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Editor’s note: This is the first part of a series that will analyze the Sooners’ reported departure from the Big 12 to the SEC and its potential impact on college football.


The season-opening game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets, set to tip off at 7 p.m. inside Toyota Center, has been postponed by the league after COVID protocols and concerns made it impossible for the Rockets to field a squad of the required eight players for the game to …

OKLAHOMA CITY — On the day Nick Collison’s No. 4 was raised to the Chesapeake Energy Arena rafters, marking 14 selfless seasons with the franchise that became the Oklahoma City Thunder, the sentence he uttered in which his voice first cracked was this:

At 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oklahoma City begins play in the NBA’s summer league in Las Vegas. Just in time, the Thunder know who’ll be available to put on the floor.

If you’re going to follow the NBA in depth, you’re going to have to get used to a coterie of expert witnesses, because there’s just too many moving parts to consider, too much to understand, too many plates to keep in the air.

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