The Oklahoma City Thunder undoubtedly entered a rebuilding phase after trading away superstars like Russell Westbrook and Paul George.
However, in exchange for George, the Thunder got several assets in return from the Los Angeles Clippers.
In just a couple of seasons, the Thunder have gone from being a bottom-feeder in the Western Conference to being a legitimate contender.
SiriusXM NBA host Gerald Brown went as far as saying that the Thunder have the potential to become the next Golden State Warriors of the league on Twitter.
“You look at their trajectory, they are going to be scary good,” Brown said.
“You look at their trajectory, they are going to be scary good.”@GeraldBlss is forecasting a bright future for the young team in Oklahoma City.
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The prediction is coming after the Oklahoma City Thunder’s recent matchup against the Golden State Warriors.
Although it was a close matchup, the Thunder ultimately registered a 130-123 victory over the 2022 NBA champions.
The credit for the win goes to three players: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Chet Holmgren, and Jalen Williams.
The three players combined for 98 points against the Warriors and ultimately proved too much to handle for the Warriors.
Chet Holmgren, in particular, put up 36 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists for the Thunder.
Considering Holmgren is still a rookie, it’s great to see the young stud is playing at an elite level.
For the season, he is averaging 17.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game.
Thanks to Holmgren’s excellent rookie season, the Thunder currently have a 9-4 record as they hold the fourth seed in the Western Conference.
If Holmgren can keep up these numbers, he will certainly be a top contender to win the 2024 NBA’s Rookie of the Year, over the San Antonio Spurs’ Victor Wembanyama.
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