Every year ESPN.com does a mock draft where NBA players make the selections for their teams. In past years, Nick Collison has made OKC’s choices (he took Tomas Satoransky last year), but this time around, it’s Kendrick Perkins.
His two choices? Interestingly enough, both big men.
At No. 12, Perk took Kelly Olynyk and writes this:
“The first I check? Tenacity. And I can see the fire in him. I can see the determination in him to win. But it really starts with what we need. And we need a stretch 4 who can hit that corner 3,” Perkins says about Olynyk, who led the nation in PER (36.2) and tied for fourth in true shooting percentage (67.5 percent). “He’ll create openings and space for Russ and KD.”
At No. 29, Perk went with Jeff Withey: Keep Reading…