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The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time

Updated April 8, 2020 36.2k votes 5.1k voters 51.6k views67 items

List RulesVote up the best Oklahoma City Thunder and Seattle SuperSonics players.

Despite being a relatively new team, basketball fans must know who are the best Oklahoma City Thunder players of all time. Up until 2008, they were still known as the Seattle SuperSonics. To make things a bit more interesting, this list ranks the best Seattle SuperSonics and Oklahoma City Thunder players together. So vote below on who you think are the best SuperSonics and Thunder players of all time.

With their formation in 1967, the Sonics won over fans in the Pacific Northwest with their exciting brand of basketball. By the mid-1970s, the Sonics were title contenders. With players like Gus Williams, Spencer Haywood, Jack Sikma and Dennis Johnson, the Sonics went far in the playoffs and eventually captured its first NBA title in 1979. After a down period in the early 1980s, the Sonics rebounded in at the end of the decade. Two of the greatest players in history, Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton joined the team and turned the team into a powerhouse.

When the team moved to Oklahoma City in 2008, the cupboard wasn't bare. The team had a superstar in place with Kevin Durant and after drafting Russell Westbrook and James Harden, the team was on its way. These are three of the best current NBA players and the Thunder at one point had all three on its roster. The team went to the 2011 NBA Finals on the strength of these three stars. Durant is already considered one of the greatest players in NBA history and still has much of his career ahead of him. 

This is a list of the best Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder of all time. If someone is missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank according to who you think should be considered the greatest Sonics/Thunder player ever.  
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  • 1
    Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    1,664
    483

    Shawn Kemp

    Power forward

    Age50

    BirthplaceElkhart, Indiana

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics

  • 2
    Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    2,059
    660

    Gary Payton

    Point guard

    Age51

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks

  • 3
    Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    3,052
    1,009

    Age31

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Number0

    TeamsHouston Rockets

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  • 4
    Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    2,826
    1,072

    Kevin Durant

    Small forward

    Age31

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Number35

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets

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  • 5
    Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    1,935
    623

    Ray Allen

    Shooting guard

    Age44

    BirthplaceMerced, California, United States of America

    Number34

    TeamsBoston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

  • 6
    Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    1,088
    194

    Age26

    BirthplaceRotorua, New Zealand

    Number12

    TeamsOklahoma City Thunder

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  • 7
    Paul George is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    1,179
    175

    Paul George

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age29

    BirthplacePalmdale, California

    Number24

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

  • 8
    James Harden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    1,625
    658

    James Harden

    Shooting guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Number13

    TeamsHouston Rockets

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  • 9
    Serge Ibaka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    1,164
    585

    Serge Ibaka

    Power forward, Center

    Age30

    BirthplaceBrazzaville, Congo

    Number9

    TeamsToronto Raptors

  • 10
    Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    563
    198

    Victor Oladipo

    Shooting guard

    Age27

    BirthplaceUpper Marlboro, Maryland

    Number4

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

  • 11
    Spencer Haywood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    596
    329

    Spencer Haywood

    Power forward, Center

    Age70

    BirthplaceSilver City, Mississippi

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, New Orleans Jazz, Denver Nuggets

  • 12
    Rashard Lewis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    544
    303

    Rashard Lewis

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age40

    BirthplacePineville, Louisiana, United States of America

    Number9

    TeamsOrlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics

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  • 13
    Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    179
    26

    Dennis Schröder

    Point guard / Shooting guard

    Age26

    BirthplaceBraunschweig, Germany

    Number17

    TeamsOklahoma City Thunder

  • 14
    Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    348
    155

    Enes Kanter

    Power forward, Center

    Age27

    BirthplaceZürich, Switzerland

    Number11

    TeamsBoston Celtics

  • 15
    Jerami Grant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    178
    51

    Age25

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Number9

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

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  • 16
    Dale Ellis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
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    242

    Dale Ellis

    Shooting guard

    Age59

    BirthplaceMarietta, Georgia

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Charlotte Hornets, Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets

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  • 17
    Nick Collison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    341
    193

    Nick Collison

    Power forward, Center

    Age39

    BirthplaceOrange City, Iowa

    Number4

    TeamsSeattle Supersonics

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  • 18
    Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    511
    212

    Age57

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica

    TeamsOrlando Magic, Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks

  • 19
    Dennis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    533
    336

    Dennis Johnson

    Point guard

    AgeDec. at 53 (1954-2007)

    BirthplaceSan Pedro, Los Angeles, California

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics

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  • 20
    Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    535
    357

    Jack Sikma

    Power forward, Center

    Age64

    BirthplaceKankakee, Illinois

    TeamsSeattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

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  • 21
    Xavier McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    335
    220

    Xavier McDaniel

    Power forward

    Age56

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina, United States of America

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks

  • 22
    Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    319
    191

    Tom Chambers

    Power forward, Center

    Age60

    BirthplaceOgden, Utah, United States of America

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets, San Diego Clippers

  • 23
    Hersey Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
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    122

    Hersey Hawkins

    Shooting guard

    Age53

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets, Seattle Supersonics, Chicago Bulls

  • 24
    Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
    706
    510

    Detlef Schrempf

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age57

    BirthplaceLeverkusen, Germany

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Supersonics

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  • 25
    Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oklahoma City Thunder Players of All Time
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    280

    Sam Perkins

    Power forward, Center

    Age58

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

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