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NBA Mock Draft: Thunder Land Steal to End First Round

Oklahoma City could swing for the fences with its third first round pick of the night.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have two lottery picks in the upcoming draft. Additionally, they'll be selecting with the final pick of the first round at No. 30 overall. 

This pick was acquired from the Phoenix Suns in the Chris Paul trade and will allow Oklahoma City to add depth to its young core. After taking two potential stars in the top 12, perhaps taking a swing to round out the first could make sense.

David Cobb of CBS Sports recently released a mock draft the 2022 class, which gives insight into where some of the top players in the upcoming rookie class could land. His projection has the Thunder selecting a risk on a high upside forward.

Mark Williams, 2022 NBA Draft
TyTy Washington, 2022 NBA Draft
Jalen Duren, 2022 NBA Draft
MarJon Beauchamp, 2022 NBA Draft
Dyson Daniels, 2022 NBA Draft
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Kendall Brown, 2022 NBA Draft
Kennedy Chandler, 2022 NBA Draft
Josh Minott, 2022 NBA Draft
Johnny Davis, 2022 NBA Draft
EJ Liddell, 2022 NBA Draft
Blake Wesley, 2022 NBA Draft
Wendell Moore Jr.
Christian Braun, 2022 NBA Draft
Jaden Hardy, 2022 NBA Draft
Patrick Baldwin Jr., 2022 NBA Draft

Baldwin is one of the most polarizing players in this class but would be worth the risk for the Thunder. After a disappointing season, he will likely slide in this draft but has the talent of a lottery pick.

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