The 2022 NBA Draft Lottery is in 21 hours, and each team will have a representative for their organization in Chicago to see other results announced by NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum. As the envelopes get unveiled the flashy ESPN cameras can show the reactions of people with strong ties to the organization. In the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery, the Thunder saw one of their worst-case scenarios play out and were represented by front office member and former player Nazr Mohammed. Tomorrow, Sam Presti and the organization will mix it up and send the only player with his jersey retired in Bricktown, Nick Collison.
The NBA Draft Lottery will be held tomorrow on ESPN starting at 7:00 PM local time. The League will announce the selections in reverse order. Here is what you need to know, if the Thunder logo does not pop up at pick 14, 13, or 12, the Clippers pick (which is owed to OKC no matter where it lands) has leaped to the top four.
The Oklahoma City Thunder hope Mr. Thunder can bring NBA Draft Lottery luck to Chicago tomorrow as Nick Collison represents the team
The worst outcome for the Oklahoma City Thunder’s pick is to fall to pick eight, which only has a 2.2-percent chance of happening. The most likely slot for the Oklahoma City Thunder is for their pick to fall at the sixth slot with a 25.7-percent chance of happening.
Nick Collison spent his entire 14-year NBA career with the OKC Thunder organization as the Seattle Supersonics spent the 12th overall pick on the Kansas big man back in the historic 2003 NBA Draft.
Collison played the first four years of his career in Seattle, and Thunder General Manager Sam Presti said Collison is one of the only players to not demand a trade as the team packed up and moved to Oklahoma City.
That of course makes sense for an Iowa Falls, Iowa native that went to college in Lawerence, Kansas to play for the historic Jayhawks.
The 41-year-old is the only player that has his jersey hanging in the rafters of the Paycom Center, known as “Mr. Thunder” who continues to hang around the organization in which he invested so much into.