Hey you. Yeah you. The NBA season starts tomorrow night and the Thunder season starts Wednesday. It’s like finally here! So here are the predictions for this Thunder season from our esteemed panel of contributors. Be sure to disagree in the comments.
Patrick James, Daily Thunder
If nearly every player on the roster got at least a little bit better over the offseason and continues to improve as this season plays out, which is what you would expect for a young team, a finish at or near the top of the division and home court in the first round is on the way. Fifty-three wins last season meant the Nuggets needed a tiebreaker to win the division and No. 4 seed over the Jazz, and I expect the division and home-court races to be similarly tight this year.
Another year of experience, and a still-burning desire for playoff success and a still-fresh organizational culture, will be enough to give the Thunder the edge it needs to win a few more close games during the regular season and position itself for a deeper playoff run. The Thunder will be playing in May this year. How close Oklahoma City gets to June is what remains to be seen.
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