Ball Scrutiny: 3 Reasons Why OKC’s Triple Threat is Effective on the Floor

The Oklahoma City Thunder lead by three superstars Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George bagged a huge debut victory against the New York Knicks.





All players scored terrifyingly, with each finishing more than 20 points that dusted away New York Knicks sight of victor 104-85.

We already know how great these players are individually, but what makes them special when they are playing together on the floor?


1-Melo’s presence in the paint

Carmelo can shoot long balls but he plays even better when he plays in the interior. Knowing that he can contribute through post up plays and can shoot from the outside, his man will tend to play sticky defense on him, dragging his defender to anywhere he goes and thus punching holes through the defense of their opponent, leaving Russell Westbrook a much easier job to penetrate either to score or to pass the ball through him.



2-George in the Rainbow Country

After suffering from a terrible injury in the past, Paul George’s play changed, thus he is shooting more instead of unleashing hard drives to the basket, and he’s shooting is but impressive. In fact, he scored 18 of his 28 points from beyond the arc against the New York Knicks. With Melo’s presence on the inside and his’ as an outside threat, it will be much easier to shaken the defense, thus easily taking it down for them or their other teammates to score.


3-Westbrook’s point guarding

Thwarting the Knicks with his double-double performance, 21 points and 16 huge assists, Russell Westbrook is the ultimate point guard to wind up George and Melo’s fire power waiting to be triggered on their marks. Another great thing is, despite being more of a passer due to the addition of two huge offensive players, Russell Westbrook is still efficient in point contribution. Which will be a huge weapon against any opponent, a player who can score and pass well in a game is nothing but an unstoppable beast.

The three just complement each other, thus their past playing style are even more empowered through each other’s individual strength. OKC in this form will be hard to stop, as long as there is an absolute coordination with these three huge monsters. Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook and Paul George

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