The Thunder went big at No. 21.
With a pretty turbulent first round shaking out some surprises, the Thunder took Michigan forward Mitch McGary.
McGary is a 6-10, 260-pound power forward that has a bunch of offensive skill, primarily around the basket. He’s not a post player necessarily, but a finisher out of pick-and-rolls. He only played eight games last season because of a nagging back injury, but was maybe the Wolverines best player during the run to the title game two years ago.
The Thunder had a pretty clear need inside behind Serge Ibaka with the aging of Nick Collison. They went versatile with McGary, who may be the kind of player that can contribute sooner than later. McGary isn’t overly athletic, but he does play extremely hard.
Players that were also available for the Thunder: Shabazz Napier, K.J. McDaniels, Rodney Hood, P.J. Hairston, Kyle Anderson and Clint Capela.
With the 29th pick, the Thunder selected Josh Huistis from Stanford.