Oklahoma City Thunder 2021 Roster: What OKC Looks Like After Trades and Free Agency Signings

Published 11/21/2020, 9:45 AM EST


The Oklahoma City Thunder went all-out to make their team different from what we have seen in the year’s past. After being a fixture of the Western Conference Playoffs for nearly a decade, the Thunder have pushed the breaks on their team and fully embraced a rebuild. As a result, they have been flipping assets like nobody else has up until now.

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Most of the 2019-20 OKC roster is gone, with GM Sam Presti flipping almost the entire team for future assets. This also includes the players he has been acquiring from other teams.

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Oklahoma City Thunder transactions: Players signed via trades and free agency

In terms of signings, the OKC Thunder didn’t acquire even a single player on the open market right now. However, they were very active in the trade market.

The Thunder got 7 players to keep on their team from their trades. Jalen Lecque, Ty Jerome, Al Horford, and Vincent Poirier. Lecque and Jerome came over from the Phoenix Suns when the team traded Chris Paul to them.

Al Horford was acquired by trading Danny Green, who was in turn acquired from the LA Lakers for Dennis Schröder. Finally. Vincent Poirier made his way to OKC from Boston for a 2021 second-round pick. They also picked up Darius Miller, Trevor Ariza, Kenrich Williams and Justin Jackson from trades.

In terms of draft picks, Thunder have gotten a whole bag of them. Up until now, Thunder received 4 first-round draft picks and 3 second-round draft picks.

With the various layers of protection on these picks, the Thunder have guaranteed a massive draft haul for the foreseeable future.

Players lost

NBA player Chris Paul attends a Take Flight Media Event on July 16, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Thunder have basically lost their entire team. Point guards Chris Paul and Dennis Schröder were both traded to Western Conference teams. These were the Phoenix Suns and the LA Lakers.

Long-time starting center Steven Adams will be making his way to the New Orleans Pelicans, while Danilo Gallinari signed an offer sheet with the Atlanta Hawks.

The only returning players from last season up until now are Shai-Gilgeous Alexander, Isaiah Roby, Luguentz Dort, Darius Bazley, Hamidou Diallo, and Mike Muscala.

Additional bench pieces have also left the team. Players like Ricky Rubio, Danny Green, and Kelly Oubre Jr. were traded as soon as they got to the team. Nerlens Noel and Andre Roberson also left in free agency after the team chose to not resign them.

Oklahoma City Thunder Roster

Backcourt

Luguentz Dort

Admiral Schofield

Justin Jackson

Kenrich Williams

George Hill

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Hamidou Diallo

Frank Jackson

Ty Jerome

Frontcourt

T.J. Leaf

Al Horford

Josh Hall

Trevor Ariza

Aleksej Pokusevski

Mike Muscala

Darius Miller

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Darius Bazley

Omer Yurtseven

Isiah Roby

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This is what the OKC roster looks like for the 2020-21 season. What are your thoughts on the Oklahoma City Thunder for the upcoming NBA season? Let us know your views in the comments section.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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