SI Thunder: Meet the team

As launches, meet Derek Parker, Nick Crain and Ryan Chapman
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SI Thunder at, a FanNation affiliate, is here to provide diverse coverage for the Thunder. This will include game day coverage, analysis of the trade market, data-driven deep dives, practice reports, commentary, as well as NBA draft profiles and coverage of Oklahoma City’s unprecedented rebuild strategy. We will be posting all Thunder player and coach media availabilities to our YouTube here. In short, we will have all the Thunder content you crave in one location.

The Team:

Derek Parker - Publisher

Twitter: @DParkOK

Derek has been a sports writer in the Oklahoma City market for five years now, covering a variety of the biggest teams in the area. His stops include two seasons on the Oklahoma City Thunder beat, two seasons covering Oklahoma football and softball and a variety of prep teams in the area in between. He currently works the sports desk for The Oklahoman newspaper.

Nick Crain - Deputy Editor

Twitter: @CrainNBA

Nick has spent three full seasons covering the Oklahoma City Thunder and has grown quickly in the media since starting in 2018. He’s continued to produce Thunder content through writing for and podcasting with The Uncontested Podcast, as well as branching out to cover the NBA as a whole for SLAM Online.

Ryan Chapman - Senior Writer

Twitter: @RadiosRyan

Ryan has worked in the Oklahoma City market for two years for 107.7 FM The Franchise, The Flagship Station for Oklahoma Sooners Football. Along with covering the Sooners, he is also in his second season as a credentialed media member covering the Thunder. In December, Ryan joined to cover Sooners. Ryan has also covered the Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA affiliate of the LA Dodgers) and the Oklahoma City Energy (USL Championship). 

As the Oklahoma City Thunder continue to rebuild their roster and push towards contention in the coming years with their record amount of draft capital, the SI Thunder crew will keep you informed and up-to-date on everything you need to know. Bookmark and follow us on Twitter (@OKCThunderSI) and Facebook (InsideTheThunder) for all things Thunder.