In lieu of the usual Pre-Game Recon (which should return next week), I exchanged a few Qs and As with J.A. Sherman of Welcome to Loud City, SB Nation's Oklahoma City Thunder blog. You can see his As to my Qs below, and my Qs to his As here.
Here are some questions I exchanged with Welcome To Loud City about Saturday's Knicks-Thunder game.
The Thunder don't possess a lane-wrecking power forward in the mold of a Blake Griffin, but they do possess two guys who at least have the potential of making Stoudemire work on defense. Serge Ibaka is the starting power forward, and while he has had some pass-catching struggles this season, he is still a guy who can pick, pop, and shoot the 18 footer with confidence. In fact, it seems like he prefers that shot these days rather than attack the rim. Perhaps that is what Stoudemire would like best so that he doesn't have to do the quick pivot on defense but rather can just jump out on the shooter.