At No. 12 OKC takes Steven Adams
We know what the Thunder are; they are a championship contender and this pick is a great chance--perhaps their best chance--to acquire more talent before another run at a title.
Kevin Martin is a free agent and no one knows if he'll be back or not. This pick won't address their need for more of a scoring punch off the bench, but he is an energy guy with a lot of potential.
The New Zealand native didn't play much at Pittsburgh, but his athleticism and potential combined with his vibrant and honest personality, clearly appealed to the Thunder.
The Thunder also needed to add some depth in the front court and this pick helps fill that hole. Sure, the league is "going small" and Durant can guard a big here and there if necessary, but the Thunder are likely eager to shed Kendrick Perkins' salary as soon as possible. Besides Ibaka and Nick Collison, who is still a fine NBA player, Hasheem Thabeet and Daniel Orton are the only bigs on the roster.
Adams won't contribute right away. He may not contribute for a while. But the Thunder don't need instant help and his potential and his willingness to work hard and bang down low caused him to jump up the draft boards.