The Oklahoma City Thunder have been the ultimate rebuilding team around the NBA. They have loaded up on draft picks and have an intriguing group of young players on the roster. They could be looking to add some more this offseason.
The Thunder will add some more prospects as they hold three first-round picks in the 2021 NBA Draft. They could keep all three and use them or move some in hopes of landing a more-proven commodity. This is a deal surrounding a young player that might benefit from a change of scenery and an extended role.
The Atlanta Hawks made a surprising run in the postseason when they made it past the Philadelphia 76ers and into the Eastern Conference Finals.
Trae Young proved to be a star and will be in Atlanta for a long time. The same cannot be said about certain players like John Collins or potentially Cam Reddish.
That is no knock on the impact that Collins and Reddish provide on the court. Instead, it’s a matter of being able to pay all of their young players whenever they are up for contract extensions.
This trade is not a blockbuster that will turn heads but it would improve both sides in different ways. Here is what the Thunder and Hawks could potentially agree to in the offseason.