Position versatility when you're winning
I thought this was interesting. When you're winning, versatility becomes a reason why you're going to be good. When you're losing (like us), it becomes a reason why you'll never turn the corner. Maybe the 'truth' lies somewhere in the middle - you need talent to win, both on the court and on the bench (players and coaches).
"Last Thursday night, however, Jackson's surprising selection sparked so much confusion that it clouded most of our minds and prevented many of us from being able to make sense of how Jackson fits.
"Jackson, the 6-foot-3 point guard out of Boston College, originally was viewed as a replacement to current backup Eric Maynor. That notion was quickly shot down by team management. And the more you think about it the more sense it makes.
"Because Jackson's game is much closer to Westbrook's than Maynor's.
"Call up any Internet clip of Jackson, and you'll see him soaring through the air for highlight dunks, flying through the lane for rebounds point guards have no business getting and virtually getting to any spot he wants on the court.
"But even Thunder GM Sam Presti's stated motive for selecting Jackson seemed to be only a surface level explanation. Presti talked about how Jackson adds depth to the program. How his skills, given ample time and development, could really benefit the team."