The Oklahoma City Thunder have yet another Lottery pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. The OKC Thunder are just over a week away from potentially adding another exceptional talent to their roster. Since moving to Bricktown, the Thunder have watched countless future Hall of Famers grace the hardwood in downtown Oklahoma City. However, including the hits of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Josh Giddey, Jalen Williams, and potentially Chet Holmgren, the Thunder’s track record also includes some misses along the way.
What if the OKC Thunder never missed an NBA Draft pick? While it is unrealistic to expect perfection, it is incredibly fun to dream about what the team would look like. This Thunder franchise has countless what-if moments, and why they never raised the Larry O’Brien Trophy in their previous iterations.
The OKC Thunder have seen a ton of success building through the NBA Draft, but what if the Thunder nailed every pick?
There is no doubt that the Oklahoma City Thunder crushed the draft in 2007 by picking up Kevin Durant in 2008, grabbing Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka, and in 2009 snatching up James Harden, but what about from the 2011 class on? How would the tides turn from this franchise if they magically nailed every draft pick?
Let’s start with the 2011 Draft, which is headlined by the actual selection of Reggie Jackson out of Boston College University.