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5 Young NBA Teams That Could Be the Next Oklahoma City Thunder
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The Oklahoma City Thunder have become one of the NBA's elite teams in a way that very few can comprehend. With their four most significant players all 23 years of age or under, it's incomprehensible how they've made the Western Conference Finals the last two years and the NBA finals in 2012.

The youth of the NBA is supposed to take so much longer than this to grow. Players at 23 are expected to first be discovering their abilities, not outperforming the game's elite.

While we could outline this success and sing the Thunder's praises, it's important that we understand whether or not this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In order to do so, we must weigh the possibility that another franchise is on their way to similar success.

The question is, who could it be?

The following five slides will offer a glimpse into the future. Although these teams are far from guaranteed to duplicate the Oklahoma City Thunder's success, they have the capacity to achieve such greatness.

As for who they are and what it will take to achieve such a feat, the following slides will answer just that.

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