Now that everything has settled down some in the NBA world and news is slim about the Thunder, it is time to look back at the 2011-12 season and hand out report cards for each player.
Starting today we will cover every player from the Thunder 2011-12 roster up until the start of the London Olympics.
Ryan Reid, PF – 1.6 PPG, 0.0 APG, 0.4 RPG, .800 FG%
It is safe to say that Reid did not make a huge impact for the Thunder this past season. He only played in five games and totaled just 17 minutes.
Reid was drafted 57th overall by the Indiana Pacers in the 2010 NBA Draft but did not play his first NBA minutes until this season with the Thunder. Reid played all four years at Florida State and only averaged 5.0 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in that time.
Reid played 73 games in the D-League before joining the Thunder and averaged 9.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game playing for the Tulsa 66ers.
Reid’s time with the Thunder is finished now too and he will likely return to the D-League where he belongs. The Thunder have filled their 15-man roster for next season and it does not include Reid.
Every team needs a bench guy though, a 12th man. Reid was a very unmemorable one for the Thunder.
For OKC to start winning championships, they will first need to find the perfect 12th man, possibly a Brian Scalabrine-type. Right now, Hasheem Thabeet is the leading candidate for that role and might be able to pull it off nicely in his own way.
Tomorrow we will continue our Season Report Cards by previewing Lazar Hayward.