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Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Draft Odds: Thunder Have Options with 5 Top-36 Picks

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Steve Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Deputy Commissioner of the NBA, Mark Tatum holds up the card of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

  • The Oklahoma City Thunder will have the Nos. 6, 16, and 18 picks in the first round of the 2021 NBA Draft.
  • Michael Walton breaks down the Thunder's needs and lists the odds for the prospects who could fall in that range.

Oklahoma City Thunder (22-50)

Picks: 6, 16, 18, 34, 36, 55

Draft ProspectsOdds (via BetMGM)
Keon JohnsonO/U 9.5 (-165/+135)
Alperen SengunO/U 13.5 (+160/-200)
Isaiah JacksonO/U 18.5 (-150/+120)

The Oklahoma City Thunder went into full rebuild mode in 2021. Lead guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and defensive-minded Luguentz Dort were both excellent for the Thunder in 2021, though SGA only appeared in 35 games before a significant plantar fascia issue shut him down.

Dort — already a big-time defender — shot a career-high 34.3% from 3-point range on just over six attempts per game from deep. If the Thunder want to get this rebuild moving in an upwards trajectory, adding some high-upside prospects who can compliment Gilgeous-Alexander and Dort is key.

The Thunder have a trove of future draft picks and have added more this offseason when they acquired Kemba Walker from the Boston Celtics for Al Horford and Moses Brown.

NBA Draft Needs

  • Scoring Wings: The Thunder were dead-last in the league in offensive rating this past season. With Gilgeous-Alexander out for most of the year, it was even more glaring that none of the OKC wings can score against a set defense.
  • Stretch Bigs: Moses Brown showed promise as a physical, rim-running, high-effort, rebounding big. With his departure, along with Horford, the Thunder could be looking for another versatile big man with a varied skillset.
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