Affected by the new crown virus, the NBA has been shut down. During the suspension period, Tencent Sports launched the NBA classic battle "epidemic" to broadcast classic games in NBA history. This week’s night is the classic game of the 2018-19 season. Tencent Sports will broadcast on the evening of April 22, Beijing time. On February 15, 2019, the Thunder and the Pelicans, the game Russell Westbrook regular In his career, he surpassed Gary Payton and became the scoring leader in the history of the Thunder (including the supersonic era).
The Supersonics came into the 1967-68 season. They were Seattle played 41 seasons. In the 2008-09 season, the Sonics moved to Oklahoma City and changed its name to the Thunder.Although many Seattle fans have called for the history of the Thunder and the Sonics to be cut apart, the current convention is that the history of the Sonics is also part of the Thunder.
The history of the Thunder team is basically divided into four stages, each stage has a well-known star. Wei Shao surpassed Payton to become the scoring leader in the history of the Thunder last year. In addition to the two of them, there have been many scoring masters in the history of the Thunder. Kevin Durant and "Rain Man" Sean Camp have had the chance to become the scoring leader in the history of the Thunder, and they are talented enough, but they missed the opportunity for different reasons. This issue of "NBA Big Data" is about the scoring masters in the history of the Thunder.
The picture below is the ranking of the scorers in the history of the Thunder. Wei Shao, Payton, Durant, Fred Brown, Jack Sikma, Rashard Lewis, and Camp are the Thunder team. The top 7 players in the history of scoring have all scored more than 10,000 in the Thunder era. The horizontal axis represents age and the vertical axis representsTotal career points.
Durant was undoubtedly the most promising The one who became the scoring leader in the history of the Thunder, he started earlier and started from a higher starting point. At the age of 19, he has already begun to kill the Quartet in the NBA. He accumulates points far faster than anyone else in team history.
Durant’s rookie season averaged more than 20 points per game, and in the third season of his career, he averaged more than 30 points per game. In 5 seasons, he won 4 times in scoring. If it weren't for the injury in the 2014-15 season, he only played 27 games and missed at least 1,000 points. He would have instinctively surpassed Payton to become the scoring leader in team history before Wei Shao. In the summer of 2016, Durant chose to leave the Thunder. His total score in the Thunder career was fixed at 1.With 7566 points, he missed the lead in team history.
Wei Shao's early scoring momentum did not explode as Durant did, and two seasons were affected by injury attendance. But after Durant’s injury season and Durant’s departure, Wei Shao’s scoring momentum soared. He surpassed Durant with more total points per game, and eventually surpassed Payton to become the scoring leader of the Thunder. .
On February 15, 2019, against the Pelicans, Wei Shaohong scored 44 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists, and scored a triple-double for the 11th consecutive game. In that game, Wei Shao surpassed Payton to become the scoring leader in team history. After the game, Wei Shao said: "I didn't know that I was close to the record. It was crazy. It is really an honor to be able to play in one team and one place. It is undoubtedly a great achievement to be the scoring leader of a team. , I’m grateful."
The No. 6 pick in a year dedicated all 13 seasons of his career to the Sonics. Brown is 1.90 meters tall and an excellent combo guard. He prefers personal offense rather than organization. At his peak, he averaged 23.1 points per game and entered the All-Stars.
In 1977, Sikma entered the NBA with the 8th overall pick to join the SuperSonics. This 2.11-meter technical center is one of the most underrated players in history. His footsteps are gorgeous and changeable, and his finishing ability near the basket is excellent. His "Sick Horse Step" has been learned by many posterity. At his peak, Sikma averaged 19.6 points per game and was selected as an All-Star for 7 consecutive years.
Brown and Sikma are the first players in the history of the Sonics to score more than 10,000. In the 1978-79 season, they teamed up with Jas Williams and Dennis Johnson to lead the Sonics to team history. The only championship.
Thunder second-generation excellent scorerIt was in the era of Payton and Camp. Although Payton is known for his defense, his offensive ability is not weak. The second-best player in 1990 did not average double figures per game in the first two seasons of his career, but he soon grew to average points per game. 20+ excellent scorer, averaged 24.2 points per game in his peak season. Payton played for the Sonics for 12 and a half seasons. He was traded in the middle of the 2002-03 season. He scored 18,207 points in the Sonics era. At the age of 32, he surpassed Brown to become the scoring leader in team history.
And Camp is a pity. He is a typical waste of talent. Originally, he was like a fish in water with Payton and had many easy scoring opportunities. At his peak, he averaged more than 56% of his field goals per game. Nearly 20 points, he scored more than 10,000 points in 8 seasons for the Sonics. He and Payton led the team to the finals. It is a pity that not self-discipline ruined Camp.
Before Durant and Wei Shao joined forces, the Thunder went through a transitional period.Fast in the post-Payton era, led by Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis. Allen's four and a half seasons with the Sonics was his peak, averaging 24.6 points per game. He played for the Sonics for 4 and a half seasons, scoring a total of 7,273 points.
The 1998 second-round show Lewis formed a double shot with Allen. He averaged 22.4 points per game in his peak season, played for the Sonics for 9 seasons, and scored more than 10,000 points in the Sonics era.
Among the great stars in the history of the Thunder, Durant, Wei Shao, Payton and Camp are undoubtedly the most famous and the most familiar to fans. But in fact, Brown and Sikma, who were active in the 1970s and 1980s, were the most successful. Not only did they rank among the top scorers in team history, they also won the championship.