DALLAS - Entering the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery, the Oklahoma City Thunder had a best-case scenario of coming away with both the No. and holding onto the Houston Rockets' first-round pick, ideally at No. overall in the order.
It was never considered to be 1984, nor 1996, and it might not match up to 2003, but the way the 2018 NBA Draft played out has directly impacted this year's playoffs and could shape the league for the next 10 years. The gem of the draft, in the first two years, was Slovenia's Luka Doncic. Many US-based pundits overlooked the EuroLeague MVP and champion because he was a teenager succeeding in an overseas league, but those who had watched him play for Real Madrid saw that he was the real deal, out...
Josh Richardson finished the season with averages of 12.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game. Richardson scored 20+ points six times this season, including a season-high 27 in Oklahoma City, but his best game of the year came in a one point home loss to the Phoenix Suns. In this game, Richardson posted 24 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals.