|1||Portland Trail Blazers||51-31|
|2||Oklahoma City Thunder||45-37|
Oklahoma City Thunder Front Office
Enes Kanterís addition allows the Thunder to play total basketball in much the same way as the Spurs. They can attack you on offense from all five positions, something which they couldnít do before.
Did the Rockets or Thunder get more meaningfully better? Why was Denver so anxious to get rid of JaVale McGee? Is the MCW deal a referendum on him? Did the Pistons actually improve?
Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden was always going to be a 1+1+1 = 2.5 situation. As a starter, Harden would have been thrust in the Kevin Love/Chris Bosh role, except he couldnít bring nearly as much to the table in terms of rebounding, scoring from the post and spacing the floor from the front-court.