2008–09 Oklahoma City Thunder season

The Oklahoma City Thunder played its inaugural season in the 2008–09 NBA season. It was the team's 1st season in Oklahoma City since the Seattle SuperSonics relocation was approved by league owners prior to settling a lawsuit. The team played at the Ford Center.

2008–09 Oklahoma City Thunder season
Head coach
General managerSam Presti
OwnersProfessional Basketball Club LLC
ArenaFord Center
Results
Record23–59 (.280)
PlaceDivision: 5th (Northwest)
Conference: 13th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television
Radio
< 2007–08 2009–10 >

Oklahoma City hosted the New Orleans Hornets for two seasons, due to Hurricane Katrina's devastation along the Gulf Coast in August 2005.

Until 2021, this represents the Thunder's last losing season.

Key datesEdit

  • June 26: The 2008 NBA draft took place in New York City.
  • July 1: The free agency period started.
  • July 2: The Seattle SuperSonics announced their immediate relocation to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • September 3 The team announces name and colors.
  • October 8 The Oklahoma City Thunder took the court for the first time in an 88–82[1] preseason loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Billings, Montana.
  • October 29 The Oklahoma City Thunder played their first regular season game ever, hosting the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • November 2 The Oklahoma City Thunder get their first win as an NBA franchise.
  • November 22 P. J. Carlesimo is fired and replaced on an interim basis by Scott Brooks.
  • November 28 The Thunder tie the franchise record for consecutive games lost at 14 with a 103–105 loss to the Timberwolves.
  • November 29 Oklahoma City snaps 14-game losing streak.
  • January 21 Jeff Green shoots Thunder's first buzzer beater to beat the Golden State Warriors 122–121.
  • February 14 Kevin Durant wins All-Star Break H.O.R.S.E competition.
  • April 15 The Thunder won over Los Angeles Clippers 126–85 to end 23-59 in their first season.
  • April 15 Scott Brooks is named full-time coach of Thunder.

OffseasonEdit

  • Oklahoma City rookies and other young professionals played in the first game of the Orlando summer league. Oklahoma City lost its summer league opener to the Indiana Pacers rookies by a score of 95-78. Earl Calloway scored 16 points and Andre Emmett had 15 for the Pacers, who scored the game's first eight points and never trailed.[2] Jeff Green took the first shot in Oklahoma City's history and it bounced off the rim 43 seconds after tipoff. The first basket came 2:15 into the first quarter by D.J. White, who was drafted by Detroit, traded to Seattle and played in Oklahoma City.[2]
  • The Oklahoma City franchise released its season-ticket prices on Thursday, August 14. The franchise announced that there will be 3,400 seats available at $10 per game.[3]
    • On average, ticket prices were about 36 per cent higher than they were for the 2007–08 Seattle SuperSonics season. The announcement also stated that the average ticket price would be US$47.51 while Seattle's average ticket price last season was $35.[3] While last year's NBA average ticket price at $48.83, Oklahoma City's rates below the league average.
    • Season tickets went on sale on Monday, September 8. Chairman Clay Bennett announced that the last of the 13,000 season tickets available were sold on Friday, September 12, and the team started a waiting list for season tickets.[4]

Pre-seasonEdit

  • The Oklahoma City Thunder made their debut in an 88-82 preseason loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 8, 2008.

First pre-season gameEdit

October 8, 2008
Oklahoma City Thunder 82, Minnesota Timberwolves 88
Scoring by quarter: 13–24, 28–16, 22–20, 19–28
Pts: Damien Wilkins 19
Rebs: Kevin Durant, Johan Petro 7 each
Asts: Earl Watson 4
Pts: Rashad McCants 15
Rebs: Al Jefferson 9
Asts: Mike Miller 5
Rimrock Auto Arena, Billings
Attendance: 3,817
Referees: Leroy Richardson, David Jones, Eric Dalen

Draft picksEdit

The 2008 NBA Draft was the final time that the Seattle SuperSonics made an NBA Draft appearance, as well as the final time that the SuperSonics appeared in official media publications. In early July, the franchise relocated to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and was renamed the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder made their first NBA Draft appearance in 2009.[6]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
1 4 Russell Westbrook PG   United States UCLA
1 24 Serge Ibaka PF   Republic of the Congo CB L'Hospitalet
2 32 Walter Sharpe SF   United States UAB
2 46 Trent Plaisted [a](from Portland as part of the Sebastian Telfair trade via Boston as part of the Ray Allen trade, traded to Detroit) PF   United States BYU Jr.
2 50 DeVon Hardin PF   United States California
2 56 Sasha Kaun C   Russia Kansas

RosterEdit

Roster listing
2008–09 Oklahoma City Thunder roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PG 8 Atkins, Chucky 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1974-08-14 South Florida
C 4 Collison, Nick 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1980-10-26 Kansas
SF 35 Durant, Kevin 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1988-09-29 Texas
PF 22 Green, Jeff 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1986-08-28 Georgetown
PF 51 Hill, Steven 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 248 lb (112 kg) 1985-11-14 Arkansas
C 12 Krstić, Nenad 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1983-07-25 Serbia
PG 14 Livingston, Shaun 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 182 lb (83 kg) 1985-09-11 Peoria Central (IL)
SG 34 Mason, Desmond 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 224 lb (102 kg) 1977-10-11 Oklahoma State
PF 9 Rose, Malik 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1974-11-23 Drexel
SG 2 Sefolosha, Thabo 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1984-05-02 Switzerland
C 31 Swift, Robert 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1985-12-03 Bakersfield HS (CA)
PG 25 Watson, Earl 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1979-06-12 UCLA
SG 5 Weaver, Kyle 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1986-02-18 Washington State
PG 0 Westbrook, Russell 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 187 lb (85 kg) 1988-11-12 UCLA
PF 3 White, D. J. 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 251 lb (114 kg) 1986-08-31 Indiana
C 54 Wilcox, Chris 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 221 lb (100 kg) 1982-09-03 Maryland
SG 21 Wilkins, Damien 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1980-01-11 Georgia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: April 4, 2009

Regular seasonEdit

 
The Ford Center, which seats 19,599 for basketball, was built in 2002 and has received public funding for renovation.[7]

StandingsEdit

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yDenver Nuggets 54 28 .659 33–8 21–20 12–4 82
xPortland Trail Blazers 54 28 .659 34–7 20–21 11–5 82
xUtah Jazz 48 34 .585 6 33–8 15–26 10–6 82
Minnesota Timberwolves 24 58 .293 30 11–30 13–28 3–13 82
Oklahoma City Thunder 23 59 .280 31 15–26 8–33 4–12 82
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 65 17 .793
2 y-Denver Nuggets 54 28 .659 11
3 y-San Antonio Spurs 54 28 .659 11
4 x-Portland Trail Blazers 54 28 .659 11
5 x-Houston Rockets 53 29 .646 12
6 x-Dallas Mavericks 50 32 .610 15
7 x-New Orleans Hornets 49 33 .598 16
8 x-Utah Jazz 48 34 .585 17
9 Phoenix Suns 46 36 .561 19
10 Golden State Warriors 29 53 .354 36
11 Minnesota Timberwolves 24 58 .293 41
12 Memphis Grizzlies 24 58 .293 41
13 Oklahoma City Thunder 23 59 .280 42
14 Los Angeles Clippers 19 63 .232 46
15 Sacramento Kings 17 65 .207 48

Game logEdit

2008–09 game log
October: 0–1 (Home: 0–1; Road: 0–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1 October 29 Milwaukee L 87–98 Russell Westbrook, Chris Wilcox (13) Nick Collison, Chris Wilcox (6) Russell Westbrook, Earl Watson (4) Ford Center
19,136
0–1
November: 2–15 (Home: 1–8; Road: 1–7)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
2 November 1 @ Houston L 77–89 Kevin Durant (26) Johan Petro (9) Earl Watson (8) Toyota Center
16,996
0–2
3 November 2 Minnesota W 88–85 Kevin Durant (18) Nick Collison (10) Earl Watson (4) Ford Center
18,163
1–2
4 November 5 Boston L 83–96 Kevin Durant (17) Chris Wilcox (8) Earl Watson (5) Ford Center
19,136
1–3
5 November 7 @ Utah L 97–104 Kevin Durant (24) Nick Collison, Joe Smith, Chris Wilcox (6) Kevin Durant, Earl Watson (3) EnergySolutions Arena
19,911
1–4
6 November 9 Atlanta L 85–89 Kevin Durant (20) Joe Smith (9) Earl Watson (6) Ford Center
18,231
1–5
7 November 10 @ Indiana L 99–107 Kevin Durant (37) Kevin Durant, Nick Collison, Johan Petro (8) Earl Watson (9) Conseco Fieldhouse
10,165
1–6
8 November 12 Orlando L 92–109 Jeff Green (25) Jeff Green (10) Earl Watson (8) Ford Center
18,185
1–7
9 November 14 @ New York L 106–116 Kevin Durant (23) Robert Swift (13) Earl Watson (8) Madison Square Garden
18,008
1–8
10 November 15 @ Philadelphia L 85–110 Jeff Green (21) Johan Petro (12) Jeff Green, Russell Westbrook (4) Wachovia Center
13,385
1–9
11 November 17 Houston L 89–100 Kevin Durant (29) Robert Swift, Johan Petro (8) Kevin Durant, Earl Watson (4) Ford Center
18,145
1–10
12 November 19 L.A. Clippers L 88–108 Kevin Durant (18) Joe Smith (7) Earl Watson (5) Ford Center
18,312
1–11
13 November 21 New Orleans L 80–105 Kevin Durant (17) Nick Collison (13) Earl Watson (4) Ford Center
19,136
1–12
14 November 22 @ New Orleans L 97–109 Kevin Durant (30) Chris Wilcox (10) Russell Westbrook (11) New Orleans Arena
16,023
1–13
15 November 25 Phoenix L 98–99 Kevin Durant (29) Chris Wilcox, Jeff Green, Earl Watson, Joe Smith (6) Earl Watson (13) Ford Center
19,136
1–14
16 November 26 @ Cleveland L 82–117 Chris Wilcox (14) Chris Wilcox, Nick Collison (5) Russell Westbrook, Kyle Weaver (5) Quicken Loans Arena
19,753
1–15
17 November 28 Minnesota L 103–105 Kevin Durant, Jeff Green (22) Chris Wilcox (7) Russell Westbrook (8) Ford Center
18,229
1–16
18 November 29 @ Memphis W 111–103 Kevin Durant (30) Kevin Durant (7) Earl Watson (7) FedExForum
11,977
2–16
December: 2–13 (Home: 2–5; Road: 0–8)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
19 December 3 @ Charlotte L 97–103 Kevin Durant (24) Jeff Green (6) Earl Watson (11) Time Warner Cable Arena
11,629
2–17
20 December 5 @ Orlando L 89–98 Russell Westbrook (19) Kevin Durant (10) Russell Westbrook (5) Amway Arena
16,812
2–18
21 December 6 @ Miami L 99–105 Russell Westbrook (30) Jeff Green (9) Earl Watson (12) American Airlines Arena
17,585
2–19
22 December 8 Golden State L 102–112 Kevin Durant (41) Kevin Durant, Nick Collison (10) Russell Westbrook, Earl Watson (7) Ford Center
17,854
2–20
23 December 10 Memphis L 102–108 Kevin Durant (28) Nick Collison (8) Earl Watson (7) Ford Center
18,009
2–21
24 December 13 @ Dallas L 99–103 Jeff Green (25) Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Nick Collison (8) Russell Westbrook, Earl Watson (6) American Airlines Center
20,190
2–22
25 December 14 @ San Antonio L 104–109 Jeff Green (33) Kevin Durant (13) Nick Collison (5) AT&T Center
17,419
2–23
26 December 16 L.A. Clippers L 88–98 Kevin Durant (25) Russell Westbrook, Desmond Mason (7) Earl Watson (12) Ford Center
18,275
2–24
27 December 19 Toronto W 91–83 Kevin Durant (26) Desmond Mason (10) Russell Westbrook (8) Ford Center
18,806
3–24
28 December 21 Cleveland L 91–102 Kevin Durant (26) Jeff Green (10) Russell Westbrook (11) Ford Center
19,136
3–25
29 December 23 @ Atlanta L 88–99 Kevin Durant (28) Jeff Green (14) Earl Watson (7) Philips Arena
12,138
3–26
30 December 26 @ Detroit L 88–90 Kevin Durant (26) Joe Smith (10) Earl Watson (6) The Palace of Auburn Hills
22,076
3–27
31 December 27 @ Washington L 95–104 Kevin Durant (25) Kevin Durant (11) Earl Watson (6) Verizon Center
16,181
3–28
32 December 29 Phoenix L 102–110 Russell Westbrook (31) Jeff Green (11) Russell Westbrook (5) Ford Center
19,136
3–29
33 December 31 Golden State W 107–100 Jeff Green (26) Kevin Durant (10) Kevin Durant, Earl Watson (6) Ford Center
18,229
4–29
January: 7–7 (Home: 5–3; Road: 2–4)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
34 January 2 Denver L 120–122 Kevin Durant (33) Kevin Durant (9) Earl Watson (7) Ford Center
18,613
4–30
35 January 6 New York W 107–99 Kevin Durant, Jeff Green (27) Kevin Durant (12) Russell Westbrook (9) Ford Center
18,487
5–30
36 January 7 @ Minnesota L 87–129 Nick Collison (17) Nick Collison (10) Russell Westbrook (12) Target Center
10,272
5–31
37 January 9 Houston L 96–98 Kevin Durant (27) Nick Collison (10) Russell Westbrook (6) Ford Center
19,136
5–32
38 January 10 @ Chicago W 109–98 (OT) Kevin Durant (28) Kevin Durant, Jeff Green, Russell Westbrook (12) Earl Watson (11) United Center
20,469
6–32
39 January 12 @ New Jersey L 99–103 (OT) Kevin Durant (26) Jeff Green (10) Earl Watson (9) Izod Center
12,972
6–33
40 January 14 Utah W 114–93 Jeff Green (23) Nenad Krstić, Nick Collison (11) Russell Westbrook (7) Ford Center
18,437
7–33
41 January 16 Detroit W 89–79 Kevin Durant (32) Jeff Green (14) Russell Westbrook (6) Ford Center
19,136
8–33
42 January 18 Miami L 94–104 Kevin Durant (31) Russell Westbrook (8) Earl Watson (6) Ford Center
19,136
8–34
43 January 21 @ Golden State W 122–121 Russell Westbrook (30) Kevin Durant (12) Russell Westbrook (7) Oracle Arena
19,318
9–34
44 January 23 @ L.A. Clippers L 104–107 Kevin Durant (46) Kevin Durant (15) Kyle Weaver (5) Staples Center
14,913
9–35
45 January 26 New Jersey W 94–85 Kevin Durant (18) Chris Wilcox (9) Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook (4) Ford Center
18,264
10–35
46 January 28 Memphis W 114–102 (OT) Kevin Durant (35) Kevin Durant (10) Kevin Durant (6) Ford Center
18,450
11–35
47 January 30 @ Utah L 90–110 Kevin Durant (29) Kevin Durant (10) Kevin Durant, Earl Watson (4) EnergySolutions Arena
19,911
11–36
February: 3–9 (Home: 2–3; Road: 1–6)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
48 February 1 @ Sacramento L 118–122 (OT) Russell Westbrook (34) Nick Collison (14) Russell Westbrook (8) ARCO Arena
10,817
11–37
49 February 4 Denver L 113–114 Kevin Durant (31) Kevin Durant, Nick Collison (8) Earl Watson (8) Ford Center
18,332
11–38
50 February 6 Portland W 102–93 Kevin Durant (31) Nick Collison (13) Earl Watson (11) Ford Center
18,694
12–38
51 February 8 Sacramento W 116–113 Kevin Durant (39) Kevin Durant, Jeff Green, Russell Westbrook (7) Russell Westbrook (8) Ford Center
18,271
13–38
52 February 10 @ L.A. Lakers L 98–105 Kevin Durant (31) Kevin Durant (10) Russell Westbrook (7) Staples Center
18,997
13–39
53 February 11 @ Portland L 92–106 Russell Westbrook (21) Russell Westbrook (12) Earl Watson (5) Rose Garden
20,050
13–40
54 February 17 New Orleans L 98–100 Kevin Durant (47) Nenad Krstić (10) Earl Watson (7) Ford Center
18,593
13–41
55 February 20 @ Phoenix L 118–140 Kevin Durant (35) Jeff Green (14) Russell Westbrook (8) US Airways Center
18,422
13–42
56 February 21 @ Golden State L 120–133 Kevin Durant (32) Jeff Green (15) Russell Westbrook (11) Oracle Arena
19,108
13–43
57 February 24 L.A. Lakers L 93–107 Kevin Durant (32) Nenad Krstić (11) Kevin Durant (6) Ford Center
19,136
13–44
58 February 27 @ Dallas L 108–110 (OT) Russell Westbrook (33) Jeff Green (12) Earl Watson (11) American Airlines Center
20,007
13–45
59 February 28 @ Memphis W 99–92 Jeff Green (27) Thabo Sefolosha (11) Russell Westbrook (7) FedExForum
10,074
14–45
March: 7–8 (Home: 4–3; Road: 3–5)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
60 March 2 Dallas W 96–87 Nenad Krstić (26) Russell Westbrook (10) Russell Westbrook (10) Ford Center
18,527
15–45
61 March 4 Washington W 88–83 Nenad Krstić (18) Nick Collison (10) Russell Westbrook (8) Ford Center
18,576
16–45
62 March 7 @ New Orleans L 90–108 Russell Westbrook (24) Nick Collison (8) Malik Rose (5) New Orleans Arena
18,114
16–46
63 March 8 Philadelphia W 89–74 Nenad Krstić (20) Nick Collison (11) Russell Westbrook (5) Ford Center
18,738
17–46
64 March 10 @ Sacramento W 99–98 Jeff Green, Russell Westbrook (22) Nenad Krstić (15) Russell Westbrook (4) ARCO Arena
10,784
18–46
65 March 11 @ Denver L 99–112 Jeff Green (19) Thabo Sefolosha (9) Earl Watson (7) Pepsi Center
16,186
18–47
66 March 14 @ Phoenix L 95–106 Kevin Durant (22) Jeff Green (10) Russell Westbrook (7) US Airways Center
18,422
18–48
67 March 16 San Antonio W 78–76 Kevin Durant (25) Nick Collison (10) Chucky Atkins (3) Ford Center
19,136
19–48
68 March 18 Chicago L 96–103 Kevin Durant (28) Nick Collison (13) Russell Westbrook (6) Ford Center
19,136
19–49
69 March 20 Utah L 94–101 Kevin Durant (24) Kevin Durant (12) Kevin Durant (5) Ford Center
19,136
19–50
70 March 22 @ Minnesota W 97–90 Kevin Durant (30) Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook (8) Russell Westbrook (10) Target Center
18,561
20–50
71 March 24 L.A. Lakers L 89–107 Kevin Durant (24) Nick Collison (8) Russell Westbrook (6) Ford Center
19,136
20–51
72 March 27 @ Toronto L 96–112 Nick Collison (21) Nick Collison, Thabo Sefolosha (7) Russell Westbrook (5) Air Canada Centre
17,127
20–52
73 March 29 @ Boston L 84–103 Russell Westbrook (23) Jeff Green (9) Kyle Weaver (7) TD Banknorth Garden
18,624
20–53
74 March 31 @ San Antonio W 96–95 Kevin Durant (31) Kevin Durant, Nenad Krstić (8) Russell Westbrook (10) AT&T Center
18,797
21–53
April: 2–6 (Home: 1–3; Road: 1–3)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
75 April 3 Portland L 72–107 Kevin Durant (13) Russell Westbrook (8) Chucky Atkins, Russell Westbrook (4) Ford Center
19,136
21–54
76 April 5 Indiana L 99–117 Kevin Durant (25) Shaun Livingston, Russell Westbrook (7) Shaun Livingston (5) Ford Center
19,136
21–55
77 April 7 San Antonio L 89–99 Kevin Durant (24) Thabo Sefolosha (9) Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook (6) Ford Center
19,136
21–56
78 April 8 @ Denver L 112–122 Kevin Durant (31) Kevin Durant (7) Russell Westbrook (11) Pepsi Center
16,536
21–57
79 April 10 Charlotte W 84–81 Kevin Durant (20) Jeff Green (11) Russell Westbrook (11) Ford Center
19,136
22–57
80 April 11 @ Milwaukee L 98–115 Kevin Durant (19) Kyle Weaver (9) Earl Watson (7) Bradley Center
15,418
22–58
81 April 13 @ Portland L 83–113 Earl Watson (16) Nenad Krstić (7) Russell Westbrook (7) Rose Garden
20,655
22–59
82 April 15 @ L.A. Clippers W 126–85 Kevin Durant (26) D. J. White (11) Earl Watson (14) Staples Center
19,060
23–59
2008–09 season schedule

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

SeasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Chucky Atkins* 18 0 16.6 .291 .250 .917 1.0 1.7 0.4 0.1 3.9
Nick Collison 71 40 25.8 .568 .000 .721 6.9 0.9 0.7 0.7 8.2
Kevin Durant 74 74 39.0 .476 .422 .863 6.5 2.8 1.3 0.7 25.3
Jeff Green 78 78 36.8 .446 .389 .788 6.7 2.0 1.0 0.4 16.5
Steven Hill 1 0 2.0 1.000 .000 .000 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
Nenad Krstić 46 29 24.8 .469 .000 .797 5.5 0.6 0.5 1.1 9.7
Shaun Livingston 8 1 23.8 .538 .000 1.000 3.3 2.0 0.6 0.3 7.8
Desmond Mason* 39 19 27.3 .435 .000 .541 4.0 1.2 0.4 0.8 7.5
Johan Petro* 22 12 15.5 .407 .000 .667 4.3 0.3 0.7 0.2 4.6
Malik Rose* 20 0 15.7 .378 .000 .800 3.3 1.3 0.5 0.1 5.0
Thabo Sefolosha* 23 22 31.1 .417 .243 .833 5.2 2.0 1.7 1.1 8.5
Mouhamed Sene* 5 0 4.6 .714 .000 .778 1.8 0.0 0.2 0.4 3.4
Joe Smith* 36 3 19.2 .454 .500 .704 4.5 0.7 0.3 0.7 6.6
Robert Swift 26 10 13.2 .521 .000 .750 3.4 0.3 0.2 0.7 3.3
Earl Watson 68 18 26.1 .384 .235 .755 2.7 5.8 0.7 0.2 6.6
Kyle Weaver 56 19 20.8 .459 .344 .707 2.3 1.8 0.8 0.4 5.3
Russell Westbrook 82 65 32.5 .398 .271 .815 4.9 5.3 1.3 0.2 15.3
D. J. White 7 0 18.6 .520 .000 .769 4.6 0.9 0.4 0.7 8.9
Chris Wilcox* 37 6 19.4 .485 .000 .598 5.3 0.9 0.5 0.3 8.4
Damien Wilkins 41 14 15.5 .362 .375 .804 1.7 0.9 0.5 0.2 5.3

* Statistics with Oklahoma City.

Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

Week/MonthEdit

All-StarEdit

SeasonEdit

RecordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

August 12, 2008
To Charlotte Bobcats
2nd Round Selection, 2009 NBA draft
To Oklahoma City Thunder
Kyle Weaver[10]
August 13, 2008
To Milwaukee Bucks
Luke Ridnour, Adrian Griffin
To Oklahoma City Thunder
Desmond Mason[11]
August 13, 2008
To Milwaukee Bucks
Damon Jones
To Cleveland Cavaliers
Mo Williams
To Oklahoma City Thunder
Joe Smith
February 19, 2009
To New York Knicks
Chris Wilcox
To Oklahoma City Thunder
Malik Rose[12]
February 19, 2009
To Chicago Bulls
1st Round Selection, 2009 NBA draft
To Oklahoma City Thunder
Thabo Sefolosha

Free agentsEdit

AdditionsEdit

SubtractionsEdit

Player Date left New team
Mouhamed Sene February 19

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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