The Thunder also selected Chet Holmgren at No. 2 and Jalen Williams at No. 12.
According to The Athletic‘s Sam Vecenie, with Dieng, the Thunder are betting on their developmental program being able to bring out his shooting. “If he shoots, his potential is very high because of how he can process the game and read the floor. He easily could become a dribble/pass/shoot threat who is a long, switchable defender. Those types of players are worth their weight in gold in today’s NBA,” Vecenie’s scouting report reads.
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