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The Thunder Rebuild Report 1/19

The Thunder Rebuild Report 1/19

Thanks to Sam Presti, the Oklahoma City Thunder sit in a prime position to acquire top recruits in the upcoming draft. The Rebuild Report will keep an eye on potential players that OKC would be interested in.


Cade Cunningham, G #2 Oklahoma State

Leading the charge for top Thunder prospects is Cade Cunningham. He was the top dog in their match against the No. 6 ranked Kansas Jayhawks. Cunningham led all scorers with 18 points. He was also very efficient, finished shooting 50 percent from the field and behind the arc. Cunningham pushes the pace in transition and makes smart decisions on offense. He would be a solid addition to the Thunder and work extremely well with the lineup OKC has currently. 

Kofi Cockburn, C #21 Illinois 

The Thunder are in need of a big man to dominate the paint and Cockburn is definitely no stranger to the lane. Cockburn’s contributions this week were instrumental in Illinois’ win against Northwestern and Maryland. Not only did he put up big numbers but he was also very efficient. Cockburn scored 18 points on 8-9 shooting in Illinois’ matchup against Northwestern. In Illinois’ following game against Maryland, Cockburn posted another strong performance with 21 points on an efficient 8-10 shooting. OKC could utilize Cockburn’s powerful presence around the rim.


Trayce Jackson-Davis, F #23 Indiana

Jackson-Davis can fit in nicely to the Thunder’s current lineup. He stands at 6-foot-9 but he has proven to be vital on both ends of the floor. Jackson-Davis led the Hoosiers to victory in their double overtime win against Wisconsin. He did a little of everything: scored 23 points, secured 12 rebounds, made 4 assists and 3 blocks. Jackson-Davis also proved he is not a one hit wonder, against Nebraska he put up 15 points, snatched 11 rebounds, and blocked 3 shots. The Thunder’s young core would be able to bring this two-way player into the fold quite nicely.

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