Found October 08, 2012 on
Scott Brooks has a good thing going in Oklahoma City. In four years with the Thunder, Brooks has seen his winning percentage climb each year. His team went to the Finals last season and there are few who doubt their ability to get back this season.
And Brooks is well aware of why he is so successful. When you toss a trio of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden out there on a regular basis, it is hard NOT to be successful. And considering they, along with Serge Ibaka, have been playing a lot of basketball this summer, Brooks is going to do the smart thing and take it easy on them.
“The thing with our Olympians is they do not want me to take them out and take time off,” Brooks said. “They're young and they want to keep getting better, and they know they have to practice to get better.”
But it's Brooks' job to protect his young guys from themselves. Durant is 24, and Westbrook, Harden and Ibaka are 23. Each season the young guns brag about being ab...
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The Oklahoma City Thunder’s alternate uniforms for the 2012-2013 season seem to have been leaked by the NBA 2K13 video game. Steve Noah, who owns the sports gaming site “Operation Sports,” gave a preview of several alternate NBA uniforms on Tuesday based on images from the video game. He shared pictures of the Nuggets, Spurs, Blazers, Nets, and Thunder alternate jerseys for...
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If we were to have an NBA Strongman competition, it is probably safe to say that Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant would finish near the bottom. The three-time reigning NBA scoring champ has been criticized his whole career for his lanky arms and lack of strength.
Obviously, Durant makes up for it in other ways. He is one of the most dominant players in the league. Being...
Perry Jones III could begin to take some of the minutes that had been going to Daequan Cook in the Oklahoma City Thunder rotation.
Believe it or not, the NBA's regular season is four weeks away. To get you ready, Crossover Chronicles will be profiling a team each day for the next few weeks. This week is the Northwest Division. Today is the Oklahoma City Thunder.
2011-12 Record: 47-19, lost NBA Finals
Key Losses: Derek Fisher (free agent), Nazr Mohammed (signed with Chicago), Royal Ivey (signed...