Oklahoma City Thunder: Could James Anderson Be the Missing Piece?

March 11th, 2010 by Curtis Finchum Leave a reply »
Oklahoma City has close to all the pieces to become a real contender in the Western Conference: A superstar in Kevin Durant and two stars in the making with Jeff Green and Russell Westbrook. 

Couple those cogs with emerging post player Serge Ibaka and super-sub James Harden, the Thunder are really only missing two things.

A legitimate defensive post presence and an offensive minded shooting guard whose talents complement the likes of Westbrook, Durant, and Green. 

Oklahoma State junior and Big 12 player of the year James Anderson can be that player. Averaging a career best 22.8 points per game, Anderson has all the tools that fit the Thunders needs in the back-court. 

Anderson evolved his game from his sophomore season when he was purely a shooter and became an all around finisher. His strength and speed allow him to elevate and finish at the rim while his high release lets him get his shot off from any position. 

Anderson can fill the hole they lack at shooting guard. Thabo Sefolosha is a defensive stopper while Harden is just your all-around contributor. Give the Thunder a guy who can flat out score, ...

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