OKC Thunder: Ranking difficulty of seeding schedules for all 22 teams

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As the season restart begins we look at the OKC Thunder seeding games and rank all 22 team schedules.

With the resumption of the NBA season, the OKC Thunder will be back in action tomorrow facing the Utah Jazz. All 22 teams will play eight ‘seeded’ games to complete the regular season schedule and determine playoff berths.

For hoop heads who are interested in all the games, this document will serve two purposes. Primarily, It outlines the eight seeding games each team will play including start times and where you can watch them.

Additionally, I’ve ranked the difficulty of each schedule. There are a number of elements essential to determine the strength of schedule. Since there is no travel that removes a typical consideration from the mix. Every team is playing one set of back-to-back games keeping that part of the equation even too.

I’ve used the cumulative opponent win percentage to rank the hardest to easiest schedules. There are some other factors like what time teams play but since there is no travel involved I elected not to use it in the ranking. The players are professionals, so if they have an early start time they’ll adjust their schedule accordingly.

Ranking restart SOS for OKC Thunder and all 22 teams

I’ve also noted key games in team schedules with the caveat of recognizing early losses can change how important a later game will be. For example, cementing seeding early will allow coaches flexibility in not overplaying stars and risking injuries in later games and the reverse is also true.

With that here are the scheduled for every team ranked from easiest strength of schedule to the hardest.

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