best, worst, and most likely case scenario for the OKC Thunder this season

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The Oklahoma City Thunder tip off their 2022-23 regular season tonight in Minnesota. As the OKC Thunder travel to take on the new-look Timberwolves who seem poised for a fantastic regular season, let’s look at the best, most likely, and worst-case scenario for the Thunder this season.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is back in time for the season opener after missing all of training camp and the preseason with a grade 2 MCL sprain. The OKC Thunder have submitted a clean injury report outcome of the 2nd overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, Chet Holmgren, who will be out for the season with a right foot injury.

The Oklahoma City Thunder get another regular season underway in a few hours, what is the best, worst, and most likely case scenario for the OKC Thunder this year

The Oklahoma City Thunder finished the 2021-22 season with a 24-58 record and saw the ping pong balls bounce in their favor on lottery night, leaping into the 2nd overall pick of the 2022 NBA Draft. From there, they selected two more players in the lottery, Ousmane Dieng and Jalen Williams, while grabbing Jaylin Williams with the 34th overall pick. Another four-player draft is in the bag for Sam Presti who went on to re-sign Lu Dort, Kenrich Williams, and Mike Muscala this summer.

From there, the bad news hit. Holmgren would miss the entire season due to an injury suffered in a pro-am event in Seattle, and that delays fans from getting to see one of their top three players for an entire year. Plus, the NBA released their schedule that tabs OKC with the hardest slate, especially right out of the gate.

With the information we have now after the entire offseason has come and gone, what is the best, the worst, and the most likely case scenario for the Oklahoma City Thunder this season?

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