OKC’s core players
Kevin Durant, SF
→The No. 2 overall pick in 2007 is the face of the franchise.
Jeff Green, SF
→The No. 5 overall pick in 2007 is now one of the most underrated players in the league.
Russell Westbrook, PG
→He was picked fourth overall in 2008 and could be a star with a little fine tuning.
Nenad Krstic, C
→Signed as a free agent in December 2008, he’s revived his NBA career.
James Harden, SG
→Picked No. 3 overall in 2009, he could turn the "Big Three” into the "Big Four.”
Shaun Livingston, PG
→Signed in midseason last year as a low-risk, high-reward point guard. Could be a gem if he can completely recover from a career-threatening knee injury.
D.J. White, PF
→Picked 29th overall in 2008 but missed most of the season because of a jaw injury.
Kyle Weaver, SG
→A second-round pick in 2008. He’s shown versatility and a commitment to contributing in any way possible.
Serge Ibaka, PF
→The 24th overall pick in 2008 is super athletic and could be the shot-blocker OKC lacks.
B.J. Mullens, C
→A project center acquired via the 25th pick in 2009. He has a long way to go, but the Thunder is high on him.
DeVon Hardin, PF
→The 50th overall pick in 2008 was nearly traded but could prove he belongs this summer.
Robert Vaden, SG
→Another project who was picked in the second round in 2009. But he fills a need with 3-point shooting.