October brought back two of my favorite things: the NBA and Stranger Things. If you aren’t familiar with Stranger Things, let me give you a quick breakdown. Stranger Things is about the disappearance of a boy in a small town in Indiana. If you like supernatural creatures, the 80’s, or Winona Ryder, then you’ll love Stranger Things. While the NBA doesn’t feature any extraterrestrial creatures, (Kyrie Irving might disagree), there have been plenty of strange activities going on.
First Russell Westbrook signed his five-year extension, and now it looks like another piece of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s new core is here to stay. Forward Paul George has verbally informed the Thunder that he intends to re-sign with the team when his current deal expires at the end of this season, a source close to George’s camp has informed the Hoops Inquirer.
After months of excruciating, very public back and forth between the Knicks and Carmelo Anthony, the former face of the franchise is trading in his orange and blue jersey for, well, a different orange and blue. On the afternoon following a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Anthony had expanded the list of teams he would be willing to accept a trade to, a deal quickly materialized sending Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott, and the Bulls' 2018 second round pick.