As team leaders mature, so does the style of play on the basketball court.
Over the past five years that the Thunder has been in Oklahoma City, young, core team members like Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have been harnessing their skills and developing them towards total team concepts. That work is shown every day as Head Coach Scott Brooks’ squad spends time on its defensive principles, but it is also paying dividends on offense. The team’s spacing, movement without the ball and diversity in offensive sets are all improving.
A focused, consistent, locked-in team is one that looks at each game on the schedule with the same reverence, regardless of the matchup.