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Bruno
05-16-2014, 07:13 PM
Ibaka is out. OKC should move Durant to the PF and start Stephen Adams at the center. They should play a high tempo game against the Spurs. Durant should take Leonard to the post. Let Collison get some minutes at the PF and have Perkins sub in for Adams. Any chance Brooks tries to implement anything like this or will Durant enter another series getting most of his looks from the perimeter?

Kushed
05-16-2014, 07:17 PM
Scott brooks is an uninventive coach who is afraid to try new things especially this deep in the playoffs.

I don't think it's a bad idea in fact I think the Thunder could be one of the best fast break teams in the NBA if utilized correctly

mdm692
05-16-2014, 07:24 PM
Reggie-RW-Butler-KD-Adams would be great.

EL_MACHETE
05-16-2014, 07:44 PM
If I'm Scott Brooks I would bring in Perry Jones into the lineup to replace Ibaka. Jones has a lot of Potential and I think this would be his opportunity to show that he deserves to be apart of this team

PatsSoxKnicks
05-16-2014, 07:50 PM
Scott brooks is an uninventive coach who is afraid to try new things especially this deep in the playoffs.

I don't think it's a bad idea in fact I think the Thunder could be one of the best fast break teams in the NBA if utilized correctly

100% this. I mean can someone explain why Perkins continues to play when every lineup with him sucks? For god sakes, the Thunder starting lineup had a net negative rating of -2.8 per possession during the season. How the **** does that happen when you play with Durant and Westbrook? Then when the subs come in and the Thunder run, they crush everyone.

SanAntonioSpurs23
05-16-2014, 07:58 PM
I've been impressed with Adams from what I've seen this post season, but having Perkins in the lineup against Duncan usually fairs well for OKC. Duncan will be able to take advantage of Adams' inexperience.

I think OKC does try this though. Having Durant at the 4 causes problems with Splitter being in the game. Tiago might have some success posting up KD, but no way could he guard him out on the perimeter.

OKC
05-16-2014, 08:00 PM
he should.
he wont.

P&GRealist
05-16-2014, 08:03 PM
It's not the offensive end. They don't need to change anything. Ibaka's value is on the defensive end against Duncan.


It's the defense they need to adjust now. Keep KD where he's at. The offense without Ibaka will still be fine.


But that being said, the loss of Ibaka is too big of a blow. OKC is done!

kdspurman
05-16-2014, 08:07 PM
It's their best option, though SA is capable of playing small as well. The other thing, I don't see Durant taking Leonard to the post either. Not only against Leonard in general, but it just doesn't seem like he operates from there a lot. It'd be tough to have him change how he plays now.

Adams/Collison can be effective, I know that much. Especially Collison who is capable of hitting that mid range jumper.