The Oklahoma City Thunder didn’t have a very good NBA season this one and even though they had a group of players that looked better than they were during the campaign, the Thunder couldn’t succeed this season. OKC’s regular season didn’t end the best way and the playoffs were short for them since Damian Lillard and his Portland Trail Blazers beat them 4-1.
Now Oklahoma City’s front office is thinking of the next season and see if they finally can find a way to thrive in the postseason. Nevertheless, the Thunder has some things to handle before they can start thinking of the next campaign. During the mentioned series versus Portland, OKC star duo of Russell Westbrook and Paul George suffered injuries during the last games of the regular season as well as the playoffs.
Good thing for them is that Russ and PG underwent surgeries to repair their body issues. Westbrook underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in a finger on his left hand. He also underwent another surgery to clean up some issues with his right knee. George, on the other hand, underwent rotator cuff surgery to repair a partially torn tendon in his right shoulder.
Albeit everything seems to be good now, Westbrook and George won’t have the same fate with their operations. According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Royce Young of ESPN, Westbrook should be good to go for training camp, while George will at least miss the start of the camp. As if that wasn’t enough, PG will also undergo surgery to fix a tear in the labrum of his left shoulder.
Let’s hope this to be helpful for the Thunder, as the team needs desperately to start competing for important things and Russ and PG are their best chance to do so. It’s well known what this team can or can’t do when these two are inactive. OKC lost 13 of its final 22 regular season games before getting eliminated in the first round to Portland, as we mentioned before.