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12/1 Hollinger Chat

ESPN’s John Hollinger fielded questions today in an online chat.  You can find the entire chat here.

Chat With John Hollinger

I’ve extracted the two Thunder-specific questions he fielded:

Question: Should I be worried about the Thunder? Their record (12-6) is solid but their point differential is, outside of the Knicks, the lowest of all teams with a winning record.

John Hollinger: I”ve been writing this since the beginning of the season: Everyone got completely carried away with that team. They’re good, they’ll make the playoffs, and they’ll probably go further than a year ago. But it’s not realistic to expect a team full of 22-year-olds to emerge as a 60-win team; the road is bumpier than that.

Question: Do you think Russ Westbrook should try to get KD involved more early in the offense like a CP3 or Rondo would, or do you think its better for the Thunder for him to be in attack mode all the time?

John Hollinger: It’s not like they’re ignoring Durant. Since Thabo and Krstic hardly shoot, there’s plenty of shots to go around for both of them at the start of games. Also, at this point you have to let Westbrook do his thing and live with the results, because that constant attack mentality is how he’s been so successful.


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