2022–23 Oklahoma City Thunder season

NBA professional basketball team season
2022–23 Oklahoma City Thunder season
Head coachMark Daigneault
General managerSam Presti
OwnersProfessional Basketball Club LLC
Clay Bennett (Chairman)
ArenaPaycom Center
Results
Record40–42 (.488)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Northwest)
Conference: 10th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionBally Sports Oklahoma
RadioKWPN and WWLS-FM
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The 2022–23 Oklahoma City Thunder season was the 15th season of the franchise in Oklahoma City and the 57th in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The Thunder became the first No. 10 seed to win the NBA's Page-McIntyre system postseason format for the No. 7 to No. 10 seeds, after defeating the No. 9 New Orleans Pelicans, 123–118, but were eliminated in the second stage of the play-in round by the No. 8 seed Minnesota Timberwolves, 120–95.

Previous season

The Thunder finished the 2021–22 season 24–58 to finish in fifth place in the Northwest Division, fourteenth in the Western Conference and failed to qualify for the playoffs. This marks the second consecutive season that the Thunder failed to qualify for the playoffs since moving to Oklahoma City.

Previous three seasons
Season Record Seeding
2019–20 44–28 5th
2020–21 22–50 14th
2021–22 24–58 14th

In their second year of the rebuild, the Thunder started the season with 10 players aged 23 years or under. Throughout the season, the Thunder had numerous injuries to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luguentz Dort, Josh Giddey, and Kenrich Williams.[1] Playing without Gilgeous-Alexander, Giddey, and Williams, the Thunder were defeated by an NBA record 73-points in a 152–79 loss against the Memphis Grizzlies on December 2, 2021.[2]

In his rookie season, Josh Giddey - the 6th pick in the 2021 NBA draft - recorded four triple-doubles including becoming the youngest ever to record one at 19 years and 84 days old.[3] Before his season ending injury, Giddey had won four consecutive Western Conference Rookie of the Month and ultimately finished on the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.[4]

The Thunder ended the 2021-22 season injury-riddled with nine players out in the final games. Utilizing their G League affiliate in the Oklahoma City Blue, the Thunder signed Melvin Frazier Jr., Jaylen Hoard, Georgios Kalaitzakis, and Zavier Simpson to finish out the season.

Offseason

Draft picks

Chet Holmgren was selected 2nd overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club
1 2 Chet Holmgren PF  United States Gonzaga
1 12 Jalen Williams SG  United States Santa Clara
1 30 Peyton Watson PF  United States UCLA
2 34 Jaylin Williams C  United States Arkansas
Ousmane Dieng was later traded to the Thunder via New York Knicks

The Thunder had three first-round picks and one second-round pick entering the draft.[5] The Thunder owned two first-round picks entering the 2022 NBA draft lottery. Their sole first-round pick had a 12.50% chance to win the first overall pick while the pick originally acquired from the LA Clippers had a 1.50% chance to win the first pick, acquired through the Paul George trade in 2019.[6] With a combined 14.0% chance to win the first overall pick, the Thunder ended the night with the second overall pick, via their sole first-round pick, and the twelfth overall pick, via the Clippers. The Thunder's other first-round pick ended up as the thirtieth pick originally acquired from the Phoenix Suns as a result of the Chris Paul trade in 2020.[7]

On draft night, the Thunder traded three protected 2023 first-round draft picks to the New York Knicks in exchange for the draft rights to Ousmane Dieng, the eleventh pick.[8] With the thirtieth pick, the Thunder selected and traded the draft rights to Peyton Watson to the Denver Nuggets in the JaMychal Green trade.[9]

The Thunder ended 2022 NBA draft night with Gonzaga forward Chet Holmgren, Australia's NBL forward Ousmane Dieng, Santa Clara guard Jalen Williams, and Arkansas forward Jaylin Williams.[10]

Trades

On June 23, the Thunder traded the draft rights to Peyton Watson, the thirtieth pick, and two future second-round draft picks to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for JaMychal Green and a future 2027 first-round pick.[11] On July 20, the Thunder negotiated a contract buyout and waived Green. In return, Green gave up $2.6 million in his buyout.[12][13]

On September 27, the Thunder traded Vít Krejčí to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Maurice Harkless and draft considerations in an effort to clear a roster spot.[14][15] The Thunder received a 2029 second-round pick and amendments on the conditions of a previously traded 2025 second-round pick which will be now top-40 protected.[16]

On September 30, the Thunder traded Derrick Favors, Maurice Harkless, Ty Jerome, Théo Maledon, a 2026 second-round pick and cash considerations to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Sterling Brown, Trey Burke, Marquese Chriss and David Nwaba.[17] Jerome did not report to training camp after a mutual agreement with the Thunder and Jerome's representatives.[18] With the trade, the Thunder generated two trade exceptions and dropped approximately $10 million under the luxury tax.[19] On October 2, the Thunder waived Sterling Brown after acquiring him two days ago.[20] On October 17, the Thunder waived Trey Burke, Marquese Chriss, and David Nwaba to finalize the regular season roster.[21]

Free agency

Luguentz Dort was re-signed to a multi-year contract.

For this offseason, free agency began on June 30, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. EST.[22] Derrick Favors, Mike Muscala, Luguentz Dort, Isaiah Roby had upcoming player and team options. In addition, Theo Maledon, Vit Krejci, Aaron Wiggins, and Kenrich Williams held non-guaranteed contracts with the team heading into next season. Melvin Frazier Jr. also held a two-way contract that expired this season.[23] On May 17, Derrick Favors exercised his player option for $10.2 million.[24] On June 29, the Thunder declined Mike Muscala's team option for $3.5 million and exercised Isaiah Roby's team option for $1.9 million.[25][26] However, on July 3, the Thunder waived Roby as his salary would have become fully guaranteed after exercising his team option.[27][28] On June 30, it was reported that Luguentz Dort agreed to a five-year, $87.5 million deal to stay with the Thunder, which he later signed on July 6.[29][30] Dort and the Thunder negotiated the new deal after his team option for $1.9 million was declined.[31] On July 18, it was reported that Kenrich Williams signed a multi-year contract extension worth four-year, $27.2 million, which he later signed on July 20.[32][33] On August 4, the Thunder re-signed Mike Muscala to a two-year, $7 million deal after his team option was declined on June 30.[34][35] On October 26, it was announced that Melvin Frazier Jr. joined the Raptors 905 for the upcoming season.[36]

On July 2, Eugene Omoruyi signed a two-way contract with the Thunder, splitting time with the Thunder and Oklahoma City Blue. Omoruyi spent part of the 2021-22 NBA season on a previous two-way contract with the Dallas Mavericks.[37] On October 16, Isaiah Joe signed a contract with the Thunder after being waived by the Philadelphia 76ers.[38]

Front office and coaching changes

On July 27, the Thunder hired Chip Engelland, formerly with the San Antonio Spurs, as an assistant coach. Engelland is considered one of the NBA's preeminent shooting coach and has been one of the league's highest-paid assistant coaches. Sam Presti and Engelland previously worked together with the Spurs organization in the mid-2000s.[39][40] On July 27, the Thunder hired Vince Rozman, formerly with the Philadelphia 76ers in scouting as VP of Identification and Intelligence. Rozman spent over 15-plus years with the 76ers.[41]

On September 23, the Thunder announced Grant Gibbs will join the Thunder coaching staff after serving as head coach of the Oklahoma City Blue for the past three seasons. In addition, Thunder assistant Kameron Woods was named the new head coach of the Blue. Woods previously played for the Blue for two seasons and served as the head coach of the Thunder during the 2022 NBA Summer League.[42]

Season synopsis

Preseason

The Thunder announced their preseason schedule on August 25. The Thunder played six games, with three games in Oklahoma, two games against international opponents.[43] That same day, the Thunder announced Chet Holmgren will miss the entire season after sustaining a fracture in his right foot during a Pro-Am event.[44] The Thunder opened their preseason opener against the Denver Nuggets on October 3. Tre Mann led the Thunder with 17 points while Aaron Wiggins scored 15 points on a perfect 4-4 from three off the bench in a 112–101 win.[45] Against the Adelaide 36ers on October 6, the Thunder led by as many as 40 points as Mann and Lindy Waters III combined for 14 threes in a 131–98 rout.[46] The Thunder topped their performance against the 36ers with a 144–97 victory over Maccabi Ra'anana leading by as many as 51 points. Eight Thunder players scored in double digits led by Eugene Omoruyi's 25 points.[47] The Thunder ended preseason with a 5–1 record with their single loss against the Dallas Mavericks.

Regular season

October

Isaiah Joe scored 15 points in 9 minutes in an OT victory against the Mavericks.

The Thunder began their 15th season since the franchise moved to Oklahoma City against the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 19. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who missed all of preseason, led the Thunder with 32 points. The Thunder trailed by as many as 16-points until a late rally turned into a six-point lead for the Thunder. However the Thunder could not keep the lead, losing 108–115 in their season opener. Rookie guard Jalen Williams took a hit defending a dunk attempt by Jaden McDaniels and left the game, ending his rookie debut with five points in five minutes.[48] The Thunder again faced the Timberwolves for the home opener on October 23. The Thunder never led and trailed by as many as 22-points falling to 0-3 on the season in a 106–116 loss.[49]

In a back-to-back against the LA Clippers, on October 25, Gilgeous-Alexander and Tre Mann led the Thunder to their first win of the season with 33 points and 25 points respectively.[50] In the second game on October 27, the Thunder led by as many as 18 points to a 118–110 win against the Clippers for their second win of the season. Back on the road, on October 29 against the Dallas Mavericks, the Thunder erased an eight-point deficit in the final two minutes of regulation in a 117–111 overtime victory. OKC trailed by as many as 16-points headed into the fourth quarter until the Thunder came back behind Gilgeous-Alexander and Isaiah Joe. Joe, a late signing after being waived by the 76ers, started the fourth quarter comeback by hitting a pair of free throws and a jumper to cut the lead to six. After two Gilgeous-Alexander jumpers, Joe hit a three-pointer to send the game into overtime with 15.8 seconds left in the fourth. Joe later scored 8 of his 15 points in the overtime period giving the Thunder a 117–111 win and their first road victory.[51] On October 31, Gilgeous-Alexander was named the NBA Player of the Week for Week 2 after averaging 31.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 7.7 assists.[52]

November

After being named NBA Player of the Week, Gilgeous-Alexander scored 34 points to lead the Thunder after being down 15 points in the second half to a 116–108 win against the Orlando Magic. With a 4–3 record, the Thunder had a winning record for the first time since nine games into the 2020-21 season.[53] In a double overtime thriller on November 9, Gilgeous-Alexander scored 39 points including a step-back three-pointer with 0.6 seconds left in the first overtime giving the Thunder a 126–125 lead. However, Luguentz Dort fouled Brook Lopez on an inbounds lob where Lopez made 1-of-2 free throws. The Thunder ended up losing 132–136 extending their losing streak to four games.[54] Coming off a double overtime game, on November 11, two-way contract player Eugene Omoruyi scored a career-high 22 points to defeat the Toronto Raptors 132–113 after leading by as much as 32 points.[55] Against the New York Knicks on November 12, Gilgeous-Alexander scored 37 points, Josh Giddey recorded 24 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists as the Thunder shot a season-high 62.5% in a 145–135 win. Giddey joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only player in NBA history to record triple-doubles in their first two appearances at Madison Square Garden.[56] On November 16, trailing by as much as 17, Gilgeous-Alexander scored 30 in the second half as he matched his career high with 42 points with a step-back three-pointer with 1.1 seconds left as the Thunder defeated the Washington Wizards 121–120.[57] In their third meeting with the Denver Nuggets, the Thunder rallied from a 19-point deficit to take a 15-point lead in the second half before falling 126–131 in overtime. Isaiah Joe almost played heroics again with a career-high 21 points with 7 threes, including a late three in overtime after a jump ball scramble.[58] With Gilgeous-Alexander sidelined with a bruised hip, rookie Jalen Williams scored a career-high 27 points rallying the Thunder from a 20-point second half deficit to win 119–111 against the San Antonio Spurs on November 30.[59] The next day, Williams was named NBA Rookie of the Month for October/November after averaging 10.7 points on 52.4% shooting, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.6 assists. Williams became the third Thunder rookie to win Rookie of the Month honors after Russell Westbrook and Josh Giddey.[60]

December

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander hit a game winner at the buzzer against the Trail Blazers.

The Thunder started their longest road trip of the season against the Minnesota Timberwolves on December 3. On their second game of the road trip against the Atlanta Hawks, the Thunder overcame a 14-point deficit in the third to win 121–114. This was the Thunder's first win in Atlanta since the 2017-18 season.[61] Trips to Memphis, Cleveland and Dallas saw the Thunder finish the road trip 2-3 with narrow losses to the Cavaliers and Mavericks. Back at Paycom Center, the Thunder then started their longest home stand with seven straight games. Playing without Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Josh Giddey, the Thunder led by as many as 24-points against the top-seeded Memphis Grizzlies on December 17 with Luguentz Dort's 24 points Isaiah Joe's career-high 23 points in a 115–109 win.[62] In the first back-to-back against the Portland Trail Blazers, Gilgeous-Alexander hit a game winner at the buzzer over Justise Winslow to finish with 35 points on December 19.[63] Coming off back-to-back wins against the Trail Blazers, Gilgeous-Alexander scored a career-high 44 points to go with 10 rebounds and six assists in an overtime loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Gilgeous-Alexander nearly sent the game into double overtime after a missed free throw rebound caromed toward halfcourt.[64] During a 130–114 win against the San Antonio Spurs, Giddey became the second-youngest NBA player to reach 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists, behind only LeBron James.[65] The Thunder bench also scored a season-high 68 points marking the second most bench points in Thunder history.[66]

January

Playing without Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the Thunder scored a season-high 150 points in a 150–117 win over the then-best record Boston Celtics on January 3. The Thunder's 150 points and 48 in the third quarter were franchise highs as well as seven Thunder players scoring in double-figures led by Josh Giddey with 25 points, five rebounds and five assists in 24 minutes.[67][68] On January 10 against the Miami Heat, the Thunder played on national TV - excluding NBA TV - for the first time since the 2020 NBA Playoffs on TNT. The Heat, led by Jimmy Butler, set an NBA record making all 40 free throws in a 112–111 win over the Thunder.[69] Against the 76ers, the Thunder snapped their six game road losing streak after leading by as much as 21 to a 133–114 win. Gilgeous-Alexander had 37 points including a career-perfect 16-16 from the free throw line. Rookie Jaylin Williams also contributed with a career-high 11 points in his fourth start of his career.[70] In their third game in four nights, the Thunder swept the season series against the Chicago Bulls behind Giddey's season-high 25 points. Rookie Jalen Williams also added 22 points on an efficient 10-12 shooting.[71] To finish the four game road trip, Giddey tied his career-high 28 points along with 9 rebounds and 9 assists in a 112–102 win against the Brooklyn Nets.[72] Returning back home, the Thunder recorded a franchise-high 41 assists in a 126–106 rout against the Indiana Pacers on January 18.[73] Against the then-best record in the west Denver Nuggets, Gilgeous-Alexander banked in the decisive game-winner with 9.2 seconds left in a 101–99 win.[74] On January 31, Josh Giddey and Jalen Williams were named to the 2023 Rising Stars Challenge. In 45 games, Giddey averaged 16.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists. Giddey's assists ranked second among sophomores. In 46 games, Williams averaged 12.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.7 steals. Giddey and Williams became the 12th and 13th players in Thunder history to be named to a Rising Stars team.[75]

February

On February 2, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was named a 2023 NBA All-Star reserve for the first time. In 47 games, Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 30.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 blocks, leading the Thunder to a 24–27 record. Gilgeous-Alexander scored 30-plus points in 30 games this season, ranking second this season. He leads the league with 434 made free throws and sixth in the league with 101 points scored in clutch time.[76] Gilgeous-Alexander joins Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Chris Paul as the fifth Thunder player to be named an All-Star since the franchise moved to Oklahoma City. In his first game after being named an All-Star, Gilgeous-Alexander scored a career-high 20 first quarter points in a 153–121 rout against the Houston Rockets. The Thunder set a new franchise record 153 points after previously setting an Oklahoma City-high 150 points.[77] The Thunder ended with six players in double-figures scoring led by Gilgeous-Alexander's 42 points.[78] On February 7, the Thunder had their second national TV game on TNT against the Los Angeles Lakers.[79] LeBron James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the all-time scoring leader on a fadeaway shot against Kenrich Williams.[80] Despite James' record breaking night, the Thunder won 133–130 behind Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's 30 points and Jalen Williams's 25 points.[81]

Darius Bazley and Mike Muscala were traded after four years with the Thunder.

At the NBA trade deadline, the Thunder completed two trades with the Boston Celtics and the Phoenix Suns. The Thunder traded Mike Muscala to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Justin Jackson and two second-round picks.[82] Muscala, who re-signed with the Thunder this offseason, averaged 6.2 points on 39.4% three-point shooting in 43 games. Jackson, who played for the Thunder during the 2020-21 season, was waived following the trade.[83] Muscala's departure allowed the Thunder to prioritize more playing time for Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Jaylin Williams and Ousmane Dieng, in addition to Chet Holmgren next season.[84] The Thunder also traded Darius Bazley to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Dario Šarić, a second-round pick, and cash considerations.[85] Bazley's role decreased with the Thunder this year after averaging 10.8 points in the 2021-22 season to 5.4 points in 36 games this season. Šarić joins the Thunder after recovering from a torn ACL and missing the entire 2021-22 season averaging 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds this season.[86] After waiving Justin Jackson, the Thunder converted Eugene Omoruyi's two-way contract to a standard contract extending through the 2023-24 season. Omoruyi became the fifth Thunder player to have their two-way converted into a standard contract, joining Deonte Burton, Luguentz Dort, Moses Brown, and Aaron Wiggins.[87] To fill in the open two-way slot, the Thunder signed Olivier Sarr who spent part of the 2021-22 season with the Thunder.[88] Sarr rejoined the Oklahoma City Blue in January after being waived by the Portland Trail Blazers.[89][90]

On February 10, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tied his career high with 44 points in a 138–129 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.[91] Gilgeous-Alexander shot 81% from field along with 18 of 19 from the free throw line becoming the first player in franchise history to record 40+ points on 80% or better from the field.[92] Gilgeous-Alexander was later named the NBA Player of the Week for Week 17 - his second - after averaging 31.3 points, 6.3 assists on 57.1% shooting.[93] At the 2023 NBA All-Star Jordan Rising Stars Challenge, Josh Giddey and Jalen Williams were both selected for Team Joakim.[94] Against Team Jason, Giddey had a team high 6 assists while Williams had a team high 5 rebounds in a 40–32 win.[95] In the championship final, Team Joakim lost 20–25 to Team Pau.[96] At 2023 NBA All-Star Game, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was selected fifth overall in the reserves to Team Giannis.[97] In his first All-Star game, Gilgeous-Alexander had 9 points and 7 assists in 10 minutes as Team Giannis defeated Team LeBron 184–175.[98]

Without Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Isaiah Joe started and scored a career-high 28 points on 6-12 three-point shooting in a 125–115 loss to the Phoenix Suns on February 24.[99] On February 26, the Thunder waived Eugene Omoruyi sixteen days after re-signing to a multi-year contract.[100] Omoruyi started off on a two-way contract before re-signing to a standard contract following the departures of Darius Bazley and Mike Muscala. Omoruyi appeared in 21 games averaging 5.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12.2 minutes. The Thunder opted for a free roster spot and decided between waiving Omoruyi or Dario Šarić. By converting Omoruyi's contract into a standard, the Thunder gave Omoruyi a pay bump prior to inevitably being waived.[101] To fill in the open roster spot, the Thunder converted Lindy Waters III's two-way contract to a standard contract. Waters III became the sixth Thunder player to have their two-way contract converted into a standard contract. [102]

March

On March 2, the Thunder announced Kenrich Williams will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a scapholunate ligament rupture in his left wrist after a 123–117 loss to the Sacramento Kings. In his third season with the Thunder, Williams appeared in 53 games averaging 8.0 points on 51.7% from the field, 4.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 22.8 minutes. Williams also led the league during that time with 26 charges drawn.[103] After Lindy Waters III's two-way contract was converted into a standard contract, the Thunder signed Jared Butler to a two-way contract. Butler spent the beginning of the season with the Grand Rapids Gold in the NBA G League averaging 18.0 points and 5.7 assists in 41 games after being waived by the Utah Jazz prior to the season.[104] Against the Utah Jazz, the Thunder had their eighth game this season with three players scoring more than 20 points. Coming back from injury, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 38 points, Jalen Williams had a career high 32 points on 12-15 shooting, and Josh Giddey had 24 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists in a 129–119 win.[105] Against the Golden State Warriors on March 7, the Thunder snapped their eight game losing streak to Golden State.[106] Seven Thunder players scored in double-figures led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's 33 points. Additionally, Josh Giddey recorded his seventh career triple-double with 17 points, 11 rebounds and a career high 17 assists and Jaylin Williams scored a career high 15 points.[107] On March 19, the Thunder came back down 15 against the Phoenix Suns to win 124–120. After not playing the entire game, Aaron Wiggins lead an 18-2 run in the fourth quarter with 7 points and 2 steals while playing the whole quarter. Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 40 points while Luguentz Dort had 11 of his 20 points in the third quarter.[108] In the first of a back-to-back against the LA Clippers, Luguentz Dort defended Kawhi Leonard on the final possession and kept Leonard from getting a shot off before the clock expired to give the Thunder a 101–100 win.[109] After losing in the second game of a back-to-back with the Clippers, the Thunder fell to the Los Angeles Lakers despite Josh Giddey's 27 points, 17 rebounds, and 7 assist performance in a 116–111 loss dropping the Thunder for 10th in the West after climbing up to 7th.[110] Without Gilgeous-Alexander, Isaiah Joe, Jalen Williams, and Josh Giddey combined for 95 points in a 137–134 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. Joe, who started for Gilgeous-Alexander, had career-high 33 points with 6 threes. Williams was one point shy of his career-high had 31 points and 4 steals. Giddey finished with a career-high 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists however he missed a game-tying free throw with 4.0 seconds left.[111]

External videos
video icon Jalen Williams' Putback Game Winner, Oklahoma City Thunder's official YouTube channel. March 29, 2023.

After falling two games under .500 following the loss to the Hornets, the Thunder defeated the Detroit Pistons behind Jalen Williams' putback with less than a second in a 107–106 win after Josh Giddey's hook shot rolled off. With Gilgeous-Alexander sitting again, Williams led the Thunder with 27 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists.[112] Williams also joined Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to have three or more games with at least 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists in a season as a rookie.[113]

April

Tre Mann recorded his first career-triple double with 24 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists against the Grizzlies.

Entering the final month of the season, the Thunder had a 38–40 record, sitting in the final spot of the NBA play-in tournament holding the tiebreaker against the 37–40 Dallas Mavericks. The Thunder held two more home and away games in the month of April against the Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, and Memphis Grizzlies. Against the Phoenix Suns on April 2, the Thunder fell 128–118 despite Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's 39 points. In the second half, the Thunder rallied down 16 points to cut the lead to 3 before back-to-back threes by Kevin Durant.[114] The Thunder started their final road trip against the Golden State Warriors and the Utah Jazz. In their final meeting, the Thunder held the lead until the 8:29 mark of the fourth quarter. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 32 points, 21 in the first half however the Thunder fell 136–125, losing their third in a row and fourth of five.[115] Despite the Thunder's losing streak, the Thunder remained in 10th place after the Dallas Mavericks lost seventh of nine. In the final road game of the season, the Thunder defeated the Utah Jazz 114–98, going on a 19–2 run bridging the third and fourth quarter to take control. With Gilgeous-Alexander struggling, Josh Giddey had 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists, Aaron Wiggins added 15 points and 3 steals. Dario Šarić also had his first double-double with the Thunder with 14 points and 10 rebounds. With the win, the Thunder were guaranteed to reach the NBA play-in tournament by defeating the Memphis Grizzlies in the final regular season game.[116] On April 7, the Dallas Mavericks announced that Kyrie Irving, Tim Hardaway Jr., Josh Green, Maxi Kleber, and Christian Wood would sit out against the Chicago Bulls, a game that Dallas had to win to avoid being eliminated from the NBA play-in tournament scenario. Dallas was tied with the Bulls for the 10th-best lottery odds and would had conveyed their first-round pick to the New York Knicks had it fallen out of the top-10.[117] With Luka Dončić only playing 13 minutes, the Mavericks were officially eliminated from play-in contention following a 115–112 loss to the Chicago Bulls, giving the Thunder the final play-in spot.[118] After clinching a play-in spot, the Thunder rested Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giddey, Luguentz Dort, Jalen Williams, and Jaylin Williams in the final regular season game against the Memphis Grizzlies.[119] Playing only seven players, all five starters played more than 40 minutes led by Tre Mann in a 115–100 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Mann recorded his first career triple-double with 24 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists. Jared Butler had a career-high 25 points while Ousmane Dieng also recorded a career-high 22 points, 8 rebounds, and a career-high 9 assists.[120] With the win, the Thunder finished the 2022-23 season with a 40–42 record, finishing tenth in the Western Conference and third in the Northwest Division.

Play-in

New Orleans Pelicans

With a 40–42 record, the Thunder finished tenth in the Western Conference and clinched the final spot in the NBA play-in tournament. The Thunder matched up against the ninth seed New Orleans Pelicans in the 9/10 matchup.[121] The Pelicans won the season series against the Thunder, winning 3 out of 4 games. In the Thunder's three losses, the Thunder lost by a combined 10-points with two 3-point losses. Against the Pelicans, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averaged a team-high 33.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals a game. Gilgeous-Alexander also tied his career-high with 44 points in a December 23 matchup.[122]

Josh Giddey had 31 points, 9 rebounds, and 10 assists against the Pelicans.

The Thunder kept the same starting lineup of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jalen Williams, Josh Giddey, Luguentz Dort, and Jaylin Williams against the Pelicans who were without Zion Williamson. Pelicans center Jonas Valančiūnas started the game with 6 early points off second chance points to give the Pelicans an early 19–10 lead. However, Luguentz Dort kept the Thunder in the game with 14 points in the first quarter to give the Thunder a three-point lead. In the second, the Thunder and the Pelicans continued to exchange baskets until a late run gave the Pelicans a 63–57 halftime lead. At halftime, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had his lowest-scoring first half with only 7 points on 3–10 shooting due to Herbert Jones's tenacious defense.[123] To start the third quarter, Gilgeous-Alexander scored 17 points while Josh Giddey added 12 points and 5 assists as the Thunder outscored the Pelicans 39–24 to give the Thunder a 9-point lead entering the fourth. Despite the lead, the Pelicans took the lead at the 7:59 mark off a Josh Richardson dunk with Gilgeous-Alexander on the bench. After double timeouts from both teams at the 3:12 mark, Brandon Ingram made consecutive pullup jumpers after the Thunder continued to tie the game. After Jaylin Williams made 1–of–2 free throws, CJ McCollum missed a floater gave the Thunder a chance to take the lead down 114–113. Gilgeous-Alexander drove into the paint with Jones on him and made a shot over Jones to give the Thunder a 115–114 lead. After a series of free throws including a made three by Ingram to cut the lead to one with 4.1 seconds, CJ McCollum and Herbert Jones turned over the ball while inbounding securing a 123–118 win for the Thunder. The Thunder won its first play-in game and advanced to face the Minnesota Timberwolves for the final spot in the 2023 NBA playoffs. Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 32 points, scoring 25 points in the second half. Josh Giddey had a near triple-double with 31 points, 9 rebounds, and 10 assists while Luguentz Dort added 27 points with four threes.[124]

Minnesota Timberwolves

After defeating the New Orleans Pelicans, the Thunder matched up against the eighth seed Minnesota Timberwolves who lost to the seventh seed Los Angeles Lakers in the 7/8 matchup. The Timberwolves won the season series against the Thunder, also winning 3 out of 4 games. The Thunder's sole victory was in a December 3 matchup when Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert was ejected for intentionally tripping Kenrich Williams with Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns injured.

The Thunder kept the same starting lineup against the Timberwolves that featured Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert. The Thunder started off 4–4 from the field but struggled throughout the first half and trailed 57–47 at halftime. After an offensive rebound, Gobert accidentally elbowed Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in the face, leading to Gilgeous-Alexander to return to the locker room. Despite Gilgeous-Alexander's return, the Thunder fell behind 95–78 at the end of third. The Timberwolves continued to expand their lead, leading by as much as 29 points to a 120–95 win. Being guarded by his cousin Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Gilgeous-Alexander struggled shooting 5–for–19 for 22 points. Playing small, the Thunder were overwhelmed by Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert who combined for 49 points and 21 rebounds as the Timberwolves outscored the Thunder 58–30 in points in the paint.[125]

Recap

With the loss, the Thunder missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season and entered the 2023 NBA Draft lottery with twelfth best odds in the lottery after losing the tiebreaker with the Chicago Bulls.[126] The Thunder improved their record, winning 16 more games for a 40–42 record along with a play-in victory over the Pelicans.

The Thunder were nominated for three 2022-23 season awards: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander for the NBA Most Improved Player, Jalen Williams for the NBA Rookie of the Year and Mark Daigneault for the NBA Coach of the Year.[127] Daigneault led the Thunder into the play-in tournament and a game away from the eighth seed in the playoffs after low preseason expectations for the Thunder. Daigneault ultimately finished second in voting with 48 second place votes and 20 third place votes.[128] Becoming a first-time All-Star, Gilgeous-Alexander finished second in voting with 24 first place votes and 54 second place votes losing to Lauri Markkanen.[129] Williams, who averaged 14.1 points on 52% shooting, finished second in voting with 75 second place votes and 16 third place votes.[130]

Roster

2022–23 Oklahoma City Thunder roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB From
G 14 Butler, Jared (TW) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 2000-06-25 Baylor
F 13 Dieng, Ousmane 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 2003-05-21 France
G 5 Dort, Luguentz 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1999-04-19 Arizona State
G 3 Giddey, Josh 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 2002-10-10 Australia
G 2 Gilgeous-Alexander, Shai 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1998-07-12 Kentucky
F/C 7 Holmgren, Chet Injured 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 2002-05-01 Gonzaga
G 11 Joe, Isaiah 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1999-07-02 Arkansas
G 23 Mann, Tre 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 2001-02-03 Florida
F 17 Pokuševski, Aleksej 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 2001-12-26 Serbia
F 50 Robinson-Earl, Jeremiah 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 2000-11-03 Villanova
F 9 Šarić, Dario 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1994-04-08 Croatia
C 30 Sarr, Olivier (TW) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1999-02-20 Kentucky
G 12 Waters, Lindy III 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1997-07-28 Oklahoma State
G 21 Wiggins, Aaron 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1999-01-02 Maryland
G/F 8 Williams, Jalen 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 2001-04-14 Santa Clara
F/C 6 Williams, Jaylin 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 2002-06-29 Arkansas
G/F 34 Williams, Kenrich Injured 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1994-12-02 TCU
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: March 2, 2023

Roster notes

Salaries

Legend
UFA RFA Team option Player option
Waived with guaranteed money
(TW) Two-way affiliate player
Player Salary
2022–23 2023–24 2024–25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander $30,913,750 $33,386,850 $35,859,950 $38,333,050 $40,806,150 UFA
Luguentz Dort $15,277,778 $15,277,778 $16,500,000 $17,722,222 $17,722,222 UFA
Chet Holmgren $9,891,240 $10,386,000 $10,880,640 $13,731,368 RFA
Dario Šarić $9,240,000 UFA
Josh Giddey $6,287,400 $6,587,040 $8,352,367 RFA
Ousmane Dieng $4,569,840 $4,798,440 $5,027,040 $6,670,882 RFA
Jalen Williams $4,341,480 $4,558,680 $4,775,760 $6,580,997 RFA
Aleksej Pokuševski $3,261,480 $5,009,633 RFA
Tre Mann $3,046,200 $3,191,400 $4,908,373 RFA
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl $2,000,000 $1,900,000 $1,988,598 UFA
Kenrich Williams $2,000,000 $6,175,000 $6,669,000 $7,163,000 $7,163,000 UFA
Jaylin Williams $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,019,699 $2,187,699 UFA
Lindy Waters III $1,927,896 $1,927,896 RFA
Isaiah Joe $1,836,090 $1,997,238 $2,164,993 UFA
Aaron Wiggins $1,563,518 $1,836,096 $1,988,598 UFA
Jared Butler (TW) Two-Way RFA
Olivier Sarr (TW) Two-Way RFA
Kemba Walker $27,431,078
JaMychal Green $5,571,403
David Nwaba $5,022,000
Trey Burke $3,300,000
Sterling Brown $3,000,000
Marquese Chriss $2,193,920
Justin Jackson $2,133,278
Kyle Singler $999,200
Eugene Omoruyi $345,110

Source: Spotrac

Staff

Oklahoma City Thunder staff
Front Office
  • Chairman – Clay Bennett
  • Executive Vice President & General Manager – Sam Presti
  • Vice President of Basketball Operations – Rob Hennigan
  • Vice President of Basketball Operations – Will Dawkins
Management
  • Chief of Staff - Glenn Wong
  • Vice President of Strategy & Analysis - Jesse Gould
  • Vice President/Team Counsel & Strategic Alignment - Amanda Green
  • Vice President, Lifestyle Services & Social Impact - Ayana Lawson
  • Vice President of Identification & Intelligence – Vince Rozman
  • Vice President of Logistics & Engagement - Marc St. Yves
  • Pro Evaluation Scout/GM of Oklahoma City Blue - Nazr Mohammed
  • Director of Amateur Evaluation - Acie Law
  • Amateur Evaluation Scout/Special Assistant to the General Manager - Nick Collison
  • Video Analyst – D. J. White
 
Coaches
  • Head Coach – Mark Daigneault
  • Assistant Coach – David Akinyooye
  • Assistant Coach – Dave Bliss
  • Assistant Coach – Chip Engelland
  • Assistant Coach – Grant Gibbs
  • Assistant Coach – Mike Wilks
  • Assistant Coach for Player Development – Zach Peterson
  • Assistant Coach for Player Development – Eric Maynor
  • Assistant Coach for Program Development – Connor Johnson
  • Vice President of Human & Player Performance/Trainer – Donnie Strack
  • Trainer – Vanessa Brooks
  • Trainer – Tony Katzenmeier

Coaching staff
Front office
Management

Standings

Conference

Western Conference
#TeamWLPCTGBGP
1cDenver Nuggets *5329.64682
2yMemphis Grizzlies *5131.6222.082
3ySacramento Kings *4834.5855.082
4xPhoenix Suns4537.5498.082
5xLos Angeles Clippers4438.5379.082
6xGolden State Warriors4438.5379.082
7xLos Angeles Lakers4339.52410.082
8xMinnesota Timberwolves4240.51211.082
9piNew Orleans Pelicans4240.51211.082
10pi – Oklahoma City Thunder4042.48813.082
11Dallas Mavericks3844.46315.082
12Utah Jazz3745.45116.082
13Portland Trail Blazers3349.40220.082
14Houston Rockets2260.26831.082
15San Antonio Spurs2260.26831.082

Division

Northwest DivisionWLPCTGBHomeRoadDivGP
cDenver Nuggets5329.64634–719–2210–682
xMinnesota Timberwolves4240.51211.022–1920–218–882
pi – Oklahoma City Thunder4042.48813.024–1716–259–782
Utah Jazz3745.45116.023–1814–276–1082
Portland Trail Blazers3349.40220.017–2416–257–982

Game log

Preseason

2022 preseason game log
Total: 5–1 (Home: 2–1; Road: 3–0)
Preseason: 5–1 (home: 2–1; road: 3–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1 October 3 @ Denver W 112–101 Tre Mann (17) Josh Giddey (12) Josh Giddey (9) Ball Arena
12,432
1–0
2 October 5 Dallas L 96–98 Josh Giddey (13) K. Williams, Bazley (6) Giddey, Jal. Williams (3) BOK Center
1–1
3 October 6 Adelaide W 131–98 Tre Mann (26) Jaylin Williams (12) Giddey, Jay. Williams (6) Paycom Center
2–1
4 October 9 Maccabi Ra'anana W 144–97 Eugene Omoruyi (25) Omoruyi, Jay. Williams (12) Jalen Williams (13) Paycom Center
3–1
5 October 11 @ Detroit W 115–99 Dort, Jal. Williams, Giddey (16) Darius Bazley (8) Josh Giddey (9) Little Caesars Arena
8,723
4–1
6 October 13 @ San Antonio W 118–112 Jalen Williams (21) Jaylin Williams (11) Giddey, Mann (6) AT&T Center
13,836
5–1
2022–23 pre-season schedule

Regular season

2022–23 game log
Total: 40–42 (Home: 25–17; Road: 15–25)
October: 3–3 (home: 2–1; road: 1–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1 October 19 @ Minnesota L 108–115 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (32) Josh Giddey (11) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (5) Target Center
17,136
0–1
2 October 22 @ Denver L 117–122 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (28) Josh Giddey (12) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (7) Ball Arena
19,983
0–2
3 October 23 Minnesota L 106–116 Luguentz Dort (20) Mike Muscala (9) Josh Giddey (5) Paycom Center
15,044
0–3
4 October 25 L.A. Clippers W 108–94 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (33) Muscala, Wiggins (10) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (8) Paycom Center
13,105
1–3
5 October 27 L.A. Clippers W 118–110 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (24) Darius Bazley (9) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (6) Paycom Center
14,510
2–3
6 October 29 @ Dallas W 117–111 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (38) Darius Bazley (8) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (9) American Airlines Center
20,307
3–3
November : 6–10 (home: 4–4; road: 2–6)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
7 November 1 Orlando W 116–108 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (34) Aleksej Pokuševski (9) Josh Giddey (10) Paycom Center
13,109
4–3
8 November 3 Denver L 110–122 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (37) Pokuševski, Robinson-Earl (7) Josh Giddey (5) Paycom Center
13,791
4–4
9 November 5 @ Milwaukee L 94–108 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (18) Josh Giddey (6) Luguentz Dort (7) Fiserv Forum
17,713
4–5
10 November 7 @ Detroit L 103–112 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (33) Kenrich Williams (8) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (5) Little Caesars Arena
16,223
4–6
11 November 9 Milwaukee L 132–136 (2OT) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (39) Josh Giddey (15) Josh Giddey (6) Paycom Center
15,180
4–7
12 November 11 Toronto W 132–113 Eugene Omoruyi (22) Josh Giddey (9) Jalen Williams (11) Paycom Center
16,104
5–7
13 November 13 @ New York W 145–135 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (37) Josh Giddey (10) Josh Giddey (12) Madison Square Garden
18,325
6–7
14 November 14 @ Boston L 122–126 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (37) Aleksej Pokuševski (14) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (8) TD Garden
19,156
6–8
15 November 16 @ Washington W 121–120 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (42) Giddey, Gilgeous-Alexander (6) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (7) Capital One Arena
12,630
7–8
16 November 18 @ Memphis L 110–121 Josh Giddey (20) Dort, Robinson-Earl (7) Josh Giddey (11) FedEx Forum
17,324
7–9
17 November 21 New York L 119–129 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (30) Josh Giddey (9) Giddey, Gilgeous-Alexander (7) Paycom Center
15,079
7–10
18 November 23 Denver L 126–131 (OT) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (31) Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (11) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (11) Paycom Center
13,656
7–11
19 November 25 Chicago W 123–119 (OT) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (30) Josh Giddey (13) Josh Giddey (9) Paycom Center
16,082
8–11
20 November 26 @ Houston L 105–118 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (32) Giddey, Mann, Robinson-Earl, Jal. Williams (5) Jalen Williams (4) Toyota Center
15,151
8–12
21 November 28 @ New Orleans L 101–105 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (31) Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (13) Luguentz Dort (5) Smoothie King Center
13,109
8–13
22 November 30 San Antonio W 119–111 Jalen Williams (27) Josh Giddey (14) Josh Giddey (5) Paycom Center
15,605
9–13
December : 6–8 (home: 4–4; road: 2–4)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
23 December 3 @ Minnesota W 135–128 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (33) Josh Giddey (12) Josh Giddey (7) Target Center
17,136
10–13
24 December 5 @ Atlanta W 121–114 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (35) Luguentz Dort (10) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (5) State Farm Arena
16,301
11–13
25 December 7 @ Memphis L 102–123 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (26) Josh Giddey (10) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (7) FedExForum
15,942
11–14
26 December 10 @ Cleveland L 102–110 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (23) Aleksej Pokuševski (14) Josh Giddey (6) Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
19,432
11–15
27 December 12 @ Dallas L 114–121 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (42) Aleksej Pokuševski (9) Giddey, Jal. Williams (4) American Airlines Center
19,877
11–16
28 December 14 Miami L 108–110 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (27) Josh Giddey (11) Giddey, Gilgeous-Alexander (7) Paycom Center
14,783
11–17
29 December 16 Minnesota L 110–112 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (35) Josh Giddey (13) Josh Giddey (6) Paycom Center
14,885
11–18
30 December 17 Memphis W 115–109 Luguentz Dort (24) Kenrich Williams (8) Jalen Williams (6) Paycom Center
16,895
12–18
31 December 19 Portland W 123–121 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (35) Jalen Williams (7) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (6) Paycom Center
14,672
13–18
32 December 21 Portland W 101–98 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (27) Kenrich Williams (7) Josh Giddey (6) Paycom Center
15,107
14–18
33 December 23 New Orleans L 125–128 (OT) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (44) Giddey, Gilgeous-Alexander (10) Giddey, Gilgeous-Alexander (6) Paycom Center
15,214
14–19
34 December 27 San Antonio W 130–114 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (28) Jalen Williams (9) Giddey, Gilgeous-Alexander (8) Paycom Center
16,229
15–19
35 December 29 @ Charlotte L 113–121 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (28) Giddey, Jay. Williams (10) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (5) Spectrum Center
19,425
15–20
36 December 31 Philadelphia L 96–115 Josh Giddey (20) Josh Giddey (9) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (5) Paycom Center
17,147
15–21
January: 9–5 (home: 5–2; road: 4–3)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
37 January 3 Boston W 150–117 Josh Giddey (25) Jaylin Williams (7) Jalen Williams (6) Paycom Center
16,778
16–21
38 January 4 @ Orlando L 115–126 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (33) Kenrich Williams (9) Giddey, Gilgeous-Alexander, Mann, Jal. Williams (4) Amway Center
18,925
16–22
39 January 6 Washington W 127–110 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (30) Jalen Williams (8) Josh Giddey (9) Paycom Center
14,790
17–22
40 January 8 Dallas W 120–109 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (33) Kenrich Williams (9) Giddey, Gilgeous-Alexander, Wiggins (5) Paycom Center
16,317
18–22
41 January 10 @ Miami L 111–112 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (26) Josh Giddey (15) Josh Giddey (10) FTX Arena
19,600
18–23
42 January 12 @ Philadelphia W 133–114 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (37) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (8) Josh Giddey (6) Wells Fargo Center
20,892
19–23
43 January 13 @ Chicago W 124–110 Josh Giddey (25) Josh Giddey (10) Giddey, Gilgeous-Alexander (6) United Center
21,342
20–23
44 January 15 @ Brooklyn W 112–102 Giddey, Gilgeous-Alexander (28) Josh Giddey (9) Josh Giddey (9) Barclays Center
18,165
21–23
45 January 18 Indiana W 126–106 Gilgeous-Alexander, Joe (23) Luguentz Dort (11) Josh Giddey (11) Paycom Center
14,748
22–23
46 January 20 @ Sacramento L 113–118 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (37) Josh Giddey (10) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (7) Golden 1 Center
17,932
22–24
47 January 22 @ Denver W 101–99 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (34) Josh Giddey (9) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (5) Ball Arena
19,557
23–24
48 January 25 Atlanta L 132–137 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (36) Josh Giddey (8) Gilgeous-Alexander, K. Williams (8) Paycom Center
15,079
23–25
49 January 27 Cleveland W 112–100 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (35) Wiggins, K. Williams (7) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (8) Paycom Center
16,236
24–25
50 January 30 Golden State L 120–128 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (31) Giddey, K. Williams, Jay. Williams (8) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (7) Paycom Center
16,854
24–26
February: 4–7 (home: 2–3; road: 2–4)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
51 February 1 @ Houston L 106–112 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (24) Darius Bazley (9) Josh Giddey (8) Toyota Center
15,181
24–27
52 February 4 Houston W 153–121 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (42) Josh Giddey (8) Josh Giddey (10) Paycom Center
16,994
25–27
53 February 6 @ Golden State L 114–141 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (20) Josh Giddey (7) Josh Giddey (8) Chase Center
18,064
25–28
54 February 7 @ L.A. Lakers W 133–130 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (30) Jal. Williams, Jay. Williams (7) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (8) Crypto.com Arena
18,997
26–28
55 February 10 @ Portland W 138–129 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (44) Josh Giddey (6) Giddey, Gilgeous-Alexander (7) Moda Center
19,424
27–28
56 February 13 New Orleans L 100–103 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (24) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (10) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (5) Paycom Center
14,920
27–29
57 February 15 Houston W 133–96 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (29) Jaylin Williams (16) Giddey, Gilgeous-Alexander (6) Paycom Center
14,988
28–29
All-Star Break
58 February 23 @ Utah L 119–120 (OT) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (39) Dort, Giddey (11) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (7) Vivint Arena
18,206
28–30
59 February 24 @ Phoenix L 115–124 Isaiah Joe (28) Luguentz Dort (10) Giddey, Jay. Williams (5) Footprint Center
17,071
28–31
60 February 26 Sacramento L 115–124 Isaiah Joe (24) Giddey, Waters III (7) Josh Giddey (5) Paycom Center
15,147
28–32
61 February 28 Sacramento L 117–123 Jalen Williams (27) Dario Šarić (8) Jalen Williams (8) Paycom Center
13,353
28–33
March : 10–7 (home: 6–2; road: 4–5)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
62 March 1 L.A. Lakers L 117–123 Jalen Williams (24) Jaylin Williams (12) Josh Giddey (11) Paycom Center
17,114
28–34
63 March 3 Utah W 130–103 Aaron Wiggins (27) Jaylin Williams (9) Josh Giddey (13) Paycom Center
16,538
29–34
64 March 5 Utah W 129–119 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (38) Josh Giddey (9) Josh Giddey (9) Paycom Center
14,778
30–34
65 March 7 Golden State W 137–128 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (33) Josh Giddey (11) Josh Giddey (17) Paycom Center
16,142
31–34
66 March 8 @ Phoenix L 101–132 Lindy Waters III (23) Dieng, Giddey, Robinson-Earl (7) Josh Giddey (5) Footprint Center
17,071
31–35
67 March 11 @ New Orleans W 110–96 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (35) Josh Giddey (7) Luguentz Dort (5) Smoothie King Center
17,606
32–35
68 March 12 @ San Antonio W 102–90 Jalen Williams (21) Josh Giddey (10) Jalen Williams (10) AT&T Center
17,314
33–35
69 March 14 Brooklyn W 121–107 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (35) Josh Giddey (13) Josh Giddey (10) Paycom Center
16,976
34–35
70 March 16 @ Toronto L 111–128 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (29) Luguentz Dort (8) Luguentz Dort (5) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
34–36
71 March 19 Phoenix W 124–120 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (40) Jalen Williams (10) Josh Giddey (6) Paycom Center
17,897
35–36
72 March 21 @ L.A. Clippers W 101–100 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (31) Jalen Williams (8) Josh Giddey (6) Crypto.com Arena
19,068
36–36
73 March 23 @ L.A. Clippers L 105–127 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (30) Jaylin Williams (9) Giddey, Jal. Williams, Jay. Williams (4) Crypto.com Arena
17,307
36–37
74 March 24 @ L.A. Lakers L 111–116 Giddey, Gilgeous-Alexander (27) Josh Giddey (17) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (8) Crypto.com Arena
18,997
36–38
75 March 26 @ Portland W 118–112 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (31) Josh Giddey (11) Josh Giddey (6) Moda Center
18,626
37–38
76 March 28 Charlotte L 134–137 Isaiah Joe (33) Josh Giddey (10) Josh Giddey (9) Paycom Center
15,428
37–39
77 March 29 Detroit W 107–106 Jalen Williams (27) Jalen Williams (8) Josh Giddey (7) Paycom Center
15,047
38–39
78 March 31 @ Indiana L 117–121 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (39) Luguentz Dort (10) Jalen Williams (6) Gainbridge Fieldhouse
16,506
38–40
April : 2–2 (home: 1–1; road: 1–1)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
79 April 2 Phoenix L 118–128 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (39) Josh Giddey (9) Josh Giddey (8) Paycom Center
17,981
38–41
80 April 4 @ Golden State L 125–136 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (32) Josh Giddey (6) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (7) Chase Center
18,064
38–42
81 April 6 @ Utah W 114–98 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (22) Dario Šarić (10) Josh Giddey (8) Vivint Arena
18,206
39–42
82 April 9 Memphis W 115–100 Jared Butler (25) Olivier Sarr (15) Tre Mann (12) Paycom Center
16,601
40–42
2022–23 season schedule

Play-in

2023 play-in game log
Total: 1–1 (Home: 0–0; Road: 1–1)
Play-In: 1–1 (home: 0–0; road: 1–1)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1 April 12 @ New Orleans W 123–118 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (32) Josh Giddey (9) Josh Giddey (10) Smoothie King Center
18,715
1–0
1 April 14 @ Minnesota L 95–120 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (22) Luguentz Dort (8) Jalen Williams (5) Target Center
19,304
1—1
2022–23 season schedule

Record vs. opponents

Record vs. opponents
Eastern Conference
Opponent H A T W%
Atlantic Division
BOS Boston Celtics 1–0 0–1 1–1 .500
BKN Brooklyn Nets 1–0 1–0 2–0 1.000
NYK New York Knicks 0–1 1–0 1–1 .500
PHI Philadelphia 76ers 0–1 1–0 1–1 .500
TOR Toronto Raptors 1–0 0–1 1–1 .500
Total 3–2 3–2 6–4 .600
Central Division
CHI Chicago Bulls 1–0 1–0 2–0 1.000
CLE Cleveland Cavaliers 1–0 0–1 1–1 .500
DET Detroit Pistons 1–0 0–1 1–1 .500
IND Indiana Pacers 1–0 0–1 1–1 .500
MIL Milwaukee Bucks 0–1 0–1 0–2 .000
Total 4–1 1–4 5–4 .500
Southeast Division
ATL Atlanta Hawks 0–1 1–0 1–1 .500
CHA Charlotte Hornets 0–1 0–1 0–2 .000
MIA Miami Heat 0–1 0–1 0–2 .000
ORL Orlando Magic 1–0 0–1 1–1 .500
WAS Washington Wizards 1–0 1–0 2–0 1.000
Total 2–3 2–3 4–6 .400
Conference total 9–6 6–9 15–15 .500
Western Conference
Opponent H A T W%
Northwest Division
DEN Denver Nuggets 0–2 1–1 1–3 .250
MIN Minnesota Timberwolves 0–2 1–1 1–3 .250
OKC Oklahoma City Thunder
POR Portland Trail Blazers 2–0 2–0 4–0 1.000
UTA Utah Jazz 2–0 1–1 3–1 .750
Total 4–4 5–3 9–7 .563
Pacific Division
GSW Golden State Warriors 1–1 0–2 1–3 .250
LAC Los Angeles Clippers 2–0 1–1 3–1 .750
LAL Los Angeles Lakers 0–1 1–1 1–2 .333
PHX Phoenix Suns 1–1 0–2 1–3 .250
SAC Sacramento Kings 0–2 0–1 0–3 .000
Total 4–5 2–7 6–12 .333
Southwest Division
DAL Dallas Mavericks 1–0 1–1 2–1 .667
HOU Houston Rockets 2–0 0–2 2–2 .500
MEM Memphis Grizzlies 2–0 0–2 2–2 .500
NOP New Orleans Pelicans 0–2 1–1 1–3 .250
SAS San Antonio Spurs 2–0 1–0 3–0 1.000
Total 7–2 3–6 10–8 .556
Conference total 15–11 10–16 25–27 .481

Player statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Sabremetrics
 TS%  True shooting percentage eFG% Effective field goal percentage ORB% Offensive rebound percentage
DRB% Defensive rebound percentage TRB% Total rebound percentage AST% Assist percentage
STL% Steal percentage BLK% Block percentage TOV% Turnover percentage
USG% Usage percentage ORtg Offensive rating DRtg Defensive rating
 PER  Player efficiency rating

Preseason

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Darius Bazley 5 1 22.4 48.6% 12.5% 66.7% 6.4 1.8 0.0 1.8 10.2
Ousmane Dieng 5 1 24.7 57.9% 47.1% 75.0% 3.2 1.4 0.6 0.2 11.0
Luguentz Dort 3 3 18.5 54.5% 35.3% 69.2% 3.0 1.7 0.7 0.3 17.0
Abdul Gaddy T 1 0 3.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Josh Giddey 5 5 22.6 52.8% 53.3% 63.6% 6.0 6.6 1.4 0.6 14.2
Sacha Killeya-Jones T 1 0 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Chet Holmgren
Tre Mann 5 4 23.6 49.2% 52.8% 100% 1.0 3.0 0.6 0.6 16.0
David Nwaba T 5 0 12.0 28.6% 0.0% 85.0% 3.0 0.2 0.6 0.2 4.2
Mike Muscala
Eugene Omoruyi 6 0 17.1 59.6% 42.9% 100% 4.0 0.7 0.8 0.2 11.8
Aleksej Pokuševski 6 3 21.8 47.6% 30.4% 80.0% 5.3 3.8 0.2 1.2 9.2
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 5 5 19.2 34.2% 6.3% 88.9% 3.6 0.8 1.2 0.0 7.0
Jaden Shackelford T 1 0 13.1 50.0% 66.7% 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 6.0
Lindy Waters III 6 1 17.0 40.0% 42.9% 91.7% 3.0 1.3 0.8 0.2 8.5
Aaron Wiggins 6 3 17.9 47.2% 55.6% 100% 3.5 0.8 0.8 0.2 9.2
Jalen Williams 5 2 26.3 61.0% 22.2% 76.9% 3.0 5.2 1.8 0.0 14.4
Jaylin Williams 6 1 18.8 53.3% 25.0% 53.8% 7.5 2.5 0.5 0.3 4.0
Kenrich Williams 2 1 18.5 45.5% 0.0% 66.7% 4.5 1.5 0.5 0.5 7.0
Robert Woodard II T 2 0 9.4 28.6% 0.0% 2.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 2.0
  Led team in statistic

Source: RealGM
T Waived after preseason

Regular season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Darius Bazley 36 1 15.4 44.9% 40.0% 55.4% 3.4 0.9 0.5 0.8 5.4
Jared Butler 6 1 12.8 46.9% 50.0% 0.7 1.3 0.8 0.0 6.2
Ousmane Dieng 39 1 14.6 42.0% 26.5% 65.2% 2.7 1.2 0.4 0.2 4.9
Luguentz Dort 74 73 30.7 38.8% 33.0% 77.2% 4.6 2.1 1.0 0.3 13.7
Josh Giddey 76 76 31.3 48.2% 32.5% 73.1% 7.9 6.2 0.8 0.4 16.6
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 68 68 35.5 51.0% 34.5% 90.5% 4.8 5.5 1.6 1.0 31.4
Chet Holmgren
Isaiah Joe 73 10 19.1 44.1% 40.9% 82.0% 2.4 1.2 0.7 0.1 9.5
Tre Mann 67 5 17.7 39.3% 31.5% 76.4% 2.3 1.8 0.6 0.2 7.7
Mike Muscala 43 5 14.5 43.8% 39.4% 79.5% 3.1 0.9 0.3 0.4 6.2
Eugene Omoruyi 23 2 11.8 46.8% 25.8% 60.7% 2.3 0.5 0.6 0.0 4.9
Aleksej Pokuševski 34 25 20.6 43.4% 36.5% 62.9% 4.7 1.9 0.6 1.3 8.1
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 43 20 18.9 44.4% 33.3% 83.3% 4.2 1.0 0.6 0.3 6.8
Dario Šarić 20 0 13.7 51.5% 39.1% 84.4% 3.3 0.9 0.4 0.1 7.4
Olivier Sarr 9 1 12.6 50.0% 12.5% 71.4% 3.4 0.4 0.1 0.6 4.0
Lindy Waters III 41 0 12.9 39.3% 35.8% 80.0% 1.8 0.7 0.3 0.3 5.2
Aaron Wiggins 70 14 18.5 51.2% 39.3% 83.1% 3.0 1.1 0.6 0.2 6.8
Jalen Williams 75 62 30.3 52.1% 35.6% 81.2% 4.5 3.3 1.4 0.5 14.1
Jaylin Williams 49 36 18.7 43.6% 40.7% 70.4% 4.9 1.6 0.6 0.2 5.9
Kenrich Williams 53 10 22.8 51.7% 37.3% 43.6% 4.9 2.0 0.8 0.3 8.0
  Led team in statistic

Source: Basketball-Reference
Waived during the season
Traded during the season
Acquired during the season

Sabremetrics
Player TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg PER
Darius Bazley .525 .506 5.4 18.1 11.6 7.5 1.6 4.7 10.5 15.7 108.3 110.8 13.0
Jared Butler .578 .578 1.3 4.2 2.7 14.5 3.1 13.5 19.7 105.6 114.7 12.4
Ousmane Dieng .505 .492 3.4 16.5 9.7 10.8 1.2 1.1 12.0 24.6 109.5 114.6 9.3
Luguentz Dort .513 .466 5.9 10.4 8.1 9.2 1.6 0.9 8.5 19.8 109.2 115.6 11.3
Josh Giddey .533 .516 6.6 20.9 13.6 29.9 1.1 1.2 15.1 24.6 109.5 114.6 17.0
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander .626 .531 2.6 12.3 7.3 25.8 2.2 2.5 10.1 32.8 125.5 113.3 27.2
Chet Holmgren
Isaiah Joe .626 .599 2.0 11.6 6.7 8.7 1.6 0.5 6.6 17.7 125.0 115.9 14.4
Tre Mann .492 .474 2.4 11.9 7.0 13.9 1.6 0.9 10.6 20.7 101.0 115.9 9.9
Mike Muscala .602 .576 3.9 19.6 11.6 8.1 0.8 2.8 6.0 15.8 124.3 114.3 13.8
Eugene Omoruyi .531 .511 8.6 12.0 10.3 5.8 2.5 - 13.1 18.9 104.4 114.1 10.6
Aleksej Pokuševski .522 .510 6.7 17.4 12.0 12.5 1.3 5.5 14.0 18.3 105.0 111.0 13.3
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl .548 .518 8.9 14.6 11.6 7.2 1.4 1.2 6.7 14.6 120.4 115.1 12.9
Dario Šarić .650 .606 5.3 20.7 12.7 9.0 1.2 0.7 14.4 20.0 119.0 114.9 15.7
Olivier Sarr .544 .517 11.0 18.5 14.6 4.9 0.4 4.0 10.8 13.7 115.8 116.5 11.7
Lindy Waters III .573 .556 3.2 12.2 7.6 7.2 1.3 2.0 5.1 15.6 118.7 115.9 11.8
Aaron Wiggins .607 .579 5.6 12.0 8.8 8.2 1.4 1.1 12.2 14.5 119.1 115.9 12.2
Jalen Williams .601 .567 3.9 12.2 8.0 15.4 2.2 1.4 12.3 18.4 118.6 114.0 15.6
Jaylin Williams .559 .534 5.0 23.6 14.1 10.8 1.5 1.2 12.6 13.5 114.5 113.1 11.2
Kenrich Williams .585 .590 8.4 14.9 11.6 11.5 1.8 1.1 8.1 13.6 126.5 114.1 14.5

Source: RealGM

Play-in

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Ousmane Dieng 1 0 7.2 40.0% 0.0% 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0
Luguentz Dort 2 2 36.2 50.0% 50.0% 80.0% 6.5 2.0 1.0 0.5 22.0
Josh Giddey 2 2 36.2 37.1% 27.3% 88.9% 7.0 7.0 0.5 0.5 18.5
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 2 2 38.7 39.0% 33.3% 100% 6.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 27.0
Isaiah Joe 2 0 20.2 28.6% 25.0% 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.5 5.0
Tre Mann 1 0 5.2 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 1 0 5.2 100% 100% 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
Dario Šarić 2 0 11.7 50.0% 0.0% 2.5 0.0 0.5 0.5 3.0
Lindy Waters III 2 0 10.5 28.6% 16.7% 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.0 2.5
Aaron Wiggins 2 0 14.3 66.7% 0.0% 100% 1.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 5.5
Jalen Williams 2 2 36.1 37.5% 30.8% 75.0% 4.0 3.5 2.5 0.5 14.0
Jaylin Williams 2 2 27.4 42.9% 27.3% 50.0% 7.0 4.0 0.5 1.0 8.0
  Led team in statistic

Source: NBA

Individual game highs

Offense
Points
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 44 vs Pelicans on December 23, 2022
44 vs Trail Blazers on February 10, 2023
Assists
Josh Giddey 17 vs Warriors on March 7, 2023
Field Goals Made
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 17 vs Pelicans on December 23, 2022
Threes Made
Isaiah Joe 7 vs Nuggets on November 23, 2022
7 vs Pacers on January 18, 2023
7 vs Kings on January 20, 2023
Free Throws Made
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 18 vs Trail Blazers on February 10, 2023
Defense
Rebounds
Josh Giddey 17 vs Lakers on March 24, 2023
Steals
Jalen Williams 6 vs Lakers on February 7, 2023
Blocks
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Aleksej Pokuševski
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
4 vs Pistons on November 7, 2022
4 vs Raptors on November 11, 2022
4 vs Spurs on December 27, 2022
Miscellaneous
Double-Doubles
Josh Giddey 28
Triple-Doubles
Josh Giddey 4

Awards and records

Awards

Date Player Award
October 31, 2022 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (1/2)[134] October 24-30 Player of the Week[a]
December 1, 2022 Jalen Williams (1/2)[135] October/November Rookie of the Month[b]
January 31, 2023 Josh Giddey[136] NBA Rising Star[c]
January 31, 2023 Jalen Williams[137] NBA Rising Star[d]
February 2, 2023 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander[138] NBA All-Star[e]
February 13, 2023 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2/2)[139] February 6-12 Player of the Week[f]
April 11, 2023 Jalen Williams (2/2)[140] March/April Rookie of the Month[g]
May 8, 2023 Jalen Williams[141] All-Rookie First Team[h]
May 10, 2023 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander[142] All-NBA First Team

Records

  • In Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's first seven appearances this season, Gilgeous-Alexander scored 226 points marking the highest point total in Thunder history by a player through his first seven games of a season.[146]
  • On November 11, 2022, eight Thunder players scored in double-figures for the first time in Thunder history in a 132–113 win over the Toronto Raptors.[147][148]
  • On November 13, 2022, Josh Giddey joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only other player in NBA history to record triple-doubles during their first two games at Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks. Giddey had 24 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists in his second game at Madison Square Garden.[149][150]
  • On December 27, 2022, the Thunder bench recorded 68 points marking the second most bench points in Thunder history.[151]
  • On December 27, 2022, Josh Giddey became the second-youngest NBA player to reach 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists, behind only LeBron James.[152]
  • On January 3, 2023, the Thunder recorded a then franchise-high 150 points in Oklahoma City history as well as a franchise-high 48 points in a quarter. 150 is also tied for the second-highest total the Boston Celtics have allowed in franchise history.[153][154]
  • On January 3, 2023, the Thunder had five players score 20 or more points in a game for the second time in franchise history.[155]
  • On January 18, 2023, the Thunder recorded a franchise-high 41 assists against the Indiana Pacers in a 126–106 win. Josh Giddey had 11 assists and Kenrich Williams had a career high 10 assists.[156][157]
  • On February 4, 2023, the Thunder recorded a franchise-high 153 points against the Houston Rockets in a 153–121 win. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 42 points to lead all scorers. The Thunder had six players in double figures scoring.[158]

Milestones

Statistical

Injuries

Player Duration Injury Games missed
Start End
Chet Holmgren[a] August 25, 2022 2023 Summer League Right foot surgery 82 (+2)[i]
Jalen Williams October 22, 2022 October 29, 2022 Right orbital bone fracture 4
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander October 23, 2022 October 25, 2022 Left hip contusion 1
Josh Giddey October 25, 2022 November 1, 2022 Right ankle sprain 3
Aleksej Pokuševski November 5, 2022 November 9, 2022 Right shoulder bursitis 2
Darius Bazley November 11, 2022 November 21, 2022 Right ankle sprain 5
Tre Mann November 14, 2022 November 21, 2022 Low back soreness 3
Isaiah Joe November 18, 2022 November 21, 2022 Right knee soreness 1
Aleksej Pokuševski November 21, 2022 November 23, 2022 Left ankle sprain 1
Mike Muscala November 23, 2022 December 3, 2022 Left pinky fracture 5
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander November 30, 2022 December 3, 2022 Left hip contusion 1
Kenrich Williams December 5, 2022 December 17, 2022 Right knee sprain 6
Luguentz Dort December 7, 2022 December 10, 2022 Left knee contusion 1
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl December 14, 2022 February 1, 2023 Right ankle sprain 23
Darius Bazley December 16, 2022 December 21, 2022 Illness 3
Ousmane Dieng December 16, 2022 January 20, 2023 Right wrist fracture 17
Josh Giddey December 16, 2022 December 21, 2022 Illness 3
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander December 16, 2022 December 19, 2022 Lower back contusion 1
Jaylin Williams December 23, 2022 December 27, 2022 Concussion 1
Aleksej Pokuševski December 29, 2022 March 11, 2023 Left tibial plateau 32
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander January 3, 2023 January 4, 2023 Illness 1
Jaylin Williams January 4, 2023 January 8, 2023 Left ankle sprain 1
Isaiah Joe January 13, 2023 January 15, 2023 G/I symptoms 1
Eugene Omoruyi January 15, 2023 January 18, 2023 Low back soreness 1
Luguentz Dort January 27, 2023 February 10, 2023 Right hamstring strain 6
Eugene Omoruyi February 13, 2023 February 15, 2023 Left ankle sprain 1
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander February 24, 2023 March 5, 2023 Abdominal strain/Health and safety protocols 5
Kenrich Williams[b] March 1, 2023 2023 Offseason Left wrist surgery 21 (+2)[j]
Jalen Williams March 7, 2023 March 11, 2023 Right wrist sprain 2
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander March 8, 2023 March 11, 2023 Abdominal strain/Injury management 1
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander March 12, 2023 March 14, 2023 Abdominal strain/Injury management 1
Lindy Waters III March 26, 2023 March 31, 2023 Left foot plantar fasciitis 3
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander March 28, 2023 March 31, 2023 Left ankle sprain 2
Aleksej Pokuševski April 4, 2023 April 14, 2023 Left knee contusion 3 (+2)[k]
Luguentz Dort April 9, 2023 April 12, 2023 Right shoulder strain 1
Josh Giddey April 9, 2023 April 12, 2023 Rest 1
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander April 9, 2023 April 12, 2023 Abdominal strain/Injury management 1
Jalen Williams April 9, 2023 April 12, 2023 Right wrist strain 1
Jaylin Williams April 9, 2023 April 12, 2023 Low back soreness 1

^ a: Chet Holmgren sustained a Lisfranc injury in his right foot prior to the start of the season and missed the entire 2022-23 season.[172]
^ b: Kenrich Williams sustained a scapholunate ligament rupture in his left wrist and missed the rest of the 2022-23 season.[173]

G League assignments

Player Duration
Start End
Ousmane Dieng October 28, 2022 October 29, 2022
Jaylin Williams October 28, 2022 October 29, 2022
Ousmane Dieng October 30, 2022 October 30, 2022
Jaylin Williams October 30, 2022 November 1, 2022
Jaylin Williams November 3, 2022 November 5, 2022
Jaylin Williams November 8, 2022 November 11, 2022
Ousmane Dieng November 8, 2022 November 25, 2022
Jaylin Williams November 20, 2022 November 21, 2022
Jaylin Williams December 1, 2022 December 15, 2022
Ousmane Dieng December 6, 2022 December 15, 2022
Jaylin Williams December 12, 2022 December 15, 2022
Jaylin Williams December 18, 2022 December 12, 2022
Tre Mann December 18, 2022 December 23, 2022
Jaylin Williams December 26, 2022 December 28, 2022
Ousmane Dieng January 19, 2023 January 22, 2023
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl January 31, 2023 February 1, 2023
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl February 3, 2023 February 13, 2023
Ousmane Dieng February 6, 2023 February 15, 2023
Tre Mann February 13, 2023 February 13, 2023
Tre Mann February 14, 2023 February 14, 2023
Tre Mann February 15, 2023 February 15, 2023
Aaron Wiggins February 15, 2023 February 15, 2023
Ousmane Dieng February 22, 2023 March 3, 2023
Aaron Wiggins February 25, 2023 February 26, 2023
Lindy Waters III February 28, 2023 February 28, 2023
Lindy Waters III March 2, 2023 March 5, 2023
Aleksej Pokuševski March 6, 2023 March 6, 2023
Aleksej Pokuševski March 11, 2023 March 24, 2023

Source: NBA G League Transactions

Transactions

Overview

Players Added

Via draft

Via trade

Via free agency

Players Lost

Via trade

Via free agency

Waived

Trades

June 23, 2022[174] To Oklahoma City Thunder
JaMychal Green
2027 first-round pick
To Denver Nuggets
Draft rights to Peyton Watson
Two future second-round draft picks
June 23, 2022[175] To Oklahoma City Thunder
Draft rights to Ousmane Dieng
To New York Knicks
Three protected 2023 first-round draft picks
September 27, 2022[176] To Oklahoma City Thunder
Maurice Harkless
2029 second-round pick
Amended conditions on previously traded 2025 second-round pick
To Atlanta Hawks
Vít Krejčí
September 30, 2022[177] To Oklahoma City Thunder
Sterling Brown
Trey Burke
Marquese Chriss
David Nwaba
To Houston Rockets
Derrick Favors
Maurice Harkless
Ty Jerome
Théo Maledon
2026 second-round pick
Cash considerations

February 9, 2023[178]

To Oklahoma City Thunder
Dario Šarić
2029 second-round pick
Cash considerations
To Phoenix Suns
Darius Bazley

February 9, 2023[179]

To Oklahoma City Thunder
Justin Jackson
2023 second-round pick
2029 second-round pick
To Boston Celtics
Mike Muscala

Free agency

Re-signed

Date Player Contract
July 6, 2022 Luguentz Dort[180] Multi-Year Contract
July 20, 2022 Kenrich Williams[181] Multi-Year Extension
August 4, 2022 Mike Muscala[182] Multi-Year Contract
In-Season Re-Signings
February 10, 2023 Eugene Omoruyi[183] Multi-Year Contract[c]
February 27, 2023 Lindy Waters III[184] Multi-Year Contract[d]

^ c: Eugene Omoruyi initially signed a two-way contract before it was converted into a multi-year contract.[185]
^ d: Lindy Waters III initially signed a two-way contract before it was converted into a multi-year contract.[186]

Additions

Date Player Contract Former team
July 2, 2022 Eugene Omoruyi[187] Two-Way Dallas Mavericks
October 16, 2022 Isaiah Joe[188] Multi-Year Philadelphia 76ers
In-Season Additions
February 12, 2023 Olivier Sarr[189] Two-Way Oklahoma City Blue (G League)
March 3, 2023 Jared Butler[190] Two-Way Grand Rapids Gold (G League)

Subtractions

Date Player Reason left New team
June 30, 2022 Melvin Frazier Jr. Free agent Raptors 905 (G League)
July 3, 2022 Isaiah Roby[191] Waived San Antonio Spurs
July 20, 2022 JaMychal Green[192] Waived Golden State Warriors
October 2, 2022 Sterling Brown[193] Waived Raptors 905 (G League)
October 17, 2022 Trey Burke[194] Waived Stockton Kings (G League)
October 17, 2022 Marquese Chriss[195] Waived Wisconsin Herd (G League)
October 17, 2022 David Nwaba[196] Waived Motor City Cruise (G League)
In-Season Subtractions
February 10, 2023 Justin Jackson[197] Waived Texas Legends (G League)
February 26, 2023 Eugene Omoruyi[198] Waived Detroit Pistons

G League

Notable roster changes
Additions
Trades
Subtractions
Assignments
Source: NBA G League Transactions

The Oklahoma City Blue started their 9th season of the franchise in Oklahoma City and their 22nd season in the NBA G League. Last season, the Blue finished 15-20 and failed to make the playoffs after becoming the runner-ups in the 2021 Winter Showcase.[199][200]

André Roberson joins the Blue after seven seasons with the Thunder.

On September 23, 2022, the Thunder named Kameron Woods the new head coach of the Blue, becoming the third head coach since the franchise relocated from Tulsa. Woods replaced Grant Gibbs following his promotion to the Thunder. Gibbs joins current head coach Mark Daigneault and Darko Rajaković as the third Blue head coach to join the Thunder coaching staff.[201]

To fill in the open two-way spot left by Melvin Frazier Jr., the Thunder signed Eugene Omoruyi to a two-way contract. Omoruyi joined Lindy Waters III on a two-way after spending part of the 2021-22 season with the Dallas Mavericks. On February 10, the Thunder converted Omoruyi's contract into a standard, becoming the fifth Thunder player to have their two-way converted. To replace Omoruyi, the Thunder signed Olivier Sarr who spent part of the last season with the Thunder. After waiving Omoruyi sixteen days after re-signing to a standard, the Thunder converted Lindy Waters III into a standard. Replacing Waters III was Jared Butler who began the season with the Grand Rapids Gold.

Throughout the season, the Thunder sent down Ousmane Dieng, Tre Mann, Aleksej Pokuševski, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Lindy Waters III, Aaron Wiggins, and Jaylin Williams on G League assignments. On February 1, 2023, the Blue acquired André Roberson after it was reported that Roberson had been practicing with the Blue last month.[202][203] Roberson spent seven seasons with the Thunder and became one of the top defenders in the league including an All-Defensive team in 2017. During the 2017-18 season, Roberson suffered a patellar tendon and was sidelined for the remainder of the season and the following season. Roberson's last stint was with the Brooklyn Nets during the 2020-21 season.[204]

Under Kameron Woods, the Blue finished the season 13-19 and missed the G League playoffs for the fourth consecutive year.

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  1. ^ Oklahoma City’s dynamic guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the team to an undefeated 3-0 week with averages of 31.7 points, 7.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds. His Week 2 was highlighted by a 38-point, 9-assist gem against the Mavericks on Saturday as he led the Thunder to a wild, comeback win in overtime. The Thunder currently have a record of 3-2.
  2. ^ Jalen Williams, the No. 12 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, appeared in 18 games (seven starts) for the Thunder and averaged 10.7 points (5th among rookies) on 52.4% shooting to go along with 3.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists (4th among rookies) in 25.1 minutes per game. After second-year Thunder guard Josh Giddey won four Rookie of the Month awards during the 2021-22 season, Thunder rookies have now captured the award in five of the past six months. Williams becomes the third Thunder rookie to win Rookie of the Month honors.
  3. ^ Giddey has played in 45 games (all starts) this season and averaged 16.1 points (second on the team), 8.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists in 30.8 minutes per game. His assists rank second among sophomores, while his scoring ranks fourth and his rebounds third.
  4. ^ Williams has seen action in 46 games (33 starts) in his rookie season and is averaging 12.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.07 steals in 28.7 minutes per game. He is shooting 51.4% from the field, which leads all rookies, while his assists rank fourth, his steals second and scoring fifth.
  5. ^ Gilgeous-Alexander has appeared in 47 games (all starts) this season and averaged 30.8 points (5th in NBA), 5.6 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.68 steals (8th in NBA) and 1.11 blocks in 35.6 minutes per game. His blocks lead all guards and he is shooting 50.5% from the field and 91.0% from the free throw line, which ranks fifth in the NBA.
  6. ^ Oklahoma City’s leader powered his squad to a 2-1 week with averages of 31.3 points on 57.1% shooting and 6.3 assists. His week was highlighted by a 44-point performance against Portland, which tied his season-high for most points in a game. The Thunder (27-28) are currently 10th in the West standings.
  7. ^ The No. 12 overall pick shined throughout his rookie season and continued his strong play over the final months with averages of 18.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists. He scored 30-plus points twice during March and was a key piece to Oklahoma City’s run into the AT&T Play-In Tournament as the 10th seed. For the season, Williams averaged 14.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists over 75 games.
  8. ^ This season Williams appeared in 75 games (62 starts) and averaged 14.1 points on 52.1% shooting, 4.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.37 steals in 30.3 minutes per game. Among rookies, his steals led the league, while his points, assists and field goal percentage each ranked fourth. The Santa Clara product scored 20-plus points in 17 games this season, second most by a rookie in Thunder history. He scored at least 15 points in 10 straight games, the second-longest streak by a rookie this season, and scored in double digits in 15 of his last 18 games.
  9. ^ Holmgren missed 2 play-in games
  10. ^ Williams missed 2 play-in games
  11. ^ Pokuševski missed 2 play-in games
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Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Founded in 1967
  • Formerly the Seattle SuperSonics (1967–2008)
  • Based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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