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2014 NBA Draft: Thunder get a B for picking Mitch McGary at No. 21

By Zach Harper | NBA writer

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The Oklahoma City Thunder selected Michigan forward Mitch McGary with the No. 21 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

McGary was supposed to be a lottery pick had he declared for the 2013 draft and stayed in it. He's a big, mobile power forward/center who can be killer in the pick-and-roll and should be a solid rebounder at the NBA level. He adds to a deep frontcourt for the Thunder which boasts Serge Ibaka, Steven Adams, Nick Collison, and Kendrick Perkins.

Matt Moore of CBSSports.com thinks this is a solid pick for OKC.

The 6-10, 255-pound McGary averaged 9.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in 2013-14, but missed the season's final 29 games with a back injury. McGary's decision to turn pro after the season was influenced in part by an expected one-year suspension for 2014-15, after he tested positive for marijuana.

McGary averaged 7.5 points and 6.3 rebounds during his freshman season, when he was a key member of a Wolverines squad that lost to Louisville in the 2013 national championship.

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