The Oklahoma City Thunder just lost 115-103 to the Memphis Grizzlies, a team that is tanking, falling to 43-31 on the season and dropping to the 8th seed looking like a snack for the Golden State Warriors to devour in the first round easily.
To quickly rub salt into the wounds, Mike Conley didn’t even play Monday night. Yikes.
Tyler Dorsey and Bruno Caboclo led the Grizzlies in minutes that night. You kno, Dorsey and Caboclo. Perennial All-Stars, Tyler and Bruno. MURKED the Thunder.
But this isn’t an article about the Memphis Grizzlies. I’m still working on my Tyler Dorsey fan page so we’ll put a pin in that for now. Stay tuned though.
No, this is about how awful the Thunder have become out of nowhere.
Heading into the All-Star break, the Thunder were 18 games over .500 having won 11 of 13 games.
Since the break, they’ve lost 11 of 16. It’s possible that they peaked
These guys stink.
So what happened to the Oklahoma City Thunder?
I don’t want to point fingers here but my finger is pointed directly in Paul George’s mug.
Playoff P has officially arrived.
Paul George went from an effective shooting percentage of 54.6 before the All-Star break to just 46.9 after and the entire team’s offensive rating had dropped 6.4 points per 100 possessions with George on the floor.
The team has dropped to 29th in points per possession. Do you know who the 30th team is? Do you know who the Thunder are barely edging out for
[insert gif of Kevin Knox bricking a wide open jumper]
I’m throwing a lot of stats out there. What I mean is, the Thunder suck because Paul George went from an MVP candidate to Russell Westbrook’s little brother again.
Westbrook is fighting random children and MAGA dirtbags in the stands and chucking up contested 3’s and Playoff P is withering in the spotlight, as per usual.
If only they had a third guy on the squad who wasn’t afraid of the big moment and could space the floor for them by making 3-pointers. If only such a player existed…