I think they will end up around 30 wins, for about the 10th pick for OKC. That's a good return for Lowry.
They are not this bad.
You can put the blame on a lot of things legitimately, schedule, reffing, coaching, phantom claw shooting hand, rolled ankles, rookie centre, new starters gelling, players with thick skulls, gutless, heartless play.....
But this team actually has enough talent as presently constitued to be 8-12 or 9-11 right now even after that tough stretch.
It's the same script over and over:
Somehow though, they have to address the need for players that win games the way the game is called. You feel the outcome in your gut in close games. Players that attack the paint and get calls win games. We lack this and therefor have no answer. Result, lose by a couple of points.