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NBA Trade Rumors: Oklahoma City Thunder actively trying to trade for scoring help


The NBA trade deadline is just around the corner, and as a result we are seeing teams start to become more and more active on the trade front. We’ve heard teams like Phoenix, Philadelphia and Charlotte all involved in trade talks, but the Oklahoma City Thunder are new to the party — and very serious about making a trade.

According to Yahoo! Sports insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Oklahoma City Thunder are very active in trying to secure another scorer to help them in the postseason.

The Thunder have trade exceptions they can use in a trade and a mid-level exception they can use to sign someone, which is why they’ve been apparently looking at Rudy Fernandez over in Spain. Should they not be able to sign him, it sounds like the team will go after a veteran shooter to help the team down the stretch of the season and most importantly in the postseason.

Oklahoma City is almost never mentioned in trade rumors, as teams that are winning have little to fix. Still, the Thunder are in the market for a shooter and they may end up getting one before the deadline passes.

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  • “A Reasonable Person”

    KD wants a championship; Clay Bennett only wants to sell tickets, fill the arena and make more money; OKC has no inside, downlow scoring & jump shooting will not win play-offs and championship; Bennett needs to spend a little & get help inside, down low (not just wing or guard) or he dooms his team to losing an excellent chance of winning it all; and if KD realizes that he can’t win in OKC because Bennett will not spend a little to get the needed help, KD is likely to leave for FA, because he wants a championship more than anything.

    • Dave

      I agree. I don’t understand the fascination with Perkins,
      there is just no excuse for him starting. They had the opportunity to amnesty
      his contract and they refused to use the option. At this point, any replacement
      would be a vast improvement. It would have been nice if they at least made an attempt
      to Trade Perkins and a first round pick (Dallas) to Houston for Asik when he
      was available.