Coach Nick broke down what new coach Billy Donovan has installed on offense for Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and the rest of the OKC Thunder. While there are some recognizable differences, any of the good stuff in the Thunder Offense is few and far between. While it may be natural to have players revert to what they know, it’s concerning that we’re still seeing some of the same isolation and stagnant offense we were accustomed to from the Scott Brooks offense.
The other worldly talent of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant is not in dispute, and there are plenty of possessions where it’s appropriate to get out of their way and let them weave their magic. But they need to be judged through the prism of the Western Conference playoffs, where isolating for bad shots can get you a seat on your couch watching the conference finals real quick.