A 10-game sample isn’t enough to probably draw definitive conclusions from, but here’s what we know about the way the Thunder have played sans Russell Westbrook.
They’re not as good.
Stunning revelation, I know.
There are a lot of complaints and criticisms bounding around — some very valid — about what the Thunder need to do and how Scott Brooks could alleviate a little of this stress. A lot of it can be solved simply with “play basketball better you dummies,” but that’s probably oversimplifying matters. I don’t think an offensive system is necessarily the answer, nor some magical “adjustment,” a word fans love to just say without having any idea what adjustment it is they want.
So here’s one: Switch the starting five. Keep Reading…