For a team like the Thunder, the goal in training camp is pretty clear. It’s about winning a championship, plain and simple. You can use the buzzwords and talk about development and process and positive steps, but the mission was to raise a banner.
It didn’t happen. Extraneous circumstances interfered, and the Thunder unceremoniously exited in the second round.
In some ways, all that good stuff that happened over 82 games, the margin of victory, the improvements, the 60 wins, the division title, the top seed, it all kind of feels like it was for not, doesn’t it?
In fact, Kevin Durant was asked if he felt like this season was a “wasted” year. Kobe Bryant once said any season that doesn’t end in a championship is a wasted year of his life. Keep Reading…