A reality about the NBA is that despite winning 49 games during the regular season, the Oklahoma City Thunder will be remembered for losing 4-1 in the first round of the playoffs.
Now the front office will have to do a complete audit on what went wrong. Does the team need to consider a new direction at head coach? Are Russell Westbrook and Paul George untouchable in trade talks?
These are difficult questions, but ones OKC management will have to ask since this team has little flexibility to improve the roster due to luxury-tax constraints.
Now eliminated from the postseason, let's look ahead to the free agency, draft and trade decisions facing the Thunder this offseason.