Guards•Russell Westbrook: The No. 4 overall pick out of UCLA performed well in the Orlando summer league after averaging 12.7 points, 4.3 assists and 1.6 steals for the Bruins last season. •Earl Watson: The UCLA product averaged a career-best 6.8 assists in his first opportunity to be a full-time starter, but Westbrook is the point guard of the future. •Kyle Weaver: The Thunder traded for the All-Pac 10 defensive guard from Washington State who was selected in the second round in this year's draft.
Guard/Forward•Kevin Durant: The NBA's Rookie of the Year averaged 20.3 points and 4.4 rebounds and is the organization's foundation, a potential perennial All-Star. •Desmond Mason: The former OSU star returns to the Ford Center after playing two seasons with the Hornets. An athletically gifted veteran, Mason provides depth and leadership. •Damien Wilkins: The Georgia product averaged 9.2 points and 3.2 rebounds, but this time will have to battle for major minutes.
Forwards•Nick Collison: The former Kansas star nearly averaged a double-double (9.8 points, 9.4 rebounds) and has spent his entire career with the Sonics/Thunder. •Jeff Green: The No. 5 pick in last year's draft, Green (10.5 average) was named to the NBA All-Rookie team and finished strong (15.4 average last 10 games). •Chris Wilcox: The Thunder's second leading scorer (13.4) and third leading rebounder (7.0), the Maryland product is capable of posting a monster game. •Joe Smith: A 13-year NBA veteran, Smith has averaged 11.9 points and 6.9 rebounds with eight NBA teams. •D.J. White: Undersized but gritty power forward played four seasons at Indiana. The Big Ten Player of the Year averaged 17.4 points and 10.3 rebounds as a senior.
Centers•Robert Swift: A first-round draft pick in 2004, Swift has been hampered by multiple knee injuries during his four seasons and is currently hampered by a broken bone in his hand. •Johan Petro: The Thunder's only healthy center last season, Petro averaged 6.0 points and 5.1 rebounds. •Mouhamed Sene: A first-round pick who has failed to meet expectations, Sene didn't play a game with the Sonics last season but was the co-defensive Player of the Year in the NBA D-League.