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NBA's Extreme Makeover Draft Edition: Teams That Are a Draft Away From Playoffs

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NBA's Extreme Makeover Draft Edition: Teams That Are a Draft Away From Playoffs
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Every team has it's lows.

Besides the LA Lakers, almost every team had point in time where they were the laughing stock of the NBA.  Most of these teams nowandays either try and do it the quick less effective way (free agency), or the long most effective way (draft).

When you look at a team like the Oklahoma City Thunder, or Seattle Supersonics at the time, the first two years they drafted Kevin Durant they only won 43 games in the two first seasons combined.  Everyone laughed at them because they were bad and questioned Kevin Durant's ability to lead a team.  Now after successfully building through the draft they have two centerpieces to the franchise in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

I KNOW, THAT I DIDN'T INCLUDE PLAYERS LIKE KYRIE IRVING OR PERRY JONES IN THIS ARTICLE.  The reason for that being is because then it would be too predictable because it is an obvious choice that the top two picks in the draft would make the bigger impacts for my prediction.

These teams are teams that I believe can possibly surprise people come next year in result of the NBA Draft.

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