"I love the nucleus of their team,” Karl said. "It’s a young team that’s going to have growing pains. But (Kevin
is going to lead the league in scoring someday. (Jeff
, a lot of people compare him to Scottie Pippen
, and the reason is because he’s fundamentally sound in almost every area. And (Russell
, if you don’t stay in front of him, he’s extremely dangerous.
is playing well. They seem to have some more confidence in him. (Thabo
, I think they’re trying to turn him into a Bruce Bowen-
type of player, and I think he’s capable of handling that situation.
"I think they’re in a great place. And I read that they have like 47 draft picks in the next two years. They’ve put themselves in a good place. And not many people know about it, but Oklahoma City is kind of a tough place to play.”
KARL PRAISES WESTBROOK
Karl continued his high praise for Westbrook, but said the rookie point guard must find his niche in the NBA.