5 Bold Predictions for Oklahoma City Thunder in 2014-15 Season

October 3rd, 2014 by Dave Leonardis Leave a reply »
What do we know for sure about the 2014-15 Oklahoma City Thunder? 

We know that they'll be very good. The Thunder have won at least 70 percent of their games for the past three seasons. The team has gone deep into the playoffs in each of the last four years, including a trip to the NBA Finals in 2011-12 and two other runs that have ended in the Western Conference Finals. 

However, despite that impressive run, the Thunder have gone home empty-handed every year. Despite having a devastating scoring tandem in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the team has found ways to fall short. Injuries to Westbrook and Serge Ibaka have derailed the team's promise the last two postseasons. 

This could be the last season that this core stays intact. Super reserve Reggie Jackson is a free agent at season's end. Durant tests the market after next season. Westbrook's contract expires the year after that. 

That means head coach Scott Brooks will have a mandate to bring home a title this year. Can he get the job done, or will the team be forced to look elsewhere? What else can we expect from one of the NBA's best teams this season?&nbs ...

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