5 players the Oklahoma City Thunder may trade away in the 2019 offseason

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4. Dennis Schroder

Dennis Schroder‘s first year in Oklahoma City proved to be a success. The 25-year-old point guard played the role of sixth man for the Thunder and continuously found himself in the closing lineup alongside Westbrook and George.

Schroder played off the bench for the first time in three years when joining the Thunder. He proved himself to be a quality point guard in Atlanta, and did nothing but further that narrative while playing alongside two superstars in Oklahoma City.

Now, with two years and $31 million left on his contract, Presti and the Thunder front office must decide if Schroder fits the long-term plans of the team.

At 6’1″ and 171 pounds, Schroder lacks the size and versatility that OKC typically seeks in a player. Schroder is also at his best when he has the ball in his hands which, on this team, means taking it away from Westbrook and George.

If the Thunder decide to move in a different direction, Schroder’s combination of skill-set and favorable contract may be able to fetch Oklahoma City the type of coveted wing player they desperately need.