I watched a couple other games last night and I have two quick observations:
- Kevin Durant looked pretty much like I expected him to. You could sure see flashes of talent but basically he was taking too many tough shots. I was surprised to see the Sonics use him on the weak side so much. He was the fifth player in many four player sets. However this did seem to open things up for them a little. Basically he needs to drive a lot more and run hard both ways. The key to his scoring will be getting way more than the 4 free throws he got last night.
- I got three words for ya: Lu...Ol...Deng. This guy is a player and a half. I only watched a couple quarters of the Bulls-Nets game and he did more amazing things in that 24 minutes than I saw the whole last season for the Blazers. It's not just his scoring either. It's his defense, rebounding, being in the right place at the right time. This kid is WAY for real.
Fortunately our guys have more than talent going for them and they work hard!