OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
Ive been watching the thunder pretty closely in the preseason and here are some of the thoughts that cross my mind
russell westbrook is showing vast improvement in his decision making and his passing ability, what worries me is that he is looking to pass too much and he is not scoring well at all, also his shooting is still awful
james harden is going through a little bit of a shooting slump but im not too worried about him, he will come around
jeff green is jeff greening it up, hes gained some weight and is better down low, finally getting ahold of this PF stuff
Nenad still likes shooting mid range, whatever
i think ibaka is a stud, hes a great shot blocker and he hustles a ton, i think hes the kind of big man the thunder need
these are just some of my thoughts. im also new to this kind of thing so if youre going to assault me, assault softly lol
nothing about KD!!?!??!!
HAHAHA oh wow how did i forget that man.
kevin durant is shooting very well while showing improvements on both ends of the floor, he still takes some questionable shots, but hes still young, i can see him averaging around 29.2ppg 6rpg 2apg 1.3spg.
just 6rebounds? he avg 6.6 last year but he avg same numbers like in his rookie season with PJ( around 4.5rbs) so he avaraged over 7boards with new coach...
so with his 7'5 wings , athleticism, little bit bigger body and no new starting C I won't be shy to say that he is going to compete for the best rebounding SF..he has chances to get 7-8 per game
The main thing with Durant is increasing his assists, because that's the weakest part of his game offensively. He needs to become a better passer and get better at creating for his teammates.
and Yes..Russell, i'm alos worring about his scoring, he has so good ability to score but he FALL IN LOVE with his passing i think...he could avg even more assists than Rose and easily end uip in top10 in assists , but so far in this preaseason he looks terrible scorer, nothing like a guy I believe to score 18-20 this year, nothing like a guy who avarage 21ppg!!! in 1 month of his rookie year
im not too worried about russells scoring because its only preseason so these guys arent going extremeley hard. look around the nba at some of the players who are stars or very good during the regular season and you will see that there preseason numbers are down...dont get worried abou tit till it starts to happen in the regular season..one example is lebron james numbers are down all across the board also..and i think dwight howards is too...during the season the players will get more minutes and more attempts to get more into the groove..this happens every preseason
oh yeah youre right about the durant rebounding. i had a retard moment there. my bad, yeah he can only improve and since the thunder havent really added that much depth at pf/c his numbers should be safe. i hope youre right about that whole russell preseason thing, i would love for him to average 9-10apg but not if his scoring is going to suffer that greatly
I hope so, cause i'm big fan of RWB...but look at this he shoots less shots so he could get it when he is wide open or something like this, but his FG% is around 27%!!! That's crazy :(
yeah but the focus is more intense and youre in the game longer so you can get in the groove...esspecially when youre not a real good shooter to begin with..when you can shoot then it doesnt matter if you get a lil or alot of time