→James Harden, A
Exceeded expectations in Orlando and raised his level of play in Las Vegas.
→DeVon Hardin, B-
Could have rebounded better, but hustle was commendable and contagious.
→Serge Ibaka, C+
After an impressive showing in Orlando, Ibaka largely disappeared in the desert.
→Shaun Livingston, B-
Should be higher given his circumstances, but more of an impact was expected.
→Byron Mullens, C+
His inconsistency in Orlando and Las Vegas perhaps indicates what we’re in store for.
→Robert Vaden, C-
His lone job was to make shots. He fulfilled his duty only twice in 10 games.
→Kyle Weaver, B+
He was asked to do more than anyone, from defending the other team’s best player to playing point guard.
→Russell Westbrook, A
Forget his turnovers. His improvement as a floor general and facilitator is what matters.
→D.J. White, B-
Turned in solid shooting performances, but defense and rebounding were inconsistent.
Tony Durant, Richard Roby, Marcus Dove, Moses Ehambe, Keith McLeod, Doug Thomas, De’Angelo Alexander, Kyle Hines.