The Oklahoma City Thunder currently sit third in the Western Conference, but have been playing average ball in recent weeks.
Much of that is likely due to the lack of point guard Russell Westbrook, who is out nursing a knee injury.
Despite the questionable play as of late, general manager Sam Presti is content with his roster and while he’ll do his ‘due diligence’ in regards to the trade market, he’s not expecting to make a big splash – if any – come the NBA’s February trade deadline.
Sam Presti to
@SportsAnimal on the trade deadline: “We’re going to do our due diligence, but we feel good about where we are.”
OKC isn’t exactly brimming with tradeable assets nor do they have many holes when healthy, so outside of some depth type trades, there’s not a lot for Presti to play with.
A healthy Thunder team is among the best in the league, so their best bet is to get Westbrook back and in game shape before the postseason.