Last year, I did this. And let me tell you I was wayyyyy offfff. It’s kind of funny to read some of the things I thought would define a successful 2009-10 campaign this time last year. So might as well do it again this year, right? First the team and then we’ll look at some player goals.
One word comes to mind when thinking about the 2010-11 Thunder season: expectations. They’re there now. They weren’t before. Now the team has that extra burden on its back. The Thunder has a bar already set, unlike last year where there was nothing to jump over. One step up and everyone is happy.
But this year, oh man. Some people have Oklahoma City finishing second in the West. Some have the Thunder winning the West. I need to sit down (yes, I type standing up evidently). Deciding what defines success is actually much more difficult this season than last. Because of expectations and the fact this team is way ahead of schedule, another eight-seed and first round exit would seem to be very disappointing. When in reality, for a young team like OKC, would be another nice year.
But let’s try and hammer out some metrics to go by. Obviously this isn’t the entire list of possibilities, but that’s why God invented comments, right? Keep Reading…