Thunder general manager Sam Presti didn’t want to give up big man Al Horford, but loved getting point guard Kemba Walker. “With Al, he’s an extraordinarily high-character, positive professional,” Presti told the media.
Playing the lottery is about chasing dreams. In one bout of luck, lives and fortunes can change for generations. The Detroit Pistons know that feeling all too well, as they were the big winners of the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery.
There is hope for the Oklahoma City Thunder after a disastrous NBA Draft Lottery. As things stand, OKC will miss out on the big four of Cade Cunningham, Evan Mobley, Jalen Suggs or Jalen Green at the top of the NBA Draft.
Kenrich Williams, deemed 'Kenny Hustle' by his teammates at TCU, lived up to his name last season. Sent over from New Orleans in the Steven Adams trade, Williams revitalized his NBA rep with the Thunder, even earning himself some leadership points late in the season.
With the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery fast approaching, SI Thunder drops one more Big Board before the ping pong balls decide the fate of 14 NBA teams. 1. Cade Cunningham, G Inarguably the top option in the draft thus far, Cunningham has all the makings of a superstar cornerstone.
The OKC Blue GM will be in attendance The Oklahoma City Thunder will be represented by Oklahoma City Blue General Manager and former Thunder player Nazr Mohammad during the NBA Draft Lottery Tuesday night.
The Thunder have the flexibility to go in a number of different directions this offseason, but the most likely outcome – at least to start the offseason – is that they operate as an above-the-cap team in order to retain their many trade player exceptions, as well as the mid-level and bi-annual exceptions.