Oklahoma City Thunder Woes This Year Can Be Solved By Playing Better Defense

November 9th, 2010 by Mike Aikins Leave a reply »
Fans of the Oklahoma City Thunder are flabbergasted over their terrible start this year, but there might be one remedy for turning this thing around before it's too late, and that, my friends, means playing better defense. 

Charles Barkley commented during one of the TNT telecasts last week that "The Thunder will continue to lose to the good teams until they start to play better defense."   

Berry Tramel and Jenni Carlson, two local sportswriters for The Oklahoman covering the Thunder, also chimed in on this discussion and agreed that playing lousy defense is at the top of the list of Thunder woes this year. 

Tramel asked, "Would somebody please take a charge?  Is Nick Collison the only one on this team that will take a charge?" 

Carlson added, "The Thunder played good team defense last season but we are not seeing that this year."

Jeff Green, one of the Thunder's better defenders, had his 104th-straight-game-played-without-an-injury streak broken the other night against the Celtics. Nick Collison, a scrappy veteran who is arguably their best defender, is sti ...

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