In 2011, the Thunder was content with Reggie Jackson.
Last year, the Thunder plucked Perry Jones III and called it a night.
Now, the Thunder is again in a position of power, with a lottery pick, a late first-round selection and the second selection of the second round.
Even though this draft is short on star potential, there is enough at the top of the draft to entice the Thunder to again move up.
Starting with Alex Len, the 7-foot-1 center out of Maryland.
He could be the Thunder's big man of the future.
Or a bust.
But with Kendrick Perkins' struggles this season and a shortage of proven players at the position behind him, the Thunder might consider this its best chance to land the big man everybody from Charles Barkley to Bill Simmons has long screamed it needs.
Another potential target is Indiana shooting guard Victor Oladipo. He doesn't fill a need, but he's an explosive and energetic player who might be the most ready player in this year's class.
Steven Adams, a Pittsburgh product, and Indiana's Cody Zeller could also be in play should the Thunder seek to move up. Both also are big men with intriguing potential and provide depth while filling a need going forward.
Nobody can predict what the Thunder will do.
But there's a good chance some sort of a trade could be coming.