Oklahoma City Thunder Roster 2020 Thunder Roster

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The Oklahoma City Thunder season was rough to say the least and the offseason didn’t get much better. Entering last year’s playoffs, they were favored to upset the playoff unproven Portland Trail Blazers. However, Damian Lillard’s iconic shot over Paul George proved to be the difference maker as the point guard helped propel Portland to a series victory in five games. If only OKC won that series, the offseason might’ve been so different. The first domino to fall was perhaps Paul George.

Coming into the offseason, all talks were about how Russell Westbrook and Paul George could function together with both players needing the ball in their hands. The Kawhi Leonard deal put a cog in everything as PG13 was shipped off to the Los Angeles Clippers and Westbrook was traded to the Houston Rockets. Even their starting power forward, Jerami Grant, was moved to the Denver Nuggets. This year’s team will certainly look very different as the Thunder now embark on a rebuild tour.

Pos Name Jersey Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. College
PG Chris Paul Chris Paul C. Paul 3
#4 PG 1 6' 0" 175 34 5/6/85 14th season Wake Forest
PG Dennis Schroder Dennis Schroder D. Schroder 17
#14 PG 2 6' 1" 172 26 9/15/93 6th season
PG Raymond Felton Raymond Felton R. Felton 2
#36 PG 2 6' 1" 205 35 6/26/84 14th season North Carolina
PG Deonte Burton Deonte Burton D. Burton 30
3 6' 5" 245 25 1/31/94 Rookie Iowa State
PG Luguentz Dort Luguentz Dort L. Dort
PG Awudu Abass Awudu Abass A. Abass
SG Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Shai Gilgeous-Alexander S. Gilgeous-Alexander 2
#77 SG 1 6' 6" 181 21 7/12/98 Rookie Kentucky
SG Terrance Ferguson Terrance Ferguson T. Ferguson 23
2 6' 7" 190 21 5/17/98 2nd season
SG Andre Roberson Andre Roberson A. Roberson 21
#47 SG 3 6' 7" 210 27 12/4/91 6th season Colorado
SG Hamidou Diallo Hamidou Diallo H. Diallo 6
3 6' 5" 198 21 7/31/98 Rookie Kentucky
SG Devon Hall Devon Hall D. Hall
6' 6" 206 24 7/7/95 Rookie Virginia
SF Danilo Gallinari Danilo Gallinari D. Gallinari 8
#19 SF 1 6' 10" 225 31 8/8/88 10th season
SF Abdel Nader Abdel Nader A. Nader 11
6' 6" 225 26 9/25/93 2nd season Iowa State
PF Mike Muscala Mike Muscala M. Muscala 31
#59 PF 3 6' 11" 240 28 7/1/91 6th season Bucknell
PF Darius Bazley Darius Bazley D. Bazley 7
6' 9" 208 Rookie
PF Kevin Hervey Kevin Hervey K. Hervey
6' 8" 211 23 7/9/96 Rookie Texas-Arlington
PF Donte Grantham Donte Grantham D. Grantham 15
6' 8" 215 24 3/19/95 Rookie Clemson
C Steven Adams Steven Adams S. Adams 12
#15 C 1 7' 0" 265 26 7/20/93 6th season Pittsburgh
C Nerlens Noel Nerlens Noel N. Noel 3
#30 C 2 6' 11" 220 25 4/10/94 5th season Kentucky

2019-2020 Oklahoma City Thunder Roster Top 3 Questions

Trading away Paul George

The Thunder were stuck between a rock and a hard place with this deal. If they traded Paul George, they would essentially wave the white flag for at least next season. If they didn’t, they would be playing with someone who didn’t even want to be on the team. It’s safe to say OKC didn’t want another Anthony Davis situation on their hands as PG was shipped off to Los Angeles to join forces with Kawhi Leonard. While it certainly hurts to see an all star depart, it signaled a change in their strategy not only for this year, but for the foreseeable future.

George was a phenomenal player in the middle of his prime and seeing him leave is devastating for Thunder fans. In his second year in OKC, it seemed all was well. He signed a new contract and had his best season to date, averaging 28 points, 4.1 assists, and 8.2 rebounds in each contest. He also had a career high 2.2 steals per game which ranked among the league’s best. After being a staple in Indiana for so long, there’s no doubt that losing a player of his caliber will hurt. However, the Thunder gained multiple first round picks in the deal that should help them in the longer term. If used correctly, OKC could be back to business within the next few years.

Losing the last piece in Russell Westbrook

The Thunder had one if the biggest what if’s in NBA history. At one time, possessed three future MVPs in Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Russell Westbrook. The first to leave was Harden after OKC declined to pay up for a 6th man. KD infamously left to join the Warriors and form the first superteam in the past few years. Now, Russell Westbrook is headed to Houston to reunite with Harden which should make for a fairly interesting reunion. For OKC, losing Westbrook is losing a bit of everything. In his past three years, he became a master of all tricks. He consistently averaged over 20 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds in every game. Whatever you need, he could do it. With him now out of OKC, the Thunder will have to look for their next leader and players who can fill that void. While no player can immediately step in and become the triple-double machine Westbrook was, they’ll rely on multiple guys to share that role.

What to do with Chris Paul

One of the fallbacks of the Westbrook trade was the acquisition of Chris Paul. Once a top point guard in the league, he’s fallen on hard times with injuries and playing in a system that wasn’t meant for him. Alongside James Harden in Houston, things never seemed right and even with their best chance to reach the Finals against an injured Warriors team, they still managed to lose. He’s struggled his last few years, especially last year when he averaged just 15.6 points, 8.2 assists, and 4.6 rebounds. While those aren’t bad stats, that’s certainly not what the Rockets were looking for when they gave him a contract worth nearly $40 million per year.

While Paul’s role on the team is yet to be determined, he’s a veteran point guard on what should be a young team. The best case scenario is for Paul to return to his prime and recover some of the value he lost from the past few years. Then, OKC can look into trading him either in a salary dump deal or for other players that offer a higher ceiling. Whatever they decide, Paul won’t be around long enough to witness OKC’s next playoff run.