The Oklahoma City Thunder had a solid night in the NBA draft lottery and will pick 2nd and 12th overall in next month’s draft.
The Thunder entered the 2022 NBA draft lottery with a decent chance of a top 3 pick, but if the odds had been as expected, Oklahoma City would have received the #4 and #12 picks. Instead, the Thunder jumped ahead of the Rockets, who will pick third, and the Pistons, who fell behind Sacramento in fifth.
Detroit, Houston and Orlando went into the night with even chances to land the top overall pick, and the Magic’s luck held out. The Magic will be the #1 overall pick for the first time since 2004 when the organization drafted Dwight Howard.
The Thunder own four top 34 draft picks at 2nd overall, 12th overall, 30th overall, and 34th overall.
The 2022 NBA Draft will take place on June 23rd.