Originally Posted by okcchief
The Thunder are playing the best team basketball I've seen them play the last 3 weeks. I'm not saying Kevin Martin is better than James Harden, but he's the off the ball scorer we've lacked. Sefalosha is filling it up from 3. Just like when Jeff Green left and Harden stepped up, the same has been true of Ibaka this year. Russ has really done a great job of finding him in the pick and roll. Westbrook is averaging 3 more assists a game. Perk has even put 2 games in a row together. I've been a Scott Brooks critic, but he's doing a pretty solid job this year. 14-4 after the trade looks pretty ****ing good.
I said after the trade I thought Kevin Martin would be a good fit, and that he was being underestimated. The concern with him has always been staying on the court due to injury.
As for Brooks....the question I have is : was he stifling Ibaka by not playing him enough minutes the last two seasons, or is he responsible for his development? People were clamoring for Ibaka to be above 30+ min/game, but Brooks wouldn't do it. Now that he is getting the minutes, he's a monster.