Thunder review: Grading the Thunder's starting five

Oklahoman Published: December 2, 2009
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Kevin Durant
→Grade: A

→Comment: Durant has carried the load offensively while playing 39.1 minutes per game. His shooting percentages have regressed from last season, but he’s become a better playmaker and has increased his points, rebounds and assists.


Jeff Green
Grade: B-

→Comment: After getting off to a hot start, Green ended November with a series of up-and-down performances. He averaged just 13.8 points in the month and shot 41.1 percent from the field.

Nenad Krstic
Grade: C+

→Comment: Krstic was expected to revert back to his near-All-Star form in his first full season with the Thunder. So far, he’s had trouble playing up to last season’s standards. And now he’s limping into December with a sore Achilles.

Thabo Sefolosha
Grade: A

→Comment: Kevin Durant has described Sefolosha as the "heart and soul” of the Thunder’s defense. And Sefolosha has earned the label, using the month of November to establish himself as one of the league’s best up-and-coming defenders.

Russell Westbrook
Grade: B+

→Comment: While still not pretty at times, the second-year point guard is running the team with more confidence and control. Westbrook’s 3.7 turnovers per game, however, need to come down.

By Darnell Mayberry


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