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@bmuelle21 I think KD sees how Lebron puts tremendous pressure on defenses with his passing ability and is trying to develop that as well. Of course, when people consider you the second best player in the world, you're gonna do what you can to be the best. KD has had some really silly turnovers but you can see that he's trying to make the right read. Most of the time he's either reading it just a hair too early or late. It doesn't help that he hasn't been getting to the line. He could have easily had 45 last night. But if he stays aggressive, those calls will come. The guy is 24 and just added the Dirk fall-away to his arsenal. I'm not too worried about our chances on most nights.
2 years ago on Thursday Bolts - 11.15.12
@cdub00 @Legendary_Dork I can see both sides of the argument. Perk is really only an asset in the half-court and the Thunder need to be on the break to really pressure other teams. I'll never discount Perk's championship experience. I'd actually argue that the Celtics win another ring if Perk plays in game 7 of that Finals rematch. I think he has been key in the development of these guys, for sure. But there is a clear conflict of styles that makes him less effective in OKC. Sometimes I think Coach Brooks gets stuck between the two philosophies (in the same game most of the time) - which is easy to do when you have two elite talents on your team. These guys will have it figured out come playoff time - where we will definitely need Perk to at least put a body on a Gasol or Howard.
@cdub00 Definitely agree. I know losing Harden hurts, but I can't believe the national media is so quick to write the Thunder off after a few bad games. Did these guys not see what KD and Russ did to folks in the playoffs just 5 months ago?