If I'm the OKC Thunder I would seriously pursue packaging the 12th pick, Jermey Lamb or PJ3 to move into the top 4 and select Victor Oladipo. IMO Oladipo will become just as good of a defender as Thabo Sefelosha, and has significantly more potential on the offensive end of the ball. Sam Presti needs to make up for trading Harden, and even tho Oladipo will never be as good as Harden I can certainly see him being someone who can be a big contributor on a championship team. In his prime I see Oladipo averaging 15ppg, 5-6rpg, 2-3assists per game all while playing lock down defense. He seems like a perfect fit to me for OKC
I think they should target Phoenix for this trade. Not sure Charlotte would go for it.
Phoenix has been as desperate for a superstar as Houston has been for a while. No way the Thunder can work a trade with them that lands a star. Charlotte's the only way to land Oladipo unless there's another team in the top 4 picks that wants prospects and not proven stars.
If they're looking at trading up the better, less expensive option in terms of sending out young talent might be to work a trade with Sacromento or New Orleans to land Alex Len. A big man that could average 12p/7r if given a chance to develop and learn. That kinda of production from the 5 spot would be huge in a couple years.
They would try to go for a team that is only a step away from the playoffs, like the wizards... Think about their lineup then... Wall, Beal, 12th pick(Shabazz Muhammad), Nene, Okafor, and the bench, Lamb, PJ3, Booker, Seraphin, Singleton... That's a win-win
Isn't enough to land a player like Olapido lol..