Alperen Sengun Rumors
Alperen Sengun was also a professional before he was drafted. Does it show with him? Stephen Silas: Yeah. He’s not rattled at all by anything that’s going on. He has basically seen it all at a young age (he turned 19 the week of the draft.) He played at a high level, been the MVP of the Turkish league. He has a professionalism about him which is refreshing for 19. That’s one of the great things about these kids that we have. They all have a level of professionalism they have shown already as far as their work habits and their ability to listen, as far as their ability to connect with their teammates. They have all shown they are 19 but they are professionals.
Oklahoma City further added to its stockpile of future first-round picks as the Utah Jazz agreed to send a future No. 1 and center Derrick Favors to the Thunder for a future second-round pick, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday. Before the move, the Thunder already had 12 first-round picks above and beyond their own — some of which they can swap — over the next five drafts. Oklahoma City traded the No. 16 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft to the Houston Rockets for two future first-rounders — in 2022 (via the Pistons) and 2023 (via the Wizards). The Rockets then used the selection to pick Alperen Sengun.