Signing Morrow was the biggest of the franchise’s moves, and while he wasn’t the splash signing that many hoped, he might be just what the Thunder needs. That’s because of his shooting percentage and his lacking playoff experience.
A behind-the-scenes stroll with Durant revealed what media day is like for a reigning MVP. It’s best summarized as two hours of smiling and scowling for pictures, reading prepared statements and regurgitating canned answers...and then rushing to the next set to do it all over again.
His constant insistence for a starting position clouds the picture. The Thunder has benefited most from bringing him off the bench, featuring Jackson in lineups that are absent of either Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook, then closing out games with all three on the floor.
The duo visited The Children’s Hospital last week, performing music for patients with Barnett’s guitar and Kasitati’s voice. After one patient’s mother posted a video online of the two Sooners singing Maroon 5’s “Sunday Morning,” it went viral, appearing on ESPN.com and several other major, national websites.
Through four games, OSU has yet to record a single-game 100-yard rushing performance from any running back. The Cowboys have attempted the fourth most rushes among conference teams in that span (168), but rank sixth in rush yards per game (171).