It’s that time of the year again, NBA deadline day. The Oklahoma City Thunder are an unknown at this point. Most of the fan base wants the Thunder to make a move. It’s assumed they will but I, Chuck, am under the belief it could be a quiet afternoon of events. Sam Presti has proven me wrong time and time again. That said we’re running our annual live trade deadline tracker here.
Here’s how it works. Every rumor. Whether little or not, will be posted here, with a link back to the article we’ve written on it. That article gives you some insight to the deal, if we can paste it together.
This is important to note: ALL TRADES RUMORS HERE ARE FROM VERIFIED, QUALITY SOURCES, i.e. WOJ, ROYCE, THE OKLAHOMAN, ETC.
All posts will be corresponded with a tweet or article linking to the verified source. When a tweet is posted, the user will have the Twitter blue check mark for their verification.
The tracker will run to the top, too. So, When you scroll down, you’ll be able to see the most recent rumor.
NBA TRADE DEADLINE IS 2 P.M. CENTRAL STANDARD TIME
Not a trade but the Thunder are front runner to sign the former Florida Gator, Joakim Noah. Noah is scheduled to make almost $38 million over the next two seasons. Knicks would have to buy him out.
Assuming the Knicks don’t find a trade for Joakim Noah, opposing executives expect OKC and Minnesota to be among the teams interested in Noah if he’s waived or bought out by the Knicks, per sources. As of earlier this week, Noah remained opposed to a buyout, sources say.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 8, 2018
Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune is reporting the Thunder have branched out on the Utah’s Rodney Hood.
They will be hard-pressed to replace what Roberson gave them defensively, but Hood would offer them a shooter with size who can score.
KC Johnson of the Chicago Sun-Times has reported the Thunder reached out to the Bulls about newly acquired Tony Allen.
League sources said the Bulls and Thunder have engaged in talks with at least Tony Allen’s expiring deal involved.
Michael Scotto of The Athletic says the Thunder aren’t going to be too busy come deadline day.
Oklahoma City isn’t actively chasing a major upgrade via the trade market due to the team’s chemistry.
Thunder have reached out to the Grizzlies in hopes of snagging Tyreke Evans, the former Rookie of the Year. With Lou Williams signing a three-year $24 million contract on Feb. 7, Evans could be a high item on deadline day.
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Source confirms #Sixers are interested in Tyreke Evans, but adds #Celtics, #Cavaliers, #Pelicans, #Thunder, #Heat & #Rockets have all contacted the #Grizzlies about the Chester native. "It going to come to a team giving them what they want," the source said. They want a 1-rounder
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) January 31, 2018