One sign of maturity as a team is self-awareness. For the Thunder, it is the self-analysis and recognition of areas that need improvement, then the ability to hit the practice floor to address those issues.

Coming into this season, Head Coach Scott Brooks’ club aimed to improve in all facets of the game, but highlighted two in particular – its assist to turnover ratio and its defensive rebounding. So far this year the Thunder ranks sixth in assists in the NBA, a major jump from last season.