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NBA Mock Draft: Thunder Add Another Offensive-Minded Guard

With the college basketball season officially kicking off, prospects are already starting to be projected as 2022 NBA Mock Drafts are released.

The 2021-22 season is officially underway, as the Oklahoma City Thunder have started to slightly exceed expectations. As the season goes on, there's a good chance they start to slide down the standings, which could be a good thing if it ultimately lands them a top pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.

A loaded class, there's a handful of players that could be franchise-altering talents. Could Oklahoma City acquire one of those players?

Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo recently released a 2022 NBA Mock Draft, which sets the stage for where some of the top prospects in this class could land.

There's a ton of time left in the season for NBA teams to move throughout the standings, while the upcoming prospects will also fluctuate in their draft projections. However, if the season were to end now, the Thunder would have the seventh-worst record in the NBA and could be looking at selecting an explosive sophomore guard.

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Let’s see how Woo thinks the lottery could unfold in the 2022 NBA Draft.


2022 NBA Mock Draft

Sports Illustrated

TeamPlayerCollege

1. HOU

Paolo Banchero

Duke

2. NOP

Jabari Smith

Auburn

3. ORL

Chet Holmgren

Gonzaga

4. SAS

Patrick Baldwin Jr.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee

5. DET

Jaden Hardy

G League Ignite

6. SAC

Jalen Duren

Memphis

7. OKC

Jaden Ivey

Purdue

8. IND

Kendall Brown

Baylor

9. MIN

Keegan Murray

Iowa

10. TOR

Dyson Daniels

G League Ignite

11. ATL

Trevor Keels

Duke

12. MEM

Bennedict Mathurin

Arizona

13. PHI

Ousmane Dieng

International

14. MIL

Max Christie

Michigan State

The 2022 NBA Draft is still many months away, but could could once again be a pivotal night for the Oklahoma City Thunder as they continue their rebuild.


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