Does this trade make sense for the Oklahoma City Thunder?
The Oklahoma City Thunder really do not have anything to lose by trading for Cam Reddish and with him already being in his third season in the NBA, he carries more value than any potential draftee the Thunder could get with the Wizards’ pick in 2023 that they would be trading away.
Their backcourt of the future seems set in stone with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luguentz Dort and Josh Giddey, but the Thunder really do not have any answers on the wing right now.
Aleksej Pokusevski and Darius Bazley are both possible long-term options at the forward positions for this team, but they really need someone like Cam Reddish who can shoot and create space for himself.
Reddish by no means makes the Oklahoma City Thunder a playoff contender, but he would be yet another building block that they could have on offense.
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The Thunder have a really bright future right now and sacrificing one first-round draft pick is not going to make a huge difference for them since they have a total of 35 draft picks to their name through 2028.
Kenrich Williams has one more year left on his contract and is nothing more than a role player for this young team, which is why leveraging him and a first-round pick for Cam Reddish is a trade that could wind up paying off big time for the Thunder.
The worst thing that happens is that they do not pay him long-term and he becomes a restricted free agent following next season, putting the Oklahoma City Thunder out a first-round draft pick in 2023.