NBA Draft: New York Knicks select Ousmane Dieng at No. 11, trade with OKC Thunder, compared


On Thursday night, the New York Knicks selected Ousmane Dieng with the No. 11 overall pick of the 2022 NBA Draft.

Seconds later, he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to a ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski report.

Dieng, who hails from France, spent last season with the New Zealand Breakers, becoming an impressive attacking threat. The 19-year-old posted a strong rise in the game and averaged 8.9 points and 3.2 rebounds.

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A pick later, the Thunder went with Jalen Williams, a junior guard from Santa Clara.

Williams averaged 18 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists and shot 50% from the field during his junior year.

He’s the first Santa Clara prospect drafted since Steve Nash was selected No. 15 overall in the 1996 draft.

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The Thunder selected Gonzaga big man Chet Holmgren with the No. 2 overall pick.

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