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Guess how many games Durant's teams won in his first two pro seasons? That would be 20 and 23. The Thunder didn't become a factor until they surrounded Durant with draft picks Serge Ibaka, Russell Westbrook and James Harden.
To expect the Sixers' top draft choice — even if they're fortunate enough to get Kansas' Andrew Wiggins — to have the same immediate impact as Durant, who was the No. 2 overall pick after the Trail Blazers took perennially injured big man Greg Oden, is probably wishful thinking.