Thought there were too many Lebron/Melo rumors and found it refreshing to discuss this topic.
With how competitive the west is, unless OKC makes a significant move, they will NOT be able to win it all, especially not being able to beat SA and have very few moves to make tht can help them with little cap space unless they get Gasol somehow.
My question is, If KD cant win a championship by 16, do you see him exploring Free agency?
As great of a team as OKC said, they are in a conference so fierce that a contender who could win it all may experience a bad matchup and get knocked out. For example, Houston matched up very well against SA in the regular season and it was known that they could pose problems to SA in the playoffs, but Portland ended up eliminating them.
I can see KD going to an Eastern conference team as it would be significantly easier to get to the NBA Finals ( miami has done it 4x in 4 years, nuff said). Problem is he wouldnt get as much money compared to if he stayed in OKC.
WHat do you end up seeing KD do? I think a lot of teams would want to clear cap space and attempt to go after him compared to clearing cap space for marginal decent players who have limited All star potential. WE all know that the best of the best players play in the finals. Since '08 it has been a finals of either Kobe or Lebron appearing, and if KD goes to the right team, it can even be KD continuing in the finals.