Originally Published: Jun 22, 2010 10:17 AM CDT
I have no idea who the Thunder will draft Thursday night. Getting scoop out of Sam Presti is like getting Dr. Pepper out of a jersey cow. But if I were G.M. I would target Butlers Gordon Hayward.
Before you write my opinion off as worthless...my suggested draft for the Thunder two years ago was Brook Lopez and last year was Stephen Curry. Not bad. (Now you can write off my opinion as worthless.)
I think Hayward is a perfect fit for Oklahoma City. High character. Extremely hard worker. Excellent shooter with good size at 68. I think he can be a Kyle Korver. Plus, hes shown the ability in college to create his own shot. Hes capable of fighting inside for rebounds and also camping out behind the arc to accept three-point kickouts from Westbrook and Durant.
The problem with Hayward is this. His stock is so high now that I dont know if the Thunder can move high enough to get him. He might go in the Top 10. But OKC has four picks and can hopefully put together a handsome package to move up. Give me Gordon! Heres hoping Presti can work his magic to land the Butler baller.