The Oklahoma City Thunder have some fresh faces in the rotation this season, but the results they're getting haven't changed. The Thunder are once again perched near the top of the Western Conference and are one of just two teams that are both scoring and defending at a top-10 rate (the other being the San Antonio Spurs, per NBA.com).
There have been some surprises this season, though. The starting lineup has been shaky (at best), a player originally assumed to be D-League-bound has been one of the team's biggest contributors and even established (read: really old) players like Derek Fisher have shown off a few new tricks.
Keeping all that in mind, it's time to hand out grades to each key OKC player, judging them both on their expectations coming into the season and the role they've played in the Thunder's overall success. Let's get to it.
All stats accurate as of 11/27/2013 and courtesy of Basketball-Reference unless specifically stated otherwise.