WHO NEEDS RUSSELL WESTBROOK?
The Thunder do. That’s who.
In the end, Oklahoma City registered a 95-81 win over Fenerbahce in Istanbul, but for a good 20 minutes of the first half, the panic button looked really big, red and shiny. It was more of the same from last May when the Thunder struggled to find any kind of offensive consistency without Westbrook outside of Kevin Durant just doing things.
All you need to know about the way the Thunder played: Durant took 17 shots in the first half. There was no balance, no give-and-take, no flow. It was basically just the first option being Durant, and the second option being whoever Durant passed it to. Keep Reading…