Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 5/1/13
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Oklahoma City Thunder: Thunder Must Change Their Starting Lineup By Mike Elworth: Publisher and Owner at Hoopstuff… With the Oklahoma City Thunder losing their superstar point guard, Russell Westbrook, their chances of making it to the NBA Finals have been dramatically lowered. Yes, they still have Kevin Durant, who is the second best player in the NBA, so they still can get there, but the way their starting lineup looks, they have too many limitations offensively, which is why they need to much a big change. Without Westbrook in the starting lineup, the only starter who can effectively create his own shot and instant offense, is Durant. Serge Ibaka is a much improved offensive player, but he cannot effectively create for himself, Kendrick Perkins is next to useless on offense, Thabo Sefolosha is more of a catch and shoot player and Reggie Jackson, while talented is simply too young and inexperienced to be counted on to pick up Westbrook’s slack. He tried to do it in the Thunder’s g...
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