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The Ringer on Dort:

“Dort established himself through his point-of-attack defense. He’s able to cause plenty of havoc on that end, but he can do so without the risk of being out of position. In fact, it’s the opposite. In any given situation, on any given play, just a little extra effort could lead to a player getting their foot and/or hip ahead of the ball handler or extending and getting a fingertip on the ball. The likelihood is often low, and as a result, you see players making that risk-versus-reward calculation and moving on to the next play. Dort never does that…

For all of the defensive joy that Dort brings, it can be tough to find ways to keep him effective on offense. He rarely lacks confidence, but on offense, that can lead to frustrating results. For someone as strong as he is and who so willingly mixes it up, he’s a surprisingly ho-hum finisher in traffic, an uninspiring playmaker, and a meh-to-OK scorer from 3. Luckily for him, he’s surrounded by so many terrific young handlers and creators that the expectations on that front are low. The Thunder are building something terrifying, and I expect Dort to continue to be a key facet of that.”

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