Rylan Stiles

Rylan Stiles

Rylan Stiles is a credentialed media member covering the Oklahoma City Thunder. He hosts the Locked On Thunder Podcast, and is Lead Beat Writer for Inside the Thunder. Rylan is also an award-winning play-by-play broadcaster for the Oklahoma Sports Network. 

Ajay Mitchell speaks during an introductory press conference for the 2024 Thunder draft picks at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center in Oklahoma City, Saturday, June, 29, 2024.
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OKC Thunder Shut down Rookies, Flager for Remainder of Summer League

The Oklahoma City Thunder have shut down rookies Dillon Jones, Ajay Mitchell and Adam Flagler for the remainder of Summer League.

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Dillon Jones speaks during an introductory press conference for the 2024 Thunder draft picks at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center in Oklahoma City, Saturday, June, 29, 2024.
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Stiles Points: Projecting Dillon Jones Role with OKC Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder could see Dillon Jones make a fast impact as a rookie despite their crowded rotation.

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March 12, 2024; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Saint Mary's Gaels guard Alex Ducas (44) celebrates against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the second half in the finals of the WCC Basketball Championship at Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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Updated OKC Thunder Roster After Alex Ducas Signing

The Oklahoma City Thunder made the signing of Alex Ducas official here is where the roster stands at this point.

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Ajay Mitchell speaks during an introductory press conference for the 2024 Thunder draft picks at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center in Oklahoma City, Saturday, June, 29, 2024.
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Stiles Points: Projecting Ajay Mitchell’s Role With OKC Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder selected Ajay Mitchell in the 2024 NBA Draft and his role for the current team might be a bit murky.

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Nov 18, 2023; San Francisco, California, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) reacts after fouling a Golden State Warriors    player during the first half at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
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OKC Thunder Fans Could Need Additional Streaming Services in 2025-26 NBA Season

The Oklahoma City Thunder fanbase could need additional streaming services in the 2025-26 season to catch all the action.

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Dillon Jones stands with Thunder general manager Sam Presti during an introductory press conference for the 2024 Thunder draft picks at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center in Oklahoma City, Saturday, June, 29, 2024.
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Thunder Gameday: OKC Thunder Hope for Bounce Back in Vegas Against Miami Heat

The Oklahoma City Thunder will hope for a bounce back showing in Vegas against the Miami Heat on Monday.

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Ajay Mitchell speaks during an introductory press conference for the 2024 Thunder draft picks at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center in Oklahoma City, Saturday, June, 29, 2024.

Stiles Points: OKC Thunder Benefiting From Selecting Multi-Year College Players

The Oklahoma City Thunder have seen Ajay Mitchell and Dillon Jones pop in the NBA Summer League, and it seems as though the team is benefiting from selecting multi-year college players.

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Oct 9, 2023; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Ousmane Dieng (13) during the game against the San Antonio Spurs at Paycom Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports
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Does Ousmane Dieng Being Shut Down for Summer League Mean Anything?

The Oklahoma City Thunder have shut down Ousmane Dieng for NBA Summer League, does that mean anything for the future?

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Feb 29, 2024; San Antonio, Texas, USA;  San Antonio Spurs center Victor Wembanyama (1) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder forward Chet Holmgren (7) in the first half at Frost Bank Center. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports
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Chet Holmgren, Victor Wembanyama Still Big Ticket Rivalry for NBA Marketing

The Oklahoma City Thunder have seen their group revealed for the In Season Tournament, NBA Cup, and it shows that the NBA is still using two young stars as the next big rivalry.

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Apr 21, 2024; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) reacts to forward Chet Holmgren (7) blocking a shot by a New Orleans Pelicans player during the second quarter of game one of the first round for the 2024 NBA playoffs at Paycom Center. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports
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Western Conference Title Odds Tip in Favor of OKC Thunder Ahead of 2024-25 NBA Season

The Oklahoma City Thunder have seen the title odds shift in their favor for the Western Conference, only lagging behind the Boston Celtics.

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Dillon Jones speaks during an introductory press conference for the 2024 Thunder draft picks at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center in Oklahoma City, Saturday, June, 29, 2024.
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OKC Thunder Boat Raced in Vegas as Toronto Raptors go Wire-to-Wire in Summer League Opener

The Oklahoma City Thunder have dropped to 2-2 in their Summer League stint after being boat-raced by the Toronto Raptors.

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Nov 14, 2023; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Chet Holmgren (7) defends a pass by San Antonio Spurs center Victor Wembanyama (1) during the first quarter at Paycom Center. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports
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OKC Thunder's Friendly Draw in 2024 NBA Cup Group Stage Not Short on Drama

The Oklahoma City Thunder have seen the NBA place them in Group B and while that is a friendly draw, it does feature drama.

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