Thabo Sefolosha ready for a fresh start after sitting with Bulls

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY Published: February 20, 2009


Thunder coach Scott Brooks said he’s familiar with Sefolosha only through what he’s seen on film and scouting reports, but he said he likes his defensive mindset and ability to guard three positions. Brooks, however, said he hasn’t decided whether Sefolosha will start or come off the bench or play primarily at shooting guard or small forward.

"I love what he brings to the team,” Brooks said. "He seems like he does the defensive work that successful teams need to have on their team...He’s definitely going to compete for minutes.”

Sefolosha, who is 24, can be considered the young, athletic and versatile wing player Thunder general manager Sam Presti has coveted and sought to acquire last summer when he signed Utah restricted free agent guard C.J. Miles to an offer sheet only to see the Jazz match.

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