Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Kendrick Perkins, Thabo Sefolosha meshing right back into the Thunder lineup

Thabo Sefolosha and Kendrick Perkins are defensive aces who sporadically contribute on the offensive end. And while they need some time to regain their game condition, a lot of what they do has to do with smarts and power, things that don’t necessarily leave you during a month-long absence.
by Anthony Slater Published: April 12, 2014

Durant’s design started with a little misdirection up top, before Jeremy Lamb sprinted from the right baseline to the left corner, slipping through a powerful double-screen set by Steven Adams and Hasheem Thabeet.

It got Lamb a wide-open three, which he knocked down, enticing Durant to jump off the bench in celebration of his successful coaching move.

After the game, Scott Brooks was asked about Durant’s design.

“That was a great play, but he forgot to add one other player on the board,” Brooks joked. “He only had four on the board…He’s getting better. Last year he had only three.”

When told of Brooks’ critique, Durant said: “Nah, that’s (expletive),” before adding: “That was all me right there. I’m trying to work on my future.”

Then, Durant revealed, he’s already starting to think about a possible coaching career when his playing days are over.

“I hope so,” Durant said. “We’ll see. I always hear the guys that can play a little bit aren’t smart enough to be coaches, but I’m learning. I’m learning from a lot of different guys. Trying to put myself in different shoes. We’ll see. I like to see guys get better, I enjoy watching the progress of the team.”


Westbrook on if he feels any relief that this upcoming back-to-back is the last of the season: “Definitely. For sure. There’s none in the playoffs, so I feel good.”


The Thunder is 19-3 this season when its original starting lineup is together.

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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