As rare as it is to have two players from the same team finish in the top 5 in scoring average, Kevin Durant (first in scoring at 28.0) and Russell Westbrook (fifth at 23.6) also finished second (248) and third (239) in total turnovers this season.
The accompanying chart breaks down each Thunder player turnover-by-turnover, how many they had and of what species.
Westbrook was extremely diversified with turnovers in 10 categories, which you would expect from a point guard handling the ball so often.
But how in the world do perpetual screeners like center Kendrick Perkins and forward Nick Collison qualify in 10 categories?
Congo native turned Spanish citizen Serge Ibaka also had 10 different breeds of turnover, which is a lot in any country.
Westbrook's go-to move was the bad pass (106), while Durant had a remarkably balanced turnover attack in lost balls (90) and bad passes (90).
If it seemed as though OKC led the league in offensive fouls, perhaps it did. Though no official standings could be found, the Thunder had three players with 30-plus in Westbrook (32), Durant (30) and Perkins (30).
Another area where OKC excelled was stepping out of bounds.
Fittingly, bombardier guard Daequan Cook often had trouble staying inside the lines while prepping to hoist a 3-pointer. He had more “step OB” turnovers (7) than any other kind.
Reggie Jackson kept it simple and had turnovers in only five categories, no easy feat for an NBA rookie point guard.
Perhaps this light-hearted look at a cold-hearted stat will help ease some of the Thunder's suffering. With the playoffs now here, perhaps OKC players can turn over a new leaf.