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Charles Barkley said it best when he explained that the downfall of the Thunder will be their desire to take so many jump shots.
James Harden should teach the rest of the squad what he already has figured out; you have to take the ball to the basket.
Both Westbrook and Durant are easily sucked into the trap of being forced to settle for jump shots. That works out just fine when they have the hot hand. In fact, the Thunder are absolutely unbeatable if they both have a hot shooting night.
The problem is that there are many nights that neither of them are hitting jumpers and that gets you beat by playoff teams in the NBA.
Harden has a great ability to get to the rim and has also mastered the art of getting fouled on his way. Not even an elbow to the back of the head could keep the bearded one from driving the lane.
But, for some reason Westbrook has gotten too comfortable on the outside. There are very few players in the league that have his ability to penetrate and he needs to take advantage of it.
As for Durant, he too tends to fall in love with the outside jumper. It's hard to disagree with the three-time scoring champ who has also increased his field goal percentage from a year ago.
But, with his height and length, he could do some real damage closer to the rim. When he shoots inside of 10 feet, he is pretty much automatic.