4 greatest All-Rookie Team selections in OKC Thunder history

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Honorable Mentions

As noted, throughout the Thunder's history, they've seen a total of seven players make an All-Rookie team. However, this list is a ranking of the top four from the bunch, meaning that three will be omited from receiving a placement.

However, though they may have fallen short, James Harden, Cason Wallace, and Steven Adams all deserve a shot out, as all three players finished their first seasons on the All-Rookie Second Team.

Realistically, Harden had the best rookie season of these remaining players. Between these three, it was the third overall selection from the 2009 draft who posted the averages in points (9.9), assists (1.8), and steals (1.1) per game.

As for Wallace, even though he did not fall in the top four, his season was still impressive nonetheless. He played in all 82 games and became just the third player in NBA history to have knocked down 50 percent of his three-point attempts in his first 25 career games, per Thunder PR.

As for Steven Adams, although he had an sound impact on the Thunder in his rookie season, it's likely fair to assume that not many people would have a problem with the big finishing as an honorable mention on this list.

After looking at his counting stats, he did not have as much of an impact compared to the rest of the field. However, that does not mean he didn't have an impressive season. He still made one of the teams, which only 10 total rookies make.