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Monday, 17 March, 2014


What’s going on in Oklahoma City? There are several non-spotlighted factors keying to their latest slide. Kevin Durant is out there trying to be like Lebron James was with the Cleveland Cavliers. His cast just isn’t as strong as it should be, especially when Russ Westbrook has to rest. It may all change and prove to be a key move once the playoffs start but I’m not as optimistic.

They have voids offensively and defensively with too many role players. They’ve tried using Jeremy Lamb, Pittsburgh rookie Adams, and Perry Jones as heavy rotation minute guys. They’ve shown some spurts of capability but they are not ready for the big stage. Serge Ibaka’s offensive skill set has grown immensely. His vast improvement seems to be casting an unnecessary amount of jump shots to his nightly repertoire. He needs to get in the paint more for the easy shots and not be as much of a jump shooter as Kevin Durant.

With that being said the Thunder travel to Chicago as 2.5 point favorites. I’d have to side with the Bulls here as a free play. I just don’t see the Thunder attacking the basket enough against a defensive minded Bulls team that usually handles the battle in the paint extremely well.