Eye on Basketball Podcast: Talking Thunder

By Zach Harper | NBA writer

I'm joined today by CBSSports.com NBA blogger and DailyThunder.com guru Royce Young to discuss the hottest team in basketball -- the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder have won 11 straight games and head into a big back-to-back against the Atlanta Hawks and Minnesota Timberwolves, which begins tonight.

We talk about how good the team is playing right now and how fantastic Kevin Durant has been. How much has he changed his game? What's different about his killer post game? Is he taller than he says he is, and how much better might he be when he enters his prime?

We also discuss Russell Westbrook and how his role has changed after the trade of James Harden. Is Westbrook better than he was last year? Did the trade force him to change his attack in games? Is he enough of a point guard for the No. 1 offense in the league? And how vital to this team's future success is Serge Ibaka?

The Wolves and Thunder have a TNT showdown Thursday night and this matchup has been tightly contested over the last couple of years. Is Nikola Pekovic going to be able to stop Kendrick Perkins' new follow through? At what point will J.J. Barea flop against Westbrook? And how fun is Ricky Rubio?

Have questions for the podcast? Send them to zach.harper@cbsinteractive.com and we'll answer them on the show.

You can download the episode here. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, and you shouldlike us on Facebook. Follow Eye on Basketball on Twitter here.

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