Nov 16, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) looks to shoot against Milwaukee Bucks forward Ekpe Udoh (5) in the 1st quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Oklahoma City Thunder interested in Ekpe Udoh trade?


The Oklahoma City Thunder don’t typically find themselves in trade rumors, but this year has seen a few contenders enter the trade sweepstakes on at least the rumor level. Oklahoma City may be more serious than others about making a trade, as Adrian Wojnarowski reports they’re looking for scoring help and Alex Kennedy has a few suggestions about what might work.

When it comes to replacing Kendrick Perkins, many Thunder fans think the time is now, which has Kennedy suggesting that Ekpe Udoh could be a fit for the Thunder.

Ekpe Udoh is still playing, he’s a reserve on the Milwaukee Bucks and he could be a realistic option since the Bucks are willing to move almost anyone on their roster right now. I’m just not sure if he’s the answer. Working with the Thunder may help him develop further, but he hasn’t made that leap to become a starting-caliber like everyone expected him to when he was drafted.

It all comes down to how much the Thunder real want to get rid of Perkins and if they view someone like Udoh as an upgrade. As Kennedy points out, Udoh isn’t a great fit, but there might be a way to get him and possibly still work Perkins in the lineup.

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