2013–14 Oklahoma City Thunder season
|2013–14 Oklahoma City Thunder season|
|Head coach||Scott Brooks|
|General manager||Sam Presti|
|Owner(s)||Professional Basketball Club LLC|
Clay Bennett (Chairman)
|Arena||Chesapeake Energy Arena|
|Place||Division: 1st (Northwest)|
Conference: 2nd (Western)
|Playoff finish||Western Conference Finals|
(Lost to Spurs 2–4)
|Television||Fox Sports Oklahoma|
|Radio||KWPN and WWLS-FM|
In the playoffs, the Thunder faced the Memphis Grizzlies, the team that defeated them in five games in last season's Semifinals, in the First Round and won in seven games, then defeated the Los Angeles Clippers in six games in the Semifinals, before losing to the eventual NBA champion San Antonio Spurs in six games in the Conference Finals.
Going into the draft on June 27, 2013, the Thunder, with the 12th pick (acquired from Houston), chose Steven Adams, a center from New Zealand. The Thunder also had the Charlotte Bobcats' second-round pick, which was used to draft Álex Abrines from Spain. The Thunder also chose Archie Goodwin with the 29th pick of the draft, which was later dealt to Phoenix. Andre Roberson (drafted by Minnesota) and Grant Jerret (drafted by Portland) was sent to the Thunder in the draft.
|1||12||Steven Adams||C||New Zealand||Pittsburgh|
|1||26||Andre Roberson||SG||United States||Colorado|
|2||32||Álex Abrines||SF||Spain||Spanish ACB|
The Thunder acquired Steven Adams, Andre Roberson, Grant Jerret, and Álex Abrines from the draft. The Thunder also re-signed 39-year-old Derek Fisher and brought Ryan Gomes back to the NBA. Steven Adams and Andre Roberson were later signed by the Thunder on July 12.
The Thunder was also involved in a three way trade in which Minnesota traded Luke Ridnour and a second round pick to Milwaukee and Oklahoma City traded Kevin Martin to Minnesota. Milwaukee traded Szymon Szewczky's rights to Oklahoma City.
They also named Robert Pack and Mike Terpstra as the new Thunder assistant coaches to replace Maurice Cheeks, who agreed to be the Detroit Pistons' head coach. The Thunder later waived DeAndre Liggins on September 6 following his arrest on September 1.
|2013–14 Oklahoma City Thunder roster|
|y-Oklahoma City Thunder||59||23||.720||0.0||34–7||25–16||11–5||82|
|x-Portland Trail Blazers||54||28||.659||5.0||31–10||23–18||13–3||82|
|1||z-San Antonio Spurs *||62||20||.756||–||82|
|2||y-Oklahoma City Thunder *||59||23||.720||3.0||82|
|3||y-Los Angeles Clippers *||57||25||.695||5.0||82|
|5||x-Portland Trail Blazers||54||28||.659||8.0||82|
|6||x-Golden State Warriors||51||31||.622||11.0||82|
|12||New Orleans Pelicans||34||48||.415||28.0||82|
|14||Los Angeles Lakers||27||55||.329||35.0||82|
|2013–14 game log|
Total: 59–23 (Home: 34–7; Road: 25–16)
November : 10–3 (Home: 8–0; Road: 2–3)
December : 14–3 (Home: 6–2; Road: 8–1)
January : 13–4 (Home: 6–1; Road: 7–3)
February : 6–5 (Home: 4–3; Road: 2–2)
March : 10–4 (Home: 7–1; Road: 3–3)
April : 5–4 (Home: 3–0; Road: 2–4)
|2013–14 season schedule|
|2014 playoff game log|
Total: 10–9 (Home: 6–4; Road: 4–5)
First Round: 4–3 (Home: 2–2; Road: 2–1)
Conference Semifinals: 4–2 (Home: 2–1; Road: 2–1)
Conference Finals: 2–4 (Home: 2–1; Road: 0–3)
|2014 playoff schedule|
|Perry Jones III||42||12.5||49.2%||35.1%||62.5%||1.8||0.4||0.3||0.4||3.6|
- On July 12, the Thunder signed draft picks Steven Adams and Andre Roberson.
- On July 24, the Thunder re-signed 39-year-old Derek Fisher.
- On July 31, the Thunder named Robert Pack and Mike Terpstra as assistant coaches.
- On August 7, the Thunder signed Ryan Gomes.
- On September 6, the Thunder waived DeAndre Liggins, six days after his arrest.
- On September 27, the Thunder signed Diante Garrett and Rodney McGruder.
- On October 10, the Thunder waived Daniel Orton.
- On October 25, the Thunder waived Diante Garrett and Rodney McGruder.
- On October 25, the Thunder exercised contact options on Reggie Jackson, Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb.
- On January 7, the Thunder traded Ryan Gomes to Boston as part of a 3-team trade, and received two second-round draft picks from Boston.
- On March 1, the Thunder signed Caron Butler.
Via free agency
|Players lost |
Via free agency
|July 11, 2013||To Oklahoma City Thunder
Szymon Szewczyk's rights
|To Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Player||Date signed||Former team|
|Derek Fisher||July 24||Oklahoma City Thunder (re-signed)|
|Ryan Gomes||August 7||Artland Dragons (Germany)|
|Diante Garrett||September 27||Phoenix Suns|
|Rodney McGruder||September 27||Kansas State Wildcats|
|Player||Date left||New team|
|Kevin Martin||July 2||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|DeAndre Liggins||September 6||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|Ronnie Brewer||August 28||Houston Rockets|
|Daniel Orton||October 10||Philadelphia 76ers|
- On July 10, Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, according to The Oklahoman.
- On October 1, the team announced that Russell Westbrook had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to reduce swelling.
- On December 27, Russell Westbrook had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to reduce swelling.
Awards and honorsEdit
|Kevin Durant||Kia 2013-14 NBA MVP|
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