The Oklahoma City Thunder have leaned on the same starting lineup for what seems like an eternity, but there is suddenly change in the air. That change isn’t occurring at point guard, small forward or power forward, thanks to the big three, but head coach Scott Brooks faces some tough decisions at the other two positions.
Thabo Sefolosha’s departure means that a new player will definitely start at the 2, but Coach Brooks needs to balance the need to start his best players against the need to strengthen his bench. Despite signing free-agent shooting guard Anthony Morrow, the starting spot will come down to Reggie Jackson vs. Jeremy Lamb.
Likewise, it’s a two-man competition at center. Steven Adams was a revelation in his rookie season, but is he ready to supplant Kendrick Perkins in the starting lineup?
More moves are possible, but this is an early prediction for how the Thunder lineup shakes out.