The Thunder have kept building around Durant and Westbrook for yesterday's wars when you needed bigs, but now they're a liability when you need to go small to beat the Warriors.
With the trade deadline quickly approaching, we look at which teams in the Eastern Conference will be buying or selling, or could even do either.
With Klay Thompson comparing favorably with two Hall of Fame shooting guards on the offensive end and far surpassing both on defense, there should be no doubt he has achieved star-level results over his first five seasons.
Myles Turner has the skill-set to evolve into either a stretch four or five, and it's far from hyperbolic to envision him making half a dozen All-Defensive teams over the next 10 years.
Miami has a great collection of individual talent - they just need to figure out how to make them better than the sum of their parts and they are running out of time to do it.