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2013–14 Oklahoma City Thunder season

The 2013–14 Oklahoma City Thunder season is the 6th season of the franchise in Oklahoma City and the 48th in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

2013–14 Oklahoma City Thunder season
Division champions
Head coachScott Brooks
General managerSam Presti
Owner(s)Professional Basketball Club LLC
Clay Bennett (Chairman)
ArenaChesapeake Energy Arena
Results
Record59–23 (.720)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Northwest)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finishWestern Conference Finals
(Lost to Spurs 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Oklahoma
RadioKWPN and WWLS-FM
< 2012–13 2014–15 >

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.

Key datesEdit

  • June 27: The 2013 NBA draft took place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
  • July 1: 2013 NBA free agency began.
  • October 5: OKC's preseason began.
  • October 30: OKC's regular season begins.
  • December 10: Scott Brooks picks up his 250th career win.

Draft picksEdit

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.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 12 Steven Adams C   New Zealand Pittsburgh
1 26 Andre Roberson SG   United States Colorado
2 32 Álex Abrines SF   Spain Spanish ACB

Off-seasonEdit

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.

SG Thabo Sefolosha changed his jersey number from 2 to 25. On September 27, the Thunder signed former Phoenix Suns Diante Garrett and Kansas State Rodney McGruder.

RosterEdit

2013–14 Oklahoma City Thunder roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 12 Adams, Steven 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1993–07–28 Pittsburgh
SF 2 Butler, Caron 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 228 lb (103 kg) 1980–03–13 Connecticut
PF 4 Collison, Nick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1980–10–26 Kansas
SF 35 Durant, Kevin (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1988–09–29 Texas
PG 6 Fisher, Derek 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1974–08–09 Little Rock
PF 9 Ibaka, Serge 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1989–09–18 Republic of the Congo
PG 15 Jackson, Reggie 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 208 lb (94 kg) 1990–04–16 Boston College
SF 7 Jerrett, Grant 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 232 lb (105 kg) 1993–07–08 Arizona
PF 3 Jones III, Perry 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1991–09–24 Baylor
SG 11 Lamb, Jeremy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1992–05–30 Connecticut
C 5 Perkins, Kendrick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 270 lb (122 kg) 1984–11–10 Clifton J. Ozen HS (TX)
SG 21 Roberson, André 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1991–12–04 Colorado
SG 25 Sefolosha, Thabo 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 222 lb (101 kg) 1984–05–02 Switzerland
C 34 Thabeet, Hasheem 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 263 lb (119 kg) 1987–02–16 Connecticut
PG 0 Westbrook, Russell 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1988–11–12 UCLA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2014–04–08

Pre-seasonEdit

2013 pre-season game log
Total: 4–3 (Home: 2–2; Road: 2–1)
2013–14 season schedule

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
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
Minnesota Timberwolves 40 42 .488 19.0 24–17 16–25 7–9 82
Denver Nuggets 36 46 .439 23.0 22–19 14–27 5–11 82
Utah Jazz 25 57 .305 34.0 16–25 9–32 4–12 82


Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
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
4 x-Houston Rockets 54 28 .659 8.0 82
5 x-Portland Trail Blazers 54 28 .659 8.0 82
6 x-Golden State Warriors 51 31 .622 11.0 82
7 x-Memphis Grizzlies 50 32 .610 12.0 82
8 x-Dallas Mavericks 49 33 .598 13.0 82
9 Phoenix Suns 48 34 .585 14.0 82
10 Minnesota Timberwolves 40 42 .488 22.0 82
11 Denver Nuggets 36 46 .439 26.0 82
12 New Orleans Pelicans 34 48 .415 28.0 82
13 Sacramento Kings 28 54 .341 34.0 82
14 Los Angeles Lakers 27 55 .329 35.0 82
15 Utah Jazz 25 57 .305 37.0 82

Game logEdit

2013–14 game log
Total: 59–23 (Home: 34–7; Road: 25–16)
2013–14 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

2014 playoff game log
Total: 10–9 (Home: 6–4; Road: 4–5)
2014 playoff schedule

StatsEdit

Player GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Russell Westbrook 46 32.9 42.4% 31.8% 79.3% 5.7 6.9 1.8 0.1 21.9
Thabo Sefolosha 49 26.9 42.2% 33.3% 76.2% 3.8 1.5 1.3 0.3 6.9
Perry Jones III 42 12.5 49.2% 35.1% 62.5% 1.8 0.4 0.3 0.4 3.6
Nick Collison 52 17.4 55.5% 16.7% 73.4% 3.5 1.3 0.3 0.4 4.4
Kendrick Perkins 51 19.9 44.2% 0.0% 55.9% 5.1 1.2 0.5 0.5 3.5
Derek Fisher 52 16.2 39.1% 38.0% 81.0% 1.4 1.3 0.7 0.0 4.8
Serge Ibaka 52 32.5 54.8% 36.8% 77.8% 8.8 0.9 0.5 2.5 15.1
Jeremy Lamb 53 22.0 44.6% 35.6% 84.4% 2.7 1.7 0.7 0.4 9.8
Steven Adams 53 14.6 48.1% 0.0% 62.4% 4.3 0.7 0.5 0.8 3.5
Reggie Jackson 53 28.3 44.1% 31.9% 87.1% 3.7 4.2 1.1 0.1 13.5
Andre Roberson 21 7.2 52.0% 20.0% 62.5% 1.9 0.4 0.5 0.2 1.5
Hasheem Thabeet 8 5.5 62.5% 0.0% 0.0% 1.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 1.3
Kevin Durant 81 38.6 50.7% 40.9% 86.8% 7.4 5.5 1.3 0.8 32.0
Caron Butler

TransactionsEdit

  • 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.

OverviewEdit

Players added

Via draft

Via free agency

Via trade

Players lost

Via trade

Via free agency

Waived

Retirement

TradesEdit

InjuriesEdit

  • 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

Player Award/Honor
Kevin Durant Kia 2013-14 NBA MVP

ReferencesEdit