From their humble beginnings in 1967 as the Seattle Supersonics to the present-day era where the team is known as the Oklahoma City Thunder, the franchise has had its fair share of star players. And while many of those stars — players like Kevin Durant, James Harden and Russell Westbrook — were top prospects in their respective draft classes, the franchise has also had some solid luck in picking future impact players and even stars later in the draft.

5. Dennis Johnson

It’s already uncommon to find stars in the second round of the draft. It’s even rarer to find a future Hall of Famer. That’s exactly what the Sonics did in 1976 when they drafted Pepperdine guard Dennis Johnson with the 12th pick in the second round (29th overall)

Johnson only played four seasons with the Sonics before moving on but the 6-foot-4 guard would make two All-Star teams in Seattle and averaged 19.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game in 1978-80.

4. Bob Rule

With the 19th overall pick in the second round of the 1967 draft, the Sonics selected a 6-foot-9 center out of Colorado State. Like Johnson, Rule only played a few seasons with Seattle but Rule would become one of the best big men in the game at that time.

In his second and third seasons with the team, Rule averaged a combined 24.3 points, and 10.9 rebounds per game. He would fail to find that same level of success in his four seasons after leaving Seattle.

3. Serge Ibaka

In 2008, the Thunder took a chance on Congolese big man Serge Ibaka when they selected him with the 24th overall pick.

Luckily for them, the raw, yet athletically gifted Ibaka would turn into one of the best defensive players in the league in his seven seasons with Oklahoma City.

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A 7-foot-3 wingspan and impressive athleticism allowed Ibaka to lead the NBA in blocks per game twice while also contributing as a scorer and rebounder (11.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in his tenure with OKC.)

2. Rashard Lewis 

Younger fans may not know about him all that much today but back in the early 2000s, Rashard Lewis was a problem.

A 6-foot-10 forward with a great jump shot and scorer’s touch, Lewis came directly out of high school to be drafted 32nd overall in 1998. His first two years in Seattle were nothing special but by the 2000-01 season, Lewis was a threat to drop 30 on any given night.

He improved each season and averaged 22.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game in his final season with the Sonics.

1. Shawn Kemp

The Sonics were able to grab one of the most exciting stars of the 90s with the 17th overall pick back in 1989.

Alongside fellow star Gary Payton, Kemp and the Sonics would become one of the most exciting teams in the NBA and Kemp’s high-flying dunks were a big part of that.

But Kemp wasn’t just a dunker. The 6-foot-10 power forward made five-straight All-Star teams with Seattle as well as three-straight All-NBA teams and consistently put up numbers approaching 20 points and 10 rebounds per night.