LA Clippers take South Carolina's Thornwell in draft

The former Gamecocks guard was picked in the second round of Thursday's NBA Draft as the 48th overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Thornwell averaged 21.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.1 steals with the Gamecocks last season in helping his team to the Final Four.

The Lancaster native either led or shared the lead in scoring 22 times while being the top player in steals 20 times this past year. "He's just a victor".

However, Shams Charania was first to report that Thornwell would be moved in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers. Both players can opt out of their contracts and become free agents. Dozier will now attempt to sign with a team as a free agent, perhaps after playing in the National Basketball Association summer league.

"Chris and Blake obviously are franchise players so we're going to do everything we can to put together a team that competes for championships every single year", Frank said.

Most mock drafts had projected Thornwell to go late in the second round, which carries with it far less guaranteed money than the first. The 6-5 guard had worked out for roughly a dozen teams in the weeks leading up to the draft, though neither the Bucks nor the Clippers were among them.

"We were really fortunate because the way we got the pick tonight was because (owner) Steve Ballmer paid for the pick", Frank said.

"DeAndre was never, ever dangled", said Frank, who added that Jordan "is a cornerstone to what we do" and is "going to be here for a long, long time".

Hall of Famer Jerry West joined Frank and Doc Rivers in the Clippers' war room. "And it's amusing. If you track every rumor, literally every single player outside maybe the players on Golden State and LeBron [James], were mentioned".

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