OKC Thunder Dennis Schroder could prove to be an interesting option for Wolves

JANUARY 22: Dennis Schroder #17 of the OKC Thunder smiles during the game (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images)
JANUARY 22: Dennis Schroder #17 of the OKC Thunder smiles during the game (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The OKC Thunder has an interesting decision when it comes to Dennis Schroder at the NBA Trade Deadline. The Timberwolves could be an interesting trade partner.

Whew, this is going to be a fun stretch run. Around 24 hours away from the NBA Trade Deadline while typing this, and so far we have seen just one trade. Granted, it was a headache-inducing trade that saw almost half the league traded (Again, give or take). As the dust settles, OKC Thunder guard Dennis Schroder becomes even more valuable.

The OKC Thunder has a ton of options ahead of them as we inch closer towards the trade market closing, Thursday afternoon. After the Timberwolves failed to get D’Angelo Russell from the Warriors they completed a five-team trade that left their current roster with just one, yes one, true point guard. Oh and that point guard? Oh yeah, he is a two-way contract guy.

If the draft assets the Wolves got in return during this massive draft is not enough to flip for the aforementioned Warriors guard, they will need someone. Who can fill that void? OKC Thunder point guard Dennis Schroder.

For now, the Wolves seem locked in on D’Lo and even the Knicks young project in Dennis Smith Jr. who has already become a journeyman in his young NBA career.

However, as the time passes by, and as we approach that 3 p.m. mark on Thursday, could they shift their focus to Dennis Schroder? Is there even a trade on the table to nab the favorite for the 6th man of the year?

The difficulty here becomes what could the Wolves give up to get Dennis Schroder? I mean is this trade something either side would want to do?

Is Andrew Wiggins anything of value anymore when you factor in the change of scenery and the fact he is still young? Does he hurt the young core way more than help? Do the Wolves think they might be able to include Wiggins in a bigger contract?

The OKC Thunder would be taking a chance on Wiggins and hoping with a change of system, pace, and atmosphere he can finally reach his potential.

The Wolves would also be sending a future first-round pick (to add to Presti’s pile) due to the fact the Thunder would be taking on Wiggins’ salary. The Wolves fill a need with Schroder and have him on board for next year, and get off of the Wiggins deal for the price of an expiring Andre Roberson.

The Wiggins to OKC deal seems to be the most beneficial for both sides. For OKC you are banking on the ability to take a guy who has not reached his potential yet and not only gets him there but also be able to flip him later if need be.

That is the same thing they just did with Dennis Schroder. For the Wolves, you finally rid yourself of that contract.

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Could you see Dennis landing in Minnesota? Would you take either of these deals?