Endless research, careful consideration, multiple coin flips and several sessions of rock-paper-scissors found no concrete evidence as to who OKC Thunder general manager Sam Presti will select in tonight's NBA Draft.
All that's known is the Thunder has the No. 21 and No. 29 picks in the first round – at least for now. Look for Presti to trade one of those picks, perhaps both, if his desired trade is obtained.
This year’s draft pool has been portrayed as deep, but exactly how prominent the overall talent is can be debated.
According to the more prominent NBA mock draft sites, an astonishing 22 different players were listed as potential picks for the Thunder at Nos. 21 and 29.
Perhaps the safest assumption is Presti will select someone from UCLA since the Bruins have three possibilities in Jordan Adams, Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine. Presti’s selection of UCLA guard Russell Westbrook at No. 4 overall in the 2008 draft has panned out nicely, so why not go back to the same gym?
In alphabetical order, here are those 22 possibilities. Double-click the names to find information and stats provided by draftexpress.com:
SG Jordan Adams (UCLA): 6-foot-5, 209 pounds, 19 years old
SF Kyle Anderson (UCLA): 6-foot-8, 230 pounds, 20 years old
C/PF Clint Capela (Chalon, Switzerland): 6-foot-11, 222 pounds, 20 years old
SG/PG Jordan Clarkson (Missouri): 6-foot-5, 186 pounds, 22 years old
SF/PF Cleanthony Early (Wichita State): 6-foot-7, 209 pounds, 23 years old
PG Tyler Ennis (Syracuse): 6-foot-2, 182 pounds, 19 years old
SF Jerami Grant (Syracuse): 6-foot-8, 214 pounds, 20 years old
SG P.J. Hairston (Texas Legends): 6-foot-5, 229 pounds, 21 years old
SG Gary Harris (Michigan State): 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, 19 years old
SF Damian Inglis (Roanne, French Guiana): 6-foot-8, 240 pounds, 19 years old
SG Zach LaVine (UCLA): 6-foot-6, 181 pounds, 19 years old
PG Shabazz Napier (UConn): 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, 22 years old
SF K.J. McDaniels (Clemson): 6-foot-6, 196 pounds, 21 years old
C Jusuf Nurkic (Cedevita, Croatia): 6-foot-11, 280 pounds, 19 years old
PF Adreian Payne (Michigan State): 6-foot-10, 239 pounds, 23 years old
SF Glenn Robinson (Michigan): 6-foot-7, 211 pounds, 20 years old
PF Dario Saric (Cibona Zagreb, Croatia): 6-foot-10, 223 pounds, 20 years old
PF Jarnell Stokes (Tennessee): 6-foot-8, 263 pounds, 20 years old
C Walter Taveres (Gran Canaria, Spain): 7-foot-3, 265 pounds, 22 years old
PF/SF T.J. Warren (North Carolina State): 6-foot-8, 220 pounds, 20 years old
SF C.J. Wilcox (Washington): 6-foot-5, 201 pounds, 23 years old
SG/SF James Young (Kentucky): 6-foot-7, 213 pounds, 18 years old