When the 2020-21 NBA season begins on Dec. 22, the Oklahoma City Thunder will look much different than they did in their Game 7 loss in the opening round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs.
In fact, few teams have ever been as active as the Thunder this offseason, as they have made over 10 trades since their season came to an end. Most recently, the draft-night deal that sends centre Al Horford to OKC was made official on Dec. 8.
𝐎𝐅𝐅𝐈𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋: Welcome to the Thunder, @Al_Horford❗ #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/HNSpKpw95c- OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) December 8, 2020
Horford is one of 14 members of the Thunder's training camp roster that were not on the team last season. Who does he join? Learn more about OKC's roster for the 2020-21 NBA season below.
Who is on the 2020-21 Oklahoma City Thunder training camp roster?
In order of games played with OKC
No. 6, Hamidou Diallo
Games with OKC: 97
The longest-tenured member of the Thunder, Diallo was acquired by OKC on draft night in 2018. In two seasons, the 22-year-old has posted averages of 5.2 points and 2.7 rebounds but his biggest highlight to date came at All-Star Weekend in 2019, where the highflyer won the Slam Dunk Contest.
No. 2, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Games with OKC: 70
If it wasn't clear before, it's clear after this offseason: This is SGA's team. At 22, Gilgeous-Alexander is entering his third season in the league and second with the Thunder, who acquired him in the 2019 offseason in a deal centred around Paul George. After averaging a team-high 19.0 points per game last season, the Canadian will be looked upon to bear an even bigger offensive load in 2020-21.
No. 7, Darius Bazley
Games with OKC: 61
Bazley, 20, took a unique path to the NBA, as he opted to do a one-year internship with New Balance after high school rather than play a year of college basketball. OKC acquired Bazley on draft night in 2019 and during his rookie season, he grew into a reliable role, posting averages of 5.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in 18.5 minutes per game.
No. 33, Mike Muscala
Games with OKC: 47
Muscala, an eight-year veteran, signed with the Thunder in the offseason of 2019. The 6-foot-10 big man saw over 12 minutes of action per game and shot a very impressive 37.8% from beyond the arc for the season.
No. 5, Luguentz Dort
Games with OKC: 36
In just over a year, Dort went from undrafted to a two-way player to one of the league's best perimeter defenders. The 21-year-old became a household name with his defensive performance on scoring champ James Harden in the postseason and will remain one with an increased role this upcoming season. Despite playing in the fewest regular-season games among returning players, Dort started in all seven of the Thunder's postseason games.
No. 22, Isaiah Roby
Games with OKC: 3
Roby, who was selected with the No. 45 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, was acquired by OKC on Jan. 24, 2020. The 6-foot-8 forward appeared in three games with the Thunder last season but has yet to register his first career bucket.
No. 8, Trevor Ariza
Welcome to the team, @TrevorAriza! #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/uOXviSzDDz- OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) November 27, 2020
Ariza, 35, was traded three times in the span of one week this offseason, eventually landing in OKC in a deal made on Nov. 27. Entering his 17th season, Ariza is the oldest member of the training camp roster and is coming off a season in which he appeared in 53 games with the Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers before opting out of the NBA Restart.
No. 3, George Hill
Hill, who is entering his 13th NBA season, is the second-oldest member of the roster. The 34-year-old was acquired by OKC on Nov. 23 and is coming off of a season in which he shot a league-leading 46.0% from beyond the arc.
Officially acquired on Dec. 8, Horford, 34, joins the Thunder in a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers that was orchestrated on draft night, Nov. 18. Entering his 14th season, the four-time All-Star is 30 days younger than his new teammate in Hill.
No. 21, Darius Miller
Welcome to the Thunder, @DmillerKY! pic.twitter.com/f81xTy2ixw- OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) November 24, 2020
Miller, who was drafted by the then-New Orleans Hornets in 2012 is entering his sixth NBA season after spending time overseas and missing the entirety of the 2019-20 season while rehabbing a ruptured Achilles tendon. The 30-year-old has posted career averages of 6.0 points and 1.7 rebounds while shooting 38.2% from deep and, along with Hill, was acquired on Nov. 23.
No. 22, T.J. Leaf
Welcome to OKC, @leafsquad22! #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/vO5rbD8cKd- OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) November 26, 2020
Originally selected with the No. 18 pick by the Indiana Pacers in 2017, Leaf is set to enter his fourth season in the NBA. A 6-foot-10 forward, Leaf appeared in 139 games over three years as a Pacer before being traded to OKC on Nov. 25.
No. 44, Justin Jackson
Welcome, @JJacks_44!#ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/bDRH7mM3Ls- OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) November 27, 2020
Jackson is entering his fourth NBA season after being selected with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Last season, Jackson appeared in 65 games with the Dallas Mavericks in 2019-20, averaging 5.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. The Thunder acquired Jackson on Nov. 27 as part of a three-team deal.
No. 15, Frank Jackson
Welcome to the team, @FWJackson15!- OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) December 4, 2020
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Frank Jackson enters his third NBA season though he was selected with the No. 31 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Over two seasons with the Pelicans, Jackson appeared in 120 games (18 starts), averaging 7.2 points and 1.1 assists per contest. He signed with the Thunder as a free agent on Dec. 4.
No. 34, Kenrich Williams
Welcome to the Thunder, @williamskenrich! pic.twitter.com/Lel9vAUfJY- OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) November 24, 2020
Affectionately referred to as "Kenny Hustle" by Pelicans fans, the once-undrafted Williams joins OKC after two seasons in New Orleans. The 6-foot-6 forward battled injury throughout last season but is set to have a role with the Thunder due to his effort plays. Along with Hill and Miller, Williams was acquired by OKC on Nov. 23.
No. 10, Ty Jerome
Welcome to OKC, @tyjerome_! pic.twitter.com/ecKoaNURKj- OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) November 17, 2020
The 23-year-old Jerome is entering his second NBA season after being selected with the No. 24 overall pick in 2019. In 31 games with the Phoenix Suns last season, Jerome posted averages of 3.3 points and 1.5 rebounds. A 6-foot-5 guard, Jerome was acquired by the Thunder on Nov. 16 in the deal that made Chris Paul a sun.
No. 1, Admiral Schofield
Welcome to OKC, Admiral Schofield! @admiralelite15 | #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/0YRWBglH5H- OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) November 19, 2020
Schofield appeared in 33 games with the Washington Wizards last season after being selected with the 42nd overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. The 23-year-old forward posted averages of 3.0 points and 1.4 rebounds while appearing in just over 11 minutes per game.
Welcome to OKC, Aleksej Pokuševski! #NBADraft » @aleksejpokusevs pic.twitter.com/UtCWZYRWw2- OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) November 20, 2020
Pokusevski, 18, was the No. 17 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. The 7-foot forward was described by NBA.com Draft expert Kyle Irving as a player who, if he "reaches his full potential, he could be the steal of the draft."
Welcome to the Thunder, Theo Maledon❗ #NBADraft | #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/PqvV5pKcuE- OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) December 8, 2020
Maledon, a 19-year-old point guard from France, was selected with the No. 34 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and acquired from the 76ers alongside Horford on Dec. 8. Projected by many as a first-round pick, this Tony Parker protege will add depth to OKC's backcourt.
Hall, an undrafted 20-year-old forward joins the Thunder on a two-way contract. Like Bazley, Hill has taken a unique path, deciding to forgo college basketball after spending a year at Moravian Prep in Hickory, NC. At 6-foot-9, Hall was a highly-touted recruit and is a high-upside pickup for the Thunder.
Yurtseven, a 7-foot undrafted rookie from Istanbul, Turkey, joins OKC on an Exhibit 10 contract after spending last season at Georgetown University. As a redshirt junior, Yurtseven averaged 15.5 points and 9.8 rebounds over 26 games with the Hoyas last season.
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