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NBA Midseason Grades: OKC Thunder Have Played Much Better Than Expected

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When the Oklahoma City Thunder decided to trade away all-stars Paul George and Russell Westbrook last summer, many expected the franchise to plummet and become one of the worst teams in the league. Despite the adversity, Chris Paul has lead the Thunder into playoff contention. SI staff writer Ben Pickman grades the Thunder and details how the team became one of the most surprising stories in the NBA.