OKC’s core playersKevin 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.
OKC’s core players