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When the Thunder began their bid to repeat as Western Conference champions by trading away their best bench player, budding superstar James Harden, I was skeptical.However the move, which could have been crippling to almost any other franchise, has been majorly mollified by the continuously stellar play of Kevin Durant and even Russell Westbrook. The Thunder, as a whole, don't look noticeably worse without "The Beard" on their bench. Fist-pumped his way to 5 titles.But, when the Thunder dealt backup PG Eric Maynor at last week's trade deadline, I was again skeptical. Depth is extremely important, especially for a team that plans to push deep into the playoffs. I thought the Maynor move left the Thunder very vulnerable, with Reggie Jackson as the only insurance to the explosive, and at times reckless Westbrook.Thus, the recent re-signing of Derek Fisher, who is familiar with the team from his stint in Oklahoma City last season, was a perfect postseason pickup for th...
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