How Thunder experimented all season to find winning formula

“As one team executive said, if you identify the trend and try to copy it, you’re already too late. It’s about defining your own trend. The Thunder were rigid in their roster building. Presti has always put a priority on size at each position, athleticism and positional versatility. The “trend” the Thunder are creating is having an elastic roster that can bend in whatever way is required. But what that takes is a high-minded coach, one who can identify adjustments and enact them on the fly.”

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