Perk said this last week, talking about the current condition of the Thunder:
“When you add your two franchise players it’s going to be that much better. My thing is, I just know, around the league you better watch out.”
That’s been the line all along from the organization, that regardless of record, to be a better team when Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook return. The idea being, plug two superstars back into an already solid foundation, and you get could some really, really good on the other end.
The fear remained that while the Thunder worked through that, trying to get better, that the results would trump the process. Lose too many games, get too deep, and even with an improved team for Durant and Westbrook to join, it might be too late.
Well, guess what: It’s not. Keep Reading…