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Thunder Unlikely to Pursue Howard?
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On July 23, 2012 @ 6:47 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
OKC could throw its name into the (Dwight) Howard hopper and offer Kendrick Perkins, James Harden and Eric Maynor in a Howard sign-and-trade with Orlando, but doing so would abandon the (Sam) Presti Plan and give the perception he had gone about things all wrong.
Then again, it potentially could result in an NBA title or two with a starting lineup of Howard, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Thabo Sefolosha and Serge Ibaka, not to mention a season record for blocked shots and a high-dollar existence above the league’s luxury tax.
Presti is booking that slow and steady eventually will win the race to the NBA crown, which is why the Thunder is a tortoise in a league filled with hares.
While big-market teams have the means to play Texas Hold ‘em, small-market places like OKC compete as best they can by playing five-card stud.
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