HoopsHype Thabo Sefolosha rumors
Thabo Sefolosha sounded like a goner. Of course, he can’t come out and say that. It’d be foolish. You never know what can happen, and burning a bridge is always a boneheaded move. He spoke glowing of his time with the Thunder, but repeatedly spoke in the past tense and never said he wanted to be back. When asked if he expects to be back, Sefolosha skirted around the question. “I have no clue,” he said. “I’m going to have to take some time to think about a lot of things and see the options and take it from there.” Oklahoman
And just like back in the Memphis series, that meant no Sefolosha at all on Sunday night against the Spurs. He didn’t play a minute after playing more than 25 minutes combined in the first two games. With the starting lineup expected to stay the same moving forward, there’s now a decent possibility that the long-time OKC forward has played his final minutes in Thunder blue. He’s a free agent in the offseason, and signs indicate he’s not likely to be back. Oklahoman
In the final year of his contract with the Thunder, Sefolosha has struggled like never before. And as the playoff pressure has amped up, his scuffle has only worsened. “I like the shots I’m getting,” Sefolosha said postgame, following an 0-of-5 night. “It’s just about finding a rhythm.” Oklahoman
In Game 1 of the Western Conference finals and the San Antonio Spurs, Sefolosha played just 16 minutes and after missing his first three jumpers and being yanked midway through the first quarter, he sat for the remainder of the first half. Sefolosha expressed frustration with his limited playing time after the game. On Tuesday he took a less opinionated tact. “I don’t really want to talk on it. It’s coach’s decision,” Sefolosha said. “When I’m on court I’m going to play and when I’m not I’m going to cheer for the guys. You know, it’s part of the game.” NBA.com
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