The NBA’s Western Conference has certainly enjoyed an interesting first couple weeks of the season. We start it off with Oklahoma City trading James Harden and then the Los Angeles Lakers firing head coach Mike Brown. Then the bigger surprise of the Lakers not replacing Brown with Phil Jackson, and instead opting for Mike D’Antoni. TheSportsNotebook took a closer look at the Lakers last week, and the fundamentals of what was written remains the same. It’s just the offensive-minded D’Antonio rather than the defensive-oriented Brown who will be overseeing what needs to be done. Today let’s look at the other Western Conference power in transition, and that’s the Oklahoma City Thunder. 218 days
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