2012–13 Oklahoma City Thunder season

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2012–13 Oklahoma City Thunder season
Head coach Scott Brooks
General manager Sam Presti
Owner(s) Professional Basketball Club LLC
Clay Bennett (Chairman)
Arena Chesapeake Energy Arena
Results
Record 60–22 (.732)
Place Division: 1st (Northwest)
Conference: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish Lost in semifinals to Memphis 4–1

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Oklahoma
Radio KWPN and WWLS-FM
< 2011–12 2013–14 >

The 2012–13 Oklahoma City Thunder season was the 5th season of the franchise in Oklahoma City and the 47th in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Key dates[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2012 NBA draft

Going into the draft on June 28, 2012, the Thunder retained only their first-round draft pick, their 2012 second-round selection having been previously traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves during the acquisition of Lazar Hayward.[1]

The Thunder used their first-round pick (#28 overall) and only pick to select forward Perry Jones III from Baylor University.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 28 Perry Jones III Forward  United States Baylor

Off-season[edit]

Head athletic trainer for the Thunder Joe Sharpe was named as one of the medical staff members for USA Basketball's Olympic team in London.[2]

In May 2012, Thunder shooting guard James Harden was selected to the 18-man preliminary roster for the USA Olympic basketball team, joining teammates Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant.[3] On July 7, 2012, all three were announced as members of the final 12-man roster representing the USA in the London Olympic Games.[4]

In addition, Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, a naturalized Spanish citizen, was named to Spain's Olympic basketball team for 2012, making four Thunder players represented at the 2012 Olympics.

Late on October 27, 2012, the Thunder and the Houston Rockets agreed to a trade that sent G James Harden, C Cole Aldrich, G/F Daequan Cook and F Lazar Hayward to Houston in exchange for G Kevin Martin, G Jeremy Lamb, Houston's 2013 first-round draft pick, the Toronto Raptors's 2013 first-round pick (acquired in the Kyle Lowry trade) and the Charlotte Bobcats's 2013 second-round draft pick.

Roster[edit]

Oklahoma City Thunder roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F 8 Brewer, Ronnie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) March 20, 1985 Arkansas
F/C 4 Collison, Nick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) October 26, 1980 Kansas
F 35 Durant, Kevin (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) September 29, 1988 Texas
G 6 Fisher, Derek 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 210 lb (95 kg) August 9, 1974 Arkansas-Little Rock
F 9 Ibaka, Serge 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) September 18, 1989 Spain
G 15 Jackson, Reggie 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 208 lb (94 kg) April 16, 1990 Boston College
F 3 Jones, Perry 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) September 24, 1991 Baylor
G/F 11 Lamb, Jeremy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) May 30, 1992 Connecticut
G 25 Liggins, DeAndre 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 209 lb (95 kg) March 31, 1988 Kentucky
G 23 Martin, Kevin 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) February 1, 1983 Western Carolina
C 33 Orton, Daniel 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) August 6, 1990 Kentucky
C 5 Perkins, Kendrick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 267 lb (121 kg) November 10, 1984 Clifton J. Ozen HS (TX)
G/F 2 Sefolosha, Thabo 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) May 2, 1984 Switzerland
C 34 Thabeet, Hasheem 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 263 lb (119 kg) February 16, 1987 Connecticut
G 0 Westbrook, Russell (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 187 lb (85 kg) November 12, 1988 UCLA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Joe Sharpe
Strength and conditioning coach(es)
  • Dwight Daub

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: March 21, 2013

Pre-season[edit]

2012 pre-season game log
2012–13 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

Game log[edit]

2012–13 game log
Total: 60–22 (Home: 34–7; Road: 26–15)
2012–13 season schedule

Standings[edit]

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
c-Oklahoma City Thunder 60 22 .732 34–7 26–15 10–6 82
x-Denver Nuggets 57 25 .695 3 38–3 19–22 11–5 82
Utah Jazz 43 39 .524 17 30–11 13–28 9–7 82
Portland Trail Blazers 33 49 .402 27 22–19 11–30 6–10 82
Minnesota Timberwolves 31 51 .378 29 20–21 11–30 4–12 82


# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB GP
1 c-Oklahoma City Thunder 60 22 .732 82
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 2 82
3 x-Denver Nuggets 57 25 .695 3 82
4 y-Los Angeles Clippers 56 26 .683 4 82
5 x-Memphis Grizzlies 56 26 .683 4 82
6 x-Golden State Warriors 47 35 .573 13 82
7 x-Los Angeles Lakers 45 37 .549 15 82
8 x-Houston Rockets 45 37 .549 15 82
9 Utah Jazz 43 39 .524 17 82
10 Dallas Mavericks 41 41 .500 19 82
11 Portland Trail Blazers 33 49 .402 27 82
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 31 51 .378 29 82
13 Sacramento Kings 28 54 .341 32 82
14 New Orleans Hornets 27 55 .329 33 82
15 Phoenix Suns 25 57 .305 35 82

Playoffs[edit]

2013 playoff game log
2013 playoff schedule

Injuries and surgeries[edit]

In July 2012, center Kendrick Perkins underwent surgeries for a torn ligament in his left wrist as well as a right groin muscle, both injuries suffered during the 2012 playoffs.[5]

Transactions[edit]

On June 26, 2012, the NBA assigned the Thunder's 2013 second-round draft selection to the Boston Celtics in compensation for a lack of information disclosure in the February 2011 trade that sent Jeff Green to Boston.[6]

On July 4, 2012, the Thunder announced they had reached a two-year agreement with unrestricted free agent center Hasheem Thabeet, at a reported minimum NBA salary (approximately $880,000 in 2012–13).[7]

Also on July 4, the Thunder announced a four-year contract extension for head coach Scott Brooks, keeping Brooks under contract with the team through the 2015–16 season with total compensation reported at $18 million.[8]

On August 18, 2012, the Thunder signed a four-year contract extension with forward Serge Ibaka, paying him a reported $48 million and keeping Ibaka under contract through the 2016–17 season.[9]

Overview[edit]

Players added

Via draft

Via free agency

Via trade

Players lost

Via trade

Via free agency

  • a Cut from the roster during the pre-season.

Trades[edit]

October 27, 2012 To Oklahoma City Thunder
Jeremy Lamb
Kevin Martin
2013 top-3 protected Toronto first-round pick
2013 top-20 protected Dallas first-round pick
2013 Charlotte second-round pick
To Houston Rockets
Cole Aldrich
Daequan Cook
James Harden
Lazar Hayward

Free agents[edit]

Additions
Player Date signed Former team
Hasheem Thabeet July 11 Portland Trail Blazers
DeAndre Liggins September 12 Orlando Magic
Subtractions
Player Date signed New team
Nazr Mohammed July 27 Chicago Bulls
Royal Ivey July 27 Philadelphia 76ers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Timberwolves Trade Lazar Hayward to Oklahoma City". www.nba.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. December 13, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ "USA Basketball Announces 2012 Men’s National Team Medical Staff". www.nba.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. June 27, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "James Harden, Anthony Davis Added To Olympic Pool". Associated Press. CBS Local Media Inc. May 3, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ "USA Basketball announces final roster for 2012 Olympics". www.nba.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. July 7, 2012. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Thunder's Perkins has surgery on left wrist". Associated Press. Yahoo! Sports. July 19, 2012. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ Mayberry, Darnell (June 26, 2012). "OKC Thunder loses second-round pick to Boston". The Oklahoman. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  7. ^ Mayberry, Darnell (July 4, 2012). "OKC Thunder, Hasheem Thabeet agree on two-year deal". The Oklahoman. Retrieved July 4, 2012. 
  8. ^ Mayberry, Darnell (July 4, 2012). "OKC Thunder: Scott Brooks' bond with players key to new deal". The Oklahoman. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  9. ^ Wojnarowski, Adrian (August 18, 2012). "Serge Ibaka reaches agreement on four-year extension with Oklahoma City". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 

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