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NBA Mock Draft: Oklahoma City Thunder Select Kelly Oubre from Kansas

SB Nation's NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making or trading "their" team's pick. We continue with the next pick in the 2015 NBA Mock Draft, with Welcome to Loud City selecting Kelly Oubre from Kansas.

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NBA Mock Draft Pick #14 -- Kelly Oubre, Forward, Kansas

SB Nation's Thunder blog, Welcome to Loud City, explains the pick:

The Thunder aren't a team looking for a star. But OKC lacks depth at the wing positions. Nobody's confident in Dion Waiters, Andre Roberson is limited offensively, and Anthony Morrow is limited defensively. Anybody who could step in and provide a bit of help as a two-way player would be welcomed in OKC. Kelly Oubre seems to be the ideal choice, given that criteria. Oubre has serious length, a keen sense for the ball defensively, and the ability to score in transition. All three of those traits might as well be the epitome of what the Thunder look for in their players. Plus, with Oubre, offense won't be a problem. Oubre has a very smooth and high release on his shot. And when Oubre can get some momentum going towards the rim, he's a solid dunker as well.

The thing I like most about Oubre is that all of his scores seem to come off of passes. With Durant and Westbrook dominating the ball in OKC, there isn't much room for another ball-dominant player. If Oubre can continue to refine his catch and shoot game, as well as his shot off one dribble, he should be the perfect offensive asset. The only thing that scares me about Oubre is his supposed lack of effort. Funnily enough, that's the reason Oubre seems to be such a popular pick among Thunder fans. It's assumed that the Thunder's culture can make Oubre into a more responsible individual. Whether that happens is anyone's guess, but Oubre's physical tools and highlight reels show us glimpses of what could be.

1) Minnesota Timberwolves: KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS

2) Los Angeles Lakers: JAHLIL OKAFOR

3) Phoenix Suns (via Philadelphia 76ers): D'ANGELO RUSSELL

4) New York Knicks: JUSTISE WINSLOW

5) Orlando Magic: WILLIE CAULEY-STEIN

6) Philadelphia 76ers (via Sacramento Kings): MARIO HEZONJA

7) Denver Nuggets: EMMANUEL MUDIAY

8) Boston Celtics (via Detroit Pistons): KRISTAPS PRIZINGIS

9) Utah Jazz (via Charlotte Hornets): MYLES TURNER

10) Philadelphia 76ers (via Miami Heat): STANLEY JOHNSON

11) Indiana Pacers: CAMERON PAYNE

12) Utah Jazz: DEVIN BOOKER

13) Miami Heat (from the 76ers via the Phoenix Suns): FRANK KAMINSKY

14) Oklahoma City Thunder: KELLY OUBRE

15) Atlanta Hawks

16) Boston Celtics

17) Milwaukee Bucks

18) Houston Rockets

19) Washington Wizards

20) Toronto Raptors

21) Dallas Mavericks

22) Chicago Bulls

23) Portland Trail Blazers

24) Cleveland Cavaliers

25) Memphis Grizzlies

26) San Antonio Spurs

27) Los Angeles Lakers

28) Boston Celtics

29) Brooklyn Nets

30) Golden State Warriors

15) Atlanta Hawks

16) Boston Celtics

17) Milwaukee Bucks

18) Houston Rockets

19) Washington Wizards

20) Toronto Raptors

21) Dallas Mavericks

22) Chicago Bulls

23) Portland Trail Blazers

24) Cleveland Cavaliers

25) Memphis Grizzlies

26) San Antonio Spurs

27) Los Angeles Lakers

28) Boston Celtics

29) Brooklyn Nets

30) Golden State Warriors