Complete 2015 Projections

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PROJECTED 2015 SEASON STATS
1. Russell Westbrook, OKC PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics4630.7.437.8261.55.76.91.801.90.23.821.8
2015 Projections7636.5.442.8141.45.97.61.902.00.24.025.0
2015 Outlook: Although knee injuries limited him to just 46 games in 2013-14, Westbrook quickly regained his athleticism and explosiveness with 21.8 points, 5.7 boards, 6.9 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.5 3-pointers in just 30.7 minutes per game, quite impressive given the concerns around his recovery. In fact, his per-minute numbers may have been the best of his six-year career. Last season's knee troubles may have some owners worried, but don't forget that this is a guy who hadn't missed a single game in his career prior to last season. With Kevin Durant sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks, Westbrook will be asked shoulder a heavy offensive load to start the season. Already a first round pick, Westbrook can be bumped up a spot or two on your draft sheets. --BM
2. Serge Ibaka, OKC PF, CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8132.9.536.7840.38.81.00.690.52.71.515.1
2015 Projections7934.0.544.7580.38.90.90.560.53.11.615.6
2015 Outlook: Ibaka followed up an impressive 2012-13 campaign by finishing ninth on our Player Rater in 2013-14 on the strength of his dominant shot-blocking and improved efficiency on the offensive end. Many have criticized Ibaka's somewhat pedestrian offensive totals, but Serge still had a fantastic season posting career-highs in minutes (32.9), points (15.1), rebounds (8.8), and free throw percentage (78.4 percent). He led the league in blocks for the third straight season with 219, and his all-around game has steadily improved during his first five years in the league. Given his strengths, he makes for a terrific second-round selection in fantasy leagues. --BM
3. Kevin Durant, OKC SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8138.5.503.8732.47.45.51.561.30.73.532.0
2015 Projections5038.4.504.8792.17.65.01.431.30.93.530.4
2015 Outlook: News that Durant will miss 6-8 weeks with a Jones fracture in his right foot has knocked Durant from the No. 1 spot in our rankings. He’ll likely miss the first 20-25 games of the season, but should resume his status as the No. 1 fantasy player upon his return. He’ll be a much more attractive option in head-to-head leagues, but can still be taken with a top-50 pick given his post-return upside. --BM
4. Reggie Jackson, OKC PG, SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8028.5.440.8931.03.94.11.971.10.12.113.1
2015 Projections7529.0.438.8911.04.14.12.051.10.22.012.8
2015 Outlook: After coming into his own as a starter in the absence of Russell Westbrook and settling in as a quality sixth man upon Westbrook's return, the Thunder and fantasy owners alike had to be happy with the effort Jackson gave them last season. With Kevin Durant sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks, Jackson will be asked to step up and help carry the offensive load. Jackson averaged 14.1 points, 5.1 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.1 3-poitners as a starter last season, and should approach those numbers while Durant heals to start the year. --BM
5. Dion Waiters, OKC SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7029.6.433.6851.32.83.01.360.90.22.215.9
2015 Projections7129.0.437.7091.22.32.91.381.00.32.111.0
2015 Outlook: The Cavs' new superstar triumvirate of LeBron-Love-Irving combined to take an average of 53.5 field goal attempts per game last season, so how many shots do you think they'll leave for Waiters this season? It's too bad, because he had proved to be a viable fantasy guard. Even if he starts this season, he'll get only the leftover crumbs and will have very limited fantasy value. --TC
6. Anthony Morrow, OKC SG, SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7618.8.458.8281.21.80.81.160.50.20.78.4
2015 Projections7528.2.447.8591.72.61.11.110.80.21.012.6
2015 Outlook: In one of the more underrated moves of the offseason, the Thunder signed one of the league's best sharpshooters in Anthony Morrow, who is a career 42.8 percent shooter from downtown. Although he is sometimes a liability on the defensive end, Morrow should thrive as a spot shooter. Morrow gets a slight bump in value with Kevin Durant sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks. Look for him towards the end of your fantasy drafts as a 3-point specialist. --BM
7. Steven Adams, OKC CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8114.8.503.5810.04.10.50.610.50.70.93.3
2015 Projections8122.3.505.5810.06.20.80.620.71.11.34.9
2015 Outlook: Adams showed some promise in his rookie season, earning quality minutes off the bench during the Thunder's postseason run. The 7-footer plays tough defense and can grab rebounds in traffic, but still averaged just 3.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 18.4 minutes per game in the playoffs. Still, there's some deep sleeper potential as a rebounder and shot-blocker if he can continue to improve in his second season. With Kendrick Perkins on the downside of his career, Adams should earn the majority of minutes at the center position and may have some value in deeper fantasy formats. --BM
8. Jeremy Lamb, OKC SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7819.7.432.7971.12.41.51.890.70.30.88.5
2015 Projections7617.5.425.8201.02.21.31.870.60.30.77.6
2015 Outlook: Although he displayed some moderate promise as an offensive player and 3-point shooter, defensive deficiencies cost Lamb a shot at winning the sixth man role for the Thunder last season. He did manage 10.0 points, 0.7 steals and 1.3 3-pointers in 22.1 minutes prior to the All-Star break, but saw himself stuck at the end of the bench with just 13.9 minutes per game over his final 23 games. With Anthony Morrow ahead of him on the depth chart, Lamb will battle with Andre Roberson for backup minutes at the 2 and doesn't figure to have much fantasy value outside of some occasional 3-point shooting. --BM
9. Kendrick Perkins, OKC CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics6219.5.451.5520.04.91.10.740.40.51.53.4
2015 Projections7118.3.461.5940.04.51.00.840.40.61.23.2
2015 Outlook: Already a limited fantasy player, Perkins has seen a steep decline in recent years, particularly once rookie Steven Adams began to cut into his minutes and production. With just 3.4 points, 4.9 boards and 0.5 blocks in 19.5 minutes per game last season, Perkins can safely be ignored in fantasy leagues. --BM
10. Sebastian Telfair, OKC PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
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2015 Projections00.0.000.0000.00.00.00.000.00.00.00.0
2015 Outlook: After he spent last season in the Chinese Basketball Association, the Thunder grabbed Telfair during the offseason to provide depth off the bench behind Russell Westbrook and Reggie Jackson at the point. The 29-year-old former lottery pick hasn't had much success in the NBA, and would require multiple injuries in a deep Thunder backcourt to warrant much attention in the fantasy game. --BM
11. Mitch McGary*, OKC PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics------------------------
2015 Projections6515.7.490.6670.04.30.80.880.50.30.96.3
2015 Outlook: Drafted with the 21st overall pick of the 2014 NBA draft to add depth and energy in the Thunder's frontcourt, McGary figures to play a key role off the bench in his rookie season once he gets healthy. Summer league stats should be taken with a grain of salt, but McGary impressed in Orlando, averaging 14.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 1.8 blocks in 26.0 minutes over four contests. He's a big body who plays with a lot of intensity and should be able to carve out 15-20 minutes per game as a rooki, but will be shelved until mid-November with a foot injury and can only be considered a watch candidate in fantasy leagues upon his return. --BM
12. Nick Collison, OKC PF, CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8116.7.556.7100.03.61.31.460.40.30.94.2
2015 Projections7818.0.568.7210.03.81.31.440.50.40.94.4
2015 Outlook: A key role player for the Thunder, Collison saw 16.7 minutes off the bench averaging just 4.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 81 games last season. While he is most valuable for his defensive presence in the paint, his talents don't translate as well to fantasy. Collison figures to see somewhere around 16-20 minutes off the bench and is unlikely to have any fantasy value in standard formats. --BM
13. Perry Jones, OKC SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics6212.3.459.6670.41.80.41.240.20.30.33.5
2015 Projections5215.0.438.6670.32.40.51.000.30.40.54.3
14. Ish Smith, OKC PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7014.4.423.5640.01.82.62.750.70.20.93.7
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15. Andre Roberson, OKC SF, SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics4010.0.485.7000.12.40.40.790.50.30.51.9
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