Thunder Missing Depth Between Tre Mann and Darius Bazley Injuries

Oklahoma City is off to a 7-9 start that honestly feels surprising. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has willed the Thunder to wins, playing like a legitimate MVP candidate over the first 16 games of the season.

What’s even more interesting, though, is that Oklahoma City has dropped multiple winnable games already. Early on, the Thunder dropped three nail-biters, one to the Pistons and two to the Bucks. The Bucks were without Giannis Antetokounmpo, though, and the Pistons are off to one of the worst starts in the NBA.