Did you know the Thunder have two first round picks in this draft? I know, right?
(And they even have the second pick in the second round too.)
Almost all the focus is on the No. 12 pick, as it should be. Late first round picks often don’t mean much, but it is an opportunity to select a young player and as we’ve seen in this postseason, sometimes it’s those guys that end up making all the difference in the world.
The Thunder’s pick they earned this season sits at No. 29, second to last in the first round. Here are the last 10 29th overall picks: Marquis Teague, Cory Joseph, Daniel Orton, Toney Douglas, D.J. White, Alando Tucker, Mardy Collins, Wayne Simien, David Harrison and Josh Howard.
The lesson: The 29th pick doesn’t have a great history. But there are still potential rotation guys to be found late in the first round. Keep Reading…