OKC Thunder: 3 goals for the final stretch of the season

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The OKC Thunder announced to the entire league that they were going to rebuild the franchise from the ground up. They traded Chris Paul and Abdel Nader to the Phoenix Suns which netted them four players and a first-round draft pick.

This allowed them to make the trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves which gave them the 17th pick which the Thunder then used to pick a project, unicorn-type player Aleksej Pokusevski. While he is not shining at the moment, the youngest player in the league is growing in his rookie year.

The Thunder then traded their much-loved big man Steven Adams to the New Orleans Pelicans for another four players and draft picks as part of a four-team trade. They also traded Danilo Gallinari as part of a sign and trade to the Atlanta Hawks for two second-round draft picks, getting themselves a huge trade exception.

The OKC Thunder are in year one of what should be a multi-year rebuild. Here are three goals for the final stretch of the season.

The Thunder then traded three players to the Philadelphia 76ers for Al Horford, and two 2020 draft picks where they selected Theo Maledon and Vasilije Micić to go along with a 2025 first-round draft pick.

Lastly, the Thunder traded George Hill to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of a three-team trade which effectively netted them more draft picks. The Thunder ended up with almost 40 draft picks over the next seven drafts. The Thunder have a heap of draft capital to work with and some promising young players to speed up their rebuild.

With all of this in mind, let’s take a look at three goals the final stretch.