ere is no money, so instead of a schedule and a plan, OSU is back to the fund-raising aspect, which is slow going when you get $25,000 here, $100,000 there, as opposed to $200 million here.
On Kendrick Perkins' impact on the Thunder:
The Thunder was playing very good offense but so-so defense. So they traded for Perkins. After the trade, the Thunder's offense was just as good and the defense improved dramatically (four points a game, a big jump). In the playoffs, the NBA leader in field-goal percentage, Nene, shot 14 percentage points worse against OKC than he had in the regular season. Then the Thunder beat down a team that during the regular season had roasted the Thunder in the paint with Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. Perk was not a good matchup for Dallas, but I don't see how things could have worked out any better.
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