Sunday, November 23, 2008

Damien Wilkins back in Starting Line-up

The Oklahoma Thunder haven't exactly lit up the NBA in their new location.

When the team moved from Seattle and changed their name from the Supersonics to the Thunder, it was understood that the transition might be a little rocky.

However, it's been worse than that. The team has been bad from almost day one. The Thunder is in last place of the 15 teams that make up the Western Conference of the NBA. They have won just one game all year long. And the Thunder recently fired their coach, P.J. Carlesimo.

The coaching change might work out for the benefit of Damien Wilkins. Wilkins played sparingly in the first part of the season, averaging 5 points and 2 rebounds in 14 minutes per game. However, interim Thunder coach, Scott Brooks, has opted for a smaller line-up and has given the start at small forward to Wilkins.

Wilkins responded with 11 points on 4 of 9 shooting.

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