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

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7) Cason Wallace

Hopes were high when the Thunder traded up to number 10 in the 2023 NBA Draft to select Cason Wallace out of Kentucky. The combo guard was looked at as one of the better defensive players in the class and would go on to prove it throughout his rookie campaign.

He appeared in all 82 of the Thunder’s games this season and showed real potential. He averaged 20.6 minutes per game and made the most of his time on the court.

In that time he averaged 6.8 points per game to go along with 2.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists. In addition, he averaged just under one steal per game (0.9), good enough for sixth among rookies this season.

One of the most striking things seen out of Wallace was his efficiency.

He went 49.1 percent from the field and 41.9 percent from distance. Percentages that high at such a young age give Oklahoma City high hopes for what’s to come from Wallace.

In the Thunder’s tight game four victory against the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Semifinals, Wallace made some key plays to aid in their triumphant win.

He nailed two three-pointers and finished as a +5 in his 19 minutes of action. Hopefully, this is only the starting point in Wallace's trajectory.