Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant has lofty goals

Mike Baldwin Modified: July 1, 2009 at 4:44 am •  Published: July 1, 2009

Kevin Durant has lofty goals for the Thunder this season.

"I've been thinking this whole summer that we have to start off well to become a playoff team," Durant said Tuesday at his basketball camp. "Anything less than the playoffs is a failure for us."

After getting off to one of the worst starts in NBA history (3-29), Oklahoma City finished 20-30 over its final 50 games.

Highlighted by two wins over San Antonio and wins over playoff teams like Dallas, Utah, Portland, Chicago and Detroit, the Thunder was 7-7 in January, 7-8 in March.

"(Making the playoffs) is a realistic goal for us," Durant said. "We have the talent. We were better towards the end of the season last year. Anything less than the playoffs is a failure."


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