t Westbrook is the better player.
Rasual Butler vs. Damien Wilkins. Advantage: Thunder
Butler could shoot and do little else. Wilkins is a more versatile scorer.
Chris Andersen vs. Joe Smith. Advantage: Thunder
Andersen never lived up to his Birdman hype.
Kirk Snyder vs. Kyle Weaver. Advantage: Hornets
When he wasn’t in Byron Scott’s doghouse, Snyder averaged 9.7 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals as a starter.
Bostjan Nachbar vs. Johan Petro.
A foot injury derailed Nachbar’s season before his ultimate trade. But he could shoot it.
Jackson Vroman vs. Robert Swift. Advantage: Thunder
Only one of them is still in the NBA.
Brandon Bass vs. D.J. White. Advantage: Thunder
Bass was a wide-eyed rookie and prone to mistakes before he made a name for himself in Dallas.
Maciej Lampe vs. Mo Sene. Advantage: Thunder
Lampe played just 16 minutes before being dealt to Houston in mid-season.
Arvydas Macijauskas vs. John Lucas.
Macijauskas was touted as a shooter. Lucas is a shooter.
* The Hornets opened the 2005-06 season with 14 players. Mason was omitted from the Thunder’s roster.
**Analysis based on where Hornets players were in their careers entering the 2005-06 season.