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Berry Tramel: With Perkins and Mohammed at center, the Thunder has transformed itself

by Berry Tramel Modified: March 3, 2011 at 11:43 am •  Published: March 3, 2011

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

On new Thunder center Nazr Mohammed's debut with the team against Indiana:

Mohammed looked great. He looked like a taller [Serge] Ibaka, with a little less athletic ability. In fact, I had a hard time telling Ibaka and Mohammed apart, at first glance. I think he's going to be really good. Here's what Mohammed is. He's a real center. Not a great center, but an old-fashioned, real center. I can't believe Charlotte traded Mohammed. Why would the Bobcats do that? He's a very solid player, and Charlotte gave him away. I agree. The Thunder has transformed itself. Totally different team inside.

Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha's defense:

Thabo's defense is back. Look what he did to Danny Granger last night. Thabo was in a defensive slump -- he also wasn't getting to play as much. Chat Recap: Berry Tramel Blog: OSU men still on the bubble

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by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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