Melo to the Thunder

Carmelo Anthony is now an Oklahoma City Thunder.  Can Russell Westbrook pass the ball enough to make sure his new All-Star teammates can maintain their career averages? All three are former Team USA players and may have developed a chemistry before Paul George shattered his leg.

The Thunder have gone all out to improve their roster to challenge the Golden State Warriors Big four (Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green). Head coach Billy Donovan has one year to make it work because George is a free agent next summer and Anthony’s contract can be bought out after the season.

The acquisition of Anthony gives the Thunder three legitimate 20 point per game scorers who can take over a game on any given night. The career field goal attempts and points per game is just under 20 for FGA and above 20 for PPG with only one ball to share is tough for Westbrook.

Does Westbrook want to set the assists record? He has Anthony and George who are great scorers if he has a desire to do so. Westbrook will need to sacrifice some statistics in order to win more than 50 games with the OKC Big 3. Last year’s MVP will show that he can share the ball with Super Star teammates.

Now Steven Adams, Paul Roberson and Patrick Patterson can play defense and not worrying about scoring. Alex Abrines development is a key element in the Thunder’s success next year.

The Thunder are a playoff team. The organization is taking a shot at the title after watching former Thunder Kevin Durant win the Championship with the Golden State Warriors. The small market team understands it has to do something drastic to create playoff excitement. Houston Rockets have a better roster than the Thunder.

Who got best Big 3 in the off season: Rockets, Timberwolves or Thunder?

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