Beverley talks Houston backcourt fit, Collison honors Brodie, OKC thanks Westbrook via billboards

Russell Westbrook, OKC Thunder (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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OKC Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) /

OKC Thunder in the news takes a peek at Pat Beverley’s thoughts on the Russ/Harden dynamics, Mr. Thunder’s sendoff to the Brodie, and a Stache Bro birthday tribute.

The dust has settled on 2019 Free Agency. However, the NBA world is dissecting and the discussing the latest OKC Thunder trade, one that shipped Russell Westbrook off the Houston. Former Rocket, current Clippers guard, and fierce Westbrook rival Patrick Beverley offered his take of the pairing of Russ and James Harden.

Sticking with the topic of Westbrook; Mr. Thunder, aka Nick Collison, posted a gracious goodbye to the Brodie on his Instagram account. Collison was not only busy on social media, former Stache Bro and infinite Oklahoma citizen Enes Kanter celebrated Steven Adams birthday in the best way possible. Last, but not the least, several electronic billboards went up around the city celebrating and thanking Russ.

Pat Knows his stuff

Few players know Harden and Westbrook better than Beverly. Pat Bev played with Harden for five years before being shipped to the Clippers. His ongoing beef with Westbrook has continued since Westbrook’s infamous knee injury during the 2013 playoffs. Recently, the defensive-minded guard talked with the Houston Chronicle, and he touched on the Russ and Harden reunion:

"“I think it will work,” Beverley said. “I might sound crazy, but I think it will work. I think they respect each other on and off the basketball court and they are both really passionate about basketball. I think Russ can take some of the pressure off James and James can take some pressure of Russ. I think they can make it fit. I’m excited to see it. I know the city is excited.”"

Beverley stating the pairing will work is interesting because many pundits have claimed it will not. In due time the answer will reveal itself, but I agree with Pat.