This Magic-Thunder trade gives Mo Bamba a needed fresh start

There is a lot of impact on the trajectory of a player’s career based on which team they are selected by in the NBA Draft. Mo Bamba has been a great display of this playing behind Nikola Vucevic with the Orlando Magic. Could this be an opportunity for the Oklahoma City Thunder to capitalize?

Since entering the NBA, Bamba has appeared in 109 regular season games with one of those being a start. He has posted averages of 5.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 0.7 assists, and 1.4 blocks overall between both of his two seasons in the league.

Vucevic is only 30-years-old and has a skill-set that doesn’t rely on his athleticism, so he should have no shortage of longevity. He recently posted an All-Star season and is coming off a campaign with averages of 19.6 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 3.6 assists.

If the Magic are keen on building around Vucevic as one of their main franchise-centerpieces for years to come, a team like the Thunder would be wise to check in on the availability of Bamba.

Let’s trade a look at a trade package that sends Mo Bamba from the Orlando Magic to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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