In what has amounted to one of the longest drafts in recent memory (maybe ever), the Thunder have selected Dakari Johnson in the 2nd round (Pick 48).
Johnson took a backseat to a front court that featured Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein and Trey Lyles. When you are sitting behind the number 1, number 6, and number 12 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, minutes are at a premium.
One thing Johnson does have going for him is size, as he checks in at 6-11/265 and was described by every analyst as having a "big body."
Johnson averaged 16.3 minutes per game with stats that don't really say much about him (6.4 points and 4.6 rebounds).
The Kentucky SBNation site had this to say about Johnson as being potentially more of a player than where he was drafted.
During his college career, Johnson appeared in 78 career games and started 18 contests over two seasons. The 7-foot center averaged 5.8 points and 4.3 rebounds in his career, logging career bests in points per game, rebounds per game, free-throw percentage, blocks, steals and assists during his sophomore campaign.
In UK's Final Four game vs. Wisconsin in 2014, Johnson poured in 10 points and hauled in seven rebounds, including five offensive boards. Against Louisville in the Sweet 16 in 2014, Johnson played in a career-high 31 minutes and posted a career-high 15 points while filling in for the injured Willie Cauley-Stein.
Johnson's impact will be minimal assuming that he remains a part of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Look for him on the Blue, with the long-term potential of a back-up big man barring something unforeseen.