The Top 10 Forgotten All-Stars of the Seattle Supersonics (OKC Thunder)
Over the illustrious history of the Seattle Supersonics, many former or future All-Stars have made a pit stop in the Pacific Northwest.
Here is a list of the most notably forgettable players in Seattle Sonics history.
Patrick Ewing, 2000-01
The lifetime Knick made the cross-country trip before the 2000-01 season.
As a Knick, Ewing was a record breaker and a Hall of Famer, but as a Sonic, he was mostly ineffective and a spectator on the floor.
Ewing averaged 9.6 points a game while a Sonic, nearly half his career average.
Paul Westphal, 1980-81
Westphal made his name as a crucial contributor for the Celtics and Suns in the 70's and early 80's.
Although productive as a Sonic, his stay was barely long enough for the fans to learn his number.
Westphal was in and out of Seattle in less than a year and many forgot about him until he returned to coach the Sonics before the 1998-99 season.
Horace Grant, 1999-00
For years Grant was a staple with Chicago and Orlando. He provided steady rebounding and mid range jumpers for years and was a member of teams that enjoyed numerous playoff wins and a couple of titles.
Grant was about as steady as they come but he will always be a Bull or Magic player in the memory of any NBA fan.
His Sonic stop was not indicative of the steady player he once was and is best forgotten for better times.
Avery Johnson, 1988-1990
Johnson is best remembered as the floor general of the mighty Spurs in the 1990's. Johnson was a superb ball handler and leader which translated to a career as a coach.
Few fans remember that his journey started with the Sonics, and if it weren't for some player named Payton, he may have led the Sonics to prominence.
Elden Campbell, 2002-03
Elden was never a perennial All-Star but has a steady contributor for the Lakers and a household name in the NBA throughout the 1990's.
Campbell lasted only 15 games in Seattle and was not a factor at all, he moved on to play four more forgettable years after leaving the Sonics but never regained his former glory.
Kevin Durant, 2007-08
In the midst of one of the most tragic sports stories ever written, the Sonics were blessed with the No. 2 pick in the 2007 draft lottery.
Durant was a once in a generation talent and he was available after the Trailblazers drafted Greg Oden.
In his only season in Seattle, Durant averaged 20 points, 4 rebounds and 2.4 assists. Durant will be an All-Star staple and only a few will remember that it all started with the Seattle Supersonics.
Chuck Person, 1999-00
"The Rifleman" was a deadly shooter for the Pacers and Spurs over a 10-year span in the late 80s and 1990's.
Unfortunately his rifle was muzzled once he landed in Seattle and really wasn't much of a factor in his last year. He faded gracefully into retirement.
Kenny Anderson, 2002-03
Kenny Anderson played for just about ever team in the league but it was not for lack of talent. He was good for just about 12 points and six assists a game.
Like Elden Campbell he was never a perennial all star but he was a solid contributor who made a difference on the court. His stay in Seattle was less-than-effective and left Seattle as quietly as he entered.
Dennis Johnson, 1976-80
"DJ" was a pivotal member of the Sonics' only championship team and was only getting better as he left for greener pastures (literally, he eventually joined the Celtics after a stint with the Suns).
DJ was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 2010 and only the die hard fans remember his time as a Sonic.
Terry Cummings, 1996-97
As a journeyman player, Cummings was no stranger to a change of scenery, but when he finally arrived in Seattle the road had caught up to him.
Cummings came to Seattle as a role player off the bench and was moderately effective, averaging eight points and four rebounds a game.
Cummings may not be the most well-known name on the list, but he is definitely one of the most underrated over the course of his career.