Kevin Durant cried after the Thunder lost the NBA Finals, and for good reason: Despite his best efforts, Oklahoma City simply couldn't challenge the Heat beyond five games. It's got to be a huge disappointment for Durant, but let's not forget that he and the rest of the Thunder's core are all quite young, which bodes well for their future as contenders. Are they at the level where they can be perennial threats to win the Finals, or do they need to consider making some changes?
A return trip?
Neither the Heat nor the Thunder is on track to lose any of their superstars in the near future.
If a few things had gone differently, the Thunder still might be playing in these Finals, which suggests they should consider standing pat.
Russell Westbrook was feast or famine in the Finals. Would Kevin Durant be more effective with a different point guard?