OKC made a huge splash in the first round of the NBA Draft. After taking Gonzaga center Chet Holmgren second overall, OKC traded “multiple first round picks” to the New York Knicks for the 11th pick. That per a report from ESPN.
The Knicks drafted Ousmane Dieng for the Thunder.
Dieng, a 19 year old, played for the Nee Zealand Breakers last season. He’s a 6’10 wing who averaged eight points, three boards, and one assist per game in the NBL.
OKC kept their 12th pick after that and threw a curveball to everyone’s mock draft taking Santa Clara guard Jalen Williams. Williams averaged 18 points, four boards and four assists per game in 2021-2022. He also shot 51 percent from the field.
The Thunder traded their 30th overall pick in the first round to the Denver Nuggets, along with two future second round picks.
In exhange, OKC received veteran forward JaMychal Green and a protected first round pick from Denver in 2027.
With the 34th overall pick in the second round, OKC picked Jaylin Williams of Arkansas.
Williams was first team All-SEC this season and is a 6-10 forward.