The Thunder are back in action tonight, travelling north to their division rivals' home in Portland. If you were able to watch some or all of last week's games, you might be nervous. Or you might be relieved. But probably nervous.
Well, yes. The Thunder have a number of fundamental issues in their make-up right now that need to be addressed, and right now I'd probably put perimeter defense at the top of the list. However, what also needs to be mentioned is that every team has flaws of their own, flaws that have caused all of them to have more losses than the Thunder. The team that ascends will be the team that eliminates the most flaws by May.
Check out the DT podcast where they address last week's up and down ride that left the team no better or worse than they began, but still causes a collective freak-out, because omg, the Thunder have now lost FIVE games.
SBN's resident expert on D-league players gives us a primer on the players that are available in the event that a team suddenly needs some reinforcement. Possibly related - the Thunder lost Eric Maynor for the season and nobody knows how severe Thabo Sefolosha's injury is. Is there another Jeremy Lin out there worth looking at?
Documentation has been released that reveals that the city is actively looking to bring a franchise back to Seattle. The early word is that the Sacramento Kings could be the target.
Apparently there is a Kerfuffle between the Utah Jazz owner and Hall of Famer Karl Malone.
I'm not a fan of your final punchline, Arturo Galletti.
Speaking of Lin, he had his best day as a pro the other night. The Knicks are starved for guard-play. Is it possible that the undrafted Lin could foot the bill?
You know what has been missing from the NBA in the past eight or nine years? Personal feuds.