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OKC Thunder: ESPN writers predict team will tie for worst mark

By Mike Baldwin Modified: September 28, 2008 at 11:30 am •  Published: September 28, 2008
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pick Derrick Rose, turn the Bulls into a viable Eastern Conference threat?

•Old faces, new places: In case you've been too busy watching football, listed below are some players that have switched teams:

Elton Brand (76ers); Jermaine O'Neal (Raptors); Baron Davis (Clippers); Ron Artest (Rockets); Richard Jefferson (Bucks); T.J. Ford (Pacers); Mo Williams (Cavaliers); Corey Maggette (Warriors); Mike Miller (T-Wolves); James Posey (Hornets); Marcus Camby (Clippers); Eduardo Najera (Nets).

•Good to go: Greg Oden's NBA debut with Portland is Oct. 28 against Kobe Bryant and the LA Lakers. Oden, the No. 1 pick in 2007, missed the entire season with an ACL injury. Oden, who rode a mountain bicycle for 10 days in Hawaii late this summer to test the knee, said he's fully recovered.

Three other high-profile players coming off injuries also are optimistic: Dwayne Wade (Miami) showed in the Olympics his knee is healed. Andrew Bynum (Lakers) expects to be fully recovered from a dislocated kneecap. Yao Ming (Houston) wasn't 100 percent in the Olympics, but his foot injury didn't suffer a setback in China.



Some believe the Thunder might win 10 to 15 more games this season after trading for veterans like Desmond Mason. By matt strasen, the oklahoman

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