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Oklahoma City Thunder: 7-1

An promising offseason ended using the Thunder looking as vulnerable as the Western Conference teams they were supposed to have a border on. Kevin Durant foot was the blow, but Anthony Morrow sprained his MCL. An ankle rolled, and Jeremy Lamb's back flared up. Injuries are a part of every summertime and preseason slate, and they're bad news for everyone. However, for OKC, a group in position to make the most of the Clippers' advancement and San Antonio decrease, the onrush of all maladies was. The Thunder's window is by no means closed. Healthy, they're a threat to knock absolutely anyone. And if there are no lingering effects from the present laundry list of injuries (Durant's in particular), they might even be favorites at the conference at that time the postseason rolls around. At the same time, the playoff positioning of Oklahoma City could hurt. Heading into the dance as a No. 4 seed makes reaching the last round a great deal harder. So Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka and second-year breakout candidate Steven Adams must compensate for their lost teammates' production. Its footing is more shaky than expected, although OKC belongs on the contending base. Read more: