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34 min ago | Daily Thunder

Wednesday Bolts - 9.17.14

Jim Pagels of Five Thirty Eight on international play improving players : "Of course, there are a few limitations to this analysis. First, Team USA members aren't randomly selected, and it may be that the coaching staff now picks players they deem to be on the rise.

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4 hrs ago | Thunderous Intentions

Why Anthony Morrow Is The Oklahoma City Thunder's Missing Piece

Apr 12, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Anthony Morrow reacts after a shot during the first half against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports He might be a "one trick pony" but the Oklahoma City Thunder's Anthony Morrow is very, very good at that trick.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Russell Westbrook, NBA Players, Kevin Durant, Jeremy Lamb, Serge Ibaka, Perry Jones III

4 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Is Russell Westbrook the Greater Oklahoma City Thunder Flight Risk?

With all of the talk about Kevin Durant 's future, is Russell Westbrook the one the Oklahoma City Thunder should really be worried about leaving? Durant has two years remaining on his deal. The longer the Thunder go without bringing a championship back to Oklahoma City, the more you will hear about his possible departure when his contract is up.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Russell Westbrook, NBA Players, Kevin Durant, Miami Heat, Houston Rockets

6 hrs ago | SFGate

'NBA 2K15' drafts 3D face mapping for latest game

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, 2K Sports Vice President Sports Development, Jeffrey Thomas, poses for a photo with his company's NBA 2K15 video game technology featuring NBA Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin Durant, during a demonstration at the Associated Press's office in Los Angeles.

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6 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

'NBA 2K15' drafts 3D face mapping for latest game

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, 2K Sports Vice President Sports Development, Jeffrey Thomas, talks about his company, 2K Sports' 3D face-capturing technology that processes a scanned face in real-time, with the help of a stereoscopic camera attached to a Sony PS4 video console during a demonstration, in Los Angeles.

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6 hrs ago | ABC News

'NBA 2K15' Drafts 3D Face Mapping for Latest Game

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, 2K Sports Vice President Sports Development, Jeffrey Thomas, poses for a photo with his company's NBA 2K15 video game technology featuring NBA Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin Durant, during a demonstration at the Associated Press's office in Los Angeles.

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10 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Silent auction, music, prizes to highlight OU art museum's membership party in Norman

Live music, auction items and grand prizes will be featured during the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art's annual Art Association membership party, set for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the museum, 555 Elm Ave. The public is invited to attend and learn about museum membership. Silent auction items will be available for association members and the public, and association members will be eligible for raffle prizes.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Rip City Project

What would it take for LaMarcus Aldridge to win MVP in 2015?

Dec 31, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge handles the ball while guarded by Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Now that we've gotten the knee-jerk response out of the way, let's examine this a little more closely.

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Blazers Edge

Roundtable: Where Does Damian Lillard Rank Among Point Guards?

Damian Lillard has skyrocketed into stardom in his first two years in the league. He's appeared in promos for Foot Locker , EA , Adidas , and is even the cover athlete for NBA Live 15 .

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Sporting News

NBA's most overpaid: A less subjective approach to salary

When you're dealing with the millions that teams give to NBA players each year, there is usually an instinct to revert to crotchety-old-man mode - you know, crinkle your face like Statler and Waldorf on the balcony, shake your fist and shout, "They're all overpaid!" Granted, but even within the world of the NBA and its mega-salaries, there can be good values, guys who genuinely earn what they're paid. And there's the flip side - overpaid players, be they stars or scrubs.

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NewsOK.com

Thunder Buddies Podcast: Who had the best/worst offseason in the NBA?

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studio's highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted', but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of OKC's only professional team. Below is our list of episodes .

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Serge Ibaka, NBA Players, Mitch McGary, Josh Huestis, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant

Thunderous Intentions

Could Rajon Rondo end up with the Oklahoma City Thunder?

Let me start this article by clearly stating that this is all very circumstantial and based on nothing but a whisper in the wind. But honestly, could Rajon Rondo actually make his way to the Oklahoma City Thunder? The internet was flooded with thoughts surrounding this topic when Sean Deveney from The Sporting News mentioned the Northwest Division champions as a potential "team to watch" in the Rondo stakes.

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NBA.com

Offseason Report Cards: Old Reliable

Dreaming of Pau Gasol transforming the Thunder's two-man assault into a free-form ballet went poof when the artistic center chose Chicago. OKC drafted power forward Mitch McGary, who could crack the rotation behind and next to Serge Ibaka.

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Thunderous Intentions

Will Mitch McGary see minutes for the Oklahoma City Thunder?

He may not be anyone's pick for the Rookie of the Year award but Mitch McGary is an intriguing rookie prospect. By now, many will know that he was a highly touted high school player who played his college ball with the Michigan Wolverines.

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USA Today

Utah Jazz: No. 23 in NBA Watchability Rankings

With a rebuilding job in full swing, the Jazz welcome exciting rookie Dante Exum to a roster already loaded with young talent. Utah Jazz: No.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

BleacherReport

Bold Predictions for Carmelo Anthony's 2014-15 Season

What's in store for the New York Knicks ' Carmelo Anthony during the 2014-15 season? It's not an easy answer, but yours truly will try to predict what comes next for Anthony. After wavering a bit during the offseason, Anthony re-signed with a Knicks squad now spearheaded by Phil Jackson and led by first-time head coach Derek Fisher.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony, NBA Players, Jose Calderon, Dallas Mavericks, Samuel Dalembert

BleacherReport

Breaking Down Atlanta Hawks' Shooting Guard Position for 2014-15 Season

Last year's starter, Kyle Korver, is back for another season with the team. Korver's dead-eye three-point shooting ability will provide Atlanta's first string with the spacing necessary to run its offense well.

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Related Topix: Sports, Atlanta Hawks, NBA Basketball, Thabo Sefolosha, Los Angeles Lakers, DeMarre Carroll, Cartier Martin, NBA Players, Kyle Korver, Kent Bazemore

China Daily

NBA Nation concludes successful China gig

NBA Nation, the NBA's largest fan basketball playground and lifestyle touring event, wrapped up its two-month tour of China, giving fans the opportunity to participate in basketball while staying active with NBA players, legends and dance teams. Covering 14 cities nationwide from July 19 through Sept 14, it's the third consecutive year that the mobile basketball playground came to China.

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The Sixer Sense

Kevin Durants Posts Instagram Photo with Allen Iverson

Mar 1, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers former guard Allen Iverson during his jersey number retirement ceremony at halftime of game between the 76ers and Washington Wizards at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Kevin Durant is one of the top-three players in the NBA, no question.

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Lake Show Life

In the Name of Kobe Bryant

Oct 8, 2013; Ontario, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Jordan Farmar react during the game against the Denver Nuggets at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Perhaps he was ahead of his time.

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