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OKC loud links: Tuesday roundup

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?

Moving on from Harden, the Thunder rely on built-in chemistry | CBS Sports

A lack of chemistry among the new look Thunder shouldn't be a problem, given the tight bond between the remaining players.

Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant gives his take on what's gone wrong | News OK

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.

Thunder chemistry issue has nothing to do with James Harden being in Houston | News OK

The Thunder's 1-2 record should be attributed to the team's lack of defense and turnovers.

Practice Report: KD isn’t worried | Daily Thunder

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.

Oklahoma City Thunder: Scotty Brooks still experimenting | News OK

After having a set rotation last year, Scott Brooks is struggling to find which lineups to use moving forward.

Thunder working hard to get past post-Harden shock |

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.

James Harden trade puts OKC Thunder in familiar spot—with picks and promise | Sporting News

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.

Kevin Durant talks about the James Harden trade | HoopsHype

Another look at Kevin Durant's reaction to the Harden trade, and the Thunder moving forward.