Originally Posted by okcchief
Martin had 15 and 5. Those are pretty much the numbers Harden would have. He was sitting on the outside wide open when Russ was driving wildly.
Russ and Ibaka played like junk, and KD played just ok. We lost on a last second jumper on the road to a team we have never best in the regular season on their home floor.
OKC has 18 of the first 24 games at home. If they start out rough then I'll worry.
If they want to win this year another move will probably have to be made. That with or without Harden. I think they can still win the West.
Miami with the extra outside shooters and LeBron/DWade penetrating is going to be close to impossible to stop for anyone with their current rosters.
Agree on Ibaka, I expected him to come out better this season. Again, only one game against a good defensive team, but he looked much like he did last season. Settling for jumpers, no aggression offensively, and too many times on defense not being the presence you'd expect. That guy should be able to score 10 points off the offensive glass alone with his length and athleticism.
What bigs are out there that the Thunder to get before the trade deadline? I'd guess you're right, Presti isn't done with this season's roster.