Oklahoma City Thunder Roster 2019 Thunder Roster

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The Oklahoma City Thunder failed to live up to the lofty expectations that were set for them last season when they brought in Paul George and Carmelo Anthony in the offseason. Thankfully for the Thunder, they have extricated themselves from the walking disaster that is Carmelo Anthony and continued to improve the roster this past offseason. Thanks to heady personnel moves, the Thunder are much more than Russell Westbrook and George. This will reduce some of the burden on Westbrook and make for a much more rounded team. This season, expectations for the Thunder have been scaled back, taking some of the pressure off of the team. The Thunder are a much different team than they were supposed to be at the start of last season, relying on defense to win games. Provided that Westbrook returns to health in short order, the Thunder have a chance to slot in behind Golden State and Houston.

Pos Name Jersey Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. College
PG Russell Westbrook Russell Westbrook R. Westbrook 0
94
#2 PG 1 6' 3" 200 29 11/12/88 11th season UCLA
PG Dennis Schroder Dennis Schroder D. Schroder 17
81
#14 PG 2 6' 1" 172 25 9/15/93 6th season
PG Raymond Felton Raymond Felton R. Felton 2
74
#36 PG 3 6' 1" 205 34 6/26/84 14th season North Carolina
PG Deonte Burton Deonte Burton D. Burton 30
69
3 6' 5" 245 24 1/31/94 Rookie Iowa State
PG Awudu Abass Awudu Abass A. Abass
67
SG Terrance Ferguson Terrance Ferguson T. Ferguson 23
68
1 6' 7" 190 20 5/17/98 2nd season
SG Hamidou Diallo Hamidou Diallo H. Diallo 6
69
2 6' 5" 198 20 7/31/98 Rookie Kentucky
SG Alex Abrines Alex Abrines A. Abrines 8
71
3 6' 6" 200 25 8/1/93 3rd season
SG Andre Roberson Andre Roberson A. Roberson 21
74
#47 SG 6' 7" 210 26 12/4/91 6th season Colorado
SG Timothe Luwawu Timothe Luwawu T. Luwawu 7
70
#72 SG 6' 6" 210 23 5/9/95 3rd season
SG Devon Hall Devon Hall D. Hall
67
6' 6" 206 23 7/7/95 Rookie Virginia
SF Paul George Paul George P. George 13
89
#4 SF 1 6' 9" 220 28 5/2/90 9th season Fresno State
SF Jerami Grant Jerami Grant J. Grant 9
76
#48 SF 1 6' 9" 220 24 3/12/94 5th season Syracuse
SF Abdel Nader Abdel Nader A. Nader 11
68
2 6' 6" 225 25 9/25/93 2nd season Iowa State
PF Patrick Patterson Patrick Patterson P. Patterson 54
74
#61 PF 2 6' 9" 230 29 3/14/89 9th season Kentucky
PF Donte Grantham Donte Grantham D. Grantham 15
67
6' 8" 215 23 3/19/95 Rookie Clemson
PF Kevin Hervey Kevin Hervey K. Hervey
67
6' 8" 211 22 7/9/96 Rookie Texas-Arlington
C Steven Adams Steven Adams S. Adams 12
85
#15 C 1 7' 0" 265 25 7/20/93 6th season Pittsburgh
C Nerlens Noel Nerlens Noel N. Noel 3
78
#30 C 2 6' 11" 220 24 4/10/94 5th season Kentucky

Oklahoma City Thunder Roster Top 3 Questions

Will Westbrook Recover Quickly?

Westbrook underwent a minor knee procedure in the offseason. This will cause him to miss some time at the outset of the season. Normally this is not a cause for tremendous concern. However, a player with Westbrook's explosiveness who is nearing the age of 30 can show lingering effects from the injury. Westbrook missed the preseason, and for a team that has had chemistry issues in the past, that can be an issue. Still, Westbrook thrived with some of the pressure on him to do everything alleviated last season. The addition of George had benefits for Westbrook in more ways than one. This season, the Thunder can lean on George until Westbrook is fully reintegrated.

How Will Schroeder Fit?

Dennis Schroder showed tantalizing flashes in Atlanta, but never quite developed into an efficient player. Schroder's scoring average was high because he took plenty of shots with a high usage rate. There is some uncertainty as to how that will play in Oklahoma City where he is the clear third wheel in the offense behind Westbrook and George. He will presumably play some minutes with both Westbrook and George, and Schroder will have to show that he can contribute when the ball is not in his hands as much. There is clearly a reason that the Hawks shipped Schroder out of town for pennies on the dollar. For the Thunder's sake, hopefully that reason does not become apparent.

When can Roberson Return?

Given that Westbrook's injury does not appear the be long-term, the more critical injury for the Thunder was that sustained by Andre Roberson. When Roberson is on the floor, the Thunder become an entirely different team in a good way. Roberson was almost solely responsible for the Thunder's elevation to the top of the league's defensive rankings last season. Reports are that Roberson will miss the first two months of the season. The Thunder will have to lean on Steven Adams to anchor the team's defense until Roberson returns and hope that they are not too far out of contention by then.