Oklahoma City’s Young Trio Fights Towards the Playoffs

December 17th, 2009 by Curtis Finchum Leave a reply »
Before the franchise moved to Oklahoma City, the Seattle Supersonics had a dynamic young duo to build around. Forwards Jeff Green and Kevin Durant both entered the league together, with Durant making the bigger splash due to his high volume offense.

Then, the electric Russell Westbrook came along for the ride to Oklahoma City, and the Thunder were born. 

Westbrook, Durant, and Green made a formidable trio last year, providing both the league and their fans with electrifying play after electrifying play. But it was to no avail; they were a bottom feeder in the stacked Western Conference. 

Now, the Thunder have developed into a team that no one will want to play down the stretch of the season. 

If the playoffs were to start today, they'd be one game out of the eighth spot. One game. That's a dramatic turnaround after last season's disaster. 

The second season in Oklahoma City could turn out to be one for everyone to remember. 

The additions of Shaun Livingston, Nenad Kristic, and rookie James Harden have helped this team evolve into what could be a potential playoff contender. 

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