NBA Draft Rumors: OKC Thunder thinking Deshaun Thomas late in first round?

Mar 24, 2013; Dayton, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes forward DeShaun Thomas (1) talks to coach Thad Matta in a game against the Iowa State Cyclones during the third round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at University of Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

There’s been a lot of talk about the Oklahoma City Thunder and what they are going to do with their lottery pick tonight. But not much has been made of what they may do with their other two picks.

The Thunder also have the 29th and 32nd overall picks in addition to the 12th. Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas has emerged as a potential option for the Thunder at that spot.

Ohio State forward Deshaun Thomas is one of the more intriguing prospects, with league executives believing he could go as high as No. 19 or drop to the middle of the second round. Some sources believe Oklahoma City won’t let Thomas drop past their 32nd overall selection.

Via Fox Sports Ohio

Thomas played two seasons for the Buckeyes and last year averaged 19.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. He is 6-foot-7, 225 pounds and a lefty.

Thomas always appeared older than he was on the court and gained a reputation for being a big time player. He could really shoot it for deep and handle the ball well too.

Thomas would have Tulsa 66ers written all over him next season but nonetheless does appear to have the potential to blossom into a pretty good player on the Thunder roster.

If OKC makes a deal with their first pick and are still left with one of their others, Thomas would be a great option to replace a traded Jeremy Lamb or Perry Jones.

Topics: NBA Draft 2013, Ohio State, Oklahoma City Thunder

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  • http://fansided.com Zach

    We need shooters!

    • akennedy13

      I could really see Deshaun fitting in nicely. Can create some off the dribble too and should be ready to play soon.

      • http://fansided.com Zach

        Instead we draft 4 guys that won’t play a lick in the NBA next year….