Darnell Mayberry: Thunder's Russell Westbrook must stop going into 'hero mode'

by Darnell Mayberry Modified: March 14, 2011 at 11:36 am •  Published: March 14, 2011
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d I think he's been able to see what [coach Scott] Brooks wants and how the team would like to play without being thrown into the mix immediately. That might help him pick up things faster once he is out there.

On what the Thunder will need in the 2012 NBA Draft:

I still think they could use another shooter. There isn't much playing time to be had these days. But a shooter and a backup on the wing would be my target.

On whether James Harden will start over Thabo Sefolosha:

It doesn't look like it's going to happen this year. I would think that the start of next season would be a good time to insert him into the first five. It makes no sense to make the change after 64 games and make everyone get adjusted to a completely different unit. Plus, right now he's extremely good off the bench and is helping to balance the scoring between the first unit and the reserves. I'd be sort of shocked, though, if that move isn't made next season.

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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