The Thunder's 'Big' Problem

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The Thunder's 'Big' Problem
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t’s Scott Brooks’ secret weapon of mass offensive destruction. Smallball. Brooks actually resists using the word “small” when he’s talking about it, because it’s actually not really small at all. It’s really just about transplanting positions. When the Thunder go “small,” it means Kevin Durant, typically a small forward, moves to power forward and plays alongside a single traditional big instead of two. But Durant is at least 6-10 (more like 6-11.5 with shoes) while OKC’s “bigs” are actually shorter than he is. It’s that old positionality thing.

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