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

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12) Gordon Hayward

On the day of the trade deadline this season, Oklahoma City went out and traded for veteran wing Gordon Hayward from the Charlotte Hornets.

This young Thunder team needed a veteran presence and Hayward seemed like a great option.

He was averaging 14.5 points, 4.6 assists and 2.5 rebounds through his first 25 games of the season. While the expectations were that his numbers would decrease in a limited role with the Thunder, I don’t even think Sam Presti could’ve predicted what happened next.

Hayward played 26 games for Oklahoma City to close out the year and just never seemed to fit in. He averaged 5.3 points and his game was just never able to flow with the rest of the Thunder squad.

One high note we saw from Hayward during his Thunder tenure has been his three-point shooting. The former All-Star averaged just 1.1 attempts from long range per game during the second half of the season but was knocking them down 51.7 percent of the time.

Unfortunately, however, Hayward notched just 31 total minutes in the Thunder’s first-round sweep over the Pelicans, and it didn't get much better in round two against the Mavericks, as he logged a mere 14 minutes combined and was even taken out of the rotation entirely during the final three games.