The NBA Draft is just around the corner and teams are starting to finalize their strategies to land the players they feel will take them to the next level. One team that desperately needs to get to the next level are the Oklahoma city Thunder and they will be using their two first-round draft picks to take young players ready to be a part of a supporting cast that actually works around Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant.
They have two picks to play with, both in the 20s, and there are a number of decent prospects expected to still be available at both No. 21 overall and No. 29 overall. One player that could fit well with the Thunder is point-forward Kyle Anderson out of UCLA.
According to Adam Zagoria, there is some interest from the Thunder in Anderson and that is being reflected in a workout that has been scheduled between OKC and Anderson.
Former UCLA PG @KyleAnderson5 works out for OKC tomorrow and Philly on Monday.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) June 6, 2014
Anderson is a unique prospect in that he’s a forward who plays point guard and stands at a massive 6-foot-9. That’s some serious Magic Johnson business going on there and makes Anderson a huge sleeper candidate.
This isn’t something where the Chicago Bulls put Joakim Noah at point guard and he has no idea how to play. Anderson can play point guard, can score and defend as a point guard and is 6-foot-9. That’s insanely valuable and something that could be a real weapon for the Thunder moving forward should they land him.