If you are looking for someone to bail on the Thunder because of their recent three-game losing streak, you are looking in the wrong place.
The temptation around the country is to couple the return of Russell Westbrook and the three-game loss streak, and to draw a correlation between the two.
And the other temptation when it comes to the Thunder is to bash Kendrick Perkins, the least-productive starting center, in terms of offense, in the entire Western Conference.
Well, sorry to be a voice of reason, but here’s the way I see things: Every team goes into a funk once or twice per season, at a minimum. And the Thunder just went through theirs. And as for Perkins, he is NOT in the lineup to produce big numbers. He is in the lineup to defend opposing centers, and the only time his true value will become apparent is if and when OKC faces Dwight Howard in the Western Conference playoffs.
For more on the Thunder, plus a look around the NBA, give a listen to this podcast with the ”Steely, Lump & Rohde” show on KRXO – 107.7 The Franchise in Oklahoma City.