Oklahoma City Thunder

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  • Danilo Gallinari
    SF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Appearing on The Jump on Friday, Vince Carter said that the Hawks are confident they can end up with at least two of Danilo Gallinari, Rajon Rondo, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Joe Harris in free agency.

    It's an unusual report but Carter definitely has Hawks connections, and all four of these names track with the rumors that have been circulating over the last couple of weeks. Atlanta is one of the few teams with ample cap space and it looks like they're going to use it to get their young stars some help.

    Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter

  • Vincent Poirier
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Thunder have officially acquired Vincent Poirier from the Celtics.

    OKC sent a protected 2021 second-rounder back to Boston in the deal. Buried on Boston's depth chart, Poirier was open about his desire to actually play next season, and he should have the chance to do just that for a rebuilding Thunder squad. He'll need to contend with at least Al Horford and Mike Muscala, with Steven Adams the biggest roadblock for as long as he remains on the roster. Nerlens Noel is also in the mix as well but could head elsewhere as a free agent. Poirier is unlikely to make an impact in fantasy but GMs in extremely deep leagues should at least be familiar with his name.

    Source: Oklahoma City Thunder

  • James Johnson
    PF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    James Johnson is now officially a member of the Thunder.

    The Thunder will also receive a 2024 second-round pick from the Wolves. Johnson opted into his $16 million deal for next season and was promptly dealt to Oklahoma City in a trade that saw Minnesota re-add Ricky Rubio. Johnson popped on the standard-league radar after being traded from Miami last season, with his versatile game predictably delivering solid value in starter's minutes. Johnson and his expiring deal are certainly options to be dealt again by the rebuilding Thunder, but if he stays in OKC there could be enough minutes to make him a viable late-round option with upside. We'll keep an eye on Johnson's outlook over the course of the offseason.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Admiral Schofield
    F, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Admiral Schofield has been traded to the Thunder to complete Wednesday's draft-night trade.

    In the deal, the Wizards picked up Cassius Winston, who was the No. 53 pick, and a 2024 second-round selection while sending Vit Krejci, who was picked No. 37, to OKC along with Schofield. In his first NBA season, Schofield struggled to find his footing and couldn't really lock down a role despite plenty of turnover and absences in Washington. The hope is that he can become a versatile 3-and-D forward, and the Thunder should have minutes available if Schofield can earn them. He's a name to know for dynasty purposes.

    Source: NBC Sports

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that the Thunder and Warriors are in 'serious talks' about a trade that would send Kelly Oubre to northern California.

    The Warriors are in need for help on the wing after it was announced that Klay Thompson (torn right Achilles) will miss the entirety of the 2020-21 campaign. It is unclear what the Warriors would send back in return but stay tuned to us here at the Hoob as we learn more.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Hamidou Diallo
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Thunder will exercise their team option on Hamidou Diallo.

    Diallo will be back next season for $1.6 million, and he's got a great chance to make a name for himself. Danny Green was only in town for a hot minute while Terrance Ferguson has been traded to the Sixers and Dennis Schroder is in LA. There's a ton of minutes open on the wing and Diallo, whose shown flashes of brilliance thanks to his elite athleticism, could be a starter by default. Deep-league fantasy GMs should at least know his name heading into draft season, though the stat set doesn't look very strong.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Omer Yurtseven
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Thunder have signed Georgetown's Omer Yurtseven to an Exhibit 10 deal, per Yahoo's Chris Haynes.

    Yurtseven left Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce back in 2016 and spent two years at NC State before transferring to Georgetown. He's a little more versatile offensively than most 7-footers and has shown flashes of being an effective 3-point shooter — his only high-volume NCAA season saw him hit half of his triples, but he shot just 3-for-14 from deep last year. Yurtseven isn't the strongest or most physical player but his experience in the Fenerbahce program puts him higher than most prospects in terms of basketball IQ, and he's a fundamentally sound defender despite the aforementioned limitations. In his lone season at Georgetown, Yurtseven averaged 15.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 0.5 steals and 1.5 blocks in 17.3 mpg.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Mike Muscala
    PF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Mike Muscala will exercise his player option for next season, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    A lot of end-of-roster types will snap up anything above the minimum with the salary cap staying flat, and Muscala is no exception. The Al Horford trade hurts him somewhat but there could be sneaky potential for Muscala to get on the radar in 16-teamers given his stat set, OKC's rebuild and the likelihood that Steven Adams gets traded.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Cassius Winston
    G, Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Thunder have selected Cassius Winston at No. 53, sending him to the Wizards via trade.

    Averaging a respectable 18.6 points, 5.9 assists and 1.2 steals in 2019-20, Winston should be an additional guard for depth for the future. He's a reasonable developmental project, especially given John Wall's injury history.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Vit Krejci
    G, Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Thunder have selected Vit Krejci with the 37th overall pick by way of the Wizards.

    Krejci is a Czech point guard who is more of a project player at this point in his career. Likely a draft-and-stash candidate, Krejci has shown good footwork and a willingness to defend. Like most young players, he sometimes has troubles with shot selection but he's a big body that has some playmaking skills.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Immanuel Quickley
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Shams Charania reports that the Thunder will select Immanuel Quickley at No. 25 but will trade him to the Knicks.

    Quickley's an outstanding shooter with a quick release and a 6'9" wingspan that could make him into a terrific 3-and-D presence. He's a combo guard that doesn't excel as a ball-handler but has proven to be a willing team player, sacrificing his own touches if it means making the right play. While Quickley's shooting is a big asset, the rest of his offensive game is very limited. He will fill a need for the Knicks, who are currently lacking long-term contributors in the backcourt.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Aleksej Pokusevski
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Thunder will select center Aleksej Pokusevski with the 17th pick in the draft, per Shams Charania.

    No. 17 is currently in Minnesota's possession but is set to be included in a trade that sends Ricky Rubio to the Wolves. Pokusevski is one of the most intriguing players in this draft class, standing 7'0" with a 7'3" wingspan and the game of a guard. He's a creative passer and capable floor-spacer, though he may need a year or two to develop his body to the point that it's ready for the rigors of NBA action. The potential here is off the charts and the Thunder have been connected to Pokusevski throughout draft season, so it's no surprise that they pulled the trigger on a trade up to take him.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Wolves will acquire Ricky Rubio and the 25th and 28th picks in the draft from the Thunder for a package that includes the No. 17 selection.

    Rubio heads back to where it all began. He'll be asked to keep the offense humming next to three score-first players, which is where he's at his best anyway. The Wolves had a need for a primary playmaker while the Thunder had no need for a player on Rubio's career trajectory given their impending rebuild. We'll see what else is in the package headed to OKC as they continue to rack up future picks and assets.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski is reporting that the Wolves are in talks to acquire Ricky Rubio and picks Nos. 25 and 28 in the draft for No. 17.

    The Wolves have had No. 17 on the trade block since the draft order was set, so it's not surprising that they appear to be deep in discussions. A re-acquisition of Rubio definitely was not an expected outcome here, and it's not done yet, but it would give the Wolves a pass-first playmaker to complement their assembly of elite scorers. The Thunder have approximately a million draft picks over the next handful of seasons so it's no surprise that they're thinking of packaging some to move up in the draft. We'll see what comes of all this.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Thunder are in talks with the Wolves regarding the 17th pick of the 2020 NBA draft.

    The Thunder were reportedly shopping Kelly Oubre Jr. to move up higher in the first round. So if the Thunder somehow acquire this pick and package it with Oubre, it's possible they can make a play for an earlier pick in the draft.

    Source: Jeremy Woo on Twitter