Timothy Varner from the super-duper fantastic Spurs blog 48 Minutes of Hell was kind enough to answer a few questions about the relationship Oklahoma City and San Antonio share.
DT: Oklahoma City has been said to be mimicking the Spurs model. I take that as get three cornerstone players, make sure you keep them and build from there. Looking at OKC from an outside perspective, do you think they’ve got three comparable cornerstones to Duncan, Parker and Ginobili?
TV: That’s a good question. Right now, the answer is obviously no. But projecting forward, the Thunder absolutely have the makings of the a future Big 3. Here’s what scares me: Sam Presti is not done. Durant is just scratching the surface of awesome he will be become. The better he becomes, the greater success his surrounding cast will enjoy. But honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if the third member of your Big 3 is yet to arrive. What if someone like Jeff Green becomes a 4th star, rather than the 3rd? Going forward, I actually like the Thunder’s chances of becoming a dynasty more than Portland’s.
DT: What do you see as the reason the Spurs have lost to the Thunder the last two? Lack of focus? Poor coaching decisions? What is it? Keep Reading…