3 Players the Thunder stars should be recruiting during All-Star Weekend

All-Star Weekend is finally here, and Oklahoma City has four players competing in various events. Who should the Thunder be recruiting to join the team?

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Although Steven Adams will not be participating in any All-Star events, the veteran may make an appearance in order to support Jabari Smith Jr. at the Rising Stars game. That event also contains Jalen Williams, Chet Holmgren, and Cason Wallace, so the Thunder possess plenty of recruiters. 

OKC desperately requires a strong backup center that dominates the glass and sets bone-crushing screens. Adams provides these skills to the highest degree, and his connective passing does not slow down the offense like other traditional bigs. 

He becomes an unrestricted free agent during the 2025 offseason, but Adams would not command a large contract in the slightest. Therefore, the addition doesn’t squeeze out other current Thunder players from securing a decent contract themselves. 

Adams certainly has sturdy ties to OKC. He played for them from 2014 to 2020, and only Russell Westbrook was a bigger fan favorite than Adams. Overall, it would be wise of the Thunder to get ahead of the curve and recruit him early, although it would hardly take much convincing based on his love for the city.