Mark Nilon

Mark Nilon

Mark serves as the editor of Beale Street Bears and covers the entire NBA for FanSided. He previously served as a beat writer for Heavy.com, primarily focusing on the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics. Follow him on Twitter @MarkNilon

DALLAS, TEXAS - OCTOBER 14: Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the Dallas Mavericks during a preseason game at American Airlines Center on October 14, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

B/R believes OKC Thunder could realistically trade for Porzingis

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May 14, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the stage prior to the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery at the Hilton Chicago. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

B/R deems the OKC Thunder as a draft lottery “loser”

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Mar 12, 2021; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Cade Cunningham (2) takes the court against the Baylor Bears during the first half at T-Mobile Center. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit open to dealing pick and the OKC Thunder should consider a trade

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MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 13: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers in action against the Miami Heat during the first quarter at American Airlines Arena on May 13, 2021 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

OKC Thunder: 3 players to consider flipping Kemba Walker for

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 12: Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers signals after his dunk against the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center on February 12, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

Kyle Kuzma an interesting player for OKC Thunder to consider pursuing

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 25: Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics handles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets in Game Two of the First Round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center on May 25, 2021 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

OKC Thunder: 3 players most impacted by Kemba Walker trade

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - MARCH 03: Lonzo Ball #2 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at the Smoothie King Center on March 03, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

OKC Thunder viewed as ‘dark-horse’ landing spot for Lonzo Ball

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OKC Thunder draft prospect series: Jalen Suggs #1 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

OKC Thunder: 2 players worth taking outside of top-3

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Jan 12, 2021; Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Cade Cunningham (2) dribbles against the Kansas Jayhawks during the second half at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

B/R backs “best player available” mentality for OKC Thunder

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Mar 29, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (middle) drives to the basket between Oklahoma City Thunder guard Theo Maledon (left) and guard Svi Mykhailiuk (14) during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

If Luka Doncic ever became available, OKC Thunder should pursue

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Dec 26, 2019; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) stares at Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyus Jones (21) during the first half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

OKC Thunder: SGA traded to Memphis in latest B/R piece

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Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton (2) drives to the basket against OKC Thunder guard Theo Maledon (11) : Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

OKC Thunder: B/R believes Sexton should be viewed as trade target

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 25: Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics dribbles during the first half of Game Two of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on May 25, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

OKC Thunder fans in favor of trading for Kemba Walker

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DALLAS, TEXAS - MARCH 03: Darius Bazley #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder takes a shot against Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the Dallas Mavericks in the first quarter at American Airlines Center on March 03, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

OKC Thunder: Darius Bazley traded to Dallas in recent B/R piece

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MAY 30: John Collins #20 of the Atlanta Hawks dunks against the New York Knicks in the first half during game four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at State Farm Arena on May 30, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

OKC Thunder: 3 restricted free agents worth splurging on

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PORTLAND, OREGON - MARCH 18: Gary Trent Jr. #2 of the Portland Trail Blazers in action against the New Orleans Pelicans during the third quarter at Moda Center on March 18, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

OKC Thunder: Gary Trent Jr. viewed as ‘ambitious free-agent target’

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