We all know how an NBA season works. About the ebbs and flows, the ups and downs, the high and lows. We know how it’s not wise to read too much into any win, nor any loss. Don’t focus on a great performance and don’t dwell on a bad one.
The NBA season is best evaluated in bulk sample sizes. Weeks of play, or even months. Because one stretch of ugly play can quickly turn around and become a winning streak pretty easily. The Thunder are about to close out a second week of play, which should provide a decent amount of data and tape to get a little feel on the team.
After a 1-2 start and some iffy on the future of the season, the Thunder have turned things around fairly effortlessly, returning the normalcy of winning to the fold. This last week saw four wins and no losses and while the opponents weren’t the most impressive thing, the Thunder’s work on the defensive end as well as the appearance of turning a corner offensively send out a pretty positive message.
But just like that, the positivity of a week can’t spin on its head and a three-game losing streak send worry and anxiety rippling throughout the media and fanbase. Though again, making any sweeping determination about any team this early is premature, I think the Thunder have established firmly that they are still good even after trading James Harden.
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