Oklahoma City Thunder: Why the Thunder are the NBA’s Most Overrated Team
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/HoopStuff
The Oklahoma City Thunder have two of the NBA’s top 10 players, in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. They also have Serge Ibaka, one of the best two way big men in the NBA, the league’s top shot blocker, is getting better on both ends every year, has improved his scoring to over 15 points per game and is now a consistent Defensive Player of the Year candidate. And then there is, uh, Derek Fisher, Kendrick Perkins and Hasheem Thabeet. After Durant, Westbrook and Ibaka there really is nothing on this roster to write home about and their roster is actually worse than last season and they are the most overrated team in the NBA.
Yes, Thabo Sefolosha, Nick Collison and Reggie Jackson are very solid role players and they have some interesting young pieces in Jeremy Lamb, Perry Jones III and Steven Adams, but this team just is not at the level of years past, when they ha...