How many teams are better than OKC?

Oklahoma City won 60 regular season games last season, and without the crushing injury to Russell Westbrook in the first round of the playoffs there's no telling how far the Thunder would have made it. However, OKC struggled in close games even when Westbrook was healthy in 2012-13, and even with one of the most efficient perimeter shooters in the game, Kevin Martin, on its roster.

Can the Thunder reach the 60-win plateau again this season, and should they again be considered a title contender as has been the case each of the past few seasons?