Josh Huestis to Thunder: Latest News, Reaction and Analysis

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJune 27, 2014

When you have Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, you can do whatever you want in the NBA draft. The Oklahoma City Thunder threw the fans a major curveball with the selection of Stanford forward Josh Huestis with the 29th overall pick.

Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports commented Huestis' stock had been rising after a few impressive workouts:

Chad Ford of ESPN.com also noted he was one of the guys lined up against Andrew Wiggins in the NCAA tournament. Wiggins shot 1-of-6 for four points:

With so much talent on the roster, OKC could afford to reach for a guy like Huestis. Not much will be expected of him early on, so he can take his time in adjusting to the NBA. Huestis is a strong defender with enough of an offensive repertoire to become a solid rotation player for years to come.

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