Paul George says Thunder not in panic mode yet
When Oklahoma City made a trade for All-Stars Paul George and Carmelo Anthony to pair with reigning Most Valuable Player Russell Westbrook, it seemed clear that the Thunder were the biggest threat to the current world champions Golden State Warriors in the wild west but apparently, things took a drastic turn.
The Thunder, who are currently sitting in seventh place in the West with a 38-29 (win-loss) record, got off to a terrible start winning only four of their first 11 games of the season and are still continuing their mediocre trend having won only 34 of their last 56 games since.
While their current status might be a cause for concern, the five-time NBA All-Star George is positive that the team can regroup and continue their momentum heading into the crucial stretch of the regular season.
Prior to their 115-87 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, George and the rest of Thunder were riding a two-game losing streak, losing to the Portland Trail Blazers 108-100 last March 3 and bowing to the Suns 124-116 the previous day despite the monster night of Westbrook who unloaded 43 points, 14 rebounds, and eight assists.
In an interview with ESPN’s Royce Young, George said.
“We’re not in panic, but we are understanding of what needs to be done going forward.”
With just less than 20 games left on the schedule, the fight to stay on course for a playoff appearance has reached its boiling point for all teams involved and it will certainly be a tough road ahead for the Thunder.