Down goes Durant
Alright, this season was finally going to be the Thunder’s year after a couple of disappointing seasons. Durant and Westbrook were continuing to grow as players and it was only a matter of time until they hit some type of hero mode and willed their team to a Finals victory.
All of that sounded great until the fantastic injury bug had to come screw things up. Durant entered this season with foot problems, had surgery, sat out, came back, got hurt, had surgery again, came back, got hurt again and finally just had a season-ending surgery to top off his year.
All-in-all, Durant only played in 27 games this year. Just like Durant noticed during the 2013 playoffs, Westbrook was going to see that he needed his go-to guy for the Thunder to do anything. Westbrook has hit another level this year and has put himself in MVP consideration by averaging 27.6 points (42 percent shooting), 8.7 assists and 7.3 rebounds – but even that isn’t enough to make the Thunder a serious team.
The introduction hit on how much of a waste this season is for the Thunder, and it sucks that it is all because of stupid injuries. Sports are unfair sometimes.
Next: The future