Oklahoma City isn't likely to be the epicenter of the NBA offseason this summer, not after last year's blockbuster trade of James Harden to Houston.
The Thunder are expected to follow last year's roster shake-up with a series of additions in Thursday night's draft - with hopes of returning to the top of the Western Conference.
Oklahoma City's season came to an abrupt and unexpected end in the second round of the playoffs to Memphis, one round following a right knee injury to star point guard Russell Westbrook and a year after the team lost in the NBA Finals to Miami.
Kevin Durant's wingman is expected to return to his old, explosive ways by the start of next season. His injury, though, exposed Oklahoma City's need for a consistent third bit of star power in Harden's absence - a need general manager Sam Presti hopes to fill.
The Thunder have three of the first 32 picks in the first and early part of the second rounds of the draft, beginning with the No. 12 pick that was acquired ...