Thunder Trade Rumors Tracker: Latest Updates Ahead of 2014 NBA Trade Deadline
The Thunder are still enjoying a great amount of success despite being without Russell Westbrook for much of the season. However, even with the team thriving in the tough Western Conference, Oklahoma City is not out of trade talks as the deadline approaches on Feb. 20.
With a playoff spot all but secured for the team, improving the current roster is one of general manager Sam Presti's top priorities.
Thanks to a few different expiring contracts and a roster that's already full of talented players, the Thunder can go a few different ways with trades and there are already names out on the market as possible trading chips.
Taking all of this into account, here are the latest trade talks for the Thunder. When more information comes through about trade possibilities, it will be added to this story.
Knicks Shootdown Thunder's Offer for Iman Shumpert
The Thunder didn't end up making a trade at the deadline, but that doesn't mean they didn't try. David Aldridge of NBA.com reports that the Thunder did indeed make an offer to the Knicks for Iman Shumpert, but New York rejected it:
Knicks, having turned down OKC offer for Iman Shumpert, looking at last-minute scenarios w/Clips after Shump MRI came back relatively clean.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 20, 2014
Thabo Sefolosha on the Trading Block
Four years after the deal was made to bring Sefolosha to Oklahoma City, there are now reportedly discussions taking place that could land the shooting guard with another team before the trade deadline.
While there are several names out on the trading block from around the league, Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report and NBA TV reports that Sefolosha is one of the more notable players on the market:
Talking to league insiders, I'm hearing these names are being mentioned in trade talks within league circles (a lot of talk right now) ...— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) February 3, 2014
A. Afflalo, T. Ariza, C. Singleton, G. Davis, R. Evans, P. Gasol, T. Gibson, C. Landry, G. Monroe, A. Rivers, T. Sefolosha and G. Vasquez.— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) February 3, 2014
The 28-year-old has never been a standout player for the Thunder, but his 6.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game have been important in Oklahoma City's success this season.
While his defensive numbers don't stand out, his presence on both sides of the court has helped to slow down other shooting guards from around the league.
There hasn't been any sort of confirmation from the Thunder about Sefolosha's name being tossed around on the trade market at this time. When his situation changes, updates will be added to this story as they come through.