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Main Event: What they're saying about the Thunder's kiddie corps

What they're saying about the Thunder
By Darnell Mayberry, Staff Wrtiter Published: February 21, 2011

What they're saying about the Thunder

Jon Barry

“Last year's first round series with L.A., they learned a lot. That's how it goes with young teams. You take steps. And they took steps last year. They won 50 games. They were terrific. They took the Lakers to six games and they learned from that. And they're doing great now. I still just think they're one piece away, a real back to the basket type guy to get easy baskets.”

Tyronn Lue on Russell Westbrook

“I really haven't seen a guy like him. Him and Derrick Rose at the point guard position are just two freaks. Explosive. Powerful. Fast. They got all of it in one.”

Will Perdue on Serge Ibaka

“Right now, he's still more of a defensive presence than anything else. As he continues to learn the game, he'll get better at the offensive end. And a lot of that has to do with experience and footwork. He's just got to learn to use his physical assets in order to be in a position where he can be more effective and efficient on the offensive end of the floor.”

Magic Johnson on Scott Brooks

“I think Coach Brooks has done an incredible job of mixing in the young players and growing the young talent. He's pushing all the right buttons.”

Rick Fox

“I see a solid foundation. And in this league, veteran squads usually win championships. But having talented youth like the Thunder is great. Staying together is going to be the key. Finding a way to work out all of the free agent concerns that will arise over the next five years.”

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