3 Thunder players who increased their trade value this season

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1. Josh Giddey

If one were to have discussed Josh Giddey's trade value just a few months back, the conversation would have almost certainly been centered around how it had never been any lower since entering the association back in 2021.

Off-court happenings aside, through the first half of this season the 21-year-old was producing at painfully low levels all across the board, as he was posting mere averages of 11.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 4.4 assists while shooting 44.7 percent from the floor and 32.1 percent from deep in 58 games played.

His decision-making was visibly overthought while his shooting became so bad to the point that opposing defenses would sag off and dare him to hoist it. Unfortunately for him, based on the eye test and the previously mentioned statistics, more often than not he would fail to capitalize.

Fast forward to the beginning of March and onward, however, as we find a seemingly rejuvenated Giddey suiting up for this surging Thunder team, as he's been on an absolute tear over his last 21 outings, posting 15.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 5.9 assists on an incredibly efficient 54.4 percent shooting from the floor and 38.0 percent shooting from deep on an average of 3.4 attempts.

While to some, this resurgence coupled with the club's 14-7 record during this span may be viewed as a sign that Giddey should once again be seen as a staple within this Thunder core, others may look at it as a sign that the front office should look to trade high on the point guard's Swiss Army knife talents to land a more reliable commodity as they eye multiple banners in their near future.

As of this writing, assuming he keeps up this level of play throughout the remainder of the season and during the playoffs, Giddey could easily be OKC's most valuable trade commidity.