Re: Why would OKC want the 1 seed?
First off, OKC isn't purposely avoiding the 1-seed. Or at least I hope that's not how the layers and coaches are thinking, and I'm pretty sure they aren't. However, from a fan's perspective, I can see the argument for wanting the 2-seed. OKC gets a team they match-up better with in the first round in Houston, and potentially a banged-up Nuggets team in the second round. Then, who knows, maybe the Spurs don't get fully healthy and the Grizzlies or Clippers take them out in the second round, and OKC still gets HCA in the WCF.