Most Oklahoma City Thunder fans are probably not expecting their team to trade for a star this NBA season. After all, the tank is just getting started.
With an endless supply of draft capital, the Thunder seem more likely to do the obvious: build through the draft.
Only: what if they didn’t? It’s not uncommon for NBA teams to through the league a curveball. Being unpredictable gives them an edge over the competition.
Could the Thunder be lying in wait for the next disgruntled superstar?
LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: 2 Dark-Horse Contenders For Jazz Star Donovan Mitchell
That superstar may be Donovan Mitchell. The Utah Jazz disappointingly lost in the first round to the Dallas Mavericks in this year’s playoffs. They seem destined to blow up this core. It may seem more likely that they’ll part with Rudy Gobert.
What did we just say about curveballs? Here are two trades that send Donovan Mitchell to the Oklahoma City Thunder.