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OKC loud links: Tuesday roundup

With enough games in the books to start evaluating off season improvement, we look at how the Thunder have improved (and regressed) over last season.


Today's links look at the Thunder's growth over last year, what Mike D'Antoni's hiring means to the Thunder, and Russell Westbrook birthday.

Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: New Lakers coach no biggie to Thunder | News OK

Darnell Mayberry looks at what the hiring of Mike D'Antoni means for the Thunder, and the Thunder's celebration of Russell Westbrook's 24th birthday.

Oklahoma City Thunder: Kendrick Perkins tries to get himself going by picking a fight | News OK

Perkins is known for his ugly growl looks on the court. This article reveals how he motivates himself before each game.

Oklahoma City Thunder: Dissecting the Thunder's turnover troubles | News OK

The Thunder lead the NBA in turnovers last year with 16 per game, this season, they're averaging over 18.

K-Mart is no blue light special; Thunder gets nothing but quality play out of newcomer | News OK

The Thunder were +25 with Kevin Martin on the floor against the Cavs on Sunday.

Ibaka shows why Thunder valued him at $48 million | Sheridan Hoops

Jeremy Bauman write about Serge Ibaka's massive improvement this year, showing the Thunder made the right choice to keep him over Harden.

The Fundamentals: Durant grows his game and the Thunder grow accordingly |

Rob Mahoney does an excellent piece looking at Durant's growth as a player over the past few years.

Kevin Durant becoming a do-it-all microbe | HoopSpeak

A nice little add-on to SI's look at Durant.