Ranking every Thunder player's 2023-24 season performance from worst to first

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4) Luguentz Dort

The “Dorture Chamber,” as proclaimed by fans, burst onto the scene in the 2020 Lake Buena Vista bubble down in Orlando, Florida. First looked at as just a tough defensive player, Dort has expanded his overall game throughout his five-year career and, in turn, has become one of the more underrated 3-and-D players in the entire NBA.

In 79 regular season games played this year, the shooting guard pieced together another quality campaign. He averaged 10.9 points a night on 43.8 percent from the field and 39.4 percent shooting from distance, both of which are career highs in efficiency.

Of course, above all else, defense has always been Dort’s strong suit and that was no different this season.

Dort averaged 0.9 steals a night and also had a career-high total 47 blocks throughout the season. He also finished ninth in defensive rating among qualifying shooting guards, with three of the players included ahead of him being his own teammates.

Following the 2023-2024 NBA season, an anonymous player poll saw Dort get voted the third-best defender in the entire league by his peers.

Undrafted out of Arizona State back in 2019, Dort’s future in the NBA was far from a certainty upon coming in. Now, however, he’s become a fan favorite out in Oklahoma City -- one who's well respected among both his peers and the fanbase and has proven to be a crucial piece of a championship contending team for the next several years to come.