10 OKC Thunder players that never logged a single minute for the franchise

Kelly Oubre Jr. #12 of the Charlotte Hornets (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
Kelly Oubre Jr. #12 of the Charlotte Hornets (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) /
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Danny Green #14 of the Philadelphia 76ers (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

#2 Danny Green was swapped twice by the OKC Thunder in one offseason before finally finding a home in Philadelphia with the 76ers.

For as long as the OKC Thunder have been around, the team has needed a jolt from beyond the arc. One of the biggest reasons the Thunder never got over the hump during their first window of contention was a lack of role-playing three-point shooters.

Danny Green presented just that, but it was a classic case of right place, wrong time. The OKC Thunder were focused on a youth-driven rebuild, and after acquiring Green in a trade with the Lakers that sent Dennis Schroder to LaLa land, the OKC Thunder quickly sent Green to the city of brotherly love.

The role-playing wing is a three-time NBA champion who earned All-defensive honors in the 2016-17 season. Green is a 40 percent three-point shooter for his career, including a career-high 45 percent mark on the 2018-19 Toronto Raptors.

Secondarily, a massive shoutout to Vincent Poirier, who was shipped with Green to the 76ers from Oklahoma City and never played a minute for the Thunder.

When the OKC Thunder acquired Vincent Poirier, despite his age, many fans were excited about the seven-footer from France. However, with that roster construction, there were pockets of fans that would do backflips over any player that had a traditional center build.

Poirier eventually appeared in 32 NBA games split between the Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers.