(Sports Network) - A loss in the NBA Finals to LeBron James and the Miami Heat
doesn't change the fact that the Thunder possess a combination of youth,
athleticism and skill that has the rest of the league green with envy.
With a core that consists of three-time scoring champion Kevin Durant,
All-Star guard Russell Westbrook, Sixth Man of the Year James Harden and shot-
blocking champ Serge Ibaka, players that are all under 24, OKC should be a
serious contender for years to come.
Sam Presti will try to add to his young stars with the 28th overall pick. A
scorer that can face up and shoot the basketball along with another solid low-
post defender would probably top the young general manager's wish list.
Kentucky shooting guard Doron Lamb, Texas A&M swingman Khris Middleton and
Syracuse center Fab Melo could be some of the options left on the board.
Under Contract: F: Kevin Durant; G: Russell Westbrook; G: James Harden;
F: Serge Ibaka; C: Kendrick Perkins; G: Thabo Sefolosha; F/C: Nick Collison
G: Daequan Cook; G: Eric Maynor; G: Reggie Jackson; F: Lazar Hayward;
C: Cole Aldrich
Free Agents: C: Nazr Mohammed; G: Derek Fisher; G: Royal Ivey
2011: Reggie Jackson (24)
2010: Eric Bledsoe (18), Craig Brackins (21), Quincy Pondexter (26), Magnum
2009: James Harden (3), Rodrigue Beaubois (25)
2008: Russell Westbrook (4), Serge Ibaka (24), Walter Sharpe (32), Trent
Plaisted (46), DeVon Hardin (50), Sasha Kaun (56)
2007: Kevin Durant (2), Carl Landry (21), Glen Davis (35)
Draft picks: 1st round (28th overall)
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