Oklahoma City Thunder: Grading Thabo Sefolosha's 2013-14 season

One season after a career year behind the arc — making 108 threes on 42 percent shooting — Sefolosha completely lost his stroke.
by Anthony Slater Published: June 16, 2014

Fastbreak decisions: D. If Thabo Sefolosha had the ball with an open court in front of him, the end result was never clear. But you always knew who was going to take the shot. The player who had no problem sacrificing and deferring in every other aspect of the game used all his selfishness in those rare scenarios. Kevin Durant on the left, Russell Westbrook on the right, explosive options everywhere? “Nah, I’m good.” With varying success, Thabo was always taking it to the rack.

Thunder legacy: A. If this is it, it didn’t end well. But eras and breakups in sports rarely do. Time passes, roles change, players age. But when you look back on Sefolosha’s time in Oklahoma City, it shouldn’t be taken for granted. He was key in the integration of a defensive identity for this franchise and dutifully played his part as a complimentary piece. Not flashy, but needed.

by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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