I have no idea what is going to happen tonight. I never do. When Sam Presti is involved, anything short of trading Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook seems to be possible. I think the reason so many Thunder fans are delusional about trading players like Byron Mullens and Nate Robinson for highly valued assets is because Presti’s pulled off exactly those type trades before. I think he’s a Jedi.
That said, there is word that the Cleveland Cavaliers are pushing to grab another first round pick, other than the third lottery one, preferably in the 20s, in exchange for their two second rounders (32 and 54) and cash.
As Darnell Mayberry pointed out, could that be something the Thunder are interested in? (Of course this is assuming that the reported Eric Maynor stuff doesn’t happen and the Thunder doesn’t have a promise to Reggie Jackson at 24. Just assume that stuff.)
Doesn’t seem like a great deal on the surface. As soon as it were announced, I’m sure there would be some groans. Give up the 24th pick for two second rounders? Boo. But in reality, it makes a solid amount of sense to trade out of the first round for OKC. Keep Reading…