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If Oladipo doesn’t become one of the NBA’s best shooting guards, it won’t be from lack of effort. Oladipo, the centerpiece of the Thunder’s offseason, has all the attributes of a potential two-way star, but is he the answer to the Thunder’s “3-and-D” wing conundrum? “I don’t just want to be a three-point shooter. I don’t just want to be a defensive stopper,” Oladipo said at Thunder media day. “I want to be one of the best players in this league, and in order to do that, you have to affect the game on both ends and do multiple things.”
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But it was clear coming back to the town where his NBA career began sparked some emotion within the four-time NBA scoring champ. Because Seattleites aren’t the only ones who fantasize about what Durant could have done in this city — Durant does, too. “When the Seahawks won the title, and I was with the Thunder, and we were playing well, I was imagining how the city would have felt with both teams here,” Durant said. “It would have been electric. It would have been something we’ve never seen before — something no city has seen before. But we can dream, man.”
Storyline: Seattle Team?