Ranking every bench unit in OKC Thunder history

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No. 4: 2014-2015

The team in 2014-15 was unlike most teams in Thunder history. The team missed postseason play, winning just 45-games in the tough Western Conference. Kevin Durant played in just 27-games, while Russell Westbrook only got into 67-games that year. So the bench unit is a little all over the place but here is who we are counting for this article:

Reggie Jackson, Enes Kanter, Dion Waiters, Kendrick Perkins, Jeremy Lamb, Anthony Morrow and Nick Collison.

Jackson averaged 12-points per game, with 4-assists. Dion Waiters provided 12-points a game including a 31-percent performance from behind the arc during the season. Waiters spent two seasons in Oklahoma City. He was a part of the 2014-15 squad that missed the playoffs, but he also ushered in the Billy Donovan era during the 2015-16 season. Waiters was traded over from Cleveland after 33-games during the 2014-15 season. Waiters provided some great entertainment for better or worse during his OKC tenure.

Perkins surrendered his starting spot to Steven Adams in 2014-15. Kendrick logged 50-games for the OKC Thunder before being shipped to Cleveland but only got a pair of starts with the Thunder that year. However, for an aging veteran on the back-nine of his career, four points and five rebounds a game is nothing to sneeze at off the bench.

Enes Kanter also made the move to OKC during this season. The Utah transplant saw 26-games as a member of the Thunder where he performed well offensively. Kanter averaged 18-points offensively, and while he started every game during his 26-game stretch for OKC, he did not earn enough starts to crack the top-5 of games started for OKC that year, which warrants his spot on the “bench” in this article. After starting his first 26-games as a member of the Thunder, Kanter only received one more starting nod his next two seasons in OKC.

To go along with his 18-point average, Kanter also hauled in 11-boards per game.