The Oklahoma City Thunder narrowed missed out on another trip to the NBA Finals this past season, losing to the eventual champion San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals.
This team, already stacked with talent, could find the missing piece in Thursday night’s draft that could get them over the hump.
Well, did they?
With their no. 21 selection in the first round, the Thunder selected Mitch McGary out of Michigan, although he only played eight games last season due to back issues.
Afterward, twitter reacted accordingly.
OKC Thunder select Mitch McGary. Which means he will be an all-star in about 2 years.
— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) June 27, 2014
If the Thunder are taking Mitch McGary, I think it’s pretty clear they’re not taking Jarnell Stokes here in a few picks.
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) June 27, 2014
With Mitch McGary and Steven Adams, the Thunder now has a Hall of Fame Goon Squad.
— LostLettermen.com (@LostLettermen) June 27, 2014
Mitch McGary, the other white power forward on the Oklahoma City Thunder haha
— Dave Ngo (@DaveNgo06) June 27, 2014
Mitch McGary going to the Thunder!!!
— Chris Palombizio (@palombizio05) June 27, 2014
— Shane Kyle Dickinson (@SKDickinson08) June 27, 2014