• 2019-2020 Oklahoma City Thunder Season Recap to date

    2018-2019 Record                 Home Record               Road Record

            53-29                                     31-10                            22-19

    2019-2020 Record                 Home Record               Road Record

             40-24                                     22-10                            18-14

    Fun Facts for the season

    -The Thunder now have a chest of assets that all franchises would salivate over as they were able to net a truckload in return for trading away their two stars, Paul George and Russell Westbrook: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, Chris Paul, a 2021 first round pick (via Miami), a 2021 first round pick swap (Oklahoma City has the right to swap with Houston, protected top-4), a 2022 first round pick (via Los Angeles Clippers), a 2023 first round pick swap (Oklahoma City has the right to swap with the LA Clippers), a 2023 first round pick (via Miami, protected top-14 2023-2025, if unconveyed pick becomes unprotected in 2026), a 2024 first round pick (via Houston, protected top-4), a 2024 first round pick (via Los Angeles Clippers), a 2025 first round pick swap (Oklahoma City has the right to swap with Houston, protected top-10), a 2025 first round pick swap (Oklahoma City has the right to swap with the Los Angeles Clippers), a 2026 first round pick (via Houston, protected top-4) and a 2026 first round pick (via Los Angeles Clippers)

    -Only one player in the NBA was able to produce value inside the top-90 in 8/9-cat leagues while averaging less than 20 minutes per game and he was on the Thunder. Nerlens Noel was able to produce 7th/8th round per-game value despite only playing 18.4 minutes per contest due to his defensive ability and positive percentages (He averaged a combined 2.5 steals and blocks and shot .685 from the field and .765 from the free throw line). Gorgui Dieng was the next highest of those who averaged less than 20 minutes per game and he struggled to crack inside the top-150 as he was on pace to finish with 14th/13th round per-game value in 17.5 minutes per game — and he had the benefit of a run as a starter to boost his numbers.

    -After three seasons in which Chris Paul was only able to play in 72 percent of his team’s regular season games, Paul only missed one game out of possible 64 contests thus far in 2019-20. This led to him becoming a draft day steal as his ADP fell right at the end of the third round according to Yahoo! (#35 overall) while he was on pace to finish with 1st/1st round value by a totals basis.

    -Steven Adams struggled at times this season and we can see that the injuries he suffered affected his fantasy value. On the season, Adams was an 8th/8th round per-game value but he shined during two different healthy stints. Early on in the year, Adams struggled with a knee ailment and missed three games as a result. He seemed to recover from this injury towards the end of November and returned 5th/4th round per game value from November 29 through Jan 13. Adams then suffered a concussion and ankle sprain that set him back and forced him to miss another three games. He found his groove shortly before the season ended when he produced 6th/6th round per-game value after Feb 7. Health is essential to fantasy success.

    -The future is bright for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as the second year player was able to produce 5th/4th round per-game value in just his second season in the league. That is a jump of 7/8 rounds from his rookie season. Keep an eye on him as we head into next year.

    -The Thunder were one of only two teams (the Bulls being the other) in the NBA to have three point guards provide value inside the top-130 and no team had three point guards finish with higher fantasy values than the Thunder trio of Gilgeous-Alexander (5th/4th) , Paul (3rd/2nd) and Dennis Schröder (7th/10th)

    For a closer look at how the season has gone, be sure to check out our Season So Far series. The Thunder entry can be found right here.

    Rosterable in 12-team 8/9-cat leagues (per-game value)

    -Chris Paul (3rd round/2nd round)

    -Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (5th round/4th round)

    -Danilo Gallinari (6th round/5th round)

    -Nerlens Noel (8th round/7th round)

    -Steven Adams (8th round/8th round)

    -Dennis Schröder (7th round/10th round)

    Showed flashes of fantasy value in 12-team 8/9-cat leagues (per-game value)

    -N/A

    Rosterable in standard points leagues

    (This is Yahoo’s standard scoring system, we’ll be using them as a reference for the rankings but obviously things will be different in your league if you use a custom scoring format or play on ESPN/CBS/Fantrax)

    -Chris Paul (3rd round)

    -Danilo Gallinari (5th round)

    -Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (6th round)

    -Steven Adams (7th round)

    -Dennis Schröder (8th round)

    Flashes of value in standard points leagues:

    -N/A

    Predicting standard league relevant players for 2020-21 season

    -Chris Paul (all formats)

    -Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (all formats)

    -Steven Adams (all formats)

    -Danilo Gallinari (all formats)

    -Dennis Schröder (8-cat/points leagues)

    -Nerlens Noel (8/9-cat)

    Potential for standard league value for 2020-21 season

    -Dennis Schröder (9-cat)

    Upcoming Notable Free Agents

    -Danilo Gallinari (unrestricted)

    -Andre Roberson (unrestricted)

    -Nerlens Noel (unrestricted)

    -Mike Muscala (player option of $2.28M in 2020-21)

    -Abdel Nader (team option of $1.75M in 2020-21)

    -Hamidou Diallo (team option of $1.66M in 2020-21)

    Key Additions

    -N/A

    Key Departures

    -N/A

    Upcoming Draft Picks

    -2020 first round pick (protected top-20, 21-30 to Philadelphia; if unconveyed becomes 2022 and 2023 second round picks to Philadelphia)

    -2020 first round pick (via Denver)

    -2020 second round pick

    -2021 first round pick (via Miami)

    -2021 first round pick swap (Oklahoma City has the right to swap with Houston protected top-4)

    -2021 second round pick

    -2022 first round pick (protected top-14, 15-30 to Atlanta)

    -2022 first round pick (via Los Angeles Clippers)

    -2022 second round pick (will transfer to Philadelphia if Oklahoma City keeps their own 2020 first round pick)

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