OKC Thunder gets four in NBA draft

THUNDER Steven Adams

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The Oklahoma City Thunder made one minor deal but basically stuck with their picks in the 2013 NBA Draft.

The Thunder kept their first round pick at #12 and selected Pittsburgh center Steven Adams, a native of New Zealand who averaged 7.2 points and 6.3 rebounds last year in his lone season with the Panthers.

OKC made a trade with their second first round pick at #29.

They traded that pick to Phoenix, who had made a deal with Golden State from a previous trade they made with Minnesota, who had the 26th overall pick.

That pick was Colorado’s Andre Roberson, who the Thunder acquired through the 4-team trade.

Roberson was first team All-Pac 12 last season and was the league’s defensive player of the year.

With their final selection, OKC picked Spain’s Alex Abrines with the 32nd overall pick in the second round.

Abrines is expected to remain in Spain next season and develop his game before joining the NBA.

The OKC Thunder also got the draft rights to Grant Jerrett.


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