We’re halfway done and I’m not sure the first part of this season could have gone much better. It took Oklahoma City 82 games to win 23 last year and this season, the Thunder’s reached that mark in just 41. That’s like progress or something.
But I figure this is a good point to see where everything is at, evaluate some players and look back on the things I thought were important coming into the season. I like re-reading things from months back to gain a little perspective on where we’re at currently. And to either pat myself on the back and say how smart I am, or if I was wrong talk about how it was someone else’s fault and how what I said should’ve happened. That’s what good sportswriters do.
Looking Back At Stuff I Said
- Peering over the things I said about Kevin Durant, I was pretty spot on in some areas, and missed in others. He’s scored 40 twice, he’s in the MVP discussion, he’s going to be an All-Star, his defense is vastly improved, his PER is up and I’m pretty close on his ideal stats. But I was off on the turnovers, the 180 shooter (though it’s getting closer; 172 right now) and cutting down the minutes. But as far as Durant meeting the arbitrary goals I set for him, I’d say he’s a 10 out of 10.