Months ago | 12th July 2012 04:51
We don't lose anything besides a roster spot if Thabeet doesn't pan out.
It's not like the rotations go 15 people deep anyways. Theres plenty of people that would get the minutes before him if Brooks doesn't like what he's seeing during workouts/practices. Perkins, Ibaka, Aldrich, Collison, and maybe even KD/PJ3 depending on how small the lineup is will get time before him in the 4/5 spot.
Besides, if theres anyone who can change the work ethic in somebody lazy, its the Thunder. Jones said it best himself, the Thunder set a standard during practice.
And I wouldn't put Thabeet as the worst lottery pick in NBA history, theres a LOT of dudes that can compete for that position.
Reports are indicating that OKC has also signed this [currently injured] undrafted rookie Hollis Thompson from Georgetown..
With the signing of Thabeet and Thompson, we have a full roster. From what I'm hearing, Thompson is basically an upgraded version of Daequan Cook with his sharpshooting, but can play better D and is more athletic. Was hoping to sign an interior presence to get us putbacks and rebounds, but maybe thats what we're training Thabeet and Aldrich for.
Projected Depth Chart:
I have my doubts this is the final squad coming in for the 2012-2013 season, but if it is, here's hoping it all pans out.