It has been said here many times that this team probably doesnt need to add 3 more rookies to it this coming year and with likely 3 of the top 33 but maybe not of the 20 picks that is an equation for adding more useful pieces to the mix but none that really are "game changers." This trade doesnt have anyone that as of right now is a game changer, but maybe one that has the upside to be one.
Harpring's expiring, White/Mullens, 3 mil cash and 1 of our picks (probably lower 1st) to GS for Randolph, Azubuike, Devean George (cap filler). In all likelihood we would have to take on Radmonovic to which i would have them take back Nick or Nenad and take George out. This doesnt do a huge amount for GS in terms of cost cutting but it would save them about 6 mil next year, give them 3 mil in cash and another 1st round pick to keep adding pieces around Curry if they want him to be the centerpiece.
For the Thunder they get the upside potential of Randolph who can be a legit shot blocker/Josh Smith type who needs to get away from Nellie but also appears to need to mature. I trust the young leaders on the this team as well as Brooks to bring him in here and get the best out of him because they have created an excellent culture here. Azubuike is out for the year with a torn left patellar tendon in his left knee, but he should be able to recover from that and if he does he would fill the role of backup 3 and added offense off the bench beautifully for us. This move would eat into our cap space but should still leave us enough room to add a Haywood type 5 in the offseason.
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