The Thunder take a huge step forward in 2010, but to make a playoff run in 2011 they'll need to add a big name player to their roster.
Durant and Westbrook have been big for them, but if they can just add some more star power they could even compete with the Lakers for the top spot in the West.
Here are five REALISTIC free agents that would allow OKC to do that.
There's no doubt in anyone's mind that Amare Stoudemire is one of the NBA's best at his position.
For the last two years, the Suns have toyed with the idea of trading him, but they've never followed through, in part to Stoudemire's will. He said both times that he wanted to stay in Phoenix.
But this year he'll be a free agent, and that could change things. If Stoudemire ended up signing in OKC, they'd have one of if not THE strongest pair of forwards in the league with Amare and Kevin Durant.
Dirk Nowitzki has been at the league's elite for a number of years. His stats are solid, beating out Stoudemire's 23.1 PPG with 25.
Dirk has been know to play with heart and veteran smarts, and that's just what a young thunder team needs.
With Nowitzki leading the way, the Thunder could really make a splash in the West.
One thing the Thunder have lacked is three-point shooting. Ray Allen has that, and lots of it.
Some would argue that Jeff Green and Russell Westbrook have been clutch from beyond the arch, but Green's career 3P% if just .348 and Westbrook's is just .249.
As opposed to Allen's .396, he would be a clear improvement. Plus, his veteran leadership and smarts would be helpful, too.
Chris Bosh has been through a lot in his career, from Great Years to Off years to Injured Years. Now, he gets he chance to go to another city to finally win that title he's always wanted.
Oklahoma City would be that perfect city. Kevin Durant and Nenad Krstic to work with down low and Russell Westbrook and Jeff Green to kick it out to, it looks like a perfect situation to fit Bosh.
Joe Johnson is an incredible player that is definitely under the radar. The Thunder are without a solid SG, and Joe Johnson could fill that void and more.
Johnson could help OKC all over the court, with a career .373 3P% and 21.3 PPG in 09-10. With eight years of experience, he could help with the Thunder's lack of veteran leadership as well.
Which of these 5 great prospects will most likely be joining Durant in 2011? Despite trade speculations last year, Ray Allen and Amare Stoudemire will probably choose to stay with their respective teams for at least another year. Dirk Nowitzki will probably test the market, but I think the Mavs will be willing to match any offer the Thunder or any other team would make to keep their star in Dallas. Then it comes down to Johnson or Bosh. Johnson has a good deal in Atlanta right now, and the Hawks still have a chance at winning a title, in which case Johnson will definitely choose to stay. Bosh, however, hasn't made the playoffs in two years, all the more reason for him to want to find a new home, possibly in OKC. So, at the end of the day, it's most likely that Bosh and Durant will be sporting the same jersey next year. But don't count any of these 5 possibilities out.