Examining Oklahoma City Thunder’s 2014-15 Dilemma

November 11th, 2014 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

Injuries to Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and so, so many more have the Oklahoma City Thunder facing questions they couldn't have seen coming just a few weeks ago.

Can we get to 50 wins?

Are the playoffs already out of the question?

Is it still a rotation if there's only one healthy body on the bench?

And, of course, this surprising head-scratcher from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, per Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com: "The question I don't think anybody has asked is, why don't they pull a David Robinson and try to get Tim Duncan?"

Whoa. Tank? The Thunder? A team that'll get the reigning MVP and a second superstar back, probably before the All-Star break? Talk about drastic measures...

While Cuban's query may seem sensational, he claims to be approaching the rare instance of a compromised contender potentially tanking as a thought exercise.

"I'm not suggesting anything," Cuban said. "I'm just curious why the question hasn't been asked because I'm curious what the answer is."

And if you look past the possibility that Cuban may have a latent desi ...

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