Who should OKC Thunder target in Central division at deadline?

Zach LaVine #8 of Chicago Bulls (Photo by Anatoliy Cherkasov/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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The OKC Thunder have endless options at the NBA Trade deadline this week. Who should they target from the Central Division?

We are hours away from the trade market closing, and rosters being set for the stretch run of the season and into the playoffs. Obviously, the buyout market will provide another wave of transactions, but all things considered, this is the last chance for teams to make a huge splash. The OKC Thunder are right in the middle of the action this week.

The OKC Thunder has a ton of options, as we have gone over, and in this article, we will dive into the Central division. Continuing a series that was started earlier with the Pacific Division.

We first need to break down each of the Central Division teams. What do they need? What “mode” are they in? Are they buying, selling, or indifferent? Who might be available? Who would some of these teams want from the OKC Thunder?

We will end it all by giving one single trade for the OKC Thunder to make at the NBA Trade deadline from the Central division.

With rumors swirling all over the place for this division, there is a lot to discuss. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as we get shot out of a cannon towards the fireball that is the NBA trade deadline. Oh, and be prepared to dodge flying Woj bombs that keep landing onshore even while typing this article.

Starting with the Chicago Bulls, who on this roster is available? Is anyone untouchable? Would the OKC Thunder even want anyone from the Bulls? More importantly, would the Chicago Bulls be interested in any of the OKC Thunder assets? A ton to dive into in the windy city.