The 2019 NBA draft is just over 24 hours away and several teams are doing their due diligence on a potential trade before the draft kicks off.
New Orleans shipped Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round picks – including the No. 4 overall pick in this year’s draft.
But the Pelicans aren’t the only team interested in making a trade ahead of the draft.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are reportedly in the market for flexibility. General manager Sam Presti and company reportedly have three players on the trade block in an attempt to create cap space.
According to Jake Fischer, Steven Adams, Andre Roberson and Dennis Schroeder are on the trade block – along with the No. 21 pick.
Oklahoma City has increased its efforts this afternoon to shed salary along with the No. 21 pick en route to dodging luxury tax, league sources say. Steven Adams, Andre Roberson, Dennis Schroeder all very available at the moment.
— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) June 19, 2019
Steven Adams has been a dominant figure over the years for Oklahoma City, but the team is reportedly considering sending him on his way.
After a last-second shot from Damian Lillard lifted the Portland Trailblazers over the Thunder in the playoffs, it seems Oklahoma City decided to re-evaluate its future.
Star point guard Russell Westbrook and Paul George are two of the best at their respective positions.
However, even they need a little more depth to make a significant run in a packed Western Conference.