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The last Seattle SuperSonics team to play in the NBA - where are they now?

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The NBA is an ever changing landscape as teams go through numerous ups and downs. 

The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are currently enjoying some of the best times in their respective histories while celebrated franchise the L.A. Lakers are rooted to the bottom of the Western Conference. 

One organisation that has seen a lot of change throughout the years is the Oklahoma City Thunder. They have seen stars come and go, but one huge change always sticks with them - the decision to uproot from Seattle to their current home.

It's been nine years since the team moved to Oklahoma City, and we look at what happened to the last Seattle SuperSonics team to play in the NBA. They finished the season with a 20-62 record.

Earl Watson

After leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2009, he played for the Pacers, Jazz and Blazers before retiring in 2014.

Now head coach of the Phoenix Suns.

Kevin Durant

The high-profile star is leading the Golden State Warriors' charge to reclaim their title from the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Was just a rookie during the Sonics' final campaign but has developed into the league's second best player.

Jeff Green

Has bounced around the league throughout his whole career. Currently struggling to make an impact with the Orlando Magic. 

Inexplicably handed $15 million for one season by the Magic. He won't get such a big payday in the summer.

Nick Collison

The only member of this team to still play for the franchise, although he is very much on the edges of the action in Oklahoma. 

Has played 889 regular season games in 13 years with the club, only making 14 appearances in the current campaign.

Chris Wilcox

Had spells with the Knicks, Pistons and Celtics after leaving Oklahoma in 2009. His NBA career ended in 2013.

Luke Ridnour

Would not play for the new Thunder as he left the team at the end of the final season in Seattle. 

Had two stints with the Bucks as well as spells with the Timberwolves, Charlotte Bobcats and Magic - retired from basketball in 2015 after 830 regular season outings. 

Adrian Griffin

Retired from the NBA following Seattle's final season, his coaching career has, kind of, come full circle as he is now an assistant coach with Oklahoma City.

He joined the team in 2016 having started his coaching career in 2008 as part of the Bucks staff. Has also been involved with Chicago and Orlando.

Damien Wilkins

Still going strong at the age of 37, Wilkins is now plying his trade in the Development League with Greensboro Swarm. 

His last NBA team were the Philadelphia 76ers in 2013. He also played for the Timberwolves, Hawks and Pistons after leaving OKC in '09.

Donyell Marshall

Marshall recently finished his first season as head coach of NCAA Division 1 team Central Connecticut Blue Devils. He led them to a 6-23 finish.

He ended his playing career in 2009 after a short spell with the Philadelphia 76ers. 

Johan Petro

Another former Seattle player who is now in the D-League. Petro is currently with Miami Heat's affiliate Sioux Falls Skyforce.

He played for the Nuggets, Nets and Hawks after leaving the Thunder but hasn't played in the NBA since 2013.

Ronald Dupree

Dupree's last NBA team was the Toronto Raptors. He departed the Canadian outfit in 2011. He then played in the Development League and on the international stage before retiring in 2014.

Francisco Elson

Retired in 2013 after a spell with Mahram Tehran. His last NBA team was the Sixers in 2012.

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