A calm deadline is a success for the OKC Thunder

Darius Bazley #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Darius Bazley #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Mo Bamba #11 of the Orlando Magic (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /

The OKC Thunder could look for a flyer big man in Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba as a balance between patience and improving the roster

While the NBA trade deadline appears calm without a whisper or rumor in the wind for the Oklahoma City Thunder, General Manager Sam Presti routinely has tricks up his sleeve.

What are some of the moves Presti could swing at the trade deadline that would still be plausible?

The Orlando Magic have not been able to find routine minutes for former first-round pick Mo Bamba who is nearing the end of his contract with just 10.3 million dollars in non-guaranteed money on the books for next season; they might be willing to part with the Texas product.

Bamba ranks in the 80th percent in block percentage for his position, according to cleaning the glass, while shooting 40 percent on non-corner threes and the same rate on overall triples.

Through 38 games this season, the seven-foot big man is averaging seven points, four rebounds, an assist, and a block per game while shooting nearly 50 percent from the floor and 40 percent from deep.

If you are wondering what to expect from the OKC Thunder by this deadline, expect nothing. Especially nothing more than a Bazley swap or a flyer on a player the caliber of Mo Bamba.

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