OKC Thunder Sports Minute

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Rookie Chet Holmgren (7) leads Thunder teammates Josh Giddey (3), Aaron Wiggins (21) and Tre Mann (23) across the floor during an NBA Summer League game against the Rockets at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on July 9.
Rookie Chet Holmgren (7) leads Thunder teammates Josh Giddey (3), Aaron Wiggins (21) and Tre Mann (23) across the floor during an NBA Summer League game against the Rockets at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on July 9.

The Thunder announced that its G League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue, would play the 2022-23 season at Paycom Center.  It was originally thought that the Blue would play at another venue this season, but lack of facilities in the metro area left the G League team with no choice but to play its home games at Paycom. The Blue had previously played at the Cox Convention Center, located across the street from Paycom Center. But the Cox Center has been transformed into Prairie Surf Studios, a film production venue.

The Blue played 15 home games on the same day as the parent Thunder last season. Blue games often started at 11 a.m. or noon, limiting the number of fans due to work commitments. ...

Thunder beat writer Joe Mussatto predicts the Thunder's depth chart and rotation for the 2022-23 season, which begins in October.  He says locked-in starters are Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giddey, Lu Dort and rookie Chet Holmgren. Who will be the fifth starter?

This article originally appeared on Oklahoman: Thunder G League affiliate will play home games at Paycom Center