Found October 08, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
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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 a...
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