Oklahoma City Thunder: 3 reasons Darius Bazley was a bad pick

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1. They should have gotten shooting

OKC does not have any shooters on their team. Jerami Grant and Ferguson improved but are not shooting specialists. Paul George is their best 3-point shooter, having shot 38.6 percent from distance this past year. They needed to get a young shooter on their team this year in the draft.

In the playoffs, that was most evident when their offense stalled out in the half court. If they get some shooting that will be able to open things up for what they are trying to do with Russell Westbrook getting to the hole.

With Cam Johnson going so high that may have put a damper on their plans but there were still some shooters where they were picking like Dylan Windler — a 42.9 percent shooter on over seven attempts per game last season at Belmont — that could have helped them.

There are plenty of factors that go into drafting players. One of them is the fact that the player has to fit into the team dynamic. Maybe Oklahoma City felt that none of those players fit, but OKC needs shooting. They have been one of the worst teams in shooting threes the past three years ever since Kevin Durant left.

They were 22nd in 3-point shooting percentage this past year, 24th the year before that and dead last the year before that. They are not the most accurate team from deep so they need that skill set on that team.

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Selecting a guy like Bazley may be the way OKC drafts. There is no doubt that this team will need to find a way to get some more shooting on this team, however, if they are to contend in what seems to be a wide-open NBA landscape.