Thunder rumors: 3 teams that could trade for Josh Giddey at the deadline

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The Trade:

The Thunder get Naz Reid, while the Timberwolves get Josh Giddey, a 2024 first-round pick via the Los Angeles Clippers, and a 2026 first-round pick protected 1-14.

This trade works well for both sides as the Thunder add size in Reid, and in his 49 games played this year, none have been starts, continuing to come off the bench should be fine. As an added bonus Reid is shooting 41 percent from three this season.

As for the Wolves, they pick up two draft picks and likely Mike Conley's successor. Conley has been great for Minnesota this season, however at the ripe age of 36 he is closer to the end than the beginning and Giddey could easily slide into Conley's spot as soon as next season.

No. 2: Shipping Josh Giddey to the Windy City

The Chicago Bulls are in an interesting spot, they are too good to tank and they are not good enough to make noise in the Eastern Conference, they are stuck in the middle. Perhaps adding Giddey could inject new life into the aging Bulls.

The Trade:

The Thunder get Alex Caruso and Andre Drummond, Chicago receives Josh Giddey and 2024 first round pick.

This deal could benefit both sides as the Bulls who are the 22nd oldest team in the league would get the 21-year-old Giddey and a first round pick to add another young prospect. Whereas the Thunder get a reliable backup center in Drummond who is having a stellar season in Chicago, they also add another ball handler in Caruso helping absorb some of Giddey's minutes.