The Oklahoma City Thunder in their first campaign in nearly a decade without Kevin Durant are off to a strong start to the season having won five of their first six games. It has put them atop of the standings in the Western Conference. In light of that, it has given them their best start in franchise history.
When you move to 6-1, the best start in Oklahoma City Thunder history. pic.twitter.com/Snj11CzWMr
— Up The Thunder (@UpTheThunder) November 8, 2016
This quite puzzling to believe that the Thunder did not start a single season with Durant with this type of mark. It just speaks volumes to the level of play that Russell Westbrook is performing at through this stretch averaging a near triple-double with 33.2 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 9.7 assists per game. Westbrook has been everything and more for the team on the offensive end of the floor including notching a pair of triple-doubles.
What this also shows that Oklahoma City could be much better than many have anticipated with Victor Oladipo and Steven Adams proving to be reliable supporting cast players. If they can continue to step it up, it will play a huge in keeping them near the top of the standings in the conference. It could also mean that Westbrook could have a strong chance capture his NBA MVP award.