News broke Sunday morning that Monday will mark the beginning of the NBA’s trade market, according to ESPN’s sources.
With the announcement, rumors of course began swirling, and it didn’t take long for the Oklahoma City Thunder to be a part of the conversation. According to ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Thunder sixth man Dennis Schröder is all but gone to Los Angeles.
Schröder, who came to Oklahoma City by way of a trade involving Carmelo Anthony, has been a valuable asset to the Thunder the last two season. He quickly became a fan-favorite, and he will be missed, but this probable move falls directly in line with Sam Presti’s vision for the organization’s future.
The Thunder is rumored to receive LA’s first round pick (28th) in Wednesday’s draft, along with matching money, which will likely be Danny Green. Green is drawing near the end of his career, and he has no real purpose on this team, so the purpose of acquiring him is for his expiring contract. Also, he could be moved to a potential contender looking to bolster its roster with a seasoned champion.
Stay tuned, as there will undoubtedly be plenty of Thunder-related trade news over the next few days leading up to the NBA Draft on Wednesday.