TMC wrote:btw, I also expect a monster game by Wilcox on the boards, but I can live with that. Shouldn't change the outcome of the game..
I don't know about that one. Wilcox isn't a real good rebounder(lacks fundamentals), but with how fast this game is going to be(both teams want to run) he should have a couple rebounds.
Though, i expect Kurt Thomas to be a way bigger factor on the boards. That old guy just pulled down 18 of them against the Pacers and is now averaging 10 boards in just over 22 minutes for the season.
TMC wrote:As for Durant, he's playing both SF and SG. And doing pretty well, although his FG % ain't nothing to be proud of. But he's the reason the Sonics have won 2 of their 3 games... 35 points and 5 boards yesterday against the Pacers and a big clutch shot to get their first win at Atlanta. This kid is gonna be a good one. Jeff Green is also doing well from the bench...
Yes, the Sonics are doing the right thing and both of their rookies are looking pretty good to me. They'll most likely have another top 5 in next years draft and they also got 5 first round picks over the next 3 years. They could be really good within 3 years.
Though, we have to use their problems at the pg position to our advanture, cause they're terrible at that position and tend to turn the ball over at least 20 times a game. If we can keep them turning the ball over, we should be able to run away from them.
Still, we've got to defend solid, cause every team in this league can score and if they're able to have 2 or 3 guys doing that, it's not going to be easy to win on the road, even against a pretty bad team like the Sonics.