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Today we look at the buzz surrounding the Thunder's 1-2 start.
Is the Thunder's 1-2 start due to losing Harden? The growing pains of a new lineup? Or just simply bad luck?
A lack of chemistry among the new look Thunder shouldn't be a problem, given the tight bond between the remaining players.
Kevin Durant doesn't seem too worried about the Thunder's slow start, saying the team could have very easily been 3-0 at this point.
The Thunder's 1-2 record should be attributed to the team's lack of defense and turnovers.
Scott Brooks and Kevin Durant both agree the team hasn't played a complete game up to this point. Letting a couple of minutes or a quarter decide the outcome of the games.
After having a set rotation last year, Scott Brooks is struggling to find which lineups to use moving forward.
Countering some of the previous articles, David Aldridge thinks the new lineup is taking some time to get use to, and it could be a while before the Thunder are in peak form.
Although the Thunder may have gotten the better end of the Harden deal, it sets them back a few years, with a ton of young talent waiting to emerge.
Another look at Kevin Durant's reaction to the Harden trade, and the Thunder moving forward.