It's certainly not a "title or bust" year for the Thunder. This season will tell us a lot about the franchise, though, specifically the young talent that the Thunder are hoping will step up and contribute this season.
Even with uncertainty on the bench, there are consistent things the Thunder can rely on, like Kevin Durant being an MVP candidate, Serge Ibaka dominating the boards and blocking shots like it's going out of style and Kendrick Perkins generating zero offensive production.
Those consistencies will help the Thunder contend in the West once again, but just how far can they carry them this season?
Ahead are 10 bold predictions for the Thunder's upcoming season.
Consider yourself warned that some of the predictions may be a bit shocking.