Nick Collison→Grade: A+. →Comment: You could make a case that no Thunder player has been more consistent over the past three months than Collison, who again played his role to perfection in February. Collison’s rebounds, screens and ability to draw charges have become key to the Thunder’s success.
Kevin Durant→Grade: A+ →Comment: His streak of 29 games of at least 25 points ended in February, but his production never tailed off. Durant scored at least 30 points six times in February, recorded four double-doubles and hit two big shots at New York to extend the team’s winning streak to eight games.
Jeff Green→Grade: A+. →Comment: He tweaked his shooting mechanics and, for the first time this season, he scored in double digits in every game for a month. Green’s shooting percentage from the field also rose from 43 percent in January to 48 percent, and his 3-point percent jumped from 27.5 percent to 42.9 percent.
James Harden→Grade: B. →Comment: After shooting a season-best 42.9 percent from behind the 3-point line in January, Harden made just 33.3 percent of his 3s in February and, as a result, saw massive fluctuation in his scoring. Harden also struggled with turnovers, giving it away a season-high 1.8 times per night. We’ve come to expect better out of the rookie.
Serge Ibaka→Grade: A. →Comment: Only 10 players who played at least 10 February games averaged more blocks as Ibaka’s 1.9 in the month. Two of them finished with 1.91 and two averaged 1.92. It’s the biggest sign of how fast the rookie big man is developing. Ibaka activeness around the basket also led to a season-best 6.7 points.
Nenad Krstic→Grade: B+. →Comment: Krstic picked up his play in February, increasing his scoring, rebounding and shot-blocking from January. He scored in double digits five times, three more times than he did in January despite four fewer games. And he managed to be more productive despite three busted fingers.
Eric Maynor→Grade: C. →Comment: Maynor’s effectiveness slipped to the point that coach Scott Brooks sent what appeared to be a message in the form of a benching on Feb. 21 at Minnesota. Maynor scored less, shot worst and struggled at times defensively.
Thabo Sefolosha→Grade: B. →Comment: After an atrocious 1 of 13 shooting from 3-point range in February, it might be time to come to grips with the fact that Sefolosha will never be the perimeter shooter he needs to be to avoid being a liability when the ball is swung. His defense continued to be his saving grace in February.
Russell Westbrook→Grade: A+. →Comment: Westbrook used the month of February to show everyone he will someday soon blossom into an All-Star point guard. He dumped in seven double-doubles, one triple-double and shot a career-best 46.2 percent from the field. His 2.4 steals were not only a career-high in any month, but they also placed him fourth in the league behind perennial ball-hawks Rajon Rondo, Jason Kidd and Andrei Kirilenko.
Incomplete→Byron Mullens, Kevin Ollie, Etan Thomas, Kyle Weaver, D.J. White.