Who Is This Thabo Guy?

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The story starts like this:

Russell Westbrook and Thabo Sefolosha made big baskets in the final 2 minutes Wednesday night, leading Oklahoma City to an 88-83 victory over the Washington Wizards for the Thunder’s first three-game winning streak of the season.

I re-read it. That Thabo Sefolosha? For real?

Fantasy geeks are wiggin’. People are writing about him. The “quiet” deadline deal that may be a steal.

His numbers look nice since becoming a Thunder. He’s averaging 11-6-2 with almost 2 steals per game. He’s shooting around 44%/31%/73%. But let’s not get too excited.

No doubt the increased playing time has helped him. But my brain is scarred from front-rim 15-footers. Air-ball 3s. Passes it to the wrong color jersey. And other general badness.

If he has found his niche and the change of teams is what he needed, then good for him and good for the Thunder. But I want to see more and more before I get all silly over him. He didn’t get many minutes here in Chicago for a reason.

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