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21. Oklahoma City Thunder

Jusuf Nurkic, F, KK Cedevita (Croatia)

Kenrdick Perkins isn’t going to get it done any more. Stephen Adams is going to take a while to develop as an offensive threat.  Serge Ibaka is a free agent in 2017.

Nurkic is a perfect project player that the Thunder can keep in Europe and let develop for a season.  He plays the game like and old school post threat, which is always refreshing. It’d be interesting to see that fit in OKC’s approach as well.