Western Conference Preview: Oklahoma City

Durant - KobeThe Oklahoma City Thunder promise to be a very good basketball team sometime in the near future … the question is, can that possibly be this season? Too early?

With a talented young roster spearheaded by Kevin Durant (who could well lead the NBA in scoring in 2009-10), the Thunder started last season on a horrid 3-27 pace, but rebounded to win 19 games to 30 losses after January 1. Durant put up 25.5 points per game on 47.6 percent shooting and 42.2 percent from three, plus 6.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals, while rookie Russell Westbrook and second year forward Jeff Green served as solid complements.

To look more closely at the Thunder, we called radio play-by-play voice Matt Pinto.