A brief history of team development
The predecessor of the NBA Oklahoma City Thunder was the Seattle Supersonics. The team won the NBA in 1978-1979 After the championship, in the 2007-2008 season, the new owner of the team moved the team to Oklahoma City and renamed the Thunder. Since then, the team has taken on a new look.
New team growth and the growth of the three young players
The team selected potential rookie Kevin Durant in 2007 Although the historical super scorer stopped at the gate of the playoffs in the first season, there is no doubt that the rookie has unlimited potential. He did his part to win the rookie of the season, which made the Thunder management believe that he would Build a team around this potential rookie. Since then, Russell Westbrook was selected with the No. 4 pick in the 08 season and James Harden with the No. 3 pick in the 2009 season. Since then, the Thunder have formed the three big three of the Thunder, radiant and unlimited potential. The strength of the team continued to increase, and the Thunder became a powerful player in the Western Conference. They finally returned to the NBA Finals stage in the 2011-2012 season. However, the opponents of the Miami Heat were in full swing that year. In the end, the young Thunder team lost the championship.At the turn of the hand, I never thought that the three thunder masters would break up since then.
Third Thunder Majors Become History
After losing the championship, the team’s management traded the team’s best sixth man, James Harden, to the Houston Rockets for various reasons. Since then, the Thunder has become the second junior of the Thunder. And the decline is still the WestThe department is powerful. In the 2015 season, the team reached the Western Conference Finals, but was led by Curry and the Golden State Warriors turned 4-3 with a 3-1 lead. Since then, the Thunder star Kai Kai Vin Durant left the Thunder for the Golden State Warriors, where he won the championship with the Warriors, and the Thunder was left alone with Westbrook.
Post Westbrook Era
The once glorious Thunder three youngsters are finally left with the lonely Westbrook carrying the team forward. The team’s management is in order for the team to enter the championship as soon as possible. , Acquired All-Star players Paul George and Carmelo Anthony through trades, but the newly formed Thunder Big Three did not bring breakthrough progress to the team.
The future of the team
During the offseason of this season, every team is recruiting for the championship, but the Thunder did not make a big deal and lost the ball. The team’s other All-Star player, Paul George, is left with Westbrook. Now the media has reported that the team may trade the head star Westbrook. If the Thunder finally trades Westbrook, then the Thunder may completely enter the ranks of reconstruction, which is indeed a big blow to the former Western powers. Even if Westbrook continues to stay in the Thunder, then Westbrook needs someone next season. Taking up the offense of the team, each of the Western powers now has at least two All-Star players in each team. It is estimated that it is difficult for a team with only Westbrook to make the playoffs. The future is out of reach. There is a long way to go to rebuild, which is a big challenge for Oklahoma City.