#ThunderRank – A look at the top 17 players for the Thunder and how their seasons might shake out
When the Oklahoma City Thunder first signed Anthony Morrow two seasons ago, many thought he was the missing piece they needed to help space the floor for Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Someone that would causes defenses to play “pick your poison” between giving up two points or three points. Unfortunately, we sometimes tend to forget there are two sides to a basketball court, and Morrow, was not very good at the defensive side of things.
For someone who is a career 42.5% 3-point shooter, there had to be a reason why he had been on 5 teams in his first 7 seasons before joining the Thunder. In this shooting-starved league, someone with Morrow’s prowess would definitely be coveted. In addition, he’s also one of the best chemistry/locker room guys in the league. But then he joins your team and you slowly figure out why he’s been so expendable. He’s a one-trick pony, and a surprisingly nonathletic one at that. And in an NBA that values versatility, having someone that is only great at one thing, but poor in many other things can be a detriment to the team. Keep Reading…