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The Thunder Rebuild Report 1/27

The Thunder Rebuild Report 1/27

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


Jared Butler, G #12 Baylor

Oklahoma City needs a consistent 3-point shooter and Jared Butler definitely knows how to pick his shot. Baylor’s matchup against No. 8-ranked Kansas ignited a fire in Butler. He finished with 30 points, eight assists and was 7-9 from behind the arc. That fire did not extinguish when the Bears faced off against the Cowboys. Butler led all scorers with 22 points and went 6-7 from the three point range. Butler’s efficiency would be welcome in the Chesapeake Arena.


Sam Hauser, F #10 Virginia

Another option for the Thunder’s sharp shooter dilemma could be Sam Hauser. The forward was vital in Virginia’s victory against No. 12-ranked Clemson. He shot an efficient 5-7 from the field, including 4-5 three pointers to total 14 points. Then he was able to replicate another star performance in Virginia’s matchup against Georgia Tech. Hauser finished with 22 points and was 4-5 again from behind the arc. His shot selection would compliment Oklahoma City’s offense well.


Joshua Primo, G #11 Alabama

Even though Joshua Primo is just a freshman, he has not been afraid to step up for Alabama. Primo is the primary reason that Alabama jumped up nine spots in the AP Top 25. In Alabama’s game against LSU, Primo scored 22 points and was 8-10 from the field. He also held his own against Mississippi State. Primo finished with an efficient 6-9 from the field, 4-5 from behind the arc to account for his 16 points. This prospect might not be going to the draft this year, but he is someone to keep an eye on as a potential late round steal.


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