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Old 08-19-2012, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default Will the Thunder win a championship in 4-5yrs with this current team?

I just want to know the consensus from everyone? That is their window with this core because all of their contracts are over in 4-5yrs and the Thunder can't afford to keep them after that.

Durant will be 23-28 yrs old
Westbrook, Ibaka, Harden will be 22-27 yrs old
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: Will the Thunder win a championship in 4-5yrs with this current team?

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I just want to know the consensus from everyone? That is their window with this core because all of their contracts are over in 4-5yrs and the Thunder can't afford to keep them after that.

Durant will be 23-28 yrs old
Westbrook, Ibaka, Harden will be 22-27 yrs old

did they extend Harden? haven't been keeping tabs on the entire situation so I don't know the specifics

if not, the word was that they were supposedly only going to keep one of Ibaka/Harden, and it appears they've made that choice
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:19 PM   #3
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Default Re: Will the Thunder win a championship in 4-5yrs with this current team?

If they keep this same team, I have to say yes. They have too much of a good team on both ends of the floor. They are still so young and they have made it further in the playoffs every year since they got to them. Now, if they continue to make the WCF and/or the finals and come up short, then yes, something needs to be changed. I think they will get one though.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:19 PM   #4
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did they extend Harden? haven't been keeping tabs on the entire situation so I don't know the specifics

if not, the word was that they were supposedly only going to keep one of Ibaka/Harden, and it appears they've made that choice

It's still a possibility that he can get a similar contract as Ibaka but that will put them over the cap with just those 4 players. If I was them I wouldn't. do it..
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:22 PM   #5
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Definitely.

You can just tell that fire burns in Westbrook , soon enough that pull up jumper is going to be completely pure.

Reminds me of Kobe.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:27 PM   #6
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It's still a possibility that he can get a similar contract as Ibaka but that will put them over the cap with just those 4 players. If I was them I wouldn't. do it..

Says the scared Laker fan.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:28 PM   #7
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I think they have to win in the next 3 seasons to avoid breaking up this core of Durant, Westbrook, Ibaka and Harden.

They'll do whatever it takes to keep Durant but I could see them moving RW if they can get desperate.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:28 PM   #8
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Says the scared Laker fan.

Im really not scared at all...

Just wanted to see how ISH thinks basketball
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:55 PM   #9
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1 ro 2 titles. Depends on how badly Wade will regress.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:58 PM   #10
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Default Re: Will the Thunder win a championship in 4-5yrs with this current team?

I honestly thought this Thunder squad was overrated, mates. The West had a down year in terms of elites, methinks. San Antonio was a team built for the regular season, the Mavericks were retooling, and the Lakers were bloody lethargic and burned out.

I only think OKC made it as far as they did because thy were simply hungrier than some of these perennial contenders havin off years, mates. I frankly dont think theyd have beaten a healthy Celtics or Bulls nor of course Heat had they been in the East.

The Lakers are now light years ahead of them. Some other teams out west could potentially pull even with a significant move (though there may not be any for any of em to make).

Anyhow mates all Im saying is that I didnt see them as any kind of dynasty team at all. Theyre good but I certainly dont think theyre great.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:00 PM   #11
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Default Re: Will the Thunder win a championship in 4-5yrs with this current team?

With this core no reason why they aren't contenders for a good 4-5 years yes.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:04 PM   #12
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im expecting at least 2 championships in the next 5 years.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:19 PM   #13
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Default Re: Will the Thunder win a championship in 4-5yrs with this current team?

Will they and can/could they are two completely different things but, of course, I'm going to say yes they CAN. I won't every definitively say someone WILL win a championship. But given what we've already seen from them, with this core, the last two seasons, there's no reason to think they can't win a championship or two.
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I fully expect them or Miami to appear in the next 6 finals. Either of them winning 5 of them
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:46 PM   #15
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Default Re: Will the Thunder win a championship in 4-5yrs with this current team?

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I just want to know the consensus from everyone? That is their window with this core because all of their contracts are over in 4-5yrs and the Thunder can't afford to keep them after that.

Durant will be 23-28 yrs old
Westbrook, Ibaka, Harden will be 22-27 yrs old

At least one. No doubt in my mind.

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