While the NBA has been caught up in Kevin Durant’s recent tear, it has, in a way, overshadowed the Oklahoma City Thunder’s offensive holes — additional scoring, in particular a consistent shooting guard.
And even though the young Jeremy Lamb has been doing his best in trying to fill that void (averaging 10 points per game), the Thunder would still like to add additional scoring, preferably a shooter.
According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Thunder are looking to be a little more aggressive than in the past on, or leading up to, deadline day.
Armed with trade exceptions, OKC has been active in search for a shooter to fortify them for title run, league sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 13, 2014
The Thunder have trade exceptions in their back pocket which they can use if they’d like, plus, a mid-level exception if they care to sign someone that gets bought out or if they’re eyeing a free agent that is playing oversees (cough, Rudy Fernandez, cough).
Oklahoma City doesn’t usually come up in the rumor mill, but keep an eye on them as a quiet dark horse in the next few days. The Thunder legitimately feel like they’re one player away from a Championship. And with the way they’ve been playing as of late, who could blame them?