It seems odd to be discussing next season only three days after this historic season ended in fantastic form, however just like Kevin Durant said in the post-game huddle while being showered with a standing ovation from the Ford Center faithful, next year started the second Westbrook’s shot hit all iron and no netting and the clock showed zeros.
And since this team had such a successful season, the excitement for next year continues to grow exponentially which makes the events leading up to next season’s opening tip-off that much more considerable. So let’s have a quick look at what we all have to look forward to and should pay attention to in the upcoming months ahead of us when there’s no more Thunder basketball to watch and only about a month and some change of basketball left at all.
The NBA Draft — New York City, June 24th, 2010 – 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. ET
Boy does this seem a little anti-climactic in comparison to year’s past–which is pretty awesome when you stop and think about just how much of a jump this team took this past year with almost the exact same roster as the year before. But even though the Thunder will most likely not have a pick in the Top 10, barring some shocking trade as they just don’t have the assets or picks to warrant that type of swap without giving up a pretty vital piece of the core, there are plenty of interesting threads to keep an eye on moving forward in regards to the Draft because you may scoff at the idea of getting any kind of impact player with the 21st pick now, but that only means that you completely forgot about the 24th pick from the 2008 Draft who goes by the name of Serge Ibaka. Keep Reading…