Diagnosing OKC Thunder’s Remaining Roster Flaws

August 13th, 2013 by Tom Schreier Leave a reply »

It’s hard to say the Oklahoma City Thunder are a “flawed” team.

They enter the 2013-14 season as the favorites in the Northwest Division and have one two of the best players in the league in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and probably would have advanced further in the playoffs if the latter had not been hurt.

That does not mean that there aren’t a few weaknesses in the O.K.C. roster. Westbrook is an elite player, but the team could use a reliable pass-first point guard that can play substantial minutes throughout an NBA season, has lingering questions about who will take over at the shooting guard position and have to wonder about Serge Ibaka and Kendrick Perkins when it comes to big men.

Durant and Westbrook got a taste of the NBA Finals two years ago and are talented enough to get back there with the right personnel, but the team is still missing James Harden’s presence and lost Kevin Martin to the division rival Minnesota Timberwolves in the offseason.

The difference between a deep run and an early exit will come down to how well the Thunder are able to plug some holes in t ...

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