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Ten Predictions for the Oklahoma City Thunder


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I have listed ten predictions that I foresee for the National Basketball Association’s Oklahoma City Thunder.  In six months, a year, two years, ten years.  My prognostications:
  1. Kevin Durant will end his career in Oklahoma City.  He will not play for another team in his NBA career.
  2. Serge Ibaka will be traded before the beginning of the 2017-2018 season.
  3. Russell Westbrook will win another scoring title and in his future years in Oklahoma City, will join Kevin Durant as a league MVP.
  4. Oklahoma City will finish fourth in the Western Conference this Spring and will play and lose to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Semi-finals, four games to two.
  5. Steven Adams will be the starting center for the Oklahoma City Thunder for the next seven seasons.  In time he will be considered a second tier player in the Association, and will be respected as such.  He will have an outside chance to be an NBA All-Star in his career.
  6. Kevin Durant will win his first NBA Championship in Oklahoma City after he turns thirty years of age. He will win with Russell Westbrook as his teammate.
  7. Billy Donavan will survive as the Head Coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder longer than the tenure of former head man Scotty Brooks.
  8. Oklahoma City will continue to be a top tier team in the NBA through and after the careers of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are over.  The run will last longer than the span of the Utah Jazz under Jerry Sloan.
  9. Kendrick Perkins will become an assistant coach for the Thunder after his playing day are over.
  10. The face of the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2027 is currently in the fifth grade.  Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will be considered, by the Thunder fans and organization, as the duo face of the franchise through the 2026 season.

Billy Donovan stands on the Thunder logo at midcourt after being hired as the OKC coach. AP Photo

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About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

One Response to “Ten Predictions for the Oklahoma City Thunder”

  1. Harold Branstetter
    February 27, 2016 at 6:25 am

    I hope this is correct! Looking forward to Perk coming back! Russell & KD have been the backbone of our team and I hope youngsters watch and learn from them! Thunder Up. 😉

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