By Shayden Smith
Oklahoma’s beloved Thunder have had an up and down season so far to say the least. There is still one big thing missing for the lineup if the Thunder wants to excel in the upcoming playoffs. What is that missing asset you ask? We need more Russell Westbrooks? As much as all Thunder fans would love that, no not more Westbrooks. The Thunder need another superior scorer. Westbrook and Enes Kanter can’t do everything on their own. Rudy Gay for the Sacramento Kings has been in trade rumors with the Thunder throughout the season. Could Gay actually help the Thunder? He’s no Alex Abrines, but he could give the Thunder that scoring push they need. Speaking of Gay and the Kings, the Thunder came into Sacramento Sunday night to test if Gay is right for their team.
Rudy Gay finished the game with 22 points and 10 rebounds, an excellent showing against the Thunder. So could he really help the Thunder this season? Probably. Does anyone really care at this exact moment? Of course not. Westbrook and Kanter had something to prove Sunday night, putting up number that made Gay and Cousins bow to the great names of the young Thunder stars… they didn’t really bow, but they might as well have.
Westbrook had his 20th triple-double of the season, scoring 36 points, grabbing 11 boards and dishing out 10 dimes. Westbrook had 18 triple-doubles for the whole season in 2015-2016. He now has 20 this season and we’re only half way through it. Scientists, please check the true origins of Westbrook. I don’t care what anyone else says, the man is not human. Also, please make sure Westbrook starts the all-star game over Stephen Curry. Averaging a triple-double and not starting the all-star game, doesn’t that just seem unreal?
Kanter came out of the gates hot, ending the night with 29 points, off 10 of 18 from the field, and 12 rebounds. Just give the man the Sixth Man of the Year Award already. The only other person who would even have a chance of winning it would be Kyle Singler… I was laughing the whole time writing that sentence.
Gay seems to be a formidable foe for the OKC Thunder, but Westbrook and Kanter were just too much for the Kings to handle. Thunder take the win 122 – 118.