Whiteside is falling amid questions about his maturity, but the Thunder can afford to take a risk on his talent in hope that the leadership of Kevin Durant and their team-minded rotation will bring out the best in him. If so, he could be the second coming of Marcus Camby.
He can get to the foul line and make open jumpers while providing depth in the backcourt. Adding assets is part of the plan in Portland. Look for the Blazers to eventually gather a few of their young players in a trade for a star.
The French big man has had injury problems and he's raw, but he would provide size, length and strength to a team that is seeking to develop young talent.
A slider in this draft, he could instantly provide shot-blocking off the bench as he develops over the next few years.
A pure deep shooter with potential to become a point guard.
Brose Baskets Bamberg (Germany)
An enormous center with potential, the Thunder will stash him overseas to grow his game.
Torrance has the makings of a big point guard who may back up Devin Harris. Whether he turns into a late-round steal depends on how much he improves his shooting.
He had a difficult senior year but his longterm value is strong; Booker is versatile with long arms, a good stroke lots of college experience.
Anderson can create his own shot and he's strong in the pick-and-roll. That makes him something of a finished product that will enable him to contribute in Orlando.
A local combo-guard with size and good court vision.
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