2022 NBA mock drafts: Oklahoma City Thunder post-lottery picks projections

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The Oklahoma City Thunder will select 2nd and 12th overall in the 2022 NBA draft following Tuesday’s lottery results. The Thunder ended up jumping in the lottery after entering the night with the fourth-best and 12th-best (via the LA Clippers) odds.

The Thunder will be selecting second overall for the second time in franchise history, and considering the first time resulted in Kevin Durant in 2007, I’d say general manager Sam Presti has a good track record with top picks.

The team will be able to add another elite talent to its core of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Josh Giddey on June 23. Here are what some national mocks are projecting who the Thunder will take as of May 17.

Projections for 2nd overall in 2022 first round

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Jonathan Givony, ESPN: Chet Holmgren

Sam Vecenie, The Athletic: Chet Holmgren

Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer: Jabari Smith

Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated: Chet Holmgren

Bryan Kalbrosky, For The Win: Jabari Smith

Ricky O’Donnell, SB Nation: Chet Holmgren

Projections for 12th overall in 2022 first round

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Jonathan Givony, ESPN: Ousmane Dieng

Sam Vecenie, The Athletic: Ousmane Dieng

Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer: Ousmane Dieng

Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated: Jeremy Sochan

Bryan Kalbrosky, For The Win: AJ Griffin

Ricky O’Donnell, SB Nation: Jeremy Sochan

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