Bleacher Report: Three new trade ideas for the OKC Thunder


The 2022-23 NBA season is a little over a month old right now, which means trade season is just a few weeks away as players who signed deals over this last offseason will be eligible to be moved on Dec. 15.

The NBA trade deadline is on Feb. 9. Which opens up a two-month window for trades to occur this season.

Bleacher Report writer Greg Swartz decided to use the impending deadline to create one new trade idea for all 30 NBA teams.

For the Oklahoma City Thunder, they are involved in three of Swartz's trade ideas. Let's take a look at the deals involving the Thunder and another team.

James Wiseman to the Thunder


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  • Warriors: Kenrich Williams, the more favorable 2023 second-round pick between the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat

  • Thunder: James Wiseman

Quick thoughts: I wouldn't do this trade if I were the Thunder. Wiseman's stock is at an all-time low and giving away a valuable piece like Williams would've made sense in early 2022, but not in 2023.

The minutes aren't there for Wiseman beyond this season and he's not going to eat into the playing time of someone like Chet Holmgren. Also the Thunder will only have 1.5 seasons to decide on whether or not it's worth extending Wiseman, which is not a lot of time to properly judge the former No. 2 pick.

Kenrich Williams to the Bucks


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  • Bucks: Kenrich Williams

  • Thunder: MarJon Beauchamp

Quick thoughts: I would love this deal for the Thunder but I doubt they do it considering how much the locker room loves Williams. Despite a poor start to his season, Williams being under team control for the next four seasons on a cap-friendly deal will make him an attractive trade option.

For the Thunder, they acquire a first-round rookie in Beauchamp who's playing a decent role on a title contender. It is important to note that Williams cannot be traded until Jan. 18.

Mike Muscala to the Celtics


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  • Celtics: Mike Muscala

  • Thunder: 2023 second-round pick via Portland Trail Blazers

Quick thoughts: I think this trade makes sense for both sides. At 31 years old, Muscala doesn't fit the Thunder window and him being removed from the roster could open up minutes to his younger teammates.

Muscala also has a $3.5 million team option for the 2023-24 season, which likely won't get picked up as his 31.8 three-point shooting percentage this season is his lowest since 2015. If the Thunder and Muscala really like each other, there's a scenario he signs another one-year deal with the team this offseason.

Story originally appeared on Thunder Wire


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