make him a bright player.

As projected former OKC Thunder forward Patrick Patterson will join Clippers Despite his earlier protestations to the contrary former OKC Thunder forward, Patrick Patterson will indeed join the LA Clippers now that he's cleared waiv…

Thunder Unveil New Heartwarming Uniforms for 2019-20 Season Not only will the Oklahoma City Thunder deploy virtually an entirely different starting five next campaign, but they will be doing so in some unique new threads. The overall look of the uniform might split opinions, but what cannot be debated, however, is the heartwarming message behind the design.

Rockets GM Explains Why James Harden Is A Better Scorer Than Michael Jordan Over the last few years, the Houston Rockets have been one of those teams who are always competing for a title but never seem to get over the hump and make it to the NBA Finals. This offseason, general manager Daryl Morey made some strides to fix that as he traded Chris Paul to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Russell Westbrook.

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