The Oklahoma City Thunder are the NBA’s modicum for patient, earned, and seemingly sustainable success. Just three years removed from a 3-29 start and in-season coaching change, OKC was a Finals participant last season in a closer-than-it-looked five game series. The trade of James Harden not withstanding, they boast a young, versatile roster with two bonafide superstars, a near All-Star big man that’s only getting better, and solid ancillary parts that play their roles to perfection. They’ve got a model lockerroom culture and maybe the league’s most passionate fanbase, too...
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