Oklahoma City Thunder Will Benefit From Free Agent Frenzy

September 7th, 2010 by Andrew Tonge Leave a reply »
There have been quite a few teams that have been hurt by all the player movement by the stars this summer.  One of the teams that have benefited from all the drama is the Oklahoma City Thunder.

We know they are up and coming, talented, and gave Los Angeles all they wanted in their first round playoff series last year.  We know they have one of the top five players in the league in Kevin Durant, but they just moved up from their eighth seed in the playoffs last year without playing a game.

Let's look at their own division. 

The big news there is where will Carmelo Anthony end up.  Even if he stays with Denver this year the cloud of his impending free agency will be over that franchise until Anthony gets traded or leaves.  Either way Denver will not be as good as they were last year because Anthony's heart won't be in it.

The Northwest Division is the toughest in the west, and when Denver comes down a notch, (and they will) Oklahoma will come up. If Anthony ends up going to the east coast it will be even better for the Thunder. 

Another team that will suffer from free agency is the Phoenix Suns. ...

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