According to Victor Oladipo, the Thunder employ the best backcourt in the NBA.

Oladipo, acquired by OKC via trade last summer, was feeling himself after a strong performance Saturday against the visiting Utah Jazz.

Russell Westbrook notched yet another triple-double—his 32nd this season—in the 112-104 victory.

Per The Oklahoman:

“Defense is something that is really important to me,” Oladipo said. “It is the reason I believe I am here today. I take pride in it.”


“In order to play this game, you have to feel like you are the best, so I feel like we are the best backcourt in the NBA,” Oladipo said.


That’s probably a little ambitious. Steph Curry/Klay Thompson. John Wall/Bradley Beal. DeMar DeRozan/Kyle Lowry. The Thunder duo likely ranks No. 4 in guard tandems. But if Oladipo keeps playing like this, the Westbrook/Oladipo combination could rise. Over his last seven games, Oladipo has made 17 of 34 3-pointers, has scored at least 20 points five times and is starting to make plays that occasionally draw the spotlight away from Westbrook.