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Oklahoma City Thunder Win the No. 3 Pick

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Greg EvansCorrespondent IMay 19, 2009

It was just announced that the Oklahoma City Thunder will have the No. 3 pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.

What does this mean for Thunder fans?

It is likely that Blake will be unattainable, but there are three very solid players with the potential to be in Thunder Blue. Those players are Ricky Rubio, Hasheem Thabeet, and James Harden.

These players would each address problems the Thunder are looking to address this offseason.

Ricky Rubio would let Russell Westbrook move to the two and would provide a "pass first" mentality at the point.

Hasheem Thabeet would bring a dominant paint presence that Oklahoma City was severely lacking last season.

James Harden could bring a scoring option to the two, something the Thunder went without last season.

Sure, none of these players have the local star power of Griffin, and local manufacturers have to halt production on Griffin jerseys. Any of these players, however, can help Oklahoma City take the next step and contend for the playoffs.

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