OKLAHOMA CITY With the Thunder running away from the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night, the Oklahoma City bench got some major minutes.
The Thunder led by as many as 28 points and all five starters got to sit and watch the entire fourth quarter.
That meant another opportunity for DeAndre Liggins and Reggie Jackson. It meant another night on the bench for Eric Maynor. Thunder coach Scott Brooks seems to be high on Liggins, the second-year guard from Kentucky and Jackson, the second-year guard from Boston College.
The opposite seems to be the case about Maynor, the fourth-year guard, one-time playoff savior and back-up to Russell Westbrook.
Liggins played nearly 20 minutes Wednesday against the Nuggets a game after earning his first-career start against Portland. Jackson also played 20 minutes after playing 14 against Portland and 15 against the Lakers. Meanwhile, Maynor has slipped below bottom-of-the-rotation status.
Hard to argue either is the wrong move.
Liggins had a triple-...