Found June 27, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
Trading James Harden appears to have been a rare mistake for Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti especially with how the season ended since Russell Westbrook’s injury really cost them any chance of a return trip to the NBA Finals.  Suddenly, OKC finds themselves needing to add some bench pieces to have a chance to remain among the best out West. Oklahoma City Thunder (60-22 last year) 2012-13 Season Summary: After finishing with the best record in the Western Conference, the Oklahoma City Thunder ’s chances of winning the NBA Championship came crashing down when Russell Westbrook tore his meniscus in the team’s opening round playoff series against the Rockets.  Without Westbrook and void left behind by James Harden who was dealt prior to the start of the season, Kevin Durant simply couldn’t do it all to carry OKC back to another NBA Finals and the team was upset by the Memphis Grizzlies in the second round. Durant and Westbrook were the top scoring duo in the NBA having...
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