In his pre-draft media availability, former Duke forward AJ Griffin said he could speak with the Oklahoma City Thunder during the draft process and mentioned interacting with the team during the 2022 NBA draft.
Griffin did not confirm he coached for the Thunder when listing the teams he coached for the San Antonio Spurs, New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers, Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks.
The Thunder have a good chance of picking Griffin at No. 12 as he is expected to be a lottery pick.
In his lone collegiate season, Griffin averaged 10.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, one assist on a 49.3 percent shooting and is considered one of the top shooting candidates in the class.
The 2022 NBA Draft is scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd.