Previously Young wrote about the competitive disadvantages embedded in having a team in OKC, but here he notes that ESPN's Abbott rightly retorts that it was Thunder management's choice to move the team from a larger market (Seattle) to a smaller one. Perhaps it was strategic, but it becomes more difficult to argue that the system is unfair toward the Thunder when they willingly entered the existing dynamic of their own accord.
Unsurprisingly, the Spurs are at the top, based on WoW's calculations. What I think is incredible though is that the Thunder are second, and they are second despite the fact that the Spurs' offense is considerably superior in its design and execution. OKC still has a high ceiling to reach.
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