The Oklahoman sports columnist Berry Tramel answered questions from readers in today's Power Lunch chat. Read the entire chat recap here. Participate in our Power Lunch chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. at NewsOK.com/sports and pick up Monday's Oklahoman for Berry's 68-team OU coaching search bracket. On how far the Thunder will go in the playoffs and if there's a chance Oklahoma City could win the title: Depends on the bracket. I like OKC in the first round. But Thunder-Spurs in the second round? Tough, but San Antone is not playing as well as it was earlier, and the Thunder is playing better. OKC could beat the Spurs. The Lakers would be tougher. [A championship is] a longshot. The Thunder has not ripened. You've got to pay your dues. If the Thunder wins a playoff series this year, that's a great step. I think eventually OKC will win the NBA Finals, but there's nothing easy about it. On Kendrick Perkins' offensive game: I don't care if Kendrick Perkins takes the ball and punts it into the seats every time he gets it. I love his defense and his attitude. But his offense isn't nearly as bad as everyone thinks it is. He's not horrible on the post. He's made a few moves. And I think he can clean up on the offensive glass. On a sleeper for the NCAA Tournament: Michigan State. Not a sleeper, but a bracketbuster. I tell you, Oakland won't be an easy out for Texas. That will be a tough game. On which basketball coaching job is better: OU or Marquette: It's a great debate. Historically, their success rate is about the same. Marquette has 34 NCAA Tournament wins, 28 appearances, 3 Final Fours and one NCAA title. OU has 35 NCAA wins, 26 appearances, 4 Final Fours and no titles. Very similar. Marquette has the better fan base, and is a total basketball school. On the other hand, OU has a better budget, flush with football money. So it's whatever you're looking for. On where former OU basketball coach Jeff Capel could end up: Call me crazy, but I think Capel could be a candidate at NC State or Georgia Tech. I mean, he could point to his success, say he didn't get a fair shot, got snookered by a rogue assistant and call on his Duke ties. I think he's got a shot.