The Thunder are 5-0 for the first time ever. The franchise is off to its best start since the last lockout shortened season, where the team started 6-0. But that team didn’t make the playoffs.
The first five games have had a little of everything. Five wins in a week isn’t something you really ever see in the NBA, well, because lockout’s don’t compact seasons like this that often.
The opener was one of those games that was never really in doubt, but one where you couldn’t exactly check completely out of it. The next three were nail-biters: A terrific close in Minnesota, a tough win with fireworks in Memphis and then a buzzer-beater over Dallas. And then a laugher, with the Thunder blistering the Suns.
So with OKC the only team 5-0 in the league, they’re firmly in the top two or three of everyone’s power rankings. And since everyone loves power rankings, or at least everyone loves to click on them and then gripe about the actual rankings, I figured I’d apply the same thing specifically to the Thunder. But with a twist. Here’s a new Monday feature: Thunder Player Power Rankings. Keep Reading…