Are The Thunder Over-Reliant On Russell Westbrook? Billy Donovan Doesn’t Seem Sure

11.20.15 3 years ago

How quickly things change in the NBA.

After the first few days of training camp under coach Billy Donovan, Oklahoma City Thunder superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were bestowing the virtues of a newly-implemented offense. Gone, supposedly, was the lack of secondary and tertiary options on a given possession and general stagnancy under former head man Scott Brooks, whose old-school approach to offensive principles got him fired last April – despite leading the young Thunder to one NBA Finals appearance and four seasons of 50 wins or more.

Durant and Westbrook might not have been happy to see Brooks go on a personal level, but supported the decision of Oklahoma City’s front office from the moment it was made. And despite so little official court-time with Donovan, in early October the tandem MVP candidates indirectly endorsed the coaching change with optimism that heartened Thunder fans across the country.

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