Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant (BEST)
A man who was blessed by the basketball gods with the height of an NBA center, limbs that go on for days, the offensive versatility of a Swiss-Army Knife, and a love for basketball that’s as pure as the first snowfall, Kevin Durant seemed destined for stardom since becoming the second pick of the 2007 NBA Draft. Between 2009 and 2012, Durant led the NBA in scoring three consecutive seasons, averaging 28.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 3 assists per game over that span.
Two seasons later, Durant averaged a league-high 32 points per game, along with 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists, earning him his first NBA MVP. Even though he left the team to join the Golden State Warriors, virtually zero basketball historians will argue that fellow home-grown MVP Russell Westbrook was (or is) a better player than Durant.
Oklahoma City Thunder: Olden Polynice (WORST)
The Seattle Supersonics (remember them?) traded the fifth pick in the 1987 draft to move down a few slots and select center Olden Polynice. True to his name, Olden was Poly-Nice enough NBA player, a 15-year veteran that bounced around the league, but it’s the guy the Sonics missed out on that hurt.
That’s because Seattle traded away the rights to Scottie Pippen, who might otherwise have played the 90s next to Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp. Can you imagine?