The OKC Thunder are young, fun, and on pace to win 50+ games. It’s 2010 all over again! From the clutch comeback victories to the chippy rivalries starting to form, this has been one of the most exciting starts to a season in OKC history.
Through OKC’s first baker’s dozen, the Thunder have returned with more than twice as many wins as losses. They are in the top five in net rating.
The OKC Thunder have seen some good, some bad, and some ugly portions of this season.
Top ten in both offensive and defensive ratings. This team is loaded with top-end talent and has few areas for improvement. Very few, but still not none. For all the good things about this Thunder squad, some problems have reared their ugly heads and tried to spoil the fun.
You may have read the title of this piece and thought, “Bad? Ugly?! Oklahoma City has been one of the best teams in the NBA!” And you’re right!
There are a bunch of stats that would back up that opinion. But I’m trying to write an article with a punchy concept, and “The Good, The Great, and The Awesome” doesn’t work quite well.
So, instead, I will dissect one good, one bad, and one ugly aspect of this OKC season thus far.