The Oklahoma City Thunder used the No. 12 pick in the 2022 NBA draft to select Santa Clara guard Jalen Williams.
Bleacher Report Draft Expert Jonathan Wasserman's Scouting Report
Player: Jalen Williams
Pro Comparison: Ayo Dosunmu
Scouting Report: Williams will be one of the most efficient guards in the draft. He has a versatile skill set and defensive tools that should create an easy fit if given the right role.
Chet Holmgren, C: Rookie scale contract
Ousmane Dieng, SG/SF: Rookie scale contract
Jalen Williams, SG: Rookie scale contract
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG: $35.4M (2027)
Derrick Favors, C: $9.7M (2023)
JaMychal Green, PF: $8.2M (2023)
Josh Giddey, SG: $6.8M (2025)
Aleksej Pokusevski, PF: $3.6M (2024)
Tre Mann, PG: $3.5M (2025)
Mike Muscala, PF: $3.5M (2023, Team Option)
Darius Bazley, SF: $2.9M (2023)
Ty Jerome, PG: $2.8M (2023)
Kenrich Williams, SF: $2M (2023)
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, PF: $2M (2025)
Theo Maledon, PG: $2M (2024)
Isaiah Roby, SF: $1.6M (2023, Team Option)
Aaron Wiggins, SG: $1.6M (2025)
Vit Krejci, PG: $1.6M (2025)
Luguentz Dort, SG: $1.3M (2023, Team Option)
Melvin Frazier, SF: RFA
Williams is coming off a breakout year for the Broncos, averaging 18.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. Only Gonzaga All-American Drew Timme averaged more points per game in the WCC.
He also remained efficient as a go-to option for Santa Clara, shooting 51.3 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from three-point range.
With his proven production and physical tools, Williams' game should translate well to the next level as he tries to make an early impact for the Thunder.