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OKLAHOMA CITY — At his Thursday press conference, Thunder general manager Sam Presti fielded a few questions about some negative words that have been associated with Paul George’s assessment of the organization that just traded him to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Could Paul George have added to his MVP candidacy in recent Thunder losses?

Scott Cross remembers a run of practices as his Texas-Arlington basketball team readied for a foreign tour between forward Kevin Hervey’s freshman and sophomore seasons.

When “Mr. Thunder” premiered a week ago at deadCenter Film Festival, it was immediately evident why an outdoor venue was chosen. The 9 p.m. screening on the Devon Lawn at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City drew enough people to fill two or more movie theaters.

The Transcript is running a Thunder evaluation series, publishing one article a day on a different Oklahoma City player. This week will go over the wings. Monday's player is Steven Adams:

The Transcript is running a Thunder evaluation series, publishing one article a day on a different Oklahoma City player. We will start with the guards. Monday’s player is Russell Westbrook.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Of all the mind-altering moves Russell Westbrook made Friday night, the most important play for the Oklahoma City Thunder came from Steven Adams and Carmelo Anthony. 

The New York Knicks have agreed to a trade that would send 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The Thunder will send center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and the Chicago Bulls’ 2018 second-round pick to complete the deal.

OKLAHOMA CITY — In his day-before-media-day and two-days-before-training-camp-begins press conference, Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti broke some news about his star player, but it wasn't the news he wanted to break.

OKLAHOMA CITY — People bustled in and out of Jones Assembly, a quaint-but-hip social haunt on Oklahoma City’s burgeoning Film Row, which will host a handful of popular music acts in the coming months.

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Obituaries

NAME: Michael King AGE: 65 TOWN: Tahlequah OCCUPATION: Convenience Store Owner DIED: August 12, 2019 SERVICES: 10:00 AM Monday August 19, 2019, St Brigid Catholic Church

NAME: James Carlon Battenfield AGE: 71 TOWN: Tahlequah OCCUPATION: Appliance Repairman DIED: August 11, 2019 SERVICES: 2:00 P.M., August 16, 2019, Double Spring Cemetery

TAHLEQUAH [mdash] Graveside services for James Battenfield are 2:00 PM, August 16, 2019, at the Double Springs Cemetery under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. James Carlon Battenfield was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 22, 1947, to Tony Harold and Hattie Lee (Burnett) Battenfield…