The Oklahoma City Thunder had a terrific season in 2017, considering their current roster. The team had one of the best players in the NBA to lead them to a 47-35 record in Russell Westbrook, but lacked players that fit well with him. Westbrook showed this season that he is one of the best passing point guards in the NBA and he needs some weapons for next season. There are a lot of talented free-agents this off-season but the Thunder are going to need to look at some of the shooters.
One issue for the team is the amount of money they can spend in free agency. The team is near the cap and will have to find talented players that they can bring in at a reasonable price. The one player that catches my eye is Kyle Korver. Over the past couple of seasons, Korver has been one of the best three-point threats in the NBA. He would be the perfect addition to OKC’s bench.
Korver, 36, is set to hit free-agency this off-season as an unrestricted free agent. This year with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks, he averaged 10.1 points in 26.2 minutes per game. He shot well from behind the three-point line, shooting 45.1 percent and hitting 2.4 threes per game. While he struggled early in the season with the Hawks, shooting 40.1 percent from behind the three-point line, Korver has heated up since the trade to the Cavaliers, shooting 48.1 percent from down town. He has proven once again this season that he is one of the elite three-point shooters in the league.
Throughout the playoffs, Russell Westbrook was required to carry the load offensively for the Thunder. Going into next season, the team needs to find some players through the draft or in free-agency that can help make teams pay when they decide to concentrate all their efforts on Westbrook. Korver could give the team exactly that. He would take pressure off Westbrook and bring the team the elite three-point specialist that they so desperately need.
The team, over the next month, needs to decide what they want to do in the draft. If they are unable to get a three-point specialist in the Draft, they need to seriously consider signing Korver. He seems like a perfect fit for the team in my opinion. Do you think that he is a good fit? Talk about it in the comments below!