Originally Posted by AFCEastFan
True. As you mention, high draft picks certainly don't guarantee success. OKC's front office certainly deserves credit.
The Nets also had the misfortune of having their most recent #1 overall pick in one of the worst entry drafts of all time. OKC happened to have their #2 overall pick when a transcendent talent like Durant was available. They also had their pick of a strong litter when they chose Westbrook, as Kevin Love was still available IIRC.
Yep, Love went 5th. The Sonics lucked out because the Heat chose Michael Beasley and Minny chose OJ Mayo.
Just imagine if the Heat had chosen Love instead of Beasley. They never wouldve needed to clear all that cap to sign Bosh & LeBron and couldve focused on just signing LeBron.
Wade, Love & LeBron with a deeper bench. Oh well.