2011 NBA Mock Draft: Oklahoma City Thunder Go Big with Jordan Williams
Oklahoma City grabs a much-needed power forward at No. 24 with Maryland's Jordan Williams coming off the board
Jordan Williams toiled in relative obscurity last season despite averaging a double-double in one of the most storied conferences in America.
During his two seasons at Maryland, he showed dramatic improvement in terms of condition and consistency.
After averaging nearly 17 points and 12 rebounds as a sophomore, Williams ranks as one of the best big men in the draft.
The Oklahoma City Thunder haven't had much luck drafting big men, but taking Williams would be a step in the right direction.
A legit 6-10, he has a smooth offensive game to compliment Serge Ibaka's rugged style of play.
The Thunder need to win and win now, before Russell Westbrook moves west to greener financial pastures.
Pro Projection: Williams has enough overall ability to become a solid starter in the NBA. In the right system, he could be a David West or Carlos Boozer type contributor.
Not bad for a mid-1st round pick.
No matter where he lands, Williams is one of the safest picks on the entire board in 2011.
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