5 Question Marks Coming Into Training Camp For The Thunder

By Eli Friedman


Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

As we wind down the days until the NBA season, the focus now turns to training camp. This is a time for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and all NBA teams to get the roster, rotation, and chemistry down. For the Thunder, there are many of questions that fans can’t stop pondering about. Here are the top 5:

Post-Finals Loss Hangover: Is that even a fragment? I guess now it is. How will the Thunder respond to the loss in the NBA Finals last year? After losing 4 straight to the Miami Heat to lose in finals, the Thunder will look to bounce back this year, and get revenge on the Heat. Anyways, Oklahoma City seems to bounce back well after losing, as they have made step after step to make improvements. Now, this year, it is that time again to make adjustments and improvement to win it all this year.

Perry Jones III: With the 28th pick this year, the Thunder choose the versatile, long, athletic, 6’11 Forward from Baylor. After playing exceptionally well in the summer league, Jones III will look to build off that and try to make a run with Cole Aldrich in the rotation. The guy has tons of upside and potential, now its time to see how can fit in with the Thunder.

James Harden:  Will he back or not? Drama, drama, drama. This is probably the biggest question coming into Sam Presti’s mind this training camp. The Thunder have until October 31st to extend him, or else he will go into the free agency market next summer. But, as we know, Harden wants stay with Oklahoma City, and that’s a whole lot to be happy about.

Eric Maynor: After missing basically all of last year, Maynor will make his return this season. And, for all we know, he looks healthy, and according to Kendrick Perkins, can dunk! I can’t wait to see this guy back on the floor, and shooting his famous floater.

Roster spots: Oklahoma City has 18 players for a 15-man roster. Its battle time for DeAndre Liggins, Hollis Thomspon, Daniel Orton, and Andy Rautins.

So, there you have it. The biggest question marks coming into training camp.

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