Oklahoma City Thunder: 3 possible draft night trades

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Similar to the Bulls, the Phoenix Suns are in need of a starting caliber point guard. While a host of point guards will be available in the free agent market this summer, there is no guarantee that any of them will choose to play in Phoenix. Trading for one may be the safer bet.

This trade would technically have to be two separate transactions: The Thunder would send Dennis Schroder and the 21st pick to Phoenix in return for T.J. Warren, then in another trade the Suns would take Patrick Patterson into their cap space while Oklahoma City receives a trade exception.

For the Suns this gets them an established point guard to run alongside Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton as well as another first round draft pick to continue building around their young core.

T.J. Warren could play a sixth man role for Oklahoma City, coming off the bench to supply a scoring punch. While not a great career 3-point shooter Warren converted on 42.8 percent of his threes on a career high 4.2 attempts per game last season.

With his size he could also play alongside Paul George in the front court.

Although this trade would force the Thunder to find a backup point guard in free agency it achieves the goal of getting a quality role player (Warren) and saves the team nearly $9 million in salary.