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Team analysis: Oklahoma City Thunder

by on Sep.15, 2010, under Team analysis

Russell Westbrook

Westbrook's excited. Are you? (ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Russell Westbrook, Eric Maynor, Royal Ivey
SG: Thabo Sefolosha, James Harden, Daequan Cook
SF: Kevin Durant, Morris Peterson
PF: Jeff Green, Nick Collison, D.J. White, Ryan Reid
C: Nenad Krstic, Serge Ibaka, Cole Aldrich, Byron Mullens

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Kevin Durant – SF (Rd. 1): 31 Pts, 1.5 threes, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 1 Blk
Russell Westbrook – PG (Rd. 2-5): 16.5 Pts, 5 Reb, 8.5 Ast, 1.5 Stl
Jeff Green – F (Rd. 5-6): 16 Pts, 1 three, 6.5 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk
James Harden – SG (Rd. 10-11): 11 Pts, 1 three, 3 Reb, 1 Stl
Serge Ibaka – C (Rd. 13+): 7 Pts, 6.5 Reb, 1.5 Blk

Sleeper:
Ibaka

Most likely to surprise:
Aldrich

Most likely to disappoint:
Westbrook

Category specialists:

  • Blocks: Ibaka, Aldrich

Things to watch:

  • if Westbrook can truly be elite by improving FG%/3ptm/TO
  • who (if anyone) can emerge from the glut at SG and C

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 14th
  • FGM: 19th
  • FGA: 20th
  • FG%: 14th
  • FT%: 2nd
  • 3PTM: 25th
  • Reb: T3rd
  • Ast: 23rd
  • TO: T23rd
  • Stl: 6th
  • Blk: 1st

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11C+

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