MIAMI — Let’s end the speculation now: He ain’t changing it.
At shootaround Sunday morning Scott Brooks made it pretty clear — the starting five the Thunder have used for basically two years now is staying the same. He went as far to say he hasn’t even considered making a switch.
“It hasn’t even crossed my mind to change the starting lineup,” Brooks said.
Not even a little?
“I’ve never considered changing the starting lineup,” Brooks said. “We’re pretty good.”
Clearly the chatter has stemmed from the Thunder’s two painfully slow starts, as well as the fact the Heat don’t play two traditional big men, meaning Serge Ibaka is left chasing Shane Battier around on the perimeter. It’s a matchup problem and something the Thunder haven’t exactly dealt with.
But at the same time, they also have just started games terribly. A 1-11 start in Game 2 wasn’t because of the starting five as much as it was OKC missed a whole lot of shots. Keep Reading…