Adams will join Perk, Hasheem Thabeet and Daniel Orton as true centers. If Adams is a big-time project, he better get used to the Turner Turnpike, because he'll spend a bunch of time in Tulsa with the D-League.
If Adams is close to NBA-ready, he could carve out some minutes at the expense of Thabeet. We'll see.
The Thunder also added Colorado swingman Andre Roberson by swapping its 29th overall pick for the 26th, and Alex Abrines, a Spaniard sharpshooter who likely will stay in Europe for now.
Since Colorado went to the Pac-12, I know as much about New Zealand hoops as I do Buff basketball. So I have no idea how Roberson will pan out. There's room for a tough perimeter player in the rotation, if Roberson proves to be that.
So in many ways, this draft was typical of a 60-win team. Draft some guys that probably won't help in the short term and we'll just have to wait and see in the long term.
But it could have been so much better for the Thunder, had Toronto just cooperated.
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