The Oklahoma City Thunder continued to improve as a franchise last season, finishing fourth in the West with 55 wins while reaching the Western Conference Finals.
Although the Thunder handled the Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies behind Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the team ran into too much experience against the stacked Dallas Mavericks squad. Despite a valiant effort by the Thunder, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks took advantage of the weaknesses of the young Thunder squad and won the series in just five games.
The Thunder undoubtedly have a very bright future ahead of them, and will be serious playoff contenders for the foreseeable future. However, they still have a long way to go before being considered title favorites, and each Thunder player still has plenty of room for improvement.
I have come up with one area in which each member of the Thunder must improve in order for the team to have what it takes to win a championship.