The Oklahoma City Thunder have the resources to make a major trade to acquire an NBA superstar if one becomes available. Norman, OK, native Trae Young is in the headlines with the Atlanta Hawks not being happy with his leadership and conduct. Could we put two-and-two together here?
The NBA draft can be a cruel temptress. It’s a source of excitement for fans and front offices around the league. Sometimes, they can put too many eggs in that basket. When a draft pick doesn’t work out, it ends up looking like a mistake.
At the same time, a draft pick can revolutionize a franchise. All told, it’s one of the most reliable pools of talent available to an NBA franchise. For that reason, draft picks have become the most valuable currency around the NBA.
By that logic, the Thunder are the league’s richest team. After all, they have the deepest collection of draft capital in the NBA.
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In fact, they have such an extensive collection that it’s practically impossible to imagine them using every pick they have.
Eventually, they may have to package some of those picks in exchange for a star player. Could they do so this season and acquire Trae Young?