Do NBA teams tank? Should we ever let a few forgettable games slide in search of a larger goal?
There's no real exciting way of putting this headline. This could very well be an exciting game, with the Kings playing at a a high offensive pace. But, unless the Thunder lose, this game doesn't really mean a whole lot for either team.
This is just a quick update as to where the Thunder are in terms of seeding, what they need to do to move up, and who they'll potentially be facing. As of right now, the Western Conference can be divided into two races: The Race for the Two Seed and the Race for the Six Seed.
Was it really supposed to be this easy? I suppose not, but man, this one just felt too good. When I woke up this next morning, I was still in disbelief. The Thunder had embarrassed the Lakers at home.
"The real effect of that [Kendrick Perkins] trade is it's freed (Serge) Ibaka to be a starter. Now that (Jeff) Green's gone, they have Ibaka as a starter, and that gives him the freedom as a starter to play a little bit more and he's developing as a player...He's a terrific player, potentially. He's not yet, but he's got great potential to be a player, and they probably made the move because they saw it would be the right thing to do in that regard."