The Oklahoma City Thunder walked away from the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery with the 12th overall pick. While many expect the OKC Thunder to attempt to move up in the draft if they stay at 12, does Leonard Miller add value?
After the NBA Draft Combine, the G-League Ignite wing is flying up draft boards. Previously thought of as a late first-round prospect, now it is not crazy to see his name in the top-15 of people’s big boards and mock drafts.
The OKC Thunder might select Leonard Miller from the G-League Ignite with the 12th pick. Does he fit?
The Oklahoma City Thunder have often looked for versatility and length in the NBA Draft, with playmaking for their position being an important focal point as well. It is to be determined if this is still the mold Sam Presti will look for come June. However, a constant will be the upside.
I know the OKC Thunder won 40 games last year and made a surprising splash to crash the NBA Play-In party, but as Presti said in his exit interview, “We have to finish our breakfast around here.”
The Oklahoma City Thunder still finished before .500 a season ago, they will need to work in 2022 second overall pick Chet Holmgren into the fold this season, and yes, Mark Daigneault will play 10-12 players a game again in the 2023-24 season.
There are minutes to go around, there is opportunity up and down the franchise, and despite many fan-favorites on this team, there is still room for upgrades of certain roster spots.
Leonard Miller Measurements:
- Height: 6’9 without shoes
- Weight: 213
- Wingspan: 7’2
- Age: 19
- Out of G-League Ignite
Average selection of ten mock drafts: 19.5, but trending up as we expect mock draft updates post-combine next week.