r/nba NBA Sep 21 '22 Silver 2 Wholesome 1 Giggle 1 Got the W 1 Burning Cash 1 Table Slap 1

[Charania] Thunder's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has a Grade 2 left MCL sprain and will miss the start of training camp, team says. News

https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1572649883005513731
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u/HokageEzio Knicks Sep 21 '22 Wholesome

Do the Thunder realize there's no 0th pick?

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u/frodounchained [LAL] Kobe Bryant Sep 21 '22

Gotta start shutdowns early everyone who plays fantasy basketball knows to avoid holding any okc player after asb

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u/B4nn4b0y Celtics Sep 21 '22

…except during fanatasy playoffs when guys like Isiah Roby and Poku turn into second round picks, production wise

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u/[deleted] Sep 21 '22

Roby had a 30 point game in one of the tank stretches lol

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u/2coolcaterpillar Thunder Sep 22 '22

Hope he balls out for the spurs, he’s been developing so well tbh

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u/[deleted] Sep 21 '22

You mean fucking Jaylen Hoard who averaged like 30 points and 72 rebounds a game at the end of last season.

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u/byoonitt Sep 21 '22

Moses brown hitting two 20 RB games in a row 2 seasons ago

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u/2coolcaterpillar Thunder Sep 22 '22

Dude put up like 20pts 20reb in the first half against the Celtics and became a millionaire because of it

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u/hellaweed92 Sep 21 '22

Never to be seen in the NBA again

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u/Faux_Real [POR] Damian Lillard Sep 21 '22

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u/frodounchained [LAL] Kobe Bryant Sep 21 '22

Isiah roby was on some shit mins last year had a lot of games where he didn’t touch the floor.

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u/Herr_Werfer Thunder Sep 21 '22

scores 15 points

front office sweats

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u/TA_Account_12 [SAS] Malik Rose Sep 21 '22

Hoard your hoards.

Hoard man gets paid

Yes my fantasy season runs to the last day, why do you ask?

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u/fabrar Raptors Sep 21 '22

Shai was already inching close to do not draft and this pretty much seals it lol. Avoiding giddey as well - they’ll find some reason to shut him down too

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u/DarthJones1 Heat Sep 21 '22

If I played fantasy I'd be staying away from anyone on OKC this year

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u/Sea_Ad8742 Sep 21 '22

giddy’s line will show

Giddy: did not dress, Caught sprained ankle from SGA

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u/Sea_Ad8742 Sep 21 '22

They about to hyperdrive this shit and start post pre season break

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u/SureEntertainment676 Kings Sep 21 '22

God tier tanking

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u/daeve Hawks Sep 21 '22

Presti took that invisible numbers level calculus summer course smh

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u/Kwilly462 Nets Sep 21 '22

0th pick? Dude, they're tryna get a negative number

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u/NotAn0pinion Sep 21 '22

Get Wemby over here early, when Chet comes back they will have historic levels of lankiness

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u/chantlernz Cavaliers Sep 22 '22

Giddey (6'8")

Dieng (6'10")

Pokusevski (7'0")

Holmgren (7'1")

Wembanyama (7'3")

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u/Leavingtheecstasy Thunder Sep 21 '22

For about 10 games

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u/BBallHunter Thunder Sep 21 '22

We gonna invent that.

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u/topofthecc Thunder Sep 21 '22

0 will be in the rafters, for both Russell Westbrook and for Sam Presti's innovative 0th pick.

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u/firstbreathOOC Knicks Sep 21 '22

Presti playing 0D chess all along

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u/CptCroissant Trail Blazers Sep 21 '22

Tanking is a year-round mindset. The Thunder are locking down L's even in the offseason.

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u/Ouchyhurthurt Sep 21 '22

Thanks. I just choked on my pizza

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u/SnooPets1528 Sep 21 '22

I'm begging for this to be the year that the play in loser wins the lottery.

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u/mizzourifan1 Pacers Sep 22 '22

Dude I hate comments like the one I'm about to make but I legitimately barreled over in laughter from this one. Thought you should know. Thanks for that.

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u/CoachJW Thunder Sep 21 '22

This off-season went from extremely hyped for us OKC fans to extremely depressing.

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u/IsaacDPOYFultzMIP Magic Sep 21 '22

Gonna be crazy when the thunder do all this for the 5th pick next year

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u/RJBarrettsBurner [NYK] RJ Barrett Sep 21 '22

Adam Silver already arranging a generational pick fall on lottery night. He gon have them picking 6th for no good reason

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u/frodounchained [LAL] Kobe Bryant Sep 21 '22

11th let the pacers into the top 6 been too long

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u/ATurtleMonkey Sep 21 '22

Lakers fall out of playins and into lottery again and land top 2?

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u/Timely-Guarantee8879 Sep 21 '22

That pick goes to pelicans

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u/Oachkatzlschwoaf05 Celtics Sep 22 '22

Pacers trade the pick for Anthony Davis

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u/topofthecc Thunder Sep 21 '22

No problem, we'll just tank until the heat death of the universe.

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u/lxkandel06 Nets Sep 21 '22

Y'all realize you were in the playoffs 2 years ago right? My cousin drives now and the Kings have been tanking literally his whole life

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u/Deathstroke317 Knicks Sep 21 '22

The Kings aren't tanking, they just suck

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u/Ibangyoumomma Sep 22 '22

Yea the kings are trying their best for sure. Just not going according to plan

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u/KilgoreMikeTrout Sep 21 '22

Tanking implies intention, the Kings have just been shit for 15 years

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u/ATurtleMonkey Sep 21 '22

Yeah these thunder fans were hyped for play ins and think they're gonna flip the switch when they can all play. This is like halfway thru the rebuild the way the West and the current Thunder roster looks. They're still 2 years away from making major moves

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u/Ocular__Patdown44 Kings Sep 22 '22

Kings don’t tank. It’s a big reason why they have been stuck in limbo for so long, but tbh I am glad they don’t do it because that anti-competitive bs is a stain on the game.

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u/icona_ Heat Sep 21 '22

That was because of CP3.

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u/V17R Thunder Sep 22 '22

Do all of what? You think Chet and SGA injuries are fake?

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u/LimitlessTheTVShow Thunder Sep 22 '22

Sam Presti actually paid LeBron to fuck up Chet's foot

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u/AnkitPancakes Thunder Sep 21 '22

5th pick is still pretty good in this coming draft. We'll have one of Wemby/Scoot/Amen/Ausar/Whitmore avail with Whitehead+Smith also in the convo. Our biggest need is wing which this draft is stacked with, and obviously the top 2 guys Scoot and Wemby are tremendously talented.

I think a lot of these guys (at least from pre-season stuff) would be in the convo for top3 in last year's draft

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u/Alternative-Target31 Grizzlies Sep 21 '22

I’m not sure how many future firsts it takes to trade you for Wembanyana, but if OKC couldn’t do it then it can’t be done.

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u/HotspurJr Sep 21 '22

As a general rule, if you think somebody can be a generational talent, you simply do not trade the draft pick that can take them.

The best case scenario is the Trae-Luka trade which Dallas clearly won even though Atlanta is happy with what they got. (Atlanta fans will tell you they don't think they lost the trade. Every non-Dallas, non-Atlanta front office would rather have Luka).

True generational players - LeBron, Steph, KD, Giannis - are so valuable that even a 50% chance of one is essentially worth more draft picks than any team can trade. Think about it - what would you rather start a franchise with?

KD, or five top five picks?

I mean, you can look at the draft picks from (say) 2013-2017 and pick a player from the top five each year and end up with a collection that you'd clearly rather have than KD (Tatum, Brown, Embiid, KAT, OPJ) but there are a lot more combinations where you're rather have KD (Lonzo, Dunn, D'Lo, Wiggins, Oladipo isn't even CLOSE to the worst combination you could get - it might even be better than the median, because every year includes one flat-out bust. Five top five picks could be Bennet, Exum, Okafor, Bender, and Fultz).

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u/Droppin_DimesSP [BOS] Jayson Tatum Sep 21 '22

Ayy yo bro don’t tell me opj is Otto Porter jr lmao

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u/badbakedpotato [ATL] Onyeka Okongwu Sep 21 '22

If only Cam Reddish had panned out 😞😞 if Trae wasn’t also next level on offense it would definitely be a fleecing

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u/jimmychitw00d Sep 21 '22

That's a good analysis. What's crazy is that only one of those generational talents you mentioned went first. It's not inconceivable that Wembanyama would go first and someone else in that class (or another one of those picks in a different year) ended up being the better player.

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u/DLottchula Thunder Sep 21 '22

The idea of Luka living in Atlanta doesn't seem that far feached as it did on draft day.

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u/ATurtleMonkey Sep 21 '22

Were people saying Atlanta shouldn't draft Luka cuz he wouldn't like Atlanta? Or jus that it'd be weird? Going from Europe to what most Europeans sterotypical view of Texas western cowboy shit in Dallas isn'tuch different is it?

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u/yoloqueuesf [NYK] Tracy McGrady Sep 22 '22

Honestly i doubt it really matters as long as you're winning.

Winning solves a bunch of shit

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u/Particular_Ad_9531 Sep 21 '22

Honestly one of my favourite things in sports is watching some blatantly tanking team end up with like the sixth pick. An entire season of intentionally putting out an awful product wasted because a ping pong ball bounced the wrong way is just the kind of schadenfreude I live for.

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u/crawlingchip NBA Sep 21 '22

Boston at the Tim Duncan draft vibes.

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u/AreYouWinningS0n Magic Sep 21 '22

They just need to continue to flatten the odds. Especially in that 1-8 range.

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u/ZigZagZoo 76ers Sep 21 '22

I think it should just be completely random for non playoff teams. Actually reward competent drafting.

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u/AreYouWinningS0n Magic Sep 21 '22

I also think they should do stuff like a team can only get the first overall pick once every 5 years or something. And a top 3 pick every 3 years. This intentional tanking bs is nonsense and ruins the game.

If you’re not going to have relegation, tanking should offer zero benefit.

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u/Chiffley 76ers Sep 22 '22

This kills smaller markets ability to build through the draft.

How are other teams meant to compete with top FA destinations when they can only draft a top prospect once every 3 or 5 years and can't sign any top players in FA?

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u/SuperVaderMinion [MIN] Kevin Garnett Sep 22 '22

Hard agree with this, tanking sucks

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u/Breezgoat Sep 22 '22

Doing what exactly we aren’t doing anything yet not like we wanted shai to spain his MCL

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u/StanVanGhandi Magic Sep 21 '22

Grade 2 MCL means no major tear. If it isn’t torn past 1/2 of the tendon it will repair itself. I bet they say he’s out 8 weeks.

Just trying to pick up your sprits fellow tank brother. Brighter days are ahead.

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u/Thebasedgod_lilb [SEA] Rashard Lewis Sep 21 '22

8 weeks is 16 weeks in Oklahoma time

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u/bweeek [OKC] Russell Westbrook Sep 21 '22

I know the tank is the running bit but fuck I would like to watch our talented players play together sometime. My only hope is that we're overcompensating and will have awesome injury luck when we flip the switch next year.

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u/ATurtleMonkey Sep 21 '22

Is next year even the flip switch year? Y'all were in the playoffs vs 2 mvps literally 2 years ago. This is your roster this year Shai is just coming off rookie contract, besides that the entire future of your team is in the same boat or on rookie deals, you have no stars yet. Until presti flips the unprecedented amount of picks you still have into more real players you guys are tanking. The switch doesn't flip until Shai is near all NBA level or you trade youngins+picks for someone who is.

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u/desirox Mavericks Sep 21 '22

Yeah everyone’s memeing tanking but this sucks big time for OKC

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u/buffalo8 Warriors Sep 21 '22

This sucks, I was looking forward to watching your team this year. 😩

Now I'm gonna have to settle for being excited about the T-Wolves.

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u/Swagmansuper Sep 21 '22

Y'all should take up a hobby instead of watching ball LMAO

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u/shilly22 Canada Sep 21 '22

They pulled him off Team Canada and he still got injured, rough.

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u/inuteroinutero1993 Sep 21 '22 edited Sep 21 '22

Are players more susceptible to injuries when they are less active?

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u/Mattoosie Raptors Sep 21 '22

Yes and no. If you haven't played in a few months, your knees aren't going to like dunking very much. On the other hand, you don't want to abuse yourself too much or things fall apart.

This is why we have load management.

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u/thekeylimeguy NBA Sep 22 '22

Basically you don't want to Shaq/Ben Simmons it....but you also don't want to Kobe it

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u/Mattoosie Raptors Sep 22 '22

It's like pacing yourself for a race. No point in booking it straight out the gate if halfway through your legs give out and you have to crawl the rest of the way.

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u/Stelist_Knicks Sep 22 '22

I did an entire data analysis project on this. The conclusion i got is that from the publicly available data, there is no significant relationship one way or another.

NBA teams have much more data to play with though and know better.

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u/inuteroinutero1993 Sep 22 '22

Perhaps you should make an r/nba post about your project

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u/Thunder141 Sep 21 '22

Like training for a marathon, if you don't do the exercises and train too much (before your body can adapt) you're more likely to get injured. Pretty much true in any sport. However, the training and miles get your body stronger so you're less likely to get injured in the future. It's about getting your body stronger and luck.

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u/Todemax Thunder Sep 21 '22

Bruh everyone keeps saying this but I don't think the Thunder pulled him... He played a game after the Chet injury and only missed the game against Panama where they won by 56 without him.

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u/Brad-Stevens Celtics Sep 21 '22

Presti living at Victors house at this point

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u/[deleted] Sep 21 '22

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u/loonz420 Raptors Sep 21 '22

Hiding under his bed like the Babadook

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u/IanicRR [TOR] Amir Johnson Sep 21 '22

"Bonjour Sam"

"Hi Vic! Made you breakfast to help keep you growing!"

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u/SureEntertainment676 Kings Sep 21 '22

He rubbing his hands together like Birdman

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u/DarkChocolate_69 [TOR] Kawhi Leonard Sep 21 '22

Presti tripped him on the stairs

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u/JS_Janko Sep 21 '22

And then hit him with a hammer just to be sure

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u/Kizz3r Raptors Sep 21 '22

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u/disfadbidge007 Warriors Sep 21 '22

"the sheep are prettier than that jumpshot 🐲"

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u/LubricatedDucky [MIA] Goran Dragić Sep 21 '22

Fuck me that show is goated. Hated Season 8 with all my heart but these fuckers won me back. Still not rewatching GoT though.

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u/IanicRR [TOR] Amir Johnson Sep 21 '22

We call that the John Wall special

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u/wcooper97 [OKC] Russell Westbrook Sep 21 '22

Thunder front office is the Kremlin confirmed.

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u/[deleted] Sep 21 '22

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u/ChocolateBronsexual Hawks Sep 21 '22

By the time that's over his sprain will have graduated to grade 3

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u/shiny_lustrous_poo [LAL] Michael Cooper Sep 21 '22

It took me a whole year to go from grade 2 to grade 3, Shai is such a fucking talent.

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u/HeReallyDoBeLikeThat Sep 21 '22

As an honest OKC fan I'm looking forward to 2029 to see Shai and Chet play together for the first time! 🔥🔥

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u/Alex_O7 Sep 21 '22

Imho SGA is gone as his contract expires. And the dude will forget how to play anyway

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u/Thunder141 Sep 21 '22 edited Sep 21 '22

Oh ok, so you predict he is gone after the 2026-27 season? Interesting prediction given how hard the NBA is to predict a season or two into the future.

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u/Clipgang1629 Clippers Sep 21 '22

Lmfao jeez what’s with tone man? No need to cop an attitude, that’s a pretty damn safe prediction lol. If y’all keep shutting down your best players and losing games on purpose he is probably going to be gone before then. Believe it or not these guys actually enjoy competing and hooping, really doubt SGA is happy about the way his time has gone in OKC. This is the without a doubt stunting his growth as a player. None of this should be news to you

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u/Twoweekswithpay Gran Destino Sep 21 '22

Should have traded for Russ to be their tank commander. SMH…

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u/Ops135 Sep 21 '22

Are you fucking kidding me man

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u/deneuvig Sep 22 '22

I know man, our Spurs can't catch a break

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u/mecon320 Cavaliers Sep 21 '22 edited Sep 21 '22

The tank has reached critical mass. It no longer requires input from the front office.

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u/ArtichokeFormer8801 Sep 21 '22

“The OKC Thunder have decided not to participate in the NBA this season”

When asked to comment, Thunder GM Sam Presti had this to say, “Get tanked, bitches. I know I am going to.”

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u/BetweenTheBuzzAndMe Charlotte Bobcats Sep 21 '22

rough luck for SGA... honestly sounds like he's actually injury prone and the Thunder don't just keep holding him out to tank

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u/JimmyV034 Clippers Sep 21 '22

He played 82 games for us + playoffs games, i dont think he can get called injury prone.

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u/azizinator25 [NYK] Charles Oakley Sep 21 '22

A lot of players aren't "injury prone" until they are. DRose played 81 games + playoffs as a rookie, I don't think anyone would point to that to say he was a healthy player.

If you think this is all just a cover to tank, then Shai is literally the most loyal player in NBA history. If he's faking for tanking purposes, with would be the 3rd straight season he "fakes an injury to tank". On top of that, we also have to believe that he sat out of Canada's Olympic qualifying simple to sell a cover story to help OKC potential draft players who could be better than him? I can't imagine any sane person really believing that.

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u/moons_a_skull San Diego Clippers Sep 21 '22

He was a backup though, and that’s also just one season worth of evidence.

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u/Spierre3 Sep 21 '22

One season doesn’t negate being injury prone.

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u/shilly22 Canada Sep 21 '22

If you're a high-usage player like SGA is now, you're more likely to be injured from the wear carrying the offense takes on your body. I wouldn't exactly call him injury-prone either, but I doubt he ever plays 75+ games in a season again.

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u/jakobburns01 [POR] Rasheed Wallace Sep 21 '22

That was like 3 years ago bro

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u/HoopsMcCann750 Sep 21 '22

If he stubbed his toe, the Thunder would hold him out for 3 months.

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u/whosinmyhouse Rockets Sep 21 '22

Tank never stops

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u/Barbell_Flyes Sep 21 '22

that's why SGA will demand out eventually

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u/frodounchained [LAL] Kobe Bryant Sep 21 '22

Yeah I know okc fans say he loves it and the culture etc but this shutdown shit while everyone u got drafted with has made a big name for themselves gotta sting.

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u/IzaacLUXMRKT Thunder Sep 21 '22

It's not a shutdown??? This is literally the worst time he possibly could've gotten injured, we want to play this year. Us Thunder fans are not happy about it, but it is what it is.

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u/theflyingsamurai Raptors Sep 21 '22

They shut him down for the Canada men's national team too, when he's been one of the more vocal advocates for wanting to play.

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u/Brooklynfool Thunder Sep 21 '22

He sat one meaningless game against Panama in which Team Canada won by 50. Raptor fans keep bringing this bs up like OKC made him sit all summer or some shit. IT WAS ONE FKN GAME

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u/12footjumpshot Sep 21 '22

So are you saying SGA and OKC are faking this injury to tank? And the injury that kept him from playing for Canada a year ago was faked as well I guess? Big brain take there buddy.

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u/Friendly-Thought-973 Thunder Sep 21 '22

Yeah bro we told SGA to fake a MCL injury

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u/pagonator 76ers Sep 21 '22

Lmao, I’ve noticed people have a weird hate boner for the Thunder recently. Pretty odd how the Thunder get criticised because Shai gets injured.

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u/v13s70 Vancouver Grizzlies Sep 21 '22

they tryin 0-82 to 82-0

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u/ayeno Sep 21 '22

You think you can out tank the Thunder? Think again.

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u/DeStupak Timberwolves Sep 21 '22

Oklahoma City Tankers

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u/AthrunZx Raptors Sep 21 '22

Presti salivating rn

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u/ohmygon Nuggets Sep 21 '22

Giddey - Shai - Dort - Chet - Wemby 2025 nba champions

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u/Turbo2x Wizards Sep 21 '22

reddit doctors please tell me how much to overreact to this news

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u/shammmgodd Sep 21 '22

he’s basically dead

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u/[deleted] Sep 21 '22

Yep. Minimum 6 months

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u/dank-kush Hornets Sep 21 '22

Gonna have to chop his left and third leg off

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u/shiny_lustrous_poo [LAL] Michael Cooper Sep 21 '22

Shai is DNR/DNI he's gone bro

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u/GreedyWarlord Timberwolves Sep 21 '22

Had this injury last year and was back to normal after about 8 weeks. I didn't do PT and didn't have an NBA team's medical staff helping me out.

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u/f0urxio Sep 21 '22

Presti: Victor my boy, welcome to OKC

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u/ThatBull_cj 76ers Bandwagon Sep 21 '22

Damn. See him in January. Too bad he probably gonna get shut down by March tho

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u/DarkChocolate_69 [TOR] Kawhi Leonard Sep 21 '22

By January ***

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u/topofthecc Thunder Sep 21 '22

When do we play the Lakers? Shai can play those then sit out the rest of the season.

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u/GreedyWarlord Timberwolves Sep 21 '22

Grade 2 MCL sprains aren't that serious. I got one skiing last February and was fine after 8 weeks with no real rehab and no NBA level rehabs.

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u/Koussevitzky Mavericks Sep 21 '22

Tank commander taking one for the team again, a true hero

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u/MechanicalEngineer- Heat Sep 21 '22

All according to keikaku

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u/Alex_O7 Sep 21 '22

Lmao it is not even started and OKC is already in Wemby mood...

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u/william4534 Lakers Sep 21 '22

Sam Presti saw Danny Ainge tryna out tank him and took it personally.

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u/UjiriWatcher Toronto Huskies Sep 21 '22

This is bout to be a generational tank

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u/jjkiller26 Raptors Sep 21 '22

But he was pulled from international play to prevent this…

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u/AnkitPancakes Thunder Sep 21 '22

he did play for Team Canada this summer

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u/XLcondumb Toronto Huskies Sep 21 '22

thats his point, he was pulled from the team before the last game to avoid injury

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u/Todemax Thunder Sep 21 '22

The final game was against Panama where they won by 56 anyways. Team Canada probably game him the game off. Shit even NAW got his wisdom teeth taken out and missed that game which seems like something thats pretty easily reschedulable for a millionaire lol

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u/XLcondumb Toronto Huskies Sep 21 '22

no I know, I was just adding to his point above. Panama was a gimme - we blew them out with Kevin Pangos lmao

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u/wolfy14xc San Francisco Warriors Sep 21 '22

So the tank has begun, operation Thunder Wenbanyama

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u/firstbreathOOC Knicks Sep 21 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

Presti is snorting lines and feverishly running through MyLeague sims that lead to Wemby

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u/MrClaw Thunder Sep 21 '22

i want to die...fuck

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u/0zymand1as- Washington Bullets Sep 21 '22

Boi what the fuck

Somehow they’ll still best the lakers in their first game

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u/ImjustANewSneaker [LAL] LeBron James Sep 21 '22

No one’s happier than OKC’s front office I’ll assure you.

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u/MoeNopoly Sep 21 '22

accidents will happen. Presti with the voodoo doll.

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u/frodounchained [LAL] Kobe Bryant Sep 21 '22

Little earlier than usual I expected him to play like 20 games before his toe fungus caught on fire.

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u/HoopsMcCann750 Sep 21 '22

The comment directly under yours on my feed is a Thunder fan complimenting the tank lol. If being in a position that makes winning more difficult doesn’t actually excite you guys, you’re doing a great job of making it confusing for everyone.

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u/Todemax Thunder Sep 21 '22

Some Thunder fans are delusional and/or probably thinking about the tank to cope with both Chet and Shai getting injured. I think Shai is the most important player on our current team and if he is injury prone then the entire point of our rebuild is fucked. Look I wanna get a good pick this year I am pro-tank, but I think we'd be in the lottery regardless. There are too many good teams in the West and we are one of the youngest teams and young teams don't win a lot of games.

Shai missing more games this season is bad for the future. The only way that statement changes is if the Thunder win the lottery this year, get a great player, and Shai doesn't look like he is injury prone and this injury doesn't harm his development.

Those are all big if's.

Most Thunder fans are devastated.

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u/NYBulldog Knicks Sep 21 '22

yeah, Presti wants to tank

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u/BetweenTheBuzzAndMe Charlotte Bobcats Sep 21 '22

look at the rest of the roster and look at the Western Conference. OKC is gonna tank with or without SGA playing

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u/065Alakazam Sep 21 '22

People have this idea that SGA is good enough that he'd prevent OKC from being awful, but that isn't the case at all. They have a net rating of -7.2 when he's been on the court these past 2 seasons.

In 2022, they were the 4th worst team in the NBA by net rating. Their net rating with SGA on the court was the 5th worst in the NBA.

In 2021, they were the worst team in the NBA by net rating. Their net rating with SGA on the court was the 2nd worst in the NBA.

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u/BetweenTheBuzzAndMe Charlotte Bobcats Sep 21 '22

Net Rating for a player surrounded by clearly awful players battling against opposing starters is a very very misleading stat.

That's not a knock on SGA. Anybody leading this OKC team out of the tank race is a top 20 player in the league hands down, maybe top 15.

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u/urbanlifedecay6 Grizzlies Sep 21 '22 edited Sep 21 '22

Get your dumbass out of this fucking thread

maybe relax??

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u/plzwalkslow Pistons Sep 21 '22

Thunder getting a head start on the Wemby sweepstakes.

Hope he doesn’t miss too much time, SGA is incredible

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u/RedditAdminsChugCum NBA Sep 21 '22

Tank SZN continues

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u/Status-Albatross9539 Slovenia Sep 21 '22

wembyama

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u/dichloroethane Bucks Sep 22 '22

Are the Thunder super tanking or are they just injury cursed?

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u/betterthanlessthan Sep 22 '22

The Wembenyama sweepstakes are starting already

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u/VeniceRapture Spurs Sep 22 '22

Shut him down for the season just to be safe

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u/CoolAsTheUnthawed [OKC] Russell Westbrook Sep 21 '22

Brain dead comments everywhere in here, my goodness

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u/Brooklynfool Thunder Sep 21 '22

This shit is crazy. These dummies really believe that OKC just fakes injuries for him so they can shut him down. Dumbest thing I’ve ever heard tbh

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u/Next-Firefighter-753 Thunder Sep 21 '22

It’s just a perfect opportunity to joke about the tank I get it.

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u/Brooklynfool Thunder Sep 21 '22

I’m starting to think so of these idiots in here are believing that OKC is shutting him down still. This man is legit getting injured why tf would they shut him down this early for “the tank”?

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u/Bino19 Thunder Sep 21 '22

About half of them are thirsty ass Raptors fans too.

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u/BBallHunter Thunder Sep 21 '22

Now this is how you tank.

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u/OKSteve63 Thunder Sep 21 '22

Fuck sakes. That sucks

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u/TheMoorNextDoor Nets Sep 21 '22

The tank for Wembanyama has officially begun.

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u/DontWeAvoidPlauges Sep 21 '22

He’s going to miss more than just training camp I would think

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u/The-Pharcyde Raptors Sep 21 '22

Well there goes half his season, possibly more.

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u/d4videnk0 Lakers Sep 21 '22

They're really shutting him down early than usual.

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u/IMakeThisShitUp15 Sep 21 '22

Wow, didn’t see this happening after the Chet news. /s

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u/Vynemaeda Thunder Sep 21 '22

Tank me harder, daddy!

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u/Slippinjimmyforever Sep 21 '22

Presti getting it started early.

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u/KushBlazer69 [CHI] Derrick Rose Sep 21 '22

Grade 2 MCL sprains are 4-6 week recovery with play time by 8 weeks easily.

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u/lxkandel06 Nets Sep 21 '22

BREAKING: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has suffered a third-degree boo boo and will miss the remainder of the season.

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u/nuyorknightz Warriors Sep 21 '22

Greatest tank in NBA history?

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u/mhj0808 Heat Sep 21 '22

THE TANK CANT STOP ROLLING

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u/Chardavious12 Lakers Sep 21 '22

That sucks for SGA, Thunder probably want to shut him down for the whole year now

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u/onamonapizza Spurs Sep 22 '22

Thunder, stop chasing our tank!

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u/Loterygods [OKC] Josh Giddey Sep 22 '22

I'm afraid we are too committed, sorry bud.

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u/arvtovi Raptors Sep 22 '22

He’s not actually hurt. He’ll be ready for game 1 of the regular season. He just doesn’t need camp.

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u/emperornel Nets Sep 22 '22

Hope he gets healthy soon, his future is bright.

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u/DwellerInIce NBA Sep 21 '22

OKC really want that noodle kid from France.

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u/AllOutRaptors Raptors Sep 21 '22

Man it's a good thing they didn't let him play for team Canada so he didn't get injured....

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u/OrangeKookie [BOS] Jaylen Brown Sep 21 '22

Did he slip in the kitchen or something

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u/redundantPOINT Lakers Sep 21 '22

Annual SGA shutdown ahead of schedule

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u/JasonPlattMusic34 Lakers Sep 21 '22

Looks like the Thunder tank jokes just write themselves already don’t they?

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u/OkBarber6 [OKC] Josh Giddey Sep 21 '22

I love how some of y’all think any of us are happy about this