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Oklahoma City Thunder's on-court success reflected in ESPN player rankings

Nine players from the 2011-12 Thunder roster have a higher individual ranking this season.
BY JOHN ROHDE, Staff Writer, jrohde@opubco.com Modified: September 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm •  Published: September 29, 2012
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Bleacher Report columnist Bryant Knox listed Westbrook and Ibaka among his "10 Most Egregious Top 100 Rankings," claiming both players were ranked too high.

Here are the ESPN.com rankings on Thunder players with this year's player score (and last year's ranking):

2. Kevin Durant, 9.70 (6)

9. Russell Westbrook, 8.76 (15)

26. James Harden, 7.70 (58)

41. Serge Ibaka, 6.93 (56)

100. Nick Collison, 5.48 (115)

117. Thabo Sefolosha, 5.16 (134)

120. Kendrick Perkins, 5.15 (95)

190. Eric Maynor, 4.49 (157)

286. Daequan Cook, 3.44 (275)

306. Perry Jones, 3.27 (NR)

343. Reggie Jackson, 2.93 (422)

383. Lazar Hayward, 2.67 (409)

390. Cole Aldrich, 2.62 (425)

443. Hasheem Thabeet, 2.23 (376)

496. Hollis Thompson, 1.53 (NR)

Top 10: 1. LeBron James, Miami Heat, 9.99 (1); 2. Durant; 3. Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers, 9.58 (2); 4. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers, 9.52 (4); 5. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls, 9.02 (8); 6. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, 8.88 (7); 7. Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves, 8.86 (16); 8. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, 8.77 (3); 9. Westbrook; 10. Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets, 8.69 (9).

Source: ESPN.com


THUNDER KEY DATES

Monday – Media Day

Tuesday – Training camp begins

Oct. 10 – Preseason opener vs. Houston at Hidalgo, Texas

Oct. 30 – NBA regular season begins

Oct. 31 – Extension deadline for rookie contracts (James Harden and Eric Maynor)

Nov. 1 – Regular-season opener at San Antonio

Nov. 2 – Home opener vs. Portland

Jan. 7 – 10-day contracts can be signed

Jan. 10 – All contracts guaranteed for season

Feb. 15-17 – All-Star Weekend in Houston

Feb. 21 – Trade deadline (2 p.m. CT)

April 20 – Playoffs begin

June 6 – Finals begin (possible move-up to June 4)

June 20 – Last possible date for Finals (possible move-up to June 18)

June 27 – 2013 NBA Draft

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