Thunder head of basketball operations Sam Presti is remaining to determined in exploring ways to move up in Thursday’s NBA Draft, with eyes on Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham and USC center Evan Mobley, per Jonathan Givony of ESPN.
The Thunder own the Nos. 6, 16 and 18 picks in the first round, as well as more draft picks overall than any other team. The question is, will they find moving up proves to be too costly?
Should the Thunder stay at No. 6 overall, they may go with UConn guard James Bouknight, who seems to be climbing the draft boards.
“The Thunder have long been high on Bouknight, going as far as to inquire about the possibility of him entering last year’s draft, something he elected against,” Givony wrote.
Meanwhile, the Pistons are exploring all of their options at No. 1, with Cunningham widely expected to the be the top prize.
Givony wrote in a separate post that he expects the Pistons to keep the pick and take Cunningham, but added they are doing their due diligence on an array of prospects.
The NBA Draft will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. You can check out the latest Hoops Wire Mock Draft right here.