Oklahoma City Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry answered questions from readers in today's Power Lunch chat. Read the entire chat recap here.
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On Russell Westbrook making the 2011 NBA All-Star team:
Yes. He's become just as much a part of opposing coaches' game plans as Kevin Durant. And although Westbrook won't get voted in as a starter by the fans, the Western Conference coaches who select the West's reserves know how good he's been this year.
On the national media's perception of Oklahoma City and the Thunder:
Every media member that I run into loves this team. And I mean everything about this team. It's rare that I hear a negative word about the roster, coaching or front office. The national guys know that this team is not a finished product and that there are weaknesses that need to be addressed. But I think they view it as more of a long term project and are more impressed with how it's coming together as opposed to the same old quick fix type of agendas that many organizations look to have.
Chat Recap: Darnell Mayberry