With the Oklahoma City Thunder clinching the No. 8 seed last year in the playoffs, some of you might be wondering why they are here.
Well I'll tell you:
The Thunder got the No. 8 seed last year but they are a very young team. They have very young players, all in their early 20s.
Kevin Durant seems to lead their young team and does a great job of it. He was last year's scoring champion and shows a lot of potential or improvement.
It's pretty obvious that Kobe and LeBron are one and two in any order of best players in the league, but what about three and four? I certainly think this is between Kevin Durant Dwyane Wade. Last year D-Wade was No. 3, but I think this year Durant is going to take that from him.
The Thunder also got some good draft picks in Cole Aldrich and others to strengthen their big guys. The one thing they lack they're fixing.
This seems like an easy pick to me and I don't think they're going to be the No. 8 seed next year.