3 2023 NBA Draft Combine risers for the OKC Thunder to pay attention to

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The Oklahoma City Thunder had a busy week at the 2023 NBA Draft Combine, from attending the Combine itself to the pro days held at the arena and even finding out that their first-round pick will be in the 2023 NBA Draft at the 12th selection. The OKC Thunder, like every team, is taking note of combine risers and fallers from Chicago.

The NBA Draft Cycle is heating up, and the OKC Thunder begin to meet with and work out prospects privately, as well as attend pro days and do in-depth talent evaluation a little over a month before the draft. Every year, the NBA Draft Combine produces some risers and fallers. Who climbed up boards in Chicago?

The OKC Thunder capitalized on an NBA Draft Combine climber a year ago. Who is rising up draft boards this season?

A year ago, eventual 12th overall pick Jalen Williams skyrocketed up NBA Draft boards following the 2022 NBA Draft Combine. The Santa Clara wing was a lottery pick, eventually landing first-team all-rookie honors while finishing runner-up for the Rookie of the Year award.

That was partly thanks to his fantastic measurables and dazzling scrimmages at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago a year ago. So what players helped their stock in Chicago this year?