The ever-popular Oklahoma City Thunder franchise has seen it’s 53rd season in the National Basketball Association end after a disappointing playoff run against the Portland Trail Blazers. While OKC’s franchise player Russell Westbrook continues to put up incredible numbers securing his third consecutive triple double this season, the team continues to struggle in the regular season and in its championship stages. Much has happened in OKC’s 11th season since its relocation from Seattle. Nick Collison, a 15-year member of the squad, announced his retirement at the end of the previous season, effectively making Westbrook the team’s longest serving player. Westbrook is now only one of three NBA players still active who was also a part of OKC when the team went by the name “Seattle SuperSonics.” The others are Jeff Green and Kevin Durant who both debuted in the league wearing SuperSonic jerseys. Throughout the 2017-18 season, there was much media speculation about whether key player Paul George would finish out the calendar year still on the OKC roster. Despite rumors of George’s departure to the Los Angeles Lakers, the small forward made the decision to resign with OKC. The Thunder was also able to re-sign forward Jerami Grant and… Read full this story
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