Rumors and speculations are now swirling around the Oklahoma City Thunder who are reportedly trading Enes Kanter and Andre Roberson for Paul George of the Indiana Pacers.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are trying to regain their title contender status this off-season even with the departure of Kevin Durant. Though Russell Westbrook signed an extension, the Thunder is still questionable to match the Golden State Warriors and rule the Western Conference.
Recently, the Thunder traded two second-round picks to the Denver Nuggets for power forward Joffrey Lauvergne. With the addition in their frontcourt, there are rumors circulating that the Thunder will be trading one of their big men.
Enes Kanter has been involved in various trade rumors this off-season. Kanter is projected to replace Serge Ibaka as the Thunder’s starting power forward. However, the past seasons proved that the Enes Kanter-Steve Adams tandem was not that effective for the Thunder.
Enes Kanter will be the best trade piece that can be used with the Thunder. He has shown his dominance under the basket when given enough playing time. However, there were reports saying that Thunder general manager will only trade Kanter if they will acquire a superstar on their team.
According to Tony Heim of Thunderous Intentions, the Thunder will be trading Enes Kanter and Andre Roberson for Paul George of the Indiana Pacers.
“A starting lineup of Russell Westbrook-Victor Oladipo-Paul George-Ersan Ilyasova-Steven Adams instantly becomes one of the best lineups in the league. It features two of the ten best players in the league, three elite defenders and a perfect stretch four. The Thunder instantly has the tools to match up with Golden State on the defensive end and just enough to outscore them in a best of seven series.” Heim said.
Knowing Pacers president Larry Bird, there is no assurance that the Indiana Pacers will let Paul George go. However, there is still a possibility that the trade will happen if the Pacers struggle next season.
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