You would need a hypodermic needle filled with truth serum to get Thunder general manager Sam Presti to reveal which player was No. 1 on his draft board on June 28, 2007.
On the job for just three weeks as general manager of the Seattle SuperSonics on that franchise-turning draft night, Presti had the No. 2 pick in a class with two potential Hall of Famers: Texas forward Kevin Durant and Ohio State center Greg Oden.
Oden was a 7-foot, 250-pound mix of power and size some believed capable of dominating the NBA paint for years.
Durant was the best pure player in the draft, the college player of the year with an All-American personality to match his game.
Ask Presti which player he would have taken had he been in the shoes of then-Portland general manager Kevin Pritchard, whose team had first choice, and he dances around the answer as if he were Fred Astaire.
"I don't answer hypotheticals," Presti said. "But there were two players in that draft, and we were happy to have one of the two."
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