As of Christmas Day, the Oklahoma City Thunder were tied for the best record in the NBA. Behind their superstar duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, OKC has stormed out of the gates, and the team as whole deserves an A+ for its start to the season. But what about each individual player? Look no further, as these are the year-end grades for the top 10 Thunder players.
The grades are based on each player's statistical output (factoring in playing time) but also how well they've fulfilled their roles on the team. Not every player is going to score 25-plus points per game, but there are other things that need to be done and every player has his role.
For example, Westbrook's numbers are better than everybody else except Durant, but he still can improve his efficiency and turnovers as he works back into NBA form after his injury-induced layoff. As a result, he has a lower grade than Reggie Jackson, despite his more impressive stats.
These grades are an attempt to qualify each player's performance and gauge how every key role player is doing.
Note: All statistics are accurate as of Dec. 25, 2012.