When it comes to grading which team came out on top after yesterday’s frenzied NBA trade deadline, more than a few are giving the most praise to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
With the Thunder clinging to the last seed in the Western Conference playoff picture, the team desperately needed to make some moves to help their chances. They did just that yesterday, picking up Enes Kanter from the Utah Jazz, filling a need in their front court. Oklahoma City also bolstered their bench by acquiring DJ Augustin and Kyle Singler from the Detroit Pistons, and adding Steve Novak from the Jazz, as well.
In the end, the Thunder sent Kendrick Perkins and Grant Jerrett to Utah, while trading Reggie Jackson to Detroit. When the dust finally settled, it appeared the Thunder had put together a solid day of deals which could only help increase their chances of making a playoff run.
Now, if you’re going to task me with figuring out which of these moves was the best for the team, it won’t take very long at all. The best thing the Thunder did yesterday was send Jackson packing. It’s not even up for debate.