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Thunder GM Presti hopes Holmgren is latest star draft pick

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Thunder general manager Sam Presti has a stunningly successful history with high draft picks.

Back when the Thunder were still the Seattle SuperSonics, Presti made Kevin Durant the No. 2 overall pick in 2007 and Russell Westbrook No. 4 overall in 2008. The team moved to Oklahoma City for the 2008-09 season before Presti selected James Harden third overall in 2009. The trio took the Thunder to the NBA Finals in 2012, and all three were on the NBA's 75th Anniversary team listing the 75 greatest players in league history.

Presti picked Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren No. 2 overall Thursday. Holmgren knows all about the previous high picks, but he isn't interested in comparisons.

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Leaders
Points: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander24.5
Rebounds: Jaylen Hoard12.0
Assists: Zavier Simpson7.5
FG%: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander45.3%
Steals: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander1.27
Blocks: Darius Bazley1.01
Defense (Rank)
Points: 111.8 (15)
Rebounds: 48.4 (30)
Assists: 26.1 (26)
FG%: 45.8% (13)
FT%: 77.1% (13)
3P%: 35.3% (17)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 103.7 (30)
Rebounds: 45.6 (6)
Assists: 22.2 (28)
FG%: 43.0% (30)
FT%: 75.6% (24)
3P%: 32.3% (30)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Utah 49 33 .598 --
x-Denver 48 34 .585 1.0
x-Minnesota 46 36 .561 3.0
Portland 27 55 .329 22.0
Oklahoma City 24 58 .293 25.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/23/2022 JaMychal Green Traded
6/23/2022 Ousmane Dieng Traded
4/10/2022 Zavier Simpson 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
4/10/2022 Jaylen Hoard 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
4/10/2022 Georgios Kalaitzakis 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
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Injuries
Date Player Status
3/30/2022 Tre Mann Hamstring
3/27/2022 Darius Bazley Right knee sprain
2/25/2022 Josh Giddey Sore right hip
2/14/2022 Luguentz Dort shoulder
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