Last season, the Thunder increased their win total from 23 to 50.
They then pushed the eventual champion Lakers to six games and came within seconds of forcing a game seven. This year the Thunder are right in the thick of the playoff race and, as of today, currently sitting fourth, three games behind the Lakers.
Last year, the Thunder stood pat at the deadline. Sam Presti sometimes tends to make his deals in the offseason during the draft as he traded for the rights to Jeff Green and Cole Aldrich in past drafts. With so much more expected of the Thunder this time around during the playoffs there are a few moves they could make which would help them to reach the lofty expectations placed upon them.