Thunder Forecast: OKC Will Soon Be the Third All-Star Team in the NBA

Casey Womack@caseywomackCorrespondent IJanuary 31, 2010

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Everyone knows about the East and West teams in the NBA.  But the Thunder will soon have an All-Star squad of their own.  Mark it down.

In the next three to four years, the Oklahoma City Thunder will soon have a starting line up made up of All-Stars.  You might not want to admit it based off pride for your own team, but you know I'm right.

Don't believe me? Well sit back, relax, and keep reading.

Let's start off with the obvious.  Kevin Durant already received his first All-Star invitation and I think we can all bet this won't be his first.  He's the future of this team and the higher he goes the more success the Thunder will have.

Now let's look at the rest of the squad.  Russell Westbrook will make a couple All-Star games before his career is over.  He has too much athleticism and talent around him not too.  Him and KD will be make a great combo for years to come.

The third core player, Jeff Green, already is a solid player.  NBA players have voted him the most under rated player in the league since he joined.  The only thing holding Green back right now is his consistency. 

For a young player, that's normal. Once he learns to be more aggressive and has confidence in himself, he is an All-Star in the making.  He is the definition of a match up problem for opponents.

In the summer, Thunder GM Sam Presti will most likely go after a highly talented big man. 

It is rumored that Chris Bosh might want to sign with the Thunder knowing the potential the team has.  Also, he's good friends with Durant and will be team mates in the Olympics coming up.

If not, I still think it is possible for the Thunder to pick up somebody like Andrew Bynum who has the potential to be the next great big man.

On top of all of all that, you have one of the best benches in the league with players like James Harden, Eric Maynor, and Serge Ibaka.  If you have watched this squad this season, you know the unlimited potential these three players have. 

You want more? How about having arguably the best defender in the league in Thabo Sefolosha.  All he needs is a mid range game and he's a top tier shooting guard.

This will be a scary team in the near future.  Who knows what they will bring home.  Maybe something that starts with C and ends with hampionships.


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