Can Kings become next Thunder?

Whether it be in Sacramento or Seattle, here's how Kings turn things around

Updated: January 10, 2013, 1:55 PM ET
By Kevin Pelton | ESPN Insider
DeMarcus Cousins and Kevin DurantUSA TODAY Sports, Getty ImagesCan DeMarcus Cousins' Kings follow the path laid out by Kevin Durant and the former SuperSonics?

When the Seattle SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City and became the Thunder five seasons ago, the timing of their ownership group's rebuilding plan was nearly perfect. After a poor start Oklahoma City fans were willing to sit through because of their excitement about adding an NBA team, the Thunder surged into the playoffs during their second season of existence and haven't looked back. Oklahoma City reached the NBA Finals in Year 4 and has an excellent chance of getting back and maybe even claiming the title this time around.